LifeWay publishes Bible studies, Christian books, and ministry resources by many of the most sought-after voices in Christian ministry and church leadership. These popular authors, teachers, and preachers address a wide variety of meaningful and important biblical topics in the resources they write and create. Meet LifeWay's top authors and discover the books, Bibles, and Bible studies best suited for your personal study or Bible study group.
Beth Moore is an author and Bible teacher of best-selling Bible studies and books for women. She is the founder of Living Proof Ministries and speaker at Living Proof Live women's events across the United States. Beth's mission is to guide women everywhere into a richer, more intimate relationship with Jesus.
Through the expository teaching of the Word of God, Priscilla Shirer desires to see people not only know the uncompromising truths of Scripture intellectually, but experience them practically by the power of the Holy Spirit. Founder of Going Beyond Ministries with her husband Jerry, Priscilla is the author of more than a dozen books and Bible studies on a myriad of topics and biblical characters.
Thom S. Rainer
Thom S. Rainer has authored more than a dozen books addressing church health and growth and pastoral leadership. He is the founder and CEO of Church Answers, an online community and resource for church leaders. Rainer served as president and CEO of LifeWay from 2006-2019. Before coming to LifeWay, Rainer served as the dean of the Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism, and Church Growth at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He has pastored churches in Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, and Indiana.
Kelly Minter is an author, speaker, songwriter, and singer. She is passionate about women discovering Jesus Christ through the pages of Scripture. Whether through song, study, or spoken word, Kelly desires to authentically express Christ to women in a culture where so many are hurting and broken. She is driven to share the healing and strength of Christ through the Bible's truth.
Lysa TerKeurst is president of Proverbs 31 Ministries and the New York Times best-selling author and speaker who helps everyday women live an adventure of faith through following Jesus Christ. For more than 15 years, her message has encouraged and equipped women to live with confidence, peace, and trust, and to make their walk with God an invigorating journey.
Tony Evans is a pastor, teacher, author, speaker, and one of the country's most respected leaders in evangelical circles. Through his local church, Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship, and national ministry, The Urban Alternative, Dr. Evans promotes a Kingdom agenda philosophy that teaches God's comprehensive rule over every sphere of life as demonstrated through the individual, family, church, and society.
Angie Smith is a popular speaker, best-selling author, and blogger. Her greatest passion is to make the Bible feel accessible and relevant by sharing her ups and downs along the way as she encouragers others in their faith. She lives with her husband and daughters in Nashville, Tennessee.
A master storyteller and sought-after Bible teacher and author known for her authenticity, Lisa Harper's writing and speaking overflows with colorful pop culture references that connect the dots between the Bible and modern life. She combines sound scriptural exposition with relatable anecdotes and comedic wit. Lisa is a mother to Missy, who she adopted from Haiti.
Matt Chandler serves as lead teaching pastor at The Village Church in Flower Mound, Texas, and president of Acts 29, a network of churches planting churches. He is a sought-after teacher and preacher and has authored several books and Bible studies. He hopes for people to know and worship the triune God rightly, that both our minds and hearts would be full of and shaped by Him.
Alex Kendrick and Stephen Kendrick
Alex Kendrick is an award-winning author gifted in telling stories of hope and redemption. He is best known as an actor, writer, and director of the films “Fireproof,” “Courageous,” “Facing the Giants,” and “War Room,” and co-author of four New York Times best-selling books.
Stephen Kendrick is a speaker, film producer, and author with a ministry passion for prayer and discipleship. He is a co-writer and producer of the film “Fireproof,” “Courageous,” “Facing the Giants,” and “War Room,” and co-author of New York Times best-selling books. Stephen also serves on the board of the Fatherhood CoMission.
David Platt, president of the International Mission Board and pastor-teacher of McLean Bible Church, is deeply devoted to Christ and His Word. David is a passionate teacher and advocate of global missions, having founded Radical, a ministry devoted to serving churches and disseminating disciple-making resources so the gospel might be made known in all nations.
Other popular authors from LifeWay
Known for her substance and a down-to-earth teaching style, Jennifer Rothschild weaves colorful illustrations, universal principles, and music to help audiences find contentment, walk with endurance, and celebrate the ordinary. With wit and poignant story-telling, Jennifer shares challenges in her life, encouraging women to look beyond their circumstances.
Lauren Chandler is a wife, mother of three, and worship leader at The Village Church in Flower Mound, Texas, where her husband, Matt, is the lead teaching pastor. Lauren loves to stir people’s hearts to know, receive, and connect with the God of the universe who loves them, particularly through worship. She enjoys studying God’s Word and writing.