Living Lutheran Authors

Are you curious about contemporary Lutheran authors? Looking for Lutheran novelists? Poets, hymnists, or any other kind of Lutheran writer? Me, too.

Below I am pleased to be building lists to raise awareness of all sorts of living Lutheran authors. I mostly feature those who may be flying under the radar, using smaller publishers or self-publishing. (Alphabetized by last name)

Comments and suggestions are welcome to keep this list up to date and accurate. Writers of all genres are welcome, including academic work.

You can also help by spreading the idea of Lutheran novelists, poets, hymnists, proofreaders, editors, etc.. Give their books as gifts. Donate books to your local library or, even better, write something yourself!

PS. If you are a Lutheran writer looking for Lutheran freelance proofreaders, editors, illustrators, indexers, etc., I have a page for that, too. I also have a blog roll for Lutheran authors here and a growing list  showing Lutherans on Twitter.

Lutheran Authors

(Again, this list mostly supplements Lutheran denominational publishers.)

Children’s Books (Young children)

Children’s Books (Elementary-ish children)

Children’s Books (Middle School)



Cartoonists/Comic Book/Graphic Novels

Chic Fic

Coloring Books

Contemporary/Uncategorized/Multi-genre Fiction

Crime Thrillers




Modernized Bible Stories

Modern Fairy Tales



Sea Stories


Young Adult






Education (Not published by a denominational publisher)


Ethics (Also see Prolife below)/Science



Journalists/Magazine Editors

  • Mollie Hemingway
  • Mark Hemingway
  • Holly Scheer
  • Emily Sue Olson
  • Dr. Wallace Schulz of GOOD NEWSwhich is used throughout the world as a teaching and missionary tool, currently printed in 18 languages.
  • Dr. Uwe Siemon-Netto, former religion editor of United Press International, remains an international columnist and blogger. His books are well-worth looking into.

Lay-Friendly Theology

The Legally Trained

The Medically Trained

Men’s Ministry

Modesty/Chastity/ Purity Movement


“The Paranormal”/Possession

Poets & Hymnists (Also See Songwriters*) (April is National Poetry Appreciation Month)

Pro-Life Writers or Writings

Click here for a list of Life Issue works suggested by Lutherans for Life.

Recreational Non-Fiction

Songwriters* (Also see Poets & Hymnists)

*Writers were categorized as songwriters if that’s how names submitted them to me. I haven’t formulated any necessary distinction between songwriter, poet, or hymnist.


Theology (outside denominational publishers)

Women’s Ministry/Bible Studies (Obviously see denominational publishers for more!)



So many living Lutheran authors and I am confident there are even more out there! 🙂

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