"To call it a biography is actually to conceal the brilliance of what Teems has achieved. [Review of TYNDALE]

Leland Ryken, Wheaton College

ON SATURDAY 24 MAY 195_ (that little number I'll keep to myself, thank you), but on the day I was born, at the top left corner on the front page of the Atlanta Journal where the day's weather was always posted, in a little window of its own, are four words and a comma. 

Those of you who know me will probably laugh at the accuracy of those five little words. Truth is, that is a pretty accurate, if not prophetic, assessment of my life. The "continued warm" is the key. Married 36 years to a woman that I am still crazy about, two sons, two daughters in law, five grandchildren, a dog (always a dog), and a select host of good friends, I have learned how to love and do it right. And I have a lot of love yet to give. I don't say that to sound sappy or superficial. I happen to mean it. I put that love into the work I do, every book, every article I write, every thought that simmers in my brain, every song that comes out of my mouth. It's the thunderstorms, for all their bluster, that give me something to write about, especially the great ones. In nature, though treacherous, though dark and brooding, they are magnificent, a thing of wild beauty, the muse of our best poets, mystical in their way, with a majesty all their own. I have both in me, the Å and the calm that follows. As my chief saint once wrote, I have "art to reckon my groans." That is, once the howling is over. I have developed a good ear for that.


—David Teems

David Teems is the bestselling author of TYNDALE: THE MAN WHO GAVE GOD AN ENGLISH VOICE [Thomas Nelson/Harper Collins, 2012] and MAJESTIE: THE KING BEHIND THE KING JAMES BIBLE [Thomas Nelson/Harper Collins, 2010]. On 27 October, David will release his first work of fiction, I RIDDE MY SOULE OF THEE AT LASTE (Budding Grove). The October release marks the 10th Anniversary of the release of MAJESTIE: THE KING BEHIND THE KING JAMES BIBLE. For more information about the new book, visit the I RIDDE MY SOULE page.


In April 2017, David appeared on NATIONAL GEOGRAPHICS new series, ORIGINS: THE JOURNEY OF HUMANKIND. The episode David appeared in is called THE WRITING ON THE WALL. The particular segment is called THE DEATH OF A HERETIC. David spoke on the life, achievement, effect, and martyrdom of William Tyndale. Because of copyright precautions, we are not allowed to post any video from the show. The link on the image below (from the show) will take you to the ORIGINS page (video) on the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC'S site. ORIGINS, the entire series is available on the DISNEY PLUS channel. 


As of the October 2017 Amazon Author Rank, David was #2 in HISTORY, and #9 in BIOGRAPHY, just a few steps below Hillary Clinton. David's biography of William Tyndale enjoyed a swell of interest anticipating the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. This interest did not diminish. TYNDALE: THE MAN WHO GAVE GOD AN ENGLISH VOICE (Nelson, 2012) has enjoyed many #1s in many categories on Amazon, and as current as 2019, seven years after its release.


David grew up in Atlanta, GA and graduated with a BA in Psychology from Georgia State University. After one semester of graduate school (Educational Psychology), he started playing music professionally, and continued for the next twenty years or so, before turning to writing in 2002. David and his wife, Benita, have two sons, Adam and Shad. Adam and his wife Katie have three children—Julian, Evie, and Audrey Gray. Shad and his wife Robin have two sons—Killian and Caspian. David and Benita live near their sons in Franklin, TN.

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