Photo: Freebase/Public domain

Fiction Famous Christian Fiction Authors  

Christian Fiction
48.9k views 44 items

Update your reading list with this list of christian fiction authors including new, old, historic, and other types of Christian fiction. Christian fiction saw a surge of popularity in the 20th century, especially during the 1950s. Today it is still popular, and even atheists may be surprised to learn that some of their favorite writers are considered authors of christian fiction, such as C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. "Christian fiction" doesn't necessarily mean that a book is about Jesus Christ, or even specifically about Christians.

What it does mean is that the book's story follows the themes of Christianity. With the introduction of the Nook, Kindle, and iPad with iBooks, reading is hot again. This list is intended to help long-time readers, as well as newcomers alike with discovering (and rediscovering) some of the best christian fiction authors of all time.

Who are some of the most famous Christian fiction authors? Check out this list of the top Christian authors to find out. Whether male or female, great novelists can be hard to find. But if you pick up a novel by one of these famous Christian authors, we bet you won't want to put it down!
Ranker may collect a commission from links on this page. Prices & inventory are accurate as of publish date.

1
Alton Gansky is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Christian Fiction Authors
Crime Scene Jerusalem, 40 Days, Submerged

2
Angela Elwell Hunt is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Christian Fiction Authors
The secret of Cravenhill Castle, The elevator, The Riddle of Baby Rosalind

3
Anna Tikvah is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Christian Fiction Authors

4
Bethany Kennedy Scanlon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Christian Fiction Authors

5
C. S. Lewis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Christian Fiction Authors
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Mere Christianity

6
Dandi Daley Mackall is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Christian Fiction Authors
The Silence of Murder

7
T. Davis Bunn is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Christian Fiction Authors
Elixir

8
Dee Henderson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Christian Fiction Authors
The Negotiator, The healer, The protector

9
Dianne L. Christner is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Christian Fiction Authors
Ample portions, Lofty ambitions, Keeper of hearts

10
Eric Wilson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Christian Fiction Authors
Dark to mortal eyes, Fireproof, A shred of truth

11
Francine Rivers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Christian Fiction Authors
Redeeming Love, The Last Sin Eater, Mark of the Lion

12
Frank E. Peretti is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Christian Fiction Authors
House, The Oath, Nightmare Academy

13
Gayle G Roper is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Christian Fiction Authors
Summer shadows, The Midnight Intruder, Spring rain

14
Gilbert Morris is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Christian Fiction Authors
The yellow rose, The eyes of Texas, The Dixie widow

15
Greg Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Christian Fiction Authors
Campaign of the Century: Upton Sinclair's Race for Governor of California and the Birth of Media Politics, Time Changer

16
J. R. R. Tolkien is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Christian Fiction Authors
The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, The Silmarillion

17
Jan Karon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Christian Fiction Authors
At Home in Mitford, Light from heaven, Jeremy

18
Janette Oke is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Christian Fiction Authors
A bride for Donnigan, Roses for Mama, When breaks the dawn

19
Jason Jowett is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Christian Fiction Authors

20
Jennifer Hudson Taylor is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Christian Fiction Authors

21
Jerry B. Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Christian Fiction Authors
Left Behind, Nicolae High, Armageddon

22
Joe Hilley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Christian Fiction Authors
Night Rain, Double Take, Father Scott's Deposition

23
John Bunyan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Christian Fiction Authors
The Pilgrim's Progress, Visions of heaven and hell, The Holy War

24
John Michael Hileman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Christian Fiction Authors

25
Judith Miller is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Christian Fiction Authors
Germs: Biological Weapons and America's Secret War, God Has Ninety-Nine Names: Reporting from a Militant Middle East