"To call it a biography is actually to conceal the brilliance of what Teems has achieved. [Review of TYNDALE]
Leland Ryken, Wheaton College
ORIGINAL. That may be the best word to describe David. The "odd duck" as some have insisted.
More the maker of fashion than its student, his first love is language, the potential of the English voice, the fusion of sound and sense, lyric and meaning. In the early 2000s David transitioned from music to writing books, something that had been gnawing at him for years. Change is something to welcome, not
fear. More change is imminent. Read on.
Having published mainly nonfiction so far, David's first work of fiction, I RIDDE MY SOULE OF THEE AT LASTE, will release as an audiobook exclusive (December 2019) read and scored by David Teems. I RIDDE MY SOULE is historical fiction. It is an extract from a larger novel (2020), A TOUCH OF THE POET, a Shakespeare In Love meets The DaVinci Code kind of tale that takes place in both modern Nashville, Tennessee and 1608 London in the court of James I. More to come.
David Teems is the bestselling author of TYNDALE: THE MAN WHO GAVE GOD AN ENGLISH VOICE [Thomas Nelson, 2012]. His other books include MAJESTIE: THE KING BEHIND THE KING JAMES BIBLE [Thomas Nelson, 2011], DISCOVERING YOUR SPIRITUAL CENTER: THE POWER OF PSALM 119 [Leafwood Publishers, 2011], AND THEREBY HANGS A TALE: WHAT I REALLY KNOW ABOUT THE DEVOTED LIFE I LEARNED FROM MY DOGS [Harvest House, 2010], and TO LOVE IS CHRIST: 365 Devotions [Thomas Nelson, 2005].
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. The link on this image from the show will take you to the ORIGINS episode on the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHICS site.
As of 10 October, 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 has enjoyed a swell of interest anticipating the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.
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 20 years or so, before turning to writing in 2005. 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 Teems, and his wife Robin, have two sons, Killian David (20 months) and Caspian Shad (2 weeks). David and Benita live near their sons in Franklin, TN.
P. O. Box 682087
Franklin, TN 37068
Authentic selfhood demands a pioneering
spirit—that willingness to meddle with the
sleeping or unexplored within us.
—AND THEREBY HANGS A TALE