Share the Gift of Stories This Holiday Season


By Troy Johnson
President,, LLC

Gift a new book for your loved one that is as unique as they are. See our selected picks below or click on our broader list to find books that are personally inspiring and culturally uplifting: from picture books and graphic novels to memoirs and thought-provoking nonfiction. Order now and receive your purchase in time for the holidays.,

God’s Holy Darkness

Written by by Sharei Green and Beckah Selnick with illustrations by Nikki Faison, this book deconstructs anti-Blackness in Christian theology by celebrating instances in the story of God’s people when darkness, blackness, and night are beautiful, good, and holy. From the darkness at the beginning of creation to the blackness of the sky on the day when Christ’s birth was announced to the shepherds, children learn that blackness is something to celebrate as an important element of the life of faith.


I Wish My Dad: The Power of Vulnerable Conversations Between Fathers and Sons

What do sons wish they had received from their fathers? What might honest, healing conversations between fathers and sons look like? In the pages of this book, author, speaker, and social entrepreneur Romal Tune and his son, Jordan, invite us into the room as seventeen men unpack relationships with their fathers, and describe risks they took to heal.


The Prophetic Lens

The Prophetic Lens takes an important look at the use of the video camera as an indispensable prophetic tool for the security of Black lives and greater possibility for racial justice. Phil Allen shows how the camera can be a catalyst for cultural change. The book highlights both the prophetic potential of the camera and Blackness as a liminal existence amid a context dominated by whiteness.


In My Grandmother’s House: Black Women, Faith, and the Stories We Inherit

The church mothers who raised Yolanda Pierce, dean of Howard University School of Divinity, were busily focused on her survival. In a world hostile to Black women’s bodies and spirits, they had to be. Pierce’s grandmother raised her in the faith inherited from those who were enslaved. Now in paperback, In My Grandmother’s House follows Pierce as she reckons with that tradition, building an everyday womanist theology rooted in liberating scriptures, experiences in the Black church, and truths from Black women’s lives.


Batman Is Jesus

Through the visual language of superhero archetypes, legend, and lore, artist-theologian and author Siku demonstrates a contemporary method of engaging with the Bible that resonates with how the Hebrew sages and prophets of pre-antiquity read Scripture. Presented in full color as a mix of text and Siku’s dynamic artwork and comic-style illustration.


Orders placed with AALBC by Monday morning (December 19th) should arrive by December 24th. Orders over $75 get free shipping.