"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. More change is imminent. Read on.
Having published mainly nonfiction so far, David's first work of fiction, ASK FOR ME TOMORROW [historical fiction], will release as an audiobook exclusive April 2020, read and scored by David Teems. A Shakespeare In Love meets The DaVinci Code kind of tale, ASK FOR ME TOMORROW takes place in two time periods—modern Nashville, Tennessee and 1608 London in the court of James I. Two narratives. One book. David will release the audiobook version of I RIDDE MY SOULE OF THEE AT LASTE (the 1608 narrative) early 2020. Both narratives can be read separately, but as a single novel the charm is compounded.
David Teems is the bestselling author of TYNDALE: THE MAN WHO GAVE GOD AN ENGLISH VOICE [Thomas Nelson, 2012]. His other books include GODSPEED: VOICES OF THE REFORMATION [Abingdon Press, 2017], MAJESTIE: THE KING BEHIND THE KING JAMES BIBLE [Thomas Nelson, 2010], 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. 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 GEOGRAPHICS site.
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 20 years or so, before turning to writing in 2003. 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.
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