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I’m an author, speaker, and Bible teacher. I’m married to an Episcopal priest. I have a master’s degree in Bible and Theology and a doctorate in Spiritual Formation. I’m also a certified prayer labyrinth facilitator. Most importantly, I love Jesus and I’m passionate about learning and growing in my relationship with Him. Through my writing and speaking, I love sharing what I’ve been learning with others.

Keep scrolling to read my official bio (the one they print in my books), followed by my unofficial bio (details and fun facts)…

THe One THey Print in my Books

Official Bio

Best-selling author and conference speaker Christin Ditchfield is passionate about calling people to a deeper life of faith — encouraging and equipping them to experience a more meaningful relationship with Christ. As a professional freelance writer, Christin has written dozens of gospel tracts and hundreds of articles, essays, and columns for national and international magazines. She is the author of more than 80 books and Bible studies, on a wide variety of subjects and for a wide variety of readers —— including devotional and inspirational books for women, books on C.S. Lewis, books and Bible studies on Spiritual Formation, and books for children and their families.

But Christin is perhaps best known for her book A Family Guide to Narnia: Biblical Truths in C.S. Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia (which just went into its 18th printing), along with a half dozen other literature and curriculum guides she has written, introducing thousands of elementary school children and their families to the world of Narnia.

For seventeen years, Christin hosted her own syndicated radio program, Take It To Heart!®, broadcast daily on hundreds of stations (including the Moody network) across the United States and around the world. She’s been a frequent guest on many other radio and television programs and podcasts, as well.

Christin holds a bachelor’s degree (BS) in Christian Leadership with a minor in Systematic Theology, a master’s degree (MA) in Bible and Theology, and a doctorate (DMin) in Spiritual Formation. She is also a Certified Labyrinth Facilitator, trained to lead others in the contemplative Christian practice of praying the labyrinth. 

Christin and her husband, Lewis scholar and Episcopal priest Andrew Lazo, currently make their home in Winter Garden (Orlando), Florida.

Unofficial Bio

If you’re interested, here are a few more details and some fun facts that you may or may not know about me…

I’ve been a writer and speaker practically forever — but I’ve only been married since I turned 43. My husband and I fell in love over our mutual love of C.S. Lewis. (We’d each contributed chapters to a book called Women and C.S. Lewis and met when we were interviewed about it on the radio.) Together and individually, we still do a lot of speaking for our friends at the C.S. Lewis Foundation and the C.S. Lewis Institute and the Pints with Jack podcast.


I love taking photos — like this one — with my cell phone, to capture glimpses of beauty and special moments and memories that I can share online with my family and friends.

This photo features the first prayer labyrinth I ever encountered. It’s located at Our Lady of the Pines Christian Retreat Center in Ohio. Prayer walking the labyrinth has since become a profound and deeply meaningful spiritual discipline for me.

I’m a lifelong book girl! I love to read — all kinds of things. I always have at least three or four books going at once and my “to read” stack is out of control! (Last time I measured, it was well over five feet tall. That’s more than 80 books, if you’re wondering.) I have a special place in my heart for classic lit — huge Jane Austen fan — and I’m currently writing a series of guides to help other readers get the most out of these stories, exploring their spiritual themes.

I serve as one of the hosts (a speaker, teacher, mentor, leader) at Refine {The Retreat] founded by my dear friend author and speaker Kris Kamealy. Refine is where we make space for women “to experience God’s refining work and soul transformation through rest, art, and contemplative prayer.” I’m also on the Advisory Board for the ministry.

Since 2022, I have been a member of The Order of the Daughters of the King® — joining Christian women all over the world who take vows committing themselves to a life of prayer, service, and evangelism. I also have the privilege of serving on the Executive Board of the Diocesan Assembly of Central Florida. 

I’ve never been an athlete — ever — but as part of my health and wellness journey, I’ve walked (not run) seven half marathons, plus a dozen 5ks and 10ks with my friends and family.

I’ve written a bunch of health and wellness-themed Bible studies for my friends at First Place for Health, where I’ve been a member, a group leader, a participant, and a speaker at their national conference and Wellness Week retreats. 

I’m the oldest of five. My parents, siblings and their spouses, kids, and grandkids (24 all told –and counting!) are The Ditchfield Family Singers. They sing a capella, barbershop, best of Broadway, inspirational, and Christmas music. Especially Christmas! Andrew and I emcee their epic annual show each year. To their many fans, I’m known as “the one that doesn’t sing.”

Every year I ask God to give me a word for the year — a special theme or spiritual focus. My one word for 2024 is REJOICE. Like Mary in Scripture, I want my heart to be filled with His praise: “My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior!” (Luke 1:46-47)

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