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Does it matter what we read outside of the Bible?  Spiritual Research Network has updated its 2010 MASTER LIST OF AUTHORS AND BOOKS Not Recommended, containing many popular titles you’ll find at Christian bookstores and leadership conferences, and perhaps even your own church’s library. Some are labeled “Heretical,” others “Cultic,” and some are given a “caution.”


Let’s face it, we all have books on our shelves from Christian authors who sounded theologically deep when we bought the book, but now have made  the list of books those in discernment ministries are warning us about. I have my own collection of questionable titles that I’ve picked up at garage sales and Christian conferences over the years.  So I am going to share the list today, but want to make my motive clear: It’s not to tell you to burn your books or avoid reading certain authors. No, we do not tell anyone what they shouldn’t read. Instead we want to help you take what you read and hold it up to the pure light of Scripture, understanding that most books are a mixed bag of truth with error. Besides, I think these are worth talking about.


I like and completely agree with how Lighthouse Trails Blog said it today:


Our intention in posting the ‘Master List of Authors and Books Not Recommended’ is not to tell Christians they can’t read books, do research, or think for themselves, but rather, to warn people about aberrant, heretical and even occult teachings and practices inside and out of the church.

If you recognize an author, book, ministry, etc., on this list we encourage you to do your own research and to test what you find in light of sound Biblical theology. This is what Christian research ministries and pastors have done in order to faithfully warn the flock of God against deception.


Amen and amen.  That said, let’s all get better at learning how to spot the difference between truth and error. Because TRUTH + ERROR = TERROR.  Here is the list, from SRN. It’s rather lengthy! Let us know if you spot any you disagree with:


List of Online Christian Bookstores  (CAUTION!)


These bookstores were used to research, compile, and update the MASTER LIST):



American Family Association’s Resource Center(currently closed)



Association of Logos Bookstores:http://www.logosbookstores.com/


Berean Christian Stores:http://www.berean.com/be/



Books of the Bible Christian Bookstores:http://www.booksofthebible.com/





Christian Book Network:http://www.christianbooknet.com/


Christian Heritage Bookstore:http://www.christianheritagebooks.com/



Cokesbury-Resources for the Christian Journey:http://www.cokesbury.com/


Dalton’s Christian Bookstore:http://www.parable.com/1865757/


Family Christian Stores:http://www.familychristian.com



Heritage Christian Book Store(Ontario, Canada) http://www.heritagecbs.com/


Koorong Stores (Australia):http://www.koorong.com.au/


Kregel Christian Books & Resources:http://kregel.gospelcom.net/



Lifeline Christian Books and Gifts:http://www.lifelinechristianbooks.com/


LifeWay Christian Stores:http://www.lifewaystores.com


Lighthouse Christian Stores(not affiliated with Lighthouse Trails Publishing or Lighthouse Trails Research Project):http://www.lighthousestores.com/


Mardel Christian & Educational Supply:http://www.mardel.com/


Northwestern Book Stores:http://www.nwbooks.com


Parable Christian Stores:http://www.parable.com



TBM BookManager (database provider)http://www.bookmanager.com/tbm/


3:16 Christian Bookstore:http://www.e316.com/shop/home.asp


Word Bookstores (Australia):http://www.word.com.au/


Word of Life Christian Bookstores:http://www.shopwordoflife.com/







AnonymousThe Cloud of Unknowing


Liz Babbs


Ruth Haley Barton


Rob Bell



Troy Bronsink


Bernard of Clairvaux 


Mike Bickle


Marcus Borg


Bob Buford


Spencer Burke


Tony Campolo


Pierre Teilhard de Chardin


St. Catherine of Siena


Jim Collins


Larry Crabb


Mark Driscoll


Tilden Edwards


Meister Eckhart


Richard Foster


George Fox


Ken Gire


Pete Greig


Emilie Griffin


Madame Guyon


Hildegard of Bingen


Judith Hougen Transformed Into Fire: An Invitation to Life in the True Self


Hannah Hunard


Bill Hybels


Jan Johnson, David Hazard When the Soul Listens: Finding Rest and Direction in Contemplative Prayer


Alan Jones


Ignatius of Loyola


John of the Cross


Judith Hougen Transformed Into Fire: An Invitation to Life in the True Self


Jan Johnson When the Soul Listens,http://www.janjohnson.org


St. John of the Cross


Laurie Beth Jones


Tony Jones


Julian of Norwich


Thomas Keating


Morton Kelsey


Keri Wyatt Kent Listen: Finding God in the Story of Your Life


Sue Monk Kidd


Dan Kimball


William Law


Brother Lawrence


St.Ignatius Loyola




Brennan Manning


Gerald May


Erwin McManus 


Thomas Merton


Calvin Miller


Don Miller


Beth Moore Be Still DVD


Wayne Muller


David J. Muyskens Forty Days to a Closer Walk with God: The Practice of Centering Prayer


Henri Nouwen


John Ortberg The Life You Always Wanted


Doug Pagitt


Basil Pennington


Eugene Peterson


Gustave Reininger


Tricia Rhodes


Maggie & Duffy Robbins


Richard Rohr


Richard Rolle


Philip St. Romain


Thomas Ryan  see NEW AGE MOVEMENT category


Will Sampson


Mark Scandrette


Pete Scazzero


Robert Schuller


Samir Selmanovic


Peter Senge


Chuck Smith, Jr.


Dan Southerland


Leonard Sweet


John Michael Talbot


St. Teresa of Avila


Gary Thomas


Patricia Treece


Evelyn Underhill


Karen Ward






Dallas Willard


Lauren Winner


Mark Yaconelli


Youth Specialties







*Bookcraft and Deseret Book Company “In 1999, Bookcraft was acquired by Deseret Book and is now an imprint of this publisher.” In turn, “Deseret Book is a wholly owned subsidiary of Deseret Management Corporation, the holding company for business firms owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints”  (Sources: http://mormonlit.lib.byu.edu/lit_publisher.php?p_id=10 and http://deseretbook.com.


Helen Andelin Fascinating Womanhood


Orson Scott Card (Mormon)


James C. Christensen (Mormon)


Jack R. Christianson (Mormon)


Stephen R. Covey (Mormon author whose books promote Mormonism and the New Age)


Sheri L. Dew (Mormon)


Dr. James Duke The Literary Masterpiece Called the Book of Mormon


Mary Baker Eddy Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures–Christian Science


Lynda J. Eyre (Mormon)


Gillian Gill (Biography on Mary Baker Eddy)


Grant HardyThe Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ


Devan Jensen (Mormon)


W.F. Walker Johanson (Mormon; What is Mormonism All About?: Answers to the 150 Most Commonly Asked Questions about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints)


Greg Johnson and Robert Millet Bridging The Divide: The Continuing Conversation Between A Mormon And An Evangelical. Greg Johnson is a professing Christian and the founder and president of Standing Together. Robert Millet, co-author of this book, is a dedicated Mormon.


Gerald N. Lund (Mormon)


Jack Lyon (Mormon)


Michael McLean (Mormon)


Robert L. Miller (Mormon)


Robert. L. Millet (Mormon) A Different Jesus? The Christ of the Latter-Day Saints.


Jay Parry (Mormon)


Daniel Peterson (Mormon; Muhammad: Prophet of God)


Anne Osborn Poelman (Mormon)


Barbara J. Porter (Mormon author)


Robert Vincent Remini (Biography on Joseph Smith–Joseph Smith was the founder and first President/Prophet of the Mormon Church)


Ed Smart, Lois Smart (Mormon; Bringing Elizabeth Home: A Legacy of Faith)


Joseph Smith The Book of Mormon (NUVISION Publishing)


Spirit of America (Mormon Tabernacle Choir & Orchestra)


Brad Teare (Mormon)


Rick Walton (Mormon)


Blaine M. Yorgason (Mormon)







Orestes Augustus BrownsonSaint Worship and the Worship of Mary: Why Devotion to the Saints Makes Sense)


Finis Jennings DakeDake’s Annotated Reference Bible. Please refer to Jeff Spancer’s article, “The Jesus of the Dake Annotated Reference Bible” at http://www.apologeticsindex.org/d47.html


Charles Darwin(evolution, Autobiographies)


Meister Eckhart(Pantheism)



Madame Jeanne Guyon


Hannah Hurnard (refer to http://www.pfo.org/high-pla.htm )


Gwen Shamblin(denies the Trinity)


John Shelby Spong


Joseph C. Sprague


Patricia A. Williams Doing Without Adam and Eve: Sociobiology and Original Sin







David Aaron The Kabbalah (an esoteric or occult matter that is traditionally secret)
Robert Aitken (Zen Buddhism)


Thomas Aquinas (Metaphysics)


Joan Wester Anderson Where Angels Walk


Anchor Bay Entertainment (10-Minute Solution DVD–promotes yoga)


Karen Armstrong (Buddha)


Wilkie Au


Jim Ballard Little Wave and Old Swell: A Fable of Life and its Passing. According to Ballard, the book was “Inspired by Paramahansa Yogananda,” a Hindu guru and the founder of Self Realization Fellowship


( http://www.littlewave.org/look.htm ). This book, and other books by Ballard, is endorsed by Ken Blanchard, co-founder of the Lead Like Jesus movement. For further information on Ken Blanchard and Lead Like Jesus, go to: http://www.christianresearchservice.com/LeadingLikeJesus.htm


Willis Barnstone(Gnosticism/Kabbalah)


Melody Beattie


Michael Berg The Kabbalah


Perle Besserman The Kabbalah


Emily Bestler


Joel D. Beversluis (The Pluralism Project)


Ken Blanchard (refer to “Ken Blanchard and Lead Like Jesus“)


Brooke Boon Holy Yoga. Also authored Hatha Yoga Illustrated


Susan Bordenkircher Yoga for Christians


Joan Borysenko (according to the Hoffman Institute, Borysenko is the “Co-Founder and former Director of the Mind/Body Medical Institute at Harvard University, President of Mind/Body Health Sciences, Inc., and Chair of the Hoffman Institute Advisory Board at



Fritz Buri The Buddha-Christ as the Lord of True Self


John Bradshaw


Beverly F. Brandt The Mystic Reality of Christ Consciousness


Sylvia Browne Sylvia Browne’s Book of Angels (Browne is a psychic who makes regular appearances on the Montel Williams Show at http://www.montelwilliams.com/ ).


Christopher Bryant


Beatrice Bruteau


Roland Buck Angels on Assignment


Sophy Burnham A Book of Angels


Barbara Calamari Holy Cards


Kendra Crossen Burroughs Skylight Illuminations: The Bhagavad Gita


Julia Cameron


Carole Camp (Labyrinth)


G.T. Candolini (Labyrinth)


Peter A. Campbell


Jack Canfield Chicken Soup for the Soul series. “In USA, we have a Christian fundamentalist movement right now which is threatening other religions and I don’t like it. It’s a religious revival which is intolerant, it creates separation, pain, and is based on ignorance…What works for me is a combination of disciplines: I do yoga, tai chi which is a Chinese martial art and three kinds of meditation­­vipasana, transcendental and mantra (sound) meditation…I meditate every day and I do something with my body every day: yoga or tai chi” (refer to the article, “Choosing To Be Happy“).


Noreen Cannon


Lucia Capacchione


Hal Childs The Myth of the Historical Jesus and the Evolution of Consciousness


Richard Chilson


William C. Chittick


Carol P. Christ Weaving the Visions: New Patterns in Feminist Spirituality


Carolyn Chambers Clark (Holistic Health)


Nancy Clemens (Dolphin Divination Cards)


Chas Clifton The Paganism Reader


Confucius The Analects


James. A Conlon


Janice T. Connell


David A. Cooper


Pierre Jean Cousin Facelift at Your Fingertips (promotes acupressure and aromatherapy).


Stephen R. Covey (Mormon author whose books promote Mormonism and New Age principles)


Rosie Daley, Oprah WinfreyIn the Kitchen with Rosie: Oprah’s Favorite Recipes


George F. Dole


Wendy Doniger The Laws of Manu (Hinduism)


Larry Dossey


Michael Drosnin


Dr. Wayne W. Dyer


Betty Eadie


Eknath Easwaran The Bhagavad Gita


Su Chin Ee Creating Bonsai Landscapes


Gary Egeberg


Lesley Ehlers (Zen Buddhism)


Mircea Eliade Shamanism


Rita Elkins Holistic Health


Marie Pierre-Emonet (Metaphysics)


Bruce G. Epperly Reiki Healing Touch and the Wat of Jesus


Perle Epstein


Cheryl Evans Acting and Theater (promotes yoga)


W.Y. Wentz-Evans The Tibetan Book of the Dead


Timothy J. Farnham


Martha Fay Pocket Saints: Virgin of Guadalupe with Cards and Other and Booklet


Marilyn Ferguson


Norman Fischer (Zen Buddhism)


Karen Baker-Fletcher (Metaphysics)


Emmet Fox


Matthew Fox


Laurence Freeman


Gregory Fried (Metaphysics)


Dave Fleming


Gary Gach The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Understanding Buddhism


Paul GaldoneT he Monkey and the Crocodile: A Jakata Tale from India


Ivone Gebara (Eco-Feminism)


Heimer Geirsson (Metaphysics)


James E. Goehring The Tibetan Book of the Dead


Joel S Goldsmith


Arthur Goldwag (Kabbalah)


Daniel P. Goleman


Deidre J. Good Reconstructing the Tradition of Sophia in Gnostic Literature


Tzivar Gover Mindful Moments for Streeful Days


Mary Ford-Grabowski WomanPrayers


Dom AlfredGraham (Zen Buddhism)


John Gray Secrets of Passion: Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus


Arthur Green


Bede Griffiths


Group Publishing (Labyrinth)


Ben Gruagach The Wiccan Mystic


GT Media, USA The Firm: Power Yoga


Jeffrey D. Hamilton (Holistic Health)


Robert M. Hamma


Olav Hammer


Gail M. Harley Emma Curtis Hopkins: Forgotten Founder of New Thought


Edward Hays (Labyrinth)


Richard Hecht


Martin Heidegger (Metaphysics)


Steven Heine (Zen Buddhism)


A.L. Herman A Brief Introduction to Hinduism


Eugen Herrigel (Zen Buddhism)


Hildegard of Bingen


David Hinton (Tao Te Ching)


Sheilaa Hite Secrets of a Psychic Counselor


Lawrence A. Hoffman (Holistic Health)


George Holbrook (Holistic Health)


Eric Hornung (Egyptian Spirituality)


Aldous Huxley


Moshe Idel The Kabbalah


Peter Van Inwagen (Metaphysics)


Lisa Isherwood (British Feminist, Celtic Spirituality; The Power of Erotic Celibacy and


The Power of Erotic Celibacy: Queering Heteropatriarchy)


Robert S Ivker (Holistic Health)


Carl T. Jackson Vedanta for the West (Hinduism)


Alan Jacobs The Bhagavad Gita: A Poetic Transcreation


Willigis Jager


Gerald Jampolsky


Sharon Janis Spirituality for Dummies


Maria Jaoudi (Islam and Christianity)


James William Jones (Buddhism/Psychotherapy)


John Miriam Jones (Celtic Spirituality)


Laurie Beth Jones Jesus: CEO; The Path; The Four Elements of Success


E. Bernard Jordan The Laws of Thinking: 20 Secrets to Using the Divine Power of Your Mind to Master Prosperity (Jordan claims to be a “Master Prophet.” Here are some of the disturbing quotes in the book: “WHEN YOU DECLARE ‘I AM,’ YOU BECOME GOD” (p. 2). “Your purpose is to become God” (p. 14). On page 51, Jordan promotes the Hindu occultic chakras. “God is not interested in becoming the savior of His children” (p. 131). “Science is God” (p. 187). “Money is equal with God” (p. 208). “Don’t mistake Christianity for God. They are NOT the same! God is in all, and yoga is not a rejection of Him” (p. 212). “God is not looking for your adoration, but your action” (p. 214). “…the only way you can honor God is with money” (p. 250).


Michael Jubien (Metaphysics)


Carl Jung


Kakichi Kadowaki (Zen Buddhism)


Glin-Pa-Karma The Tibetan Book of the Dead


Paul Kaufman


Richard A. Kautz (Labyrinth)


Zen Master Keizan (Zen Buddhism)


Stephen R. Kellert


Karen L. King Images of the Feminine in Gnosticism


John Kirvan


Klaus K. Klostermaier Hinduism: A Short Intro


Gary Kraftsow Yoga for Transformation: Ancient Teachings and Practices for Healing the Body, Mind, and Heart


Katherine Krohn Oprah Winfrey (Oprah Winfrey is a New Ager)


Christian Kuhn (Holistic Health)


Aryeh Kushner The Kabbalah


Lawrence Kushner (Kabbalah)


Ronald Melvin Lawrence (Holistic Health and Yoga)


Dali Lama


Bentley Layton The Gnostic Gospels


Leo Lefebure The Buddha & the Christ: Explorations in Buddhist & Christian Dialogue


Kenneth S. Leong (Zen Buddhism)


Stephen Levine


Scott C. Littlejohn Shinto


John Daido Loori (Zen Buddhism)


Donald S. Lopez, Jr. The Tibetan Book of the Dead


Howard Louthan (Labyrinth)


Joseph A. Loya The Tao of Jesus: An Experiment in Inter-Traditional Understanding


Thia Luby Children’s Book of Yoga: Games & Exercises Mimic Plants & Animals & Objects


Gerd Ludemann (Atheist)


Elaine MacInnes (Zen Buddhism)


Gailand Macqueen (Labyrinth)


Fiona Maddocks


S.J. Marshall The Mandate of Heaven: Hidden History in the I-Ching


Nancy Martin


Juan Mascaro The Bhagavad Gita; Dhammapada; The Upanishads


Daniel Matt Essential Kabbalah: The Heart of Jewish Mysticism


Benard McGinn


Edwin M. McMahon


G.R.S. Mead Pistis Sophia


Anthony de Mello (mysticism, self-realization)


Franz Metcalf What Would Buddha Do?


Marvin Meyer The Gnostic Gospels of Jesus


Moojan Momen The Baha’i Faith: A Short Introduction


Mary Manin Morrissey (New Thought)


K. Mozumdar, Paul Tice The Life and the Way: The Christian Yoga Metaphysics


Jon Mundy


Wayne Muller Touching the Divine-Audiobook on Cassette


Carolyn Myss


Philip J. Newell (Celtic Spirituality, New Age music)


Steve Nichols The Magical Writings of Ithell Colquhoun (“Many of Ithell’s magical writings are collected and published here for the first time, nearly 20 years after her death in 1988. There are a series Tarot lectures that she gave to either the Golden Dawn, Masonic, OTO, Druidic or Gnostic Orders in which she was ordained” (Cokesbury Christian bookstore,



Friedrich Nietzsche


John O’Donohue


Wendy Doniger O’Flatery The Rig Veda (Hinduism/Sanskrit hymns)


Diane C. Olson (Holistic Health)


Elaine Pagels The Gnostic Gospels


Mahinda Palihawadana The Dhammapada: The Sayings of Buddha


Papus The Qabalah: Secret Traditions of the West


Norman Vincent Peale (Positive Thinking)



Joseph Petulla (Tao Te Ching)


Li Po (Ascended Masters)


Andrew Ramer Angel Answers: A Joyful Guide to Creating Heaven on Earth


Fr. Anthony Randazzo Beatitudes, Christ and the Practice of Yoga: A Sacred Log on Land and Sea


David Steindl-Rast


John Jacob Raub Who Told You That You Were Naked? (based on the New Age manual, A Course in Miracles)


Melinda Ribner (Kabbalah)


Jabez Richardson (Freemasonry)


Anthony (Tony) Robbins


Elisabeth Ross (Holistic Health)


Nancy Roth (blends Christianity with Yoga)



Philip St. Romain Kundalini Energy and Christian Spirituality


Rosemary Radford Ruether (Feminism)


Joyce Rupp


Thomas Ryan Prayer of Heart and Body: Meditation and Yoga as Christian Spiritual Practice


Leslie Sansone (Yoga DVD)


Robert Schuller


S.M. Scott Yin-Yang: A Zen Guided Journal


Richard Seidman The Kabbalah


John B. Severance Gandhi, Great Soul


Arvind Sharma Hinduism for Our Times.


Beth Shaw Yoga Stretch for Fitness


Rupert Sheldrake


Dr. Bernie Siegal


KrishnaSilverman (Hindu Spirituality)


Ninan Smart


Peter Smith (Baha’i)


Choan-Seng Song Third-Eye Theology


Ernest Sosa (Metaphysics)


David Spangler


Jonathan Star (Tao Te Ching)


Brad Steiger


Rudolph Steiner


Walburga Storch


Lucien Stryk On Love and Barley (Zen Buddhism)


William C. Sturtevant


K.R. Sundararajan (Hindu Spirituality)


Sri Purohit Swami The Bhagavad Gita


Emanuel Swedenborg (Swedenborgism)


Leonard Sweet Quantum Spirituality


Jeremy Taylor (Labyrinth)


Terry Lynn Taylor Angel Wisdom


John Marks Templeton Wisdom from World Religions: Pathways to Heaven on Earth (refer to http://www.letusreason.org/Curren40.htm )


Tide-Mark Press Yoga Journal Wall Calendar


June Boyce-Tillman


Marjorie ThompsonSOUL FEAST (for further information, refer to Lighthouse Trails at http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/index.php?


Elisabeth Tooker (Native American Spirituality of Eastern Woodlands; sacred myths, rituals, formulas)


Lao Tsu (Tao Te Ching)


Mary Evelyn Tucker (Confucian Spirituality)


Ann Belford Ulanov


Kerry Walters


Alan Watts (Zen Buddhism)


Neale Donald Walsch


Birell Walsh Praying for Others


Tu Weiming (Confucian Spirituality)


Andrew Weil Breathing: The Master Key to Self-Healing; audio book on cassette


Robert Van de Weyer (readings from Hinduism, Taoism, Confucianism, Buddhism)


Ken Wilber (“Each of us still has to find a genuine contemplative practice-maybe yoga, maybe Zen, maybe Shambhala Training, maybe contemplative prayer, or any number or authentic transformative practices” (click HEREfor source). Additional research at http://www.khandro.com/kenwilber/biblio.html ).


Jacqueline A. Williams (Gnosticism)


Raymond Brady Williams An Introduction to Swaminarayan Hinduism


Aryeh Wineman (Kabbalah)


Terry Cole-Whittaker


Leslie Wines Rumi: A Spiritual Biography


David GordonWhite Tantra in Practice


Philip Wilkinson & Peggy Morgan Eyewitness: Buddhism


Laibl Wolf (Kabbalah)


Dale S. Wright (Zen Buddhism)


Yoga Zone; Music for Meditation


Ho Pen Yoke (Astrology)


Serinity Young An Anthology of Sacred Texts by and About Women


Carol Zaleski


Philip Zaleski


Heinrich Zimmer Philosophies of India


Suzanne Zuercher(Enneagram Spirituality)


Gary Zukav







Marilyn Bennett Alexander We Were Baptized Too: Claiming God’s Grace For Lesbians and Gays


James Alison Faith Beyond Resentment: Fragments Catholic and Gay


Rebecca T. Alpert Lesbian Rabbis


Marcella Althaus-Reid Indecent Theology: Theological Perversions in Sex, Gender and Politics


Cathy Ann Anderson Challenges and Changes (male-to-female transsexual)


Bruce Bawer A Placeat the Table: The Gay Individual in American Society


Alice Ogden Bellis Science, Scripture, and Homosexuality


Jon L. Berquist Called Out With: Stories of Solidarity-In Support of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Trangendered Persons (according to the description at Booksamillion.com,


“This is an edited work of stories from Westminster John Knox Press written by heterosexuals in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered persons who desire opportunities for leadership within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).”


Mindy Blaise Playing It Straight: Uncovering Gender Discourse in the Early Childhood Classroom


Donald L. Boisvert Out on Holy Ground: Meditations on Gay Men’s Spirituality


Mary Borhek Coming Out to Parents: A Two-Way Survival Guide for Lesbians and Gay Men and Their Parents


Timothy Brown (co-authored book, Coming Out Young and Faithful, with Leanne McCall Tigert)


Edward Carpenter Pagan and Christian Creeds: Their Origin and Meaning


Richard Cleaver Know My Name: A Gay Liberation Theology


Gary David Comstock Gay Theology Without Apology


Randy P. Conner Queering Creole Spiritual Traditions


Emmanuel Cooper The Sexual Perspective: Homosexuality and Art in the Last 100


Years in the West


L. William Countryman Gifted by Otherness: Gay and Lesbian Christians in the Church


Page DuBois Sappho Is Burning


Geoffrey Duncan Courage to Love: Liturgies for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community


Marvin Mahan Ellison Same-Sex Marriage: A Christian Ethical Analysis


James L. Empereur Spiritual Direction and the Gay Person


Tim Fleming Holy Bible: New Testament and God’s New Law (this is aBible for the homosexual community. Fleming claims to receive revelations from God, and maintains that “If you are gay, get married. Buy rings for each other. Make wedding vows, and ceremonies in your own homes” (“The Journal,” p. 666). On pages 667-668, Fleming states: “On August 20th, 2004, on the way home from work, God increased sanctions on the Church. He declared that testimony from the old law (i.e. the Bible Old Testament/New Testament) will not longer be considered in his high court because his New Law has been declared.”


Daniel Gebhardt I Am One Walking Beside Me: Meditations of an HIV Positive Gay Man
Chris Glaser (refer to Glaser’s Bio and Books at www.chrisglaser.com )


Peter Gomes (homosexual, pro-gay activist)


Robert E. Goss Take Back The Word: A Queer Reading of the Bible


Larry Kent Graham Discovering Images of God: Narratives of Care Among Lesbians and Gays
Eryk Hanut The Road to Guadalupe and The Blessings of Guadalupe. According to this website ( http://www.soulfulliving.com/relics_and_keepsakes.htm ), Hanut “lives in Nevada with his husband Andrew Harvey and his two cats Puli and Princey.”


Andrew Harvey (see list of books at http://www.andrewharvey.net/books.html. According to this website(http://www.soulfulliving.com/sun_at_midnight.htm ), Harvey is “Married to writer and photographer Eryk Hanut.”


Mary Ann Hastings A Woman and a Homosexual Man: The Good Thunder in My Life: A Testimony and Workbook for Women Who Love Homosexual Men


Daniel A. Helminiak What the Bible Really Says about Homosexuality


Thomas Marland Horner Jonathan Loved David: Homosexuality in Biblical Times


Paul King Jewett Man as Male and Female


Jeffrey Lea For Another Flock: Daily Advent and Christmas Meditations for Gay and Lesbian Christians


Sara Maitland


Dugan McGinley Acts of Faith, Acts of Love: Gay Catholic Autobiographies as Sacred Texts


John McNeill (refer to http://www.johnjmcneill.com/AUTHOR.HTML ).


Dalyn Miller The Quotable Queer: Fabulous Wit & Wisdom from the Gays, the Straights and Everybody In-Between


Tara L. Molina God’s Other Children; A Spiritual Journey in Gay Life


Virginia Ramey Mollenkott (lesbian activist, www.geocities.com/vrmollenkott )


Henri Nouwen (according to Michael Ford’s book, Wounded Prophet: A Portrait of Henri J.M. Nouwen, Nouwen struggled with homosexuality since the age of six (p. 73).


Mary Oliver Thirst


Dennis O’Neill Passionate Holiness: Marginalized Christian Devotions for Distinctive Peoples


Michal Anne Pepper Reconciling Journey: A Devotional Workbook for Lesbian and Gay Christians


Norm Pott Called Out With: Stories of Solidarity-In Support of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,


and Trangendered Persons(according to the description at Booksamillion.com, “This is an edited work of stories from Westminster John Knox Press written by heterosexuals in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered persons who desire opportunities for leadership within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).”


James Preston We Were Baptized Too: Claiming God’s Grace For Lesbians and Gays


Paula Ressler Dramatic Changes: Talking about Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity with High School Students Through Drama


M.R. Ritley Gifted by Otherness: Gay and Lesbian Christians in the Church


Jack Rogers Jesus, the Bible, and Homosexuality: Explode the Myths, Heal the Church(the Description reads, “In this sure-to-be controversial book, former seminary professor and church official Jack Rogers argues unequivocally for the ordination of homosexuals and for the extension of full and equal rights in society to all people who are homosexual”).


Will Roscoe Jesus and the Shamanic Tradition of Same-Sex Love


Chloe Ann Rounsley True Selves: Understanding Transsexualism-For Families, Friends, Coworkers, and Helping Professionals


Letha Dawson Scanzoni (co-authored Is the Homosexual My Neighbor? with Virginia Ramey Mollenkott)


Alberto Shavo Finding the Real Me: True Tales of Sex and Gender Diversity


David W. Shelton The Rainbow Kingdom: Christianity & the Homosexual Reconciled


Vanessa Sheridan (Male-to-female crossdresser; co-authoredTransgendered Journeys with Virginia Ramey Mollenkott; also authored Crossing Over: Liberating the Transgendered Christian and Cross Purposes: On Being Christian and Crossgendered. According to his website, Sheridan is a “corporate speaker and America’s leading authority on transgender in the workplace” who “helps business leaders meet their informational needs”  ( http://www.vanessasheridan.com/ ).


Michelangelo Signorile Outing Yourself: How to Come Out as Lesbian or Gay to Your Family, Friends, and Coworkers


William George Storey A Book of Prayer for Gay and Lesbian Christians


William Stringfellow (refer to the article, “Same-sex marriage and sacramental unity“).


Tom Swicegood Our God Too


David Toussaint Gay and Lesbian Weddings: Planning the Perfect Same-Sex Ceremony


Maurine C. WaunMore Than Welcome: Learning to Embrace Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Persons in the Church


Joe Webber The Complete Guide to Gay & Lesbian Weddings


Ann Wells I’m Home: What It’s Like to Love a Woman


Mel White Stranger at the Gate: To Be Gay and Christian in America; Religion Gone Bad: The Hidden Dangers of the Christian Right(Mel White is the founder of Soulforce. Refer to his Bio at http://www.soulforce.org/article/11 ).


Sally Lowe Whitehead


Johanna Van Wijk-Bos (co-authoredCalled Out With: Stories of Solidarity-In Support of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Trangendered Persons)


Walter Wink Homosexuality and Christian Faith: Questions of Conscience for the Churches


Paramahansa Yogananda  Autobiography of a Yogi; The Yoga of Jesus: Understanding the Hidden Teachings of the Gospel; Scientific Healing Affirmations: Theory and Practice of Concentration; The Law of Success: Using the Power of Spirit to Create Health, Prosperity, and Happiness




False Prophets, False Teachers, False Healers, Dominionism, Florida Outpouring (Revival), ElijahList, Heresy, Hyper-Charismania, Indigenous Peoples Movement, International Coalition of Apostles, Kingdom Now, Latter Rain, Manifest Sons of God, New Apostolic Reformation, New Breed, Third Wave, Word-Faith:  



Che Ahn


John Avanzini


Todd Bentley (three books, one DVD)


1. The Reality of the Supernatural World: Exploring Heavenly Realms and Prophetic Experiences


2.Journey Into The Miraculous 


3. Kingdom Rising: Making the Kingdom Real in Your Life


4. Baptisms of Fire (DVD).


For articles and videos on Todd Bentley and the “Prophetic Movement,” use Search engine.


Reinhard Bonnke


William Branham (denied the Trinity)


Rodney Howard-Browne


Paul Cain


Stacey Campbell


Wesley Campbell


Charles Capps


Morris Cerullo 


Paul Yongi Cho 


Kim Clement   


Kenneth Copeland



Paul Crouch


Finis Jennings Dake


Jack Deere


Creflo Dollar


Jesse Duplantis


Richard Foster


Francis Frangipane


Ted Haggard


Kenneth Hagin


Bill Hamon


Marilyn Hickey


Steve Hill  


Benny Hinn


Charles & Frances Hunter 


Bill Hybels/Willow Creek


Cindy Jacobs


T.D. Jakes


Bob Jones 


T.B. Joshua


Rick Joyner


E.W. Kenyon


John Kilpatrick


Patricia King Dream Big: How the Second Half of Life Can Be the Better Half of Life


Joyce Meyer


Miles Munroe


Steve Munsey


Mike Murdock


Joel Osteen    


George Otis, Jr.


Rod Parsley


Earl Paulk


Chuck Pierce 


Frederick K.C. Price


Oral Roberts


Pat Robertson


Jerry Savelle    


Dutch Sheets



Don Stewart


Tommy Tenney


Choo Thomas Heaven Is So Real (refer to Mike Oppenheimer’s article at http://www.letusreason.org/bookR19.htm )


C. Peter Wagner Dominion! How Kingdom Action Can Change the World





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7 Responses to “What's on your bookshelf?”

  1. Liz #

    I will not go into Family Christian Bookstores…I stopped a long time ago.

    February 11, 2013 at 5:25 PM Reply
  2. Probably wise, Liz!

    February 12, 2013 at 5:22 AM Reply
  3. Joni #

    It would be great if you could come up with a list of "safe or trusted" authors and resources like this ?? It is hard to find Biblically sound material these days.

    February 16, 2013 at 12:30 PM Reply
    • Liz #

      Concordance and a Bible…that's about it.

      February 21, 2013 at 2:13 PM Reply
      • Cindy #

        Liz, I know exactly what you mean. It is almost impossible. Have you heard of Jacob Prasch, Moriel Ministries? I'd like to hear your thoughts if you have?

        October 14, 2013 at 1:16 PM Reply
  4. Josh #

    I must ask but why is Francis Frangipane listed here? I just wondering as I reading one of his book "In The Presence of God." In this book I have yet too find anything that is unbiblical, unless I missing something?

    March 6, 2014 at 3:41 PM Reply
  5. David #

    Pray and ponder as you read any possibly inspired work.

    December 7, 2014 at 8:01 PM Reply

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