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The Faith of Queen Elizabeth

The Poise, Grace, and Quiet Strength Behind the Crown

Discover the inspiring spiritual legacy of Queen Elizabeth II, the longest reigning monarch in British history. Sharing a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the life of this notoriously private monarch, The Faith of Queen Elizabeth features intimate stories and inspiring reflections on the personal faith behind the Crown.

With testimonies from historic figures such as Winston Churchill, Billy Graham, Mother Teresa, and Margaret Thatcher, this magnificent tribute explores the faith of the world's most famous Queen — and the King she serves.

Nearing seven decades on the throne, the Queen has faced many personal and public storms — an early and surprising ascension to the throne, the dissolution of the British Empire, political upheavals, international crises, national tragedies, family deaths, and the tabloid travails of her children and grandchildren. But throughout all her trials and triumphs, Her Majesty credits her personal faith in Jesus Christ as the steadying anchor to her life and reign.


Roma Downey

Roma Downey

actress, producer, and New York Times bestselling author

"The Faith of Queen Elizabeth pulls back the royal curtain to reveal a compassionate heart dedicated to serving the King of Kings. Shared through the eyes of a gifted storyteller, this book will inspire you."

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Jane Kirkpatrick

Jane Kirkpatrick

award-winning author of
All She Left Behind

“How I love this book! If you thought you knew all there was to know about one of the most recognizable women in the world, The Faith of Queen Elizabeth will surprise you and leave you in tears of gratitude that such a monarch exists.”

Craig Groeschel

Craig Groeschel

pastor, Life.Church; New York Times bestselling author

The Faith of Queen Elizabeth reveals more than just this famous leader’s public service for six decades—it points directly to her passionate commitment to Jesus Christ. Drawing on historical archives, royal biographies, and personal interviews, Dudley Delffs paints a vivid portrait of a believer answering God’s call on her life and trusting him through every public triumph and personal trial. This book brings history alive in the best way, inspiring us through Queen Elizabeth’s example to follow the King of Kings.”

Right Reverend Dr. Jill Duff

bishop of Lancaster

"The faith of Her Majesty the Queen is the diamond in the crown: forged under extreme pressure, a 'beacon of inspiration' the world over, reflecting the light of the Lord she serves. Delffs’s book foregrounds this faith with fluency and respect: an absorbing read."

Andrew R. Pratt

bishop of Blackburn’s interfaith advisor

“This book is a wonderful tribute to the life of Queen Elizabeth II and to her devotion to the people of the UK, the Commonwealth, and the Church of England. It describes her clear and authentic Christian faith that has inspired me and many others in following Jesus’s example.”

Steve Bell

author and speaker

“I am grateful to Dudley Delffs for this much-needed record of a remarkable woman of faith. Queen Elizabeth is pivotal in the history of Britain and the world, and this book is a fitting tribute to her. It is well researched, perceptively observed, and compellingly written.”

Gulab Singh

Member of the British Empire,
Deputy Lieutenant

"This book provides exceptional insight on the faith of Queen Elizabeth II, who has demonstrated this virtue exceptionally, not only in the UK but also across the Commonwealth and globally. In doing so, Her Majesty has shown humility and respect by reaching out to people from all walks of life regardless of their race, colour, creed, or faith."

Mrs. Charu Ainscough

Order of the British Empire, Justice
of the Peace

The Faith of Queen Elizabeth interweaves brilliantly the examples of the total dedication and commitment of our Queen, founded on her Christian beliefs and values. As a British national and an East African Indian Hindu woman, I stand witness to our Queen living out the main tenets and values reflected in the text of the Bhagavad Gita: duty, action, and renunciation. These are amply depicted by our Queen’s commitment to the benefit of all the people of the UK and the Commonwealth, whom she serves with selflessness, love, and steadfastness.”

Dr. Phyllis Klein

spiritual director and British
literature specialist

“Dudley Delffs has written an accessible, lively overview of Her Majesty’s lifetime of achievements and challenges. Excellent research and knowledge of contemporary culture meld with personal anecdotes to reveal the Queen’s deepest commitments to her family, nation, and the international community.”



Dudley J. Delffs, Ph.D., is an award-winning writer of fiction and non-fiction, and president and founder of Creative Fidelity, Inc., an agency focused on writing, editing, and consulting for top-tier authors, agents, and publishers.

A former English professor turned publishing executive (with divisions of Random House and HarperCollins), Dudley has worked with dozens of New York Times bestselling authors.

Dudley’s first novel, Forgiving August, was published by Pinon Press in 1993. He then turned to non-fiction and wrote A Repentant Heart and The Prayer Centered Life, both published by NavPress. His first mystery novel, The Martyr’s Chapel (Bethany House, 1998), won the Colorado Authors League Top Hand Award for fiction that year. A sequel, The Judas Tree (Bethany House, 1999), was released the following year. His most recent book (prior to this one) is The Faith of Dolly Parton (Zondervan, 2018).

Dudley lives in Sewanee, Tennessee with his wife and children. Learn more at