Meet our Writers

June 26, 2017


Welcome to the Top Christian Books! Our mission is to connect you with the best Christian books, both old and new. We’re passionate about reading, writing and leading the way for the next generation. The readers of and writers for our blog make up our TCB family and our blog is updated frequently with edifying and insightful articles by our writing team below. If you’re interested in guest posting, please visit our Guest Post page for further guidelines.

While we at Top Christian Books are Protestant and are all convictional evangelicals, our writers represent a diversity of theological views, life experiences, writing styles, ages and ethnicities. Needless to say, Top Christian Books as an organization does not necessarily endorse all contents on this site.

We are currently no longer accepting TCB Writing Team applications.


Meet our Writers!


Kara GarisKara Garis lives in central Oklahoma with her husband and three small children. She studied biology and chemistry at the University of Central Oklahoma and taught science prior to becoming a stay-at-home mom. She contributes regularly for Mom's Milk Boutique blog, Oklahoma City Moms' Blog, her personal blog and has written for Desiring God. Instagram. Facebook.

Shaun McDonald top christian booksShaun McDonald serves as the Youth Pastor at Open Arms Church in Schenectady, NY. He's been in youth ministry since 2004, and has been serving on staff with Open Arms since 2008. Shaun received his AAS in Pastoral Ministry from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, his BS in Religion from Liberty University, and is currently pursuing his MA in Youth and Family Ministry at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Shaun and his wife Christine live in upstate NY with their three children.

Jared CornuttJared Cornutt is the Pastor of Families and Students at Mud Creek Baptist Church in Hendersonville, NC. Jared is a graduate from The University of Alabama where he double majored in Political Science and History, he then went on to get his Master of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and is now pursuing a PhD in Historical Theology from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and will also earn a ThM in the process. Jared is the lead host of the Potluck Podcast which is a Southern Baptist based podcast that releases new episodes weekly. Jared has been married to his wife Kandace for three years and they are currently in the process of adopting from India. Blog. Instagram. Twitter.

alex koo top christian booksAlex K Koo is the Executive Director of Paradigm, a university ministry that challenges students to see what they really believe. He holds weekly inter-faith discussions from a Christian Worldview and dares skeptics to doubt their doubts. He's a Missionary, Evangelist, Communicator, and Apologist at our nation's largest university, the University of Central Florida. Currently pursuing a Master of Theological Studies at the Midwestern Theological Seminary with a goal to pursue a Doctorate in Biblical Theology. Entrepreneur, speaker, musician and writer at
Sydney SimaoSydney Simao is a Christian writer and speaker, living in beautiful western WA with her parents and seven younger siblings. She has a passion for sharing the joy of Christ with others and is currently pursuing a degree in liberal arts with an emphasis in theology and writing. You can read more of Sydney's articles on her blog: Spoudazo Press. Facebook. Google+.

Sara BarattSara Barratt is a youth leader, writer, avid reader, chocolate lover, and “I Love Lucy” fan.  Her passion is exhorting teens to wholeheartedly use their lives for Christ, and daily fall more in love with Him. A regular contributor for The Rebelution, Sara has been published on numerous other blogs including Lies Young Women Believe, Know Your Value and The Overflow. Connect with her on Facebook.

Allen Nelson Top Christian BooksAllen S. Nelson IV is Pastor of Second Baptist Church in Perryville, AR. He has been married to his wife Stephanie for 11 years, and is the father of 5 children (newest addition hadn't made it for the last family photo!) He's committed to preaching & teaching the inerrant, infallible Word of God and making disciples. He believes sinners are saved by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone, to the glory of God alone. He enjoys time with his wife, children, and church family, as well as reading, writing, studying, and sports. He has the opportunity to speak in other churches or conferences and loves connecting with other like-minded brothers and sisters for the glory of God and the advancement of the Kingdom. Blog. Twitter.

Moriah Simonowich a twenty-year-old living in North Carolina who loves porch swings, wide open skies, lattes, lab puppies, and the crispness of October. It’s rare that she misses an opportunity to slip outside and quietly capture sunsets. Writing is like oxygen to her heart. You can connect with Moriah here:

Will OBrienWill O’Brien serves as Associate Pastor of Children and Student Ministries at Calvary Baptist Church of Santa Barbara. He is currently working on his MDiv from Southern Seminary (Louisville, KY). Will enjoys spending time with his wife Tori and young son, hanging out with friends, reading, and the occasional round of golf.  You can follow him on Twitter.

Lauren Dunn top christian booksLauren Dunn is a writer and toddler teacher who can't remember the last time she read a book without highlighting in it or dog-earing it. Except for the ones from the library. She loves cookie dough ice cream, spending time with people, and seeing the clouds in the Midwestern sky. You can find more of her thoughts at These Traveling Days.

RebekahRebekah B. is a blogger, who is madly in love with her Savior, Jesus Christ. She strives to bring glory to God in all she does in this crazy little thing called life. She loves to read books about theology, psychology, and anything mystery. She hopes that what she writes encourages, and inspires you to walk the narrow road. She writes at, "The Narrow Road for Teens." You can also find her on Instagram.

Olivia WhiteOlivia White is a writer, violist, and student. She plans on pursuing writing as a career along with mental health counseling. You can find more of her writing at The Contrary Calling, her blog on Christian living.

Aimee Joseph is a mother of three little boys and wife of G’Joe, who directs Campus Outreach San Diego. She serves at Redeemer Church and has a passion to see women trained to love God and his word. She writes regularly at her blog.

Nathan ParkNathan Park is a student at the University of California, San Diego and a member of Lighthouse Bible Church. He enjoys making coffee, spending time with friends, watching shows, journaling and reading books.

Jeremy Wallace top christian booksJeremy Wallace serves as Senior Pastor of Highland Park Baptist Church in the Charleston, SC area. He has been a Senior Pastor in churches in Tennessee and South Carolina for more than 10 years. Jeremy earned a Masters degree and a Doctor of Ministry degree in Pastoral Leadership, and is currently pursuing a second doctorate in Biblical Exposition. He is currently writing a book entitled "The Beatitudes: How Christians Can Be Salt and Light." In his free time Jeremy enjoys drinking coffee, reading, and hanging out with his family. Jeremy is married to Dana and they have two sons, Nathan and Jonathan. Blog. Facebook. Twitter.

Kayleigh Anne StantonKayleighAnne E. Stanton is surrounded by an older brother, three younger sisters and two fantabulous parents. She loves acting, reading, movies, writing, and above all serving her God. She has loved writing ever since a very young age and now devotes quite a bit of free time to perfecting her art. She hopes to have her historical novel published by the end of her highschool years. Blog

Esther Johnson is a freelance writer, editor, and magic bean buyer with a passion for lemon bars, folk rock, and morning runs. She has written for Piercing Word ministries, CHAP Magazine, and The Rebelution, and recently became a regular contributor to TCB.  You can find other writings and updates, and get in touch, on her blog at

Matthew Brough is the Pastor of Prairie Presbyterian Church in Winnipeg, Manitoba, serving initially as Church planter, and then leading through a merger with another congregation. He married Cheryl in 2000 and their daughter, Juliet, came along in 2010. Matthew hosts the Spirituality for Normal People Podcast and is the author of several books, including Let God Be God, Let God Be Present, and the Del Ryder books, a fantasy adventure series for middle grade readers.

Konrad HoldenKonrad Holden is a college student with plans to pursue a Master of Divinity and pastoral ministry in the future. He lives in Kansas City, Kansas with his wife, Ashley.

Isabelle IngallsIsabelle Ingalls is a lover of music, dancing, color, laughter, kids, filming, words, and books; but most of all Jesus. She is a 19-year old author living in West Texas, sharing her musings on the Gospel, faith, and Christian living at, and on Facebook.


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