Billie Montgomery Cook is a graduate of Spelman College and served as Academic Advancement Advisor at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. She is author of The Real Deal: A Spiritual Guide for Black Teen Girls. Cook is also a local history researcher, writer, and dramaturg.
Churches across the country are using The Real Deal as resource material for Bible studies for singles groups, rites of passage programs for youth, women's retreats, prison ministries and vacation Bible school programming. Additionally, the book is used as the foundation for Billie Cook's "REAL DEAL" workshops and presentations to women and youth groups.
Listen to the Real Women Real Leaders podcast interview with Billie Montgomery Cook!
Watch the interview with Billie and James C. Perkins (author of Playbook for Christian Manhood) as they discuss "The State of Black Teens in America" on Straight Talk at Streaming Faith.com (select Episode 49)
The Real Deal was featured and reviewed in the Zhana 2010 Holiday Gift Guide