100+ Inspirational (Religious) Fiction Writers

The list starts with the author, then the typical subjects, and then a good starter title.

Ginny Aiken

Light, cozy contemporary mysteries & romances

Decorating Schemes

Randy Alcorn

Mysteries, thrillers & fantasies with afterlife connections


Hannah Alexander

Gentle suspense: some romantic, some medical

Second Opinion or Hideaway

Tamera Alexander

Frontier romance in the 1860s


Lynn Austin

Biblical retellings and historical family sagas

Gods & Kings

Judy Baer

Light “chick-lit” romance with Christian themes

The Whitney Chronicles

Tracey Bateman

Single-mom romance, historical romance, and suspense

Leave It to Claire

Charlene Ann Baumbich

Folksy, funny hijinks in quirky little Partonville, IL

Dearest Dorothy Are We There Yet?

James BeauSeigneur

Apocalyptic thrills at the end of times

In His Image

Deborah Bedford

Contemporary romance meets social problem novel

When You Believe

James Scott Bell

Legal suspense, both contemporary and historical

Breach of Promise

Angela Benson

Faith overcomes problems for modern African-Americans

Awakening Mercy

Lisa Tawn Bergren

Romance with a dash of adventure


Kristen Billerbeck

Comedy, shopping, romance: Christian chick lit

She’s Out of Control

Terri Blackstock

Nail-biting inspirational suspense with a touch of romance

Evidence of Mercy

Ray Blackston

Goofy, quirky, contemporary Christian comedy


Lawana Blackwell

Victorian historicals with a hearty dash of romance

The Widow of Larkspur Inn

Stephen A. Bly

Christian Western sagas with plenty of wit

The Senator’s Other Daughter

Michele Andrea Bowen

Steamy morality tales in earthy, funny churches

Church Folk

Sigmund Brouwer

Westerns and thrillers, even kids’ books

Evening Star

Wanda E. Brunstetter

Live and love among Amish families

The Storekeeper’s Daughter

T. Davis Bunn

Globe-trotting adventure, historical suspense, legal thrills

The Book of Hours

Melody Carlson

Women navigate life’s problems guided by faith

On This Day

Linda Chaikin

Adventure and romance in global settings

Tomorrow’s Treasure

Lori Copeland

Gentle western romance or quirky small town fun in Maine

The Island of Heavenly Daze

Lyn Cote

Historical romance; contemporary romantic suspense


W. Dale Cramer

Christian fiction for the literary set

Levi’s Will

Ted Dekker

Dark and twisty thrillers with a dose of the fantastic


Robert Elmer

Poignant romance: a Christian Nicholas Sparks

The Celebrity

Sharon Ewell Foster

Soulful, realistic novels in historical and modern settings

Passing by Samaria

Robert Funderburk

Mysteries and literary fiction set in Louisiana

The Fires of Autumn

Ann H. Gabhart

Family secrets and struggles in rural Kentucky

The Scent of Lilacs

Joseph F. Girzone

Parables of Jesus (Joshua) returned to the modern world


Deeanne Gist

Historical romance in early American settings

A Bride Most Begrudging

Philip Gulley

Gentle fiction from small towns and front porches

Home to Harmony

Robin Jones Gunn

Christian chick lit and sweet contemporary romance

Sisterchicks on the Loose

Rene Gutteridge

Quirky character-driven humor or suspenseful mysteries


Beth Webb Hart

Precocious southern narrators in literary Christian fiction

Grace at Low Tide

Robin Lee Hatcher

Tender historical and contemporary romance

Dear Lady

Kristen Heitzmann

Romantic suspense or contemporary small town love


Dee Henderson

Romantic suspense in the FBI or Navy SEALs

The Negotiator

Roxanne Henke

Women find home, overcome challenges in North Dakota

After Anne

Patricia Hickman

Historical rambles told with humor and a touch of romance

Fallen Angels

Liz Curtis Higgs

Bible stories recast in other historical periods

Thorn in My Heart

Denise Hildreth

Southern charms clash with contemporary life

Flies on the Butter

J. Lynne Hinton

Friendship and faith conquer all for women of Hope Springs

Friendship Cake

B.J. Hoff

Irish, immigrant, and Appalachian historical sagas

Song of the Silent Harp

Angela Hunt

Historical fiction, contemporary thrills, and more

The Silver Sword

Neta Jackson

Adventures of an ethnically diverse women’s prayer group

The Yada Yada Prayer Group

Jerry B. Jenkins

Apocalyptic thrillers (with Tim LaHaye)

Left Behind

Jan Karon

Father Tim and the quirky town folk of Mitford

At Home in Mitford

Karen Kingsbury

Melodrama and contemporary Christian romance

Oceans Apart

Al & JoAnna Lacy

Western and Civil War historical action series


Tim LaHaye

Apocalyptic thrillers with Jerry Jenkins and others

Left Behind

Thom Lemmons

Character-focused fiction in 20th century historic settings

Sunday Clothes

Beverly Lewis

Family sagas among the Amish with plenty of romance

The Shunning

C.S. Lewis

Christian parables told through symbolic fiction

The Screwtape Letters

Charles Martin

Tragedy, sentiment, and redemption in Southern settings

Wrapped in Rain

Cindy Martinusen

A blend of romance, mystery, and suspense

Winter Passing

Lorena McCourtney

Twisty mysteries with romantic subplots


Susan Meissner

Faith leavens tragedy in mysteries and melodramas

Widows and Orphans

Judith Miller

Romantic American historical sagas

First Dawn

Gilbert & Lynn Morris

Historical sagas, most often set in early America

The Honorable Imposter

Nancy Moser

Contemporary problems solved and survived

The Good Nearby

Victoria Christopher Murray

Hot romance, infidelity, and faith among African-Americans


Linda Nichols

Poignant dramas about contemporary relationships

At the Scent of Water

Mel Odom

Apocalyptic thrillers in the Left Behind universe

Apocalypse Dawn

Janette Oke

Western and Canadian romantic historical sagas

Love Comes Softly

Mark Andrew Olsen

Supernatural suspense thrills with youthful perspective

The Assignment

Catherine Palmer

Clean Christian romances, mostly historical

Prairie Rose

Delia Parr

Small town domestic fiction with upbeat endings

Abide with Me

Judith Pella

Historical romance with action: western, WWII, Russian

Bachelor’s Puzzle

Frank Peretti

Suspense thrillers dark enough to verge on horror

The Oath

Tracie Peterson

More romantic western historical sagas, often in Alaska

Treasures of the North

Michael Phillips

Inspirational historicals in American and European settings

The Crown and the Crucible

Deborah Raney

Poignant contemporary romance tales

Beneath a Southern Sky

Francine Rivers

Biblical and historical romance with strong issues woven in

A Voice in the Wind

Gayle Roper

Women in danger! Contemporary romantic suspense

Caught in the Middle

Joel C. Rosenberg

Apocalyptic political thrills informed by Revelations

The Last Jihad

Patricia H. Rushford

Mysteries with female leads for adults and young adults

Deadly Aim

Lisa Samson

Struggling protagonists find help from friends and faith

The Church Ladies

Randy Singer

Standalone legal thrillers with a touch of evangelism

False Witness

Lauraine Snelling

Historical romance on the prairie, mostly

An Untamed Land

Patricia Sprinkle

Small town southern cozy mysteries

But Why Shoot the Magistrate?

Ann Tatlock

Believable, poignant stories of redemption and homecoming

A Room of My Own

Bodie & Brock Thoene

Husband and wife write detailed historical sagas

Vienna Prelude

Jacquelin Thomas

Modern African-Americans push through life’s problems

The Prodigal Husband

Travis Thrasher

Carefully plotted crime and psychological suspense tales

Gun Lake

Jamie Langston Turner

Character-driven southern domestic fiction

Winter Birds

Katherine Valentine

Catholic counterpart to Karon covers quirky Dorsetville, CT

A Miracle for St. Cecilia’s

Laura Jensen Walker

Humorous fiction for Christian singles

Dreaming in Black and White

Walter Wangerin

Biblical lives fleshed out in historical novels


Susan May Warren

Small town contemporary romance with a drop of mystery

Happily Ever After

Robert Whitlow

Legal thrillers with colorful southern backgrounds

The List

Stephanie Grace Whitson

Some western romance, some modern women’s fiction

Secrets on the Wind

Lori Wick

A queen of Christian romance, usually Western historical

Where the Wild Rose Blooms

Linda Windsor

Chaste contemporary romance novels

Wedding Bell Blues

Lisa Wingate

Warm-hearted domestic fiction about family and love

Tending Roses

Vinita Hampton Wright

Authentic small-town stories with literary merit

Velma Stil l Cooks in Leeway