Alive Literary Agency is internationally renowned for bringing words to life™ through books, film and television. For over 26 years, our agents have helped leading communicators and organizations cultivate their message and transform culture, shrewdly negotiating on their behalf, establishing industry alliances, and maximizing their global reach across all formats and media.

Agents of change, creating a legacy of influence.

Our legacy of influence is built on turning authors’ dreams into reality and being agents of change since 1989—a reputation reflected in unequaled bestsellers, creative deal-making, and industry innovation.


Fourteen Alive Literary Agency titles have been #1 New York Times bestsellers, with hundreds of others anchoring the top sales slots of USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly, The Wall Street Journal, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other notable lists around the world.

Combined sales of Alive-negotiated books are now at 250 million. Dozens of Alive titles have sold more than one million copies each.


Our distinguished authors have been honored with prestigious awards, including the National Book Award and Nobel Prize. National media regularly profiles our authors with cover features on Time, Sports Illustrated, Parade, Publisher’s Weekly, Newsweek, and the front page of the New York Times, as well as repeat appearances on the Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, ESPN, and virtually every leading talking show.


Alive has closed some 5,000 deals with the major New York publishers and virtually every Christian publishing house in America. We’ve also built our authors’ platforms through numerous film adaptations, including Tri-Star Pictures’ Heaven is for Real and Hallmark Channel’s The Bridge (Karen Kingsbury), and numerous other innovative television, radio, gift product, curricula, Bible, and endorsement deals.


Being ground-breaking is our nature. We shepherded the breakout Left Behind series to sales of nearly 70 million and The Message Bible to some 20 million. We’ve developed shelves of books for organizations like Promise Keepers, Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) and Women of Faith. Alive is also known for its deep roster of more contemplative writers, including the late Brennan Manning and Henri Nouwen.

"I've been a long time-client of Alive Literary Agency, and they’ve taken my career places I wouldn’t have dreamed. No other literary agency has their clout, integrity and influence in the publishing and film worlds. My latest contract, negotiated by Rick Christian, is an absolute work of art, suitable for framing. There has never been a more gifted, dedicated, demanding agent in the business. All that and he prays daily for me, my family and my writing. With Alive as my agency, I am the most blessed author ever.”
Karen Kingsbury
# 1 New York Times bestselling author