5 Non-Fiction Authors Of Books About Christianity

Whether you're a devout Christian looking for a compelling read about your faith or a non-Christian interested in getting a fresh perspective, the authors listed here are worth looking into. Their books range from autobiographies about struggling to reconcile faith and sexuality to scholarly works that delve into the Bible to in-depth looks at modern religion. This video was made with Ezvid Wikimaker.

Writers Who Have Penned Works Of Christian Non-Fiction

Name Notable Work
Jayne Ozanne Just Love
Michael St. Pierre The 5 Habits of Prayerful People
April D. DeConick The Thirteenth Apostle
Stan Guthrie All That Jesus Asks
Reginald W. Bibby Resilient Gods

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Christianity, which is based on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, has inspired countless movies, television shows, documentaries, articles, and books. Its history, themes, and traditions, invite infinite exploration. Here, in no particular order, are authors penning narratives that delve into this rich and diverse topic.

Starting off the list at #1 is Jayne Ozanne, a prominent gay Anglican. Her autobiography, Just Love, details her struggle to reconcile her faith with her sexuality. The book also offers an inside view of her experience as a founding member of the Church of England's Archbishops' Council. She has worked alongside such notable figures as former Prime Minister of the UK, Tony Blair, and the Vicar of Baghdad, Canon Andrew White.

She is the director of the Ozanne Foundation, which works with religious organizations around the world to eliminate discrimination based on sexuality or gender. During her tenure as a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Oxford, she explored such topics as international relations and religion. Media outlets she has been featured in include The Telegraph, Church Times, and The Guardian.

During her tenure as a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Oxford, she explored such topics as international relations and religion.

At #2 is Dr. Mike St. Pierre, executive director of the Catholic Campus Ministry Association. He is the author of The 5 Habits of Prayerful People: A No-Excuses Guide to Strengthening Your Relationship With God. Reverend Michael White of the Archdiocese of Baltimore praises the book for its wisdom and insight.

St. Pierre holds degrees from the Catholic University of America, Seton Hall, and the College of St. Elizabeth. He is also a Nozbe ambassador and member of the Day One App Advisory Board. His articles have appeared in such publications as Momentum, Give Us This Day, Catechist, and Tech & Learning.

Entering the list at #3 is April D. DeConick, author of The Thirteenth Apostle, which offers a new translation of the Gospel of Judas. She holds the Isla Carroll and Percy E. Turner Professorship in New Testament and Early Christianity at Rice University. Her speaking engagements include such conferences as Emerging Religions, Early Christian Controversies, and The Bible and the Brain symposium.

Her speaking engagements include such conferences as Emerging Religions, Early Christian Controversies, and The Bible and the Brain symposium.

DeConick is the co-founder and executive editor of Gnosis: Journal of Gnostic Studies, which explores religions from the ancient and modern worlds. Her media appearances include the CNN documentary Finding Jesus, Baptist Press, and the National Review. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.

Coming in at #4 is Stan Guthrie, an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine. His book, All That Jesus Asks, covers nearly three hundred questions recorded in the New Testament under twenty-six separate themes. J. I. Packer, Board of Governors' Professor of Theology at Regent College, hails the text as a classic.

Guthrie has appeared on NPR's Tell Me More, WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and Nightline's Twittercast. In addition to editing and writing books, he runs a full service literary agency and pens the monthly Priorities column for BreakPoint. He holds a master's degree in intercultural studies from Columbia International University.

Guthrie has appeared on NPR's Tell Me More, WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and Nightline's Twittercast.

Wrapping up the list at #5 is Dr. Reginald W. Bibby, a full professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Lethbridge. His book, Resilient Gods, takes an in-depth look at Canada's religious landscape. He has received a Ph.D. from Washington State University and a bachelor of divinity degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Dr. Bibby has contributed articles to such newspapers as the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, and Maclean's. Among the national media to feature his work are The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Christian Science Monitor. He has delivered lectures on religion and young people at major universities including St. Francis Xavier, Oxford, Notre Dame, and Harvard.