6 Christian Authors You Need to Know

With so many great Christian authors out there right now, it’s often difficult to decide what to read next! We thought we’d list some of those authors we think are essential for the modern Christian reader. From non-fiction to fiction, historical romance to suspense and everything in between – these are our picks…


The bestselling author and teaching pastor has strengthened the hearts of millions around the world. He is widely known for his award-winning debut book, not a fan., which has sold more than 1.3 million copies worldwide. Idleman’s message of faith and grace in all circumstances is now at the forefront with latest release, Grace is Greater.

Top Reads by Kyle Idleman:

  1. Not a Fan: Becoming a Completely Committed Follower of Jesus (2011)
  2. Grace is Greater: God’s Plan to Overcome Your Past, Redeem Your Pain, and Rewrite Your Story 
  3. AHA: The God Moment That Changes Everything (2014)


A popular speaker and Bible teacher, Lysa TerKeurst loves to communicate with women. Through her writing, Lysa shows women how God sees them, values them and loves them. From her very first book, Lysa has been leading women across America to grow and flourish in their faith. If you haven’t already, make sure you read Lysa’s latest release, Uninvited, it’s an absolute life-changer!

Top Reads by Lysa TerKeurst:

  1. Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out and Lonely (2016)
  2. Made to Crave: Satisfying Your Deepest Desire with God, Not Food (2010)
  3. The Best Yes: Making Wise Decisions in the Midst of Endless Demands (2014)


Fiction author, Terri Blackstock is best known for weaving edge-of-your-seat-adventure and romance. Blackstock manages to pen these stories  while also challenging her readers to think and grow spiritually. Her reputation speaks for itself having been the recipient of two Carol Awards and a Christian Retailers Choice Award (along with many others!). Blackstock’s latest, If I’m Found follows in the adventure-filled footsteps of previous bestsellers such as Twisted Innocence.

Top Reads by Terri Blackstock:

  1. If I’m Found – If I Run Series (2017)
  2. Breaker’s Reef – Cape Refuge Series (2015)
  3. Truth-Stained Lies – The Moonlighter Series (2013)


A marriage and family expert, Gary Thomas brings people closer together by bringing them closer to God. Having been translated into more than a dozen languages, his books have been strengthening couples and parents around the world for decades.

Top Reads by Gary Thomas:

  1. Sacred Marriage: What if God Designed Marriage to Make Us Holy More Than to Make Us Happy? (2000)
  2. Cherish: The One Word That Changes Everything for Your Marriage (2017)
  3. The Sacred Search (2012)


Whether it is fiction or non-fiction, Liz Curtis-Higgs LOVES to write about Biblical women. Her writing is not only biblical, but also profoundly funny – a pretty rare combination! Works such as Really Bad Girls of the Bible and The Girl’s Still Got It have entertained while also helping many women embrace the truth of God’s grace!

Top Reads by Liz Curtis-Higgs:

  1. The Women of Easter: Encounter the Savior with Mary of Bethany, Mary of Nazareth, and Mary Magdalene (2016)
  2. Bad Girls of the Bible: And What We Can Learn From Them (2013)
  3. It’s Good to be Queen: Becoming as Bold, Gracious, and Wise as the Queen of Sheba (2015)


If you love historical fiction, you’ve no doubt heard of Tracie Peterson. Having written over 100 books, Peterson is an expert at creating compelling worlds and characters that immerse readers in another place and time. From her very first book, A Place to Belong, Tracie has been capturing the hearts and imaginations of readers.

Top Reads by Tracie Peterson:

  1. Treasured Grace, Heart of the Frontier Series (2017)
  2. In the Shadow of Denali, Heart of Alaska Series (2016)
  3. A Matter of Heart, Lone Start Brides Series (2014)


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