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Top 7 Christian Book Reviewers To Follow In 2021

Bethany McIlrath | Dec. 10, 2020

One of the privileges we have as a publisher is working with book reviewers. Our reviewers live all over the world, and we’re thankful for the honest insights and feedback they offer while volunteering for our team.

Reviewers regularly share info about upcoming releases by The Good Book Company and from several other publishers as well. They share thoughtful recommendations of books to build others up in Christ.

We asked some of the many amazing Christian book reviewers we recommend following in 2021 to tell us a little about themselves.

1. The Good Book Mom

Genres: Children's books for ages 0-12, and my favorite are Story Bibles.

Favorite book of 2020: I read a lot of Dr. Seuss growing up and my favorite book that I've reviewed this year is Melissa Kruger's "Wherever You Go, I Want You to Know". It's whimsical, fun, beautiful, and biblical!

Where to follow: is my website and my main social platform is Instagram: @goodbookmom.

We recommend this reviewer for: Fun photos of kids’ books, with a mix of videos and written reviews, as well as ideas such as gift lists.

2. Bailey T. Hurley

Genres: Women’s nonfiction and children's books.

Favorite book of 2020: “The Prisoners, the Earthquake and the Midnight Song”. As my kids get older, I have been on a mad search for godly, but creative, children's books. The entire “Tales that Tell the Truth” series is awesome, and hits the mark for quality kids’ reading, but this book was especially fun. My son loved the engaging language and I was happy to have a story from the Bible that hadn't been overdone.

Where to follow: | IG: @bailey.t.hurley

We recommend this reviewer for: Short, simple reviews with great photos and encouragement.

3. Aaron Lee

Genres: Theology, Christian Living, Children and Youth.

Favorite book of 2020: So many good ones. I can't decide!

Where to follow: Instagram: @diveindigdeep

We recommend this reviewer for: Live IGTV interviews with authors, gorgeous book photos, and thorough reviews including helpful summaries of key points.

4. Little Book, Big Story

Genres: I love reviewing beautiful picture books, classic children's literature, Bible resources for families, and middle-grade fantasy.

Favorite book of 2020: I suppose the honor of "Best Book I Reviewed in 2020" would have to go to Jonathan Rogers' delightful “Wilderking” trilogy. We read them for the third (and fourth!) time this summer, and they are wonderful stories, with powerful themes and certain scenes that have brought our family a lot of comfort and encouragement during this wild year.

Where to follow: Little Book, Big Story (

We recommend this reviewer for: Helpful lists of the best books on particular topics, as well as reviews of whole series and personal reflections on why certain books mean so much.

5. Alistair Chalmers

Genres: Christian life and theology.

Favorite book of 2020: "Out of the Black Shadows" — this was my favourite book to review because the testimony of Stephen Lungu is wonderfully Christ-exalting and God-glorifying. It's amazing to hear how God can take someone who planned to hurt and kill Christians, to be a missionary calling people to come to Jesus. 

Where to follow:

We recommend this reviewer for: Wonderful quotes from the books as well as helpful summaries.

6. Cam Hyde

Genres: Christian Living, theology, and good children's books.

Favorite book of 2020: “Reenchanting Humanity” by Owen Strachan.

Where to follow: and @camlhyde on Instagram.

We recommend this reviewer for: Suggestions for who will most appreciate each book and why.

7. Andy Cassler

Genres: Christian living/theology.

Favorite book of 2020: Tie between “Finding the Right Hills to Die On” by Gavin Ortlund (Crossway) and “Where is God in all the Suffering?” by Amy Orr-Ewing (TGBC).

Where to follow: Instagram - @mightytomany

We recommend this reviewer for: A helpful personal perspective on books and authors to give context for Andy’s insights as he reviews.

Would you like to join our reviewer program? Please email and let us know why you’d like to volunteer with this team as well as where you’re sharing reviews about Christian books.

Bethany McIlrath

Bethany McIlrath loves to get lost in a book and to help others discover their next read in her marketing role at The Good Book Company. When she's not reading stories, she's usually writing them or dreaming about them as she comes up with real-life creative adventures for friends, her husband, and a doorbell-like dog named Indy. Serving in children's ministry is also one of her greatest joys.

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