I realized after writing my bible study for women that many non-Latino and maybe even Hispanic people have never read or owned a Bible study or Christian book written by a Latin American.
So I’m sharing with you a list of some Christian books written by Latin Americans so you can expand your already diversified home or church library to include the voices from people of color.
10+ Christian Books & Bible Studies Written by Hispanics
The Truest Thing About You by David Lomas – There are many true things about you—true things you use to build an identity. Parent. Introvert. Victim. Student. Extrovert. Entrepreneur. Single. These truths can identify you, your successes and failures, your expectations and disappointments, your secret dreams, and hidden shames. But what if your true identity isn’t found in any of these smaller truths, but in the grand truth of who God says you are?
Play with Fire: Discovering Fierce Faith... by Bianca Juarez Olthoff – is the reminder that God isn’t waiting until you have more resources or a spouse or a job so he can use you. He’s ready to use you now.
Proverbs 31 in 5 Minutes A Day by Mari Hernandez-Tuten -Blossom into womanhood 5 minutes a day. This Bible study offers short lessons on Proverbs 31, a joyful poem describing the characteristics of a godly woman. Unlock the guidance in its verses, exploring who you are as a daughter of the King—and how to better serve Him in your family and community.
Beautiful Disaster: Finding Hope in the Midst of Brokeness by Marlena Graves – Interweaving biblical insights and personal narratives, this eloquently written book shows how God often uses suffering and desert experiences to form us into Christ’s image. Marlena Graves shares her experiences of growing up poor in a house plagued by mental illness as a means to explore the forces God uses to shape us into beautiful people in the midst of brokenness.
Rich in Love: When God Rescues Messy People by Irene Garcia Over the past forty-five years, the Garcias have birthed, fostered, or adopted thirty-two children. Their story holds difficult endings as well as promising new beginnings. Above all, their story reminds us of what can happen when ordinary people submit to God’s call.
Hermanas: Deepening Our Identity and Growing Our Influence by Natalia Kohn Rivera, Noemi Vega Quiñones, Kristy Garza Robinson God calls Latinas to lives of influence. He created his Latina daughters to partner with him, live into the incredible plans he has for each of us, and walk in his grace and strength to help change this world. But many of us have heard cultural messages that make us doubt our adequacy. We have not seen many Latina women in positions of leadership, and we need more mentors and role models.
The God Who Sees: Immigrants, the Bible, and the Journey to Belong- by Karen Gonzalez – Here is a riveting story of seeking safety in another land. Here is a gripping journey of loss, alienation, and belonging. In The God Who Sees, immigration advocate Karen Gonzalez recounts her family’s migration from the instability of Guatemala to making a new life in Los Angeles and the suburbs of South Florida. In the midst of language barriers, cultural misunderstandings, and the tremendous pressure to assimilate, Gonzalez encounters Christ through a campus ministry program and begins to follow him.
No Longer Strangers: Transforming Evangelism with Immigrant Communities: Various Authors including Sandra Van Opstal (Latina author) – In No Longer Strangers, diverse voices lay out a vision for healthier evangelism that can honor the most vulnerable—many of whom have lived through trauma, oppression, persecution, and the effects of colonialism—while foregrounding the message of the gospel.
The Mestizo Augustine by Justo Gonzalez Cuban American historian and theologian Justo González looks at the life and legacy of Augustine from the perspective of his own Latino heritage and finds in the bishop of Hippo a remarkable resource for the church today. The mestizo Augustine can serve as a lens by which to see afresh not only the history of Christianity but also our own culturally diverse world.
Backwards Calling: A Calling to Obedience by Liz Ann Rodriguez – What do you do when God says, “Go Back.” In a world that is ever forward-moving, what does it look like to pause and go back? Join Liz Ann Rodriguez on this four-session Bible Study, where she looks at biblical accounts of men and women being asked to go back to their old surroundings after an encounter with God.
Changed by Faith: Dare to Trust God with Your Broken Pieces by Luis Palau – In Changed by Faith, he offers a gritty, up-close look at the broken world around us, the true redemptive power of the Gospel―and what it means for your life today. Through dramatic personal stories and solid Scriptural perspective, Luis looks at the practical changes that come when you begin to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ and shows how God can take the ashes of your life and transform them into something beautiful.