EEW Magazine talks about Christianity and ethnicity with Kim Cash Tate
EEW Magazine talks about race and spirituality in its cover story on Kim Cash Tate, the first African American author to join the roster of the veteran Christian Publishing group, Thomas Nelson.
Tate is a former attorney turned wife, homeschooling mother, inspirational speaker, blogger and novelist. Her books include More Christian Than African American, and the novels Heavenly Places and her latest fiction piece, Faithful, according to her website.
Tate’s first book, More Christian Than African American, talks about her own personal journey as a woman of color and a Christian. She was raised in Prince George’s County, Maryland, which is the wealthiest African American majority community in the U.S., according to her website.
Tate then earned a law degree at George Washington University, and expected to work in Washington D.C. Instead, she found herself in majority-white Madison, Wisconsin, where she could not avoid the issue of race and delved into her own identity as a Christian woman, the EEW magazine article said.
Tate is interviewed by Dianna Hobbs, founder of EEW Magazine. Hobbs told Christian Newswire, “I was moved by Kim’s poignant and passionate message that strikes at the core of breaking down the racial divide that still exists in some segments of the Christian community.”
Hobbs also told Christian Newswire, “Kim’s transparency and honesty about her early struggles with race and spirituality really drew me in, and I think many of our readers will relate.”
EEW Magazine, is an online publication for African American Christians of faith. It is published exclusively online and is a resource for inspiration and motivation through interviews and resources, according to Christian Newswire.
The publication has 250,000 readers, 90 percent of them African American Christian women. Part of EEW Magazine’s vision is to help fill the dearth of publications dealing with faith and ethnicity and to bridge this gap. The portal’s interview with Tate is viewed as a platform that will interest readers of color, Christian Newswire said.
EEW recognizes that on Sundays, “Blacks and whites, with few exceptions, worship separately,” Christian Newswire said. This raised the dilemma that Tate, and many women of color, are confronted with. The contrast of the love of Jesus through which we all are one, compared to the reality of race in worship and practice.
Tate’s books have dwelled a lot on this. Allen Arnold, senior VP and fiction publisher of Thomas Nelson told EEW, “What first attracted us to this gifted author was the way her stories – and her life story – both address and yet transcend race.”
Arnold told EEW, “Her novels, more than most Christian or African American fiction – features a diverse cast of characters who authentically represent the larger body of Christ. It’s exciting to publish this fresh new voice in Christian Fiction that doesn’t define readership or characters within the novel on the basis of their skin color but rather on the basis of their choices and their faith.”