Best New Christian Authors
Lee Strobel tops our list as a reputable, new Christian author with close to 200 titles listed on allbookstores.com under his name. Initially an atheist, journalist and award-winning editor of The Chicago Tribune, he set out to investigate the evidence of Jesus and in the process became a Christian in 1981. As a believer, Lee Strobel has served as the teaching pastor at Willow Creek community church in Chicago. IL and the Saddleback Valley Community Church in Anaheim, CA. He is currently a retired pastor and active in ministry writing Christian books and hosting the program Faith Under Fire onnational network television in the USA. For an atheist-turned christian minister, he has served God well with books such as The case for Christ, The case for Faith, The case for a creator, Finding the real Jesus, The case for Christmas, The case for Easter, Surviving a spiritual mismatch in marriage, just to name a few. For his work, he has been referred to by the Washington post as “one of the evangelicals’ most popular apologist” and in 2005 shared The Christian Book of the Year Award for a co-authored curriculum about The Passion of the Christ movie. The case for faith, The case for Christ and The case for a creator have all won him Gold medallions and been made into documentaries distributed by Lionsgate.
Dag Heward-Mills is pastor, evangelist and author whose purpose in ministry is to fulfill the great commission of The Lord Jesus Christ by taking the message of salvation to all peoples of the world and making disciples of all that believe. As such, he founded the Lighthouse Chapel International church, a worldwide denomination with close to 2000 churches worldwide. Dag Heward-Mills also founded and still heads the Healing Jesus Campaign, an evangelistic ministry that takes the gospel to the most remote corners of the world where no evangelist has been able to go. The crusades have become mega events attended by hundreds of thousands of people. Dag Heward-Mills is the founder of the Anagkazo Bible Schools now attended by millions of students worldwide. He comes second on our list with close to 200 titles of distinct published works under his name. Dag Heward-Mills’ books include, The Loyalty and disloyalty series, The megachurch, The art of following, Transform your pastoral ministry, Wisdom for Leaders, The sweet influences of the Holy Spirit, among others. His books are in print in many countries and have been translated into several languages including French, Spanish Portuguese and Russian.
Richard Duane Warren (Rick Warren) serves God as a pastor and best-selling author of Christian literature. He is the founder and current pastor of Saddleback church in Lake Forest, California. Saddleback is the eighth largest church in the United States today. His books are a great resource on Christian ministry and evangelism. Allbooks.com lists over 250 titles under his name including, The purpose-driven church, The purpose-driven life which have sold millions of copies, The Daniel plan: 40 days to a healthier life, God’s answers to life’s difficult questions, God’s power
Joel Scott Osteen (Joel Osteen) is a pastor, televangelist and author of Christian literature. He is currently the pastor of Lakewood Church, the largest Pentecostal church in the United States based in Houston, TX. His ministry is viewed by over 7 million weekly and over 20 million viewers monthly in more than 100 countries worldwide. Joe Osteen is the ever encouraging preacher widely nicknamed “the smiling preacher” whose message focuses on a good God who desires to bless those who are obedient to him through the Lord Jesus Christ. He is a preacher of peace and hope who avoids controversy and controversial subjects and chooses not to dwell on messages about sin and going to hell. Joe Osteen is a best-selling author with 64 titles listed on amazon.com under his name. He has 110 titles listed on allbooks.com under his name including, Your best life now, Good, better, blessed: living with purpose, power and passion, Hope for today bible, Become a better you: 7 keys to improving your life every day, and many more.
Francis Chan is a preacher of the word of God and a best-selling author of Christian books. His life is a testimony of God’s sustaining power and his devotion an example to many. Chan’s mother died giving birth to him, his father remarried and the stepmother died in a car accident when he was nine. His father remarried again when he was 10 then died of cancer when he was 12. He was raised by his stepmother and other relatives. But he served God even as a youth in high school and college. In 1994, he and his wife founded the Cornerstone Community Church in Simi Valley, CA. He is also the founder of Eternity Bible College where he serves as Chancellor. Chan’s sacrificial nature is seen in the fact that he gives away 90% of his income and takes no salary from the church, in fact the church is also reported to give away 55% of its income to charitable causes. He is best-selling author of many Christian books with 30 distinct titles listed at goodreads.com under his name. Some of his works include Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a relentless God, Erasing Hell, Forgotten God: Reversing our tragic neglect of the Holy Spirit, Multiply: Disciples making Disciples, and many more.
Thomas Dexter Jakes Sr. (T.D. Jakes) is a pastor, preacher of the word of God and author Christian literature. He is the founder and bishop of The Potter’s House ministry which is a megachurch and global humanitarian organization based in Dallas, TX. His sevices and messages are aired on The Portter’s Torch program which is viewed on many TV channels in the US and Canada. His ministry also includes an annual revival known as MegaFest attended by over 100,000 people, a women’s annual conference called “Woman thou art loosed” and gospel music recordings. He has 33 book titles list on paperbackswaps.com under his name. Some of his works include, Let it go, forgive so you can be forgiven, Hope for every moment, T.D. Jakes speaks to men, on the seventh day, and many more.
Bill Johnson is a pastor, preacher of the word of God and author of Christian books. He and his wife Brenda, are the senior pastors at the Bethel Church in Redding, CA. According to his recent book Bethel is, “a church where supernatural encounters with God happen regularly, miracles are common and the congregation has an infectious passion for spiritual growth”. The church also has a school of supernatural ministry. He has 112 titles listed on allbookstores.com under his name. Some of the books include, Face to Face with God, The essential guide to healing, Seeing through heaven’s eyes, Strengthen your life, The supernatural power of a transformed mind, among others.
Cindy Trimm is a prayer warrior, preacher of the word of God and best-selling author of Christian books. She is also a former United States senator who has a reputation as a catalyst for change and a voice of hope to many nations. She is best known as “the general in the art of strategic prayer and spiritual warfare and the ambassador of hope”. She is a leader who has partnered with people from all walks of life including businessmen, politicians, civic leaders, heads of states for over 30 years to empower millions in maximizing their potential. She is the founder of Trimm International which is “dedicated to healing the world by bringing hope and healing to every individual. She is a best-selling author with 21 titles listed on allbooks.com under her name. Her books include, The Rules of engagement, The art of war for spiritual battle, The prayer warrior’s way, When kingdoms clash, Till heaven invades earth, The 40 days soul fast: Your journey to authentic living.
Pricilla Shirer is daughter of Pastor Tony Evans also on our list of authors (below). She is a Christian preacher, teacher and author who has spent time addressing organizations and Christian audiences about the word of God. Together with her husband Jerry, they founded Going Beyond Ministries, a speakers’ bureau of Bible teachers which is focused on the expository teaching of God’s word. She is recently focused on teaching women. She is a best-selling author with 37 titles listed under her name on paperbackswaps.com. Some of her works include God is able, The resolution for women, Life interrupted, One in a million, Discerning the voice of God, He speaks to me: preparing to hear the voice of God, among others.
David Platt is a young pastor and author of Christian books. He is the current pastor of The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, AL. His ministry focuses on the simple bible model of teaching God’s word, mentoring others and sharing faith. He recently founded an online resource “radical.net”, a ministry dedicated to serving God by making disciples of all nations. He is a best-selling author with 32 distinct tiles listed under his name on goodreads.com. His works include; Radical: taking back your faith from the American dream, Follow me: a call to die. A call to live, A hunger for God: desiring God through fasting and prayer among others.
Anthony Tyrone Evans (Tony Evans) is a pastor, author and syndicated radio and television broadcaster. He is currently the pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, TX. He is also the founder of The Urban Alternative, a national organization with the purpose of ministering spiritual renewal in urban America. He has over 200 titles of distinct works on goodreads.com which include The Grace of God, The Best is Yet to Come, The Battle is the Lord’s, The fire that ignites, The Kingdom Man, The kingdom Woman, Marriage Matters, Victory in Spiritual Warfare, just to name a few. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Evans_%28radio%29 http://freshfiction.com/author.php?id=29272 http://www.goodreads.com/author/list/2411.Tony_Evans?page=7&per_page=30
Rick Joyner is Founder and Executive Director of Morning Star Ministries and Heritage International Ministries and is the Senior Pastor at Morning Star Fellowship Church. Rick is President of The Oak Initiative, an interdenominational movement that mobilizes Christians to engage in the great issues of our time. He has authored more than forty books, including The Final Quest Trilogy, There Were Two Trees in the Garden, and A New America. Rick and his wife, Julie, have five children: Anna Jane, Aaryn, Amber, Ben, and Sam.