Monica A. Coleman is an award-winning scholar, writer and minister.

A sought-after speaker and consultant, Dr. Coleman is committed to connecting faith and social justice. Whether in the classroom, the pulpit, the conference room or in her blog and books, Dr. Coleman combines expertise with experience to offer models for practicing faith in the midst of a complex hurting world.

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Dr. Coleman offers workshops, lectures and sermons for your organization, university or church. She warmly connects with people as she shares principles for growth and liberation. Watch this video to learn more.

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“Coleman’s work is for anyone who has felt themselves shoved to the margins”

— Creative Transformation

Bipolar Faith

In gripping fashion, Coleman examines the ways that the legacies of slavery, war, sharecropping, poverty and alcoholism mask a family history of mental illness.

Monica A. Coleman shares her life-long dance with trauma, depression and the threat of death. Only as she was able to face her illness was she able to live faithfully with bipolar. And in the process, she discovered a new and liberation vision of God.

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Bipolar Faith

In gripping fashion, Coleman examines the ways that the legacies of slavery, war, sharecropping, poverty and alcoholism mask a family history of mental illness.

Monica A. Coleman shares her life-long dance with trauma, depression and the threat of death. Only as she was able to face her illness was she able to live faithfully with bipolar. And in the process, she discovered a new and liberation vision of God.

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A Faith That Liberates T-Shirts Available

posted on February 22, 2017

I’ve been wearing this t-shirt on the #BipolarFaith tour and many of you have asked how you can get one too. So now you can. I’m making these available for a limited time: until FEBRUARY 25! Soft t-shirt, 100% cotton, short sleeved and long sleeves and youth sizes! Click here!  

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NOT ALONE on Seat Syllabus

posted on February 10, 2017

Honored to see that my book NOT ALONE: REFLECTIONS ON FAITH AND DEPRESSION is mentioned in #SeatSyllabus from women of color under age 30.  Based on the “Seat the Table” album by Solange, Seat Syllabus is curated by Candice Benbow, Elle Magazine and Melissa Harris-Perry and the Anna Julia Cooper Center at Wake Forest University . Thank you … More...

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Bipolar Faith on Los Angeles Review of Books Radio

posted on February 3, 2017

So honored to be in conversation with Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn with Los Angeles Review of Books (LARB) about #BipolarFaith. We had a lively conversation on a lot of the things that didn’t make it into the book and why there’s so much music in the book. Shouts out to my writing inspirations and the AME … More...

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Bipolar Faith Receives 2017 Silver Illumination Book Award

posted on January 19, 2017

Honored that BIPOLAR FAITH has received a 2017 Silver Illumination Book Award in the Biography/ Memoir category for the year’s best new titles written and published with a Christian worldview. The awards are designed to honor and bring increased recognition to the year’s best new titles written and published with a Christian worldview. This year’s … More...

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Book Monica A. Coleman to speak at your event.

Monica speaks with heart and vulnerability as she discusses some of the most challenging issues of our day. She speaks out on issues that churches and society often keep silent: mental health, sexual and domestic violence and religious diversity. In the pulpit, she offers a refreshing view of how scripture leads us to community and social action. In academic lectures, she blends her knowledge of religion, cultural studies and literature with social issues to offer new visions of faith. In every setting, she shows audiences how our faith can free us to be more and more of who and how God calls us to be.

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Book Monica A. Coleman to speak at your event.

Monica speaks with heart and vulnerability as she discusses some of the most challenging issues of our day. She speaks out on issues that churches and society often keep silent: mental health, sexual and domestic violence and religious diversity. In the pulpit, she offers a refreshing view of how scripture leads us to community and social action. In academic lectures, she blends her knowledge of religion, cultural studies and literature with social issues to offer new visions of faith. In every setting, she shows audiences how our faith can free us to be more and more of who and how God calls us to be.

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