Inspirations|December 08, 2021 09:36 EST
New book examines the 'Unshakable Faith' of famous and little known African Americans from colonial times to the present
GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Our Daily Bread Publishing has announced the release of the upcoming book, Unshakable Faith: African American Stories of Redemption, Hope, and Community—Available January 4, 2022 in paperback and eBook formats wherever books are sold. In his new book, Dr. Carey Latimore recounts the unshakable faith of famous and little known African Americans from colonial times to the present. This faith sustained them, inspired them, built community, and even helped them to forgive.
“In our diverse communities, churches, organizations and political spaces . .. [Black] history . . . offers us a window into the meaning of America,” says Latimore. "We can appreciate the strength of a people who refused to be destroyed and who fought and loved their way into our nation’s story. What more American story can exist than this?”
Rooted in biblical teaching, these Americans found their unique voices. Their lives illustrated the truths of God and affected generations. The faith of Christians from the past—like Cyrus Bustill, Harriet Tubman, Booker T. Washington, and Duke Ellington—became the example which today has affected the lives of ones like Chance the Rapper and Kanye West.
"God builds His church from those of all nations, tongues, and backgrounds,” says Latimore, "and His people are richest when they listen and learn of His grace through this mosaic."