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Best reading/speaking voice ever.

—Gloria Gaither


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]. In October, 2020, David released his first work of fiction, I RIDDE MY SOULE OF THEE AT LASTE (Budding Grove), a historical novella. The October release marked 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.


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 the late 90s. David is currently in graduate school at Middle Tennessee State University working toward an MA in English. And for a sheer love of the English language, its power, movement, and mystical weight, that is, for the music it is capable. David and his wife, Benita, have two sons, Adam and Shad. Adam, an ordained Orthodox priest, and his wife Katie live in Katy, Texas with their three children—Julian, Evie, and Audrey Gray. Shad, a graphic artist and musician, and his wife Robin have two sons—Killian and Caspian. David and Benita live in metro Nashville. 


Top 10 Amazon Most Popular Authors in Biographies 2017 [#1 Hillary Clinton, #9 David Teems, #10 Eric Metaxas]


. . . a just plain fun read. Teems is masterful at presenting history that reads like fiction.

—Reader review of MAJESTIE​​

This is a wonderful, wonderful book! David Teems is a writer that knows how to use words to their fullest advantage. Reading it is like eating gourmet food rather than fast food.

—Reader review of TYNDALE​

Significantly, David Teems has captured the story with eloquence, wit and wisdom, as inspired as the man, Tyndale, himself. Rarely are we treated to the kind of keen insights and revelation that Teems brings to a work that he has crafted with great passion and love for his subject. Hard to put down . . . 

—Reader review of TYNDALE​

The narrative, while descriptive, is clean and uncluttered, and imminently readable. But the prayers, well, those are pure, luscious, honest, vigorous, and potent... an elegant distillation. 

—Reader review of AND THEREBY HANGS A TALE

Few modern writers can capture the soaring spirit of the writing of the age, David Teems does!

—Reader review of MAJESTIE



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

—Leland Ryken, Wheaton College​

Teems is a great storyteller, and he transports the reader back to the Tudor era with great style.

—Washington Times​


Engrossing and entertaining... a delightful read in every way. [Review of MAJESTIE]

—Publisher's Weekly​

Teems leads you inexorably into the depths and heights which often and unexpectedly surprise in their 

implication. It gives the reader an appetite. [Review of TYNDALE] 

—Dr. Bill Cooper, Tyndale Society, London​

David Teems' work is luminous,glorious. He sets words in place like a jeweler  sets diamonds. Read slowly. Pause often. Don't lose one word of this offering. David's pen is studied and steady.

—Patsy Clairmont


One of the best written books I've ever read. It's a page turner. [Review of MAJESTIE].

—Jim Cantelon, 100 HUNTLEY STREET​

Articulate and evocative. David Teems has a marvelous way of bearing his soul n his words, in letting you in his heart and mind.

—Ken Abraham, NYT Bestselling Author

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For more: see I RIDDE MY SOULE book page.







P. O. Box 682087

Franklin, TN   37068

David's YOUTUBE channel

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