Aching and Praying



‘Aching and Praying’ is a children’s book that illuminates the world of slavery and the role of religion and the Christian bible in justifying and supporting the institution of slavery. The story involves a black African slave who is helped to escape by the little daughter of his white owner. He escapes not only from the slavery of forced servitude but also from the mental slavery of religion. Many of his fellow slaves, however, remain enslaved to both their master and his religion.

Many of the moments of the story are accompanied by relevant scriptures such as Matthew 25:23: ‘His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful slave. You were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.’

About the Author

Ronnelle Adams lives in Washington, DC. He was born in 1981 and was raised as a Christian in Prince George’s County, Maryland. His favorite hobbies as a teenager were video games and writing rap lyrics. He read the Bible and slowly left Christianity between the ages of 16 and 20. He served two years with Ameri-Corps NCCC working on various community projects throughout the Southern and Mid Atlantic regions.

A first-generation college graduate, he earned a BA in Political Science from Rhode Island College and has learned to read and speak Arabic. This is his first book. The artist, Branon Kian Williams, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1986. He currently is a graphic design student at Delgado Community College and a freelance artist.


Publisher: American Atheist Press
Page Count: 47

SKU: 9781578840168 Category: Tags: ,

Additional information

Weight 6 oz
Dimensions 11.125 × 8.625 × 0.125 in