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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/

 

 


 

CENTERING PRAYER, CHURCH GROWTH, CONTEMPLATIVE SPIRITUALITY, EMERGING CHURCH, LABYRINTH, MYSTICISM, PURPOSE DRIVEN:

 

 

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

 

RickWarren

 

RobertWebber

 

Dallas Willard

 

Lauren Winner

 

Mark Yaconelli

 

Youth Specialties

 

 


 

CULTIC:

 

 

*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)

 

 


 

HERETICAL:

 

 

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

 

 


 

NEW AGE MOVEMENT:

 

 

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
http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/researchtopics.htm#B

 

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

 

 


 

HOMOSEXUAL, LESBIAN, PRO-GAY, TRANSGENDERED:

 

 

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

 

 


 

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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.
    Thanks!

    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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