Recommended Authors

Dunguaire Castle

 

The following are authors whose books I’ve read, and who in my opinion provide excellent entertainment. Their books reinforce Christian values (at a minimum) and usually produce strong Christian themes—messages of hope for teens and tweens that they too can navigate those turbulent years and overcome.

 

Of course there are many other authors that could be added to this list, and there will be as I continue to read books and write reviews. I’m focusing primarily on middle school students, especially boys, an often overlooked age group, so most of the books reviewed feature a 12 to 14 year-old protagonist(s). However, I am also reviewing for late middle grade (4th and 5th grade) and high school, so I’m including books that will appeal to those students as well, both boys and girls.

 

Encouraging 8 to 14 year-old students and boys in particular to read good Christian fiction will promote spiritual growth during these formative years. The more one reads, the better the reader, and better reading facilitates reading, studying and comprehending God’s word. Moreover, enhanced reading skills are also crucial to academic performance. Hence, for both reasons, reading good Christian fiction can affect the trajectory of a life.

Glenn

 

The following authors have links to his or her websites. In the few cases where the authors are deceased or no longer write, I’m placing a link to obtain the book(s) that I have in mind for this age group (however most such books can be found by searching this site).

Alphabetical by Last Name

 

A

Evan Angler

Kathy Applebee

Max Elliot Anderson

B

Christy Barritt

Wayne Thomas Batson

Mark Batterson

Lisa T. Bergren

Lee Bezotte

Chuck Black

Matthew David Brough

Sigmund Brouwer

Renae Brumbaugh

Heather Burch

C

Laura Campbell

Linda McQuinn Carlblom

Melody Carlson

Angela Castillo

Jackie Castle

Judy Christie

Joel N. Clark

Katie Clark

Burton W. Cole

Brandilyn Collins

Carey Corp

Tracy Leininger Craven

L.N. Cronk

D

Bryan Davis

Tamie Dearen

Ted Dekker

Melanie Dickerson

E

Sara Ella

Robert Elmer

Joanna Emerson

F

Chris Fabry

Miralee Ferrell

Suzane Woods Fisher

G

Stephanie M.E. Gallentine

DiAne N. Gates

H

Glenn Haggerty

Mary Hamilton

Matthew Christian Harding

Sandra Merville Hart

Jody Hedlund

Nancy Ellen Hind

Kristen Hogrefe

Kristi Holl

Sheila Hollinghead

Sarah Holman

John J. Horn

I

Michelle Isenhoff

J

Dave & Neta Jackson

Laura Jackson

Jerry B. Jenkins

Lois Walfrid Johnson

Eddie Jones

Jenny B. Jones

K

Alex Kendrick

Christa Kinde

Mary Ann Kinsinger

Andrew Klavan

L

Tim LaHaye

Lorie Langdon

Jerel Law

Lois Gladys Leppard

Jason Lethcoe

C. S. Lewis

Robert Liparulo

M

Dandi Daley Mackall

Susan K. Marlow

Lauricia Matuska

Dale McElhinney

Lucy Montgomery

Bill Muir

Sherri Schoenborn Murray

Bill Myers

O

Nicole O’Dell

Jill Osborne

P

Donita K. Paul

Rajdeep Paulus

Frank E. Peretti

Trisha White Priebe

R

Gloria Repp

Arleta Richardson

Karen Rispin

Renee Riva

Lorilyn Roberts

John Luke Robertson

Nancy Rue

S

Diana L. Sharples

Priscilla Shirer

Tim Shoemaker

Robert J. Skead

S.D. Smith

Angie Spady

Heather Sutherlin

T

Alana Terry

Travis Thrasher

Annie Tipton

J. R. R. Tolkien

Cynthia T. Toney

B.C. Tweedt

W

Jennifer H. Westall

Rusty Whitener

Laura Ingalls Wilder

Jill Williamson

Robert Dennis Wilson

Y

Jane Yolen