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Authors and Books

  • List of Authors and Books Not Recommended:

Contemplative Spirituality, Cultic, Emerging Church, Heretical, Homosexual, Lesbian, New Age, New Apostolic Reformation, Pro-Gay, Purpose Driven, Transgendered, and Word-Faith Authors and Books Advertised and Promoted within Online and Walk-in Christian Bookstores Worldwide

Revised & Updated: April 27, 2010

To the Reader: The following MASTER LIST consists of authors and books found advertised and promoted within online Christian bookstores worldwide. Certain books may be ordered online from walk-in Christian bookstore databases. Although special care has been taken to provide current and accurate information, the reader is encouraged to check and verify the names prior to their removal.

While the Homosexual, Lesbian, Pro-Gay, Transgendered category contains authors who are either homosexual, lesbian, transgendered, or pro-gay, not all of the authors are homosexual or lesbian or transgendered.

In each category, the authors’ names are arranged in alphabetical order and in a single line. Information about the authors and books may be located by conducting a Google Search on the author’s name ( www.google.com ) or by reading the “Description” section on the book provided by the online bookstore. The title (name) of the author’s book is in italics.

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Scriptural Admonitions, Commands, and Warnings:

Deuteronomy 18:20-22; Matthew chapter 24; Acts 19:19-20; Acts 20: 27-312 Corinthians 6:14-15; 2 Corinthians 11:3-4; Ephesians 5:11-12; Colossians 2:8Romans 16:17-18; 2 Peter 2:1-3; 1 Timothy 6:3-5; 1 Timothy 6:12; 2 Timothy 4:3-41 Thessalonians 5:21-22; 1 John 4:1; Galatians 1:6-10; Galatians 2:4-5; Luke 9:23Titus 1:9; Titus 2:1Jude 1:3-4

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List of Online Christian Bookstores (CAUTION! These bookstores were used to research, compile, and update the MASTER LIST):

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

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 Hardy The 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. For more information go to the Greg Johnson and Robert Millet Research Page at http://www.christianresearchservice.com/GregJohnsonandRobertMillet.htm ).
  • 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. Go to http://www.christianresearchservice.com/GregJohnsonandRobertMillet.htm for further information.
  • 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:

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
  • Ken Blanchard (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  http://tinyurl.com/3683o4 ).
  • 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  ).
  • 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 Winfrey In 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
  • Norman Fischer (Zen Buddhism)
  • Karen Baker-Fletcher (Metaphysics)
  • Emmet Fox
  • Matthew Fox – Listed under list-of-all-categories
  • Laurence Freeman
  • Gregory Fried (Metaphysics)
  • Dave Fleming
  • Gary Gach The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Understanding Buddhism
  • Paul Galdone The 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 Alfred Graham (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 –Listed under list-of-all-categories
  • 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 GitaDhammapada; 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,  http://www.cokesbury.com/forms/ProductDetail.aspx?pid=595542 ).
  • 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)
  • M. Scott Peck ( http://procinwarn.com/mscott.htm )
  • 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)
  • Ron Roth (see )
  • 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
  • Krishna Silverman (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 Thompson SOUL 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 HERE for 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 Gordon White 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 Place at 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 a Bible 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 . 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-authored Transgendered 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. Waun More 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 ).
  • Sally Lowe Whitehead
  • Johanna Van Wijk-Bos (co-authored Called 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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111 comments to List of Authors and Books Not Recommended

  • Barland Johnson

    Thanks for the list. Keep up the good work and may GOD bless you.

  • John Willems

    Wow what a list. You might as well put my name on the list too. I’ve written a lot on prayer that you would disagree with.

  • Elmarie A

    John Willems

    You might as well put my name on the list too. I’ve written a lot on prayer that you would disagree with.

    If this is the company you wish to keep we can provide you with the instructions of how you can add your name to this international list.

    Why would one write something about prayer if you know Christians will disagree any way it seems futile then doesn’t it?

  • Deborah (Discerning the World)

    Email received from Vanessa Sheridan

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    from Vanessa Sheridan
    to discerningtheworld
    date 27 August 2010 16:28
    subject Thank you

    Hello,

    I’m just writing to say thanks for including me on your “List of Authors and Books Not Recommended.” You’ve placed me in some elite company, and I’m proud to be associated with many of the others that populate your list.

    It’s always a bit sad to be reminded of how some people are so easily frightened by human difference. You don’t know me, and you have no idea about the depth and/or scope of my relationship to God in Christ Jesus. Nevertheless, you have arbitrarily decided that I am somehow “dangerous” to the faith and/or inauthentic because I am a transgender person who tries to help others. I have great pity for people whose lives are apparently dedicated to the promotion of fear.

    Here’s a little quote that may be helpful to you. (It’s from Jesus Christ, and it’s found in Matthew 7:1.) I’m sending it along because it’s fairly obvious that you’re unaware of it–or if you are, that you have chosen to ignore it. Jesus said, “Judge not, that ye be not judged.” You might want to think about Christ’s words before you condemn others or their work without even knowing them. You will be in my prayers. (And don’t worry: I don’t plan on contacting you again, so you can relax.)

    Sincerely,

    Vanessa Sheridan

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    Dear Vanessa

    To be transgender AND a ‘Christian’ violates scripture whether you like it or not. You can’t have your cake and eat it. Please read Sodom and Gomorrah – that’s in the bible if you missed it.

    If you were not touting Christianity as a transgender, your book would not be on this list. So your ‘judge not’ attempt does not apply. You think you are doing good, but you are not. This is why you are on this list. Please think about that.

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  • Elmarie A

    Taken from above article /list.
    Vanessa Sheridan ( Male-to-female crossdresser; co-authored Transgendered 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/ ).

    Vanessa says in her email to DTW: “Judge not, that ye be not judged.”

    Well well I have news for Vanessa she needs to go read here: http://www.discerningtheworld.com/2010/09/11/as-christians-we-must-judge-righteously/ on DTW

    Col 2:8 “BEWARE lest any man spoil you through PHILOSOPHY and VAIN DECEIT, after the TRADITION OF MEN, after the RUDIMENTS OF THE WORLD, and NOT after CHRIST.”

    Vanessa also says in her email: You might want to think about Christ’s words before you condemn others or their work without even knowing them.

    these Scripture verses comes to mind :
    # 2 John 1:10-11 “If anyone comes to your meeting and does NOT TEACH THE TRUTH ABOUT CHRIST, don’t invite that person into your home or give any kind of encouragement. Anyone who encourages such people becomes a PARTNER IN THEIR EVIL WORK.”

    Vanessa also says in her email: thanks for including me on your “List of Authors and Books Not Recommended.” You’ve placed me in some elite company, and I’m proud to be associated with many of the others that populate your list.

    # 2 Pet 2:18 “They Brag about themselves with Empty, Foolish Boasting. With an Appeal to twisted Sexual Desires, they lure back into Sin those who have barely escaped from a Lifestyle of DECEPTION.”

    Isaiah 13:11
    I will punish the world for its evil, the wicked for their sins. I will put an end to the arrogance of the haughty and will humble the pride of the ruthless.

    Galatians 6:4
    Each one should test his own actions. Then he can take pride in himself, without comparing himself to somebody else,

    1 Timothy 6:4
    He is puffed up with pride and stupefied with conceit, [although he is] woefully ignorant. He has a morbid fondness for controversy and disputes and strife about words, which result in (produce) envy and jealousy, quarrels and dissension, abuse and insults and slander, and base suspicions,

    Vanessa sadly seems not to understand the true content or meaning of Matthew 7:1 and my prayer is that she does come to understand and study the true meaning of the whole of Matthew 7.

  • Deborah (Discerning the World)

    Vanessa sadly seems not to understand the true content or meaning of Matthew 7:1 and my prayer is that she does come to understand and study the true meaning of the whole of Matthew 7.

    And once Vanessa has come to understand the whole of Matt 7 she/he can start reading the rest of the Bible and hopefully, prayerfully come to understand it’s wonderful message of salvation as well.

  • Christiaan

    Hi Deborah, Ek lees nou al vir ‘n paar dae op DTW aan die artikels, reaksie, vrae en antwoorde van lesers. Dit is regtig insiggewend, en ek dank God dat hy dit op u hart geplaas het om hierdie noodsaaklike werk te doen, en vir u gehoorsaamheid. Ook vir die ander skrywers, soos Elmarie, BL, en Leon (jammer as ek iemand uitlaat)wat gereeld goeie inspraak lewer en tyd afstaan om iemand wat duidelik reeds mislei is, te probeer fokus op die ware evangelie, van vergifnis van sonde, deur die bloed van Jesus, ons Verlosser. Hierdie werk wat u doen, het my laat besef dat ek moet meer tyd met Sy kosbare Woord moet spandeer, en om meer waarde te heg aan onderskeiding d.m.v. die Heilige Gees, wat in my woon, as aan boodskappe wat van die kansels af in die kerke verkondig word. In my eie pinkster gemeente, is van die goed aanwesig, tale, (ek het dit self “ontvang” want “almal” doen dit dan, maar het dit afgeleer omdat ek nie werklik oortuig is dat dit van God afkomstig is nie, “slain in the spirit” het my ook nooit aangestaan nie, omdat ek nooit werklik skrif kon kry wat dit regverdig nie, profesiee, ens. Ja, ek het graag TBN gekyk, en ander aangemoedig om ook te kyk, en boeke van skrywers soos J Meyer, J Osteen, as geskenke gekoop vir my eie familie! Totdat ek eendag op die web lees van die WoF beweging, en die Kingdom Now, prosperity, en seed faith goete, maar aangeneem dis net ‘n paar vrot appels in die mandjie…. wel dankie vir al die inligting, en ook die lys van skrywers. Hou aan met hierdie goeie werk, Vader seen u en nogmaals dankie, ek voel ge inspireer, om ook my deel te doen om my familie en vreinde te waarsku. Mag God dan gee dat al die liewe mensies wat hierdie webtuiste besoek, die waarheid sal ondervind en vrede in hul harte sal kry, nadat hulle die Hielige Gees se leiding afgebid het.
    Christiaan (jammer eks lees goed in Ingels haha)

  • Deborah (Discerning the World)

    Christiaan

    Thank you so much for your comment. It is very very welcome! Please do not be a stranger.

    The world we are living in is a disaster. Everyone is speaking about love and peace and there is a ‘gospel’ for every problem is seems, EXCEPT the gospel of Jesus Christ.

    Ek lees goed is Afrikaans ;)

  • John

    To be transgendered AND a Christian violates the word of God?? Where does the Bible says that??? You seem to have a mistaken belief that transgendered people commit sodomy and fornication since you make the reference to Sodom and Gomorrah. I highly suggest you do the research. I was born with a deformity and having gender reassignment surgery was the only way I could have a normal life and get married, etc. If your child was born with a birth defect, would you not want him/her to have corrective surgery??

    If you think that most transgendered folks are like those on the Jerry Springer show,then you are ill informed and very ignorant. We are in your neighborhood, work place, and yes even in your church, but you would never know it because we are normal.

  • Deborah (Discerning the World)

    John

    John, John, John… John, having being born with a deformity is NOT the same as Vanessa’s problem. Vanessa is a homosexual, you are not. Please think before you come and comment again.

  • John

    [EDITED: Did I not ask you to THINK before you come and comment again? PLEASE DO NOT COMMENT AGAIN UNLESS IT’S BACKED UP WITH SCRIPTURE]

  • Lorne Parsons

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  • Lorne Parsons

    Be very careful DWDA of the things and people you strike. Rethink. pray over, pray over your mission of pointing finders when you could be doing other things of eternal value like fulfilling Isa 58, James 1:27 a little bit more and a little bit less of finger pointing. People and an read and think right or wrong for themselves.

  • Lorne Parsons

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  • Deborah (Discerning the World)

    Lorne Parsons

    As Christians We Must Judge Righteously

    As Christians we do NOT judge a person life, i.e., sin, because we are all sinners (Matt 7:1). But the Bible does command us to judge fellow Christians teachings and their fruit. We judge/test their teachings/doctrine to make sure it is correct and that it ties up with scripture.

    There are many verses in the bible where we are told to JUDGE/TEST:

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    1 Thessalonians 5:21 (Amplified Bible)

    21But test and prove all things [until you can recognize] what is good; [to that] hold fast.

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    Matthew 7:15-20 (Amplified Bible)

    15Beware of false prophets, who come to you dressed as sheep, but inside they are devouring wolves.

    16You will fully recognize them by their fruits. Do people pick grapes from thorns, or figs from thistles?

    17Even so, every healthy (sound) tree bears good fruit [worthy of admiration], but the sickly (decaying, worthless) tree bears bad (worthless) fruit.

    18A good (healthy) tree cannot bear bad (worthless) fruit, nor can a bad (diseased) tree bear [excellent fruit [worthy of admiration].

    19Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and cast into the fire.

    20Therefore, you will fully know them by their fruits.

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    1 Corinthians 5:12-13 (Amplified Bible)

    12What [business] of mine is it and what right have I to judge outsiders? Is it not those inside [the church] upon whom you are to pass disciplinary judgment [passing censuring sentence on them as the facts require]?

    13God alone sits in judgment on those who are outside. Drive out that wicked one from among you [expel him from your church].

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    1 Corinthians 14:29 (Amplified Bible)

    29 So let two or three prophets speak [those inspired to preach or teach], while the rest pay attention and weigh and discern what is said.

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    John 7:24 (Amplified Bible)

    24Be honest in your judgment and do not decide at a glance (superficially and by appearances); but judge fairly and righteously.

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    Titus 1:9-16 (Amplified Bible)

    9He must hold fast to the sure and trustworthy Word of God as he was taught it, so that he may be able both to give stimulating instruction and encouragement in sound (wholesome) doctrine and to refute and convict those who contradict and oppose it [showing the wayward their error].

    10For there are many disorderly and unruly men who are idle (vain, empty) and misleading talkers and self-deceivers and deceivers of others. [This is true] especially of those of the circumcision party [who have come over from Judaism].

    11Their mouths must be stopped, for they are mentally distressing and subverting whole families by teaching what they ought not to teach, for the purpose of getting base advantage and disreputable gain.

    12One of their [very] number, a prophet of their own, said, Cretans are always liars, hurtful beasts, idle and lazy gluttons.

    13And this account of them is [really] true. Because it is [true], rebuke them sharply [deal sternly, even severely with them], so that they may be sound in the faith and free from error,

    14[And may show their soundness by] ceasing to give attention to Jewish myths and fables or to rules [laid down] by [mere] men who reject and turn their backs on the Truth.

    15To the pure [in heart and conscience] all things are pure, but to the defiled and corrupt and unbelieving nothing is pure; their very minds and consciences are defiled and polluted.

    16They profess to know God [to recognize, perceive, and be acquainted with Him], but deny and disown and renounce Him by what they do; they are detestable and loathsome, unbelieving and disobedient and disloyal and rebellious, and [they are] unfit and worthless for good work (deed or enterprise) of any kind.

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    1 John 4 (Amplified Bible)

    1BELOVED, DO not put faith in every spirit, but prove (test) the spirits to discover whether they proceed from God; for many false prophets have gone forth into the world.

  • Albert

    DTW – Julle doen goeie werk – aan almal wat so bekommerd is dat ons nie mag oordeel nie – probeer julle se dat God die mense gaan straf omdat hulle die vals profete ens aan die kaak stel en mense probeer beskerm om nie mislei te word nie – misleiding is een van satan se magtigste wapens en julle wil die “goodies” op n “guilt trip” sit omdat hulle kamtag “judge” – lees bietjie Prediker 3: 1-10 – Please keep up the good work Deborah – it should be quite clear to all the readers that you have an anointing from God to do exactly what you are busy with.

  • Deborah (Discerning the World)

    Albert

    Anointed means ‘Christ’ or ‘Messiah’, etc. So no I don’t have an’ anointing’. I am just a little person who has a huge passion to warn people of false teaching. I had a one way ticket to hell once and I sought out Jesus to save me and He did. Now it is my duty to tell others of the dangers out there.

    Thanks for your comment :)

  • Anon

    I’m wondering what you think of the late John Eckhardt and the late Derek Prince. I did not see either of their names up there. I’m having a tough time deciding about both of them.

  • Deborah (Discerning the World)

    Anon

    Derek Prince is Word of Faith, as for John Eckhardt… I dunno, I’ve never read any of his stuff.

  • Anon

    Thank you for responding. When you say Derek Prince is “the word of faith” do you mean that he is to be trusted?? Your site is awesome, btw. I’m a baby Christian trying to find my way, and you have helped me. I have another question/comment that I would love your feedback on-

    According to some, the true name of Jesus is Yashua or Yeshua. I have to idea if this is a coincidence, but every single professed Christian that I’ve run into that calls Jesus by another name has turned out to be a fraud, occultist, or promoter of a false gospel. What are you thoughts on this?
    Also, should God be referred to as Yahweh? For now I’ve been calling him ‘Father’, or ‘Jesus of Nazareth’s Father’. (I’ve been deceived in the past, I’m very careful now)

    Thanks.

  • Deborah (Discerning the World)

    Anon

    No, don’t read Derek Prince. Word of Faith teachers are actually not good. They believe in Faith preaching. Faith is a force – If you have enough faith you can do the impossible.

    Just call Jesus by his name, Jesus! It’s the most beautiful name ever! And I agree, people who find other names for Him are dodge. Most people who want to use His Hebrew name are into Hebrew Roots teachings (they kinda wanna be Jews). I call God, my Heavenly Father. If you hear anyone call God Jehovah, make a u-turn as well.

    Regarding reading material. Stick to reading your bible. If you wanna learn the fun way, throw yourself into the deep end. Put your bible on the table, get a pencil and a eraser and a note book, or do it on a pc, either way. Then when you go to websites and they tell you about things and give scripture, open your bible and go and read the verse they give, THEN – read the entire passage around that verse and see what that verse REALLY means. That way you will learn very quickly who is lying to you :) As you go of course you will learn more and more and ask more and more questions. Those questions, go and look for the answers on the internet and let the Holy Spirit guide you the ENTIRE way. If you think there is something wrong, it’s because the Holy Spirit is warning you that there is definitely something wrong. That is the best crash course in Holy Spirit Bible Learning there is :) Yes, it’s gonna take you a long time, but if you have the desire (because the Holy Spirit in your life is pushing you to WANT to do this) then you are gonna love every minute of it. Make sense? That is how I learnt when I got saved and believe me it was not that long ago.

    Thank you for your comment and I am happy that this site has helped you so much. Any questions, just ask.

  • Burning Lamp

    Eckhardt was known as an Apostle and for breaking curses. Doesn’t sound like sound teaching to me. Avoid his teachings like the plague or anyone who refers to themselves as modern day apostles.

  • Deborah (Discerning the World)

    Burning Lamp

    I don’t think Anon is speaking about that Eckhardt. I also checked and the guy is blatant Apostolic with links to C. Peter Wager etc. Anon said, the ‘late Eckhardt’. I’m guessing you still dunno who that is lol.

  • Burlning Lamp

    Maybe Anon should enlighten us as to this person is – there is no one by that name who is pushing daisies that I can find.

  • Anon

    I was talking about John Eckhardt. I made a mistake when I said ‘the late John Eckhardt’.
    Anyway, please help me with this one thing:
    What should I say to my friends and family that don’t know the truth about God and His Son, Jesus of Nazareth?
    I’m pretty despondent right about now. How can I tell them to abandon sin when I can’t even do it myself? I have the repentant heart, but I don’t have the ‘fruits of the spirit’ to back them up. I can’t even be honest with myself..
    there are people in my life that need help so badly, and I am failing them, failing myself, and failing God. That’s not a play for sympathy, that’s the truth.Uggg

  • Deborah (Discerning the World)

    Anon

    Oh heck no, stay away from that guy, he is like way bad. Anyone who calls themselves an Apostle or Prophet, stay FAR away from. There is no such thing as a modern day Apostle or Prophet. All genuine Apostles and Prophets appear in the Bible.

    Please go read this: First sort your life out Anon, then worry about others. You don’t want to be a bad example to others. So get your life right with God. You need to look at why you can’t be honest with yourself – do you love the world more than Jesus? In other words, you don’t want to have to give up you who you are to follow Him. Get you life right with Jesus first, before you give others advice. Make sense?

    Remember the story of the Prodical Son? The Father waited paitently all that time for the wayward son to come home. But don’t wait too long Anon, I can tell you now that Jesus’ return to take us home is close. Or if you passed away tonight (hopefully not), where would you go? The fact that you even care Anon that you think you are failing God is a good sign that you are at least on the right track. Millions could not be bothered. It’s very apparent that you love Jesus, but you need to do something drastically to get your life in order.

  • Burning Lamp

    Anon, you are a baby Christian and not in a position right now to say anything to those around you. You need to be in the milk of the Word and in prayer and seeking the Lord to help you learn to walk. You can pray for those around you and learn to walk with the Lord and be a witness of the change in your own life. Learn to walk in obedience and they will see a change and want to know more. You can then testify of what the Lord has done for you.

    Be patient. Stay away from false teachers and wrong voices. Find solid Bible teaching – it is rare, but it can be found if you diligently seek it.

    Do not be discouraged – you are under construction. Ask God to help you hate anything in your life that is not pleasing or honoring to Him and ask Him to help you turn away from it.

    Hope this helps…………..

  • Anon

    Thank you so much for the responses… they are very much appreciated. A couple of things:

    First, I’ve noticed some weird things about false teachers that I’m wondering if you can confirm. This is going to sound weird, even funny… but I can’t shake that everytime I run into a purported Christian with a beard- especially a long beard- they turn out to be very bad. Also, it seems to me that those that preach vegetarianism are usually bad, too. Anything to this in your experience?

    The second is very serious and I pray I’m coming to the right place for advice. I’ve been experiencing demonic dreams and attacks, they’ve been worse since I became a Christian… that’s why I’m so desperate for help. What should I do? Is there anyone out there that you would recommend for me to listen to? I know you are going to say ‘read the bible’. Which I have been doing… but it’s going to take me a very long time to read and understand it. I’ve been trying to read it everyday but it is slow going (I’m on the book of Leviticus now). Problem is, I need help NOW. Of course, I’ve had these problems exacerbated by falling for some false teachers, but I’m learning to discern the good from the bad (hopefully that’s why I’m here), thanks to the Holy Spirit I think.
    Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I’m in the fight of my life, and I feel like if I can overcome I can help so many people in my life…these people look up to me… God has his reasons for these struggles if I can just get to the bottom of them and overcome.

  • Deborah (Discerning the World)

    Anon

    First, I’ve noticed some weird things about false teachers that I’m wondering if you can confirm. This is going to sound weird, even funny… but I can’t shake that everytime I run into a purported Christian with a beard- especially a long beard- they turn out to be very bad.

    That’s just funny :) stay away from people with long beards then.

    Also, it seems to me that those that preach vegetarianism are usually bad, too. Anything to this in your experience?

    This could possibly be because they are New Age and into mother earth and stuff.

    The second is very serious and I pray I’m coming to the right place for advice. I’ve been experiencing demonic dreams and attacks, they’ve been worse since I became a Christian… that’s why I’m so desperate for help. What should I do? Is there anyone out there that you would recommend for me to listen to? I know you are going to say ‘read the bible’. Which I have been doing… but it’s going to take me a very long time to read and understand it. I’ve been trying to read it everyday but it is slow going (I’m on the book of Leviticus now). Problem is, I need help NOW. Of course, I’ve had these problems exacerbated by falling for some false teachers, but I’m learning to discern the good from the bad (hopefully that’s why I’m here), thanks to the Holy Spirit I think.

    Right, now to the serious part. Can I go back to one of your other comments…where you said… “How can I tell them to abandon sin when I can’t even do it myself? I have the repentant heart, but I don’t have the ‘fruits of the spirit’ to back them up. I can’t even be honest with myself..” You are under attack because you have chosen Jesus, the problem is there are areas of your life that still belong to Satan and he wont let you go. So he is upset and having a go at you in your dreams and attacking you. You have some serious prayer to do and I tell you now, that the sooner you realize you have to CHANGE YOUR WAYS the sooner all this nightmare will be over. I ask that you do not go seek deliverance because you will only end up worse off and I ask that you do not let anyone lay hands on you. Just pray, make a list of everything in your life that you have done wrong and I mean everrrrythinngggg and tell Jesus you are sorry for these things and you want to change and He must help you and that you are serious. This is not a game Anon. Be honest with Jesus and change your ways.

    I was in the occult for many many years. When I came out of the occult I went through severe attack and had the fight of my life. No one helped me, I could find no one to help me. The only one who helped me was Jesus who was with me all the time; I obeyed His commandments, I layed my life bare before Him, I repented of all my sins, and I changed my ways. I am now a born again child of God, who does nothing but serve Jesus Christ.

    Ok, let’s forget about reading the Bible the long winded way for now, because you need to work on your relationship with Jesus with prayer and listening to the convictions of the Holy Spirit in your life to be honest about those things that you can’t be honest about. The Bible is not about reading it over and over and over – it’s about understanding it and applying it to YOUR LIFE. Like you said, you need emergency answers and reading the bible from the beginning is not going to help. That is why they invented this thing called a topical index – best invention ever. Get yourself the topical Amplified bible – now you can go and read scripture per topic based on your questions, and so on. This is another good way to learn :) Not the way you are doing it – this will take fooorrrreverrr. And start with the New Testament!

  • LBW

    ANON

    Have you been baptised since you believed?

  • Deborah (Discerning the World)

    Yes, that is a good question, I forgot about that, thanks LBW. (Connecting using my precious little 3G modem… can’t even make myself a cuppa tea today)

  • I would love to be put on your list somewhere between two Catholic saints. How about St. john of the Cross and St. Ignatius of Loyola. It would be an honor.

  • Michele

    This is a great website and is much appreciated. I have learned to do the research before I embrace anything as truth. Just because something or someone uses the name of Jesus doesn’t mean they have an intimate relationship with Him. Whatever happened to just reading the Bible and asking the Holy Spirit for guidance? Those who ask for wisdom, knowledge and understanding shall receive it. It is that simple.

  • Deborah (Discerning the World)

    Thanks Michele!!

  • Matthias

    Dear Deborah,

    I think there are missing a few important names, which are very dangerous, but sadly often read by Christians:

    J.R.R. Tolkien
    Jakob Lorber (mystic)
    C.S. Lewis (chronicles of narnia etc.)

    Please do some research about these and then update your list.

    May God bless you,
    Matthias

  • Dan

    John, As a transgendered person, you can’t be a christian AND believe God made a mistake when He made you, by having surgery done to correct God’s mistake cuz He put the wrong person in the wrong body.

  • Dan

    Has anyone here read Reaping the Whirlwind by Denise Woods? I thought it was an interesting read. What do you think?

  • sylesa

    Hey, thanks for the book list, I just discovered it! It will come in handy when i am shopping for books! I am going to print off the list and keep it in my purse so that when i buy books , i won’t waste money on any false or new age stuff! Where is everybody? No posts today?

  • Mark

    you may want to add John Crowder to your list as well… http://www.thenewmystics.com/

  • Deborah (Discerning the World)

    Mark

    Yes, thank you for that one.

  • bubba g

    why don’t we just say that anything you didn’t write is from Satan.

  • Deborah (Discerning the World)

    bubba g

    Is there anything you have written that you would like to be on the list?

  • David H. Callahan

    The fact that you feel the need to compile a list of “unorthodox” writings, some of which are good, sincere, and in my view, “inspired” exposes the arbitrary and artificial nature of your orthodoxy. Since religion properly inhabits the domain of the irrational, i.e., the infinite, the unknowable and the unprovable, your imposition of an orthodoxy is both personal and unnatural. It may be an ancient practice, but it’s really about controlling ideas; about imposing limits on instead of expanding consciousness. Rather than limiting one’s exposure to unorthodox points of views, it seems to me that one should take in as much as he can, and let spiritual enlightenment take place on as broad a plain as possible. If a consensus of faith cannot be achieved without idealogical tyranny, then it’s fake.

  • Deborah (Discerning the World)

    David

    Gee what a load of nonsense.

  • Burning Lamp

    David H. you are apparently a universalist and sir, it is your LACK of orthodoxy that should be in question.

    What Bible do you read? Mine says the way is NARROW, not broad.

  • Deborah (Discerning the World)

    David’s ‘book’ says that ALL roads lead to God, except GENUINE Christianity.

  • Burning Lamp

    He abd Rob Bell must be joined at the hip.

  • Robbie

    David H.

    I see one problem in your “book”
    You are the author and it is your view… as you so admittedly stated.

    The truth comes from God’s Word (Bible) and is not based on opinions. We will stick to that.
    Now get back to your circle…

  • Michael

    David Callahan wrote;”Rather than limiting one’s exposure to unorthodox points of views, it seems to me that one should take in as much as he can, and let spiritual enlightenment take place on as broad a plain as possible”

    I agree with Debs…”What a load of nonsense!”

    The Lord Jesus Christ Himself said; “I tell you the truth, the man who does not enter the sheep pen by the gate, but climbs in by some other way, is a thief and a robber. 2 The man who enters by the gate is the shepherd of his sheep. 3 The watchman opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. 4 When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice. 5 But they will never follow a stranger; in fact, they will run away from him because they do not recognize a stranger’s voice.” 6 Jesus used this figure of speech, but they did not understand what he was telling them. 7 Therefore Jesus said again, “I tell you the truth, I am the gate for the sheep. 8 All who ever came before me were thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. 9 I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. He will come in and go out, and find pasture. 10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
    John 10:1-10

    Matthew 7:13-14 Enter ye in by the narrow gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leads to destruction, and many are they that enter in thereby. For narrow is the gate, and straitened the way, that leads unto life, and few are they that find it.

    Where are you coming from David??

  • Michael

    There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death.Prov.14:12

    Definition of ORTHODOX
    1a : conforming to established doctrine especially in religion

  • Michael

    John 14:6

    Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

  • Michael

    Debs, just get well…i think old slew foot is trying to get the upper hand… I will pray for you.

  • Burning Lamp

    Michael, thank you for your faithfulness and sage comments. Yes, we are all praying for Debs to get well! Her spunk and God-given wisdom are so needed.

  • Adele

    Question – can anyone show me from the Word what is wrong with Mark Driscoll’s teachings? Please be specific. Thank you.

  • Deborah (Discerning the World)

    Adele

    >> Question – can anyone show me from the Word what is wrong with Mark Driscoll’s teachings? Please be specific. Thank you.

    That could take months.

  • Jason

    Hi, am am wondering why you added Rebecca Brown to the list at the end, I have read a couple of her books and have not found “foundation” issues, It is recommended to read anything including the bible with the Holy Spirit’s guiding as He teaches all truth, anyone that writes a book is “fallen” so there may be some error in every book, a link or explanation next to the names on the list as to what the error is or issues are would have been helpful as we should find out for ourselves and not just trust a list without argument.

  • Deborah (Discerning the World)

    Jason

    This is why: http://www.discerningtheworld.com/2010/03/27/rebecca-brown-warning-dont-bind-yourself-in-her-books/

    The comments section is closed on this article.

  • Steve Jordan

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  • Shayna

    I just came upon this and you ‘v listed some of the teachers and authors that have really helped me grow in my faith like joseph prince, he has open my eyes to the true nature of god. Because of his teachings, i don’t just serve god out of fear or something like that but out of love and real admiration. there are olso others like myles munroe why is he there? and i m still new in my faith and i want to know what you think of this guy Perry Stone. .. Thks Shayna

  • Deborah (Discerning the World)

    Shayna

    re-read what you wrote to me. Tell me what’s wrong with what you said. Let me help you. Joseph Prince helped you grow in faith – instead of the Holy Spirit. JP opened your eyes to the true nature of God? Really? I don’t believe that for a second. If you had said the Holy Spirit did this because this is the Holy Spirits JOB ONLY, then I would believe you. You have been duped into following men Shayna instead of Jesus Christ. Jesus warns about this in the Bible. Pick up your bible instead of these books by men and you will find yourself being HELPED by the one and only Holy Spirit.

  • Robbie

    Shayna.
    … and for what it’s worth. Copy and paste this link and stay on the page to hear it from the horse’s mouth. Myles Munroe reckons God needs his permission to react.
    Balaam’s ass had more knowledge of scripture and interpretation.

    He also endorses the false sayings of Benni Hinn, the Copelands and the rest of the TBN squad.
    He said Jesus NEVER preached about Himself and together with Benny Hinn, they are waiting for Jesus to appear on TV to start some miracle healings… painting lines on the road for the Antichrist.
    Would like to see your reply…

  • Craig

    [deleted – insults not welcome]

  • Shayna

    Forget the fact that you just assumed that I don’ t read my bible. .. You still did not tell me what ‘s wrong these authors teachings. .

  • Burning Lamp

    Shayna, you have been told, you just refuse to hear.

  • Kate Akele

    EEW! THANKS FOR THE LIST. QUITE ENLIGHTENING. METHINKS I’D BETTER STICK TO FICTION(GOOD,UPLIFTING ONES!) AND THE BIBLE!

  • Ashley

    Thanks for the website. Since being born again 3 years ago I just a few months ago have gotten out of false religion (that I of course thought was true). I was a member of Theo Wolmarans church and went through the first year of his bible school. I don’t see much about him though even though i know he is a false teacher. Yours is the only site I’ve found him on. He’s not big here in the states but is pretty huge (as far as i know) in South Africa. What you responded to Shayna was spot on! I would have once gotten offended also, but I also followed a man. Now I only allow the Holy Spirit to teach me and have put church service and man in their proper place. Sadly many, who earnestly love Jesus, are unknowingly really worshipping an idol, and themselves.

  • Deborah (Discerning the World)

    Ashley

    Thank the Lord Jesus that your eyes were opened to the truth and that you are now being taught by the Holy Spirit!! It’s the most wonderful thing when He teaches us.

    :) Debs

  • Ashley

    absolutely :-)

  • laoshi

    Mark wrote:

    you may want to add John Crowder to your list as well… http://www.thenewmystics.com/

    Indeed, talk about “strange fire.”

  • Ramdinthara

    If you ever make it to heaven, you will be surprised to see many of the people in your list in heaven. Your effort is commendable, but i feel you have rejected some author like Derek Prince without really going through their teaching. I also have found immense Spiritual truth and encouragement through authors like Reinhard Bonnke, Choo Thomas, Rebecca Brown, Richard Foster and a few others.

    It is good and wise to receive spiritual counsel and wisdom from other Spirit-filled Christians without being too paranoid about them. The Holy Spirit always filters out the false from the truth.

  • PS

    I came across your website which I find helpful in my walk with Jesus. I have been reading/ listening to David Pawson’s teaching and wonder if he is sound. Please help.

    Also, I felt a little down as it also seems that many churches are one way or another subscribing to things that are not scriptural. I wouldn’t mind at all if I am to fellowship with Jesus alone with my husband but I am not too sure that is the way to go either. I wonder if all true believers in the western civilisation have somehow gone ‘underground’.

    One of the comments above is certainly interesting with regards to unholy dreams. I can only see it as demonic. I seem to have increased attacks of this kind too which I normally woke up calling out the name of Jesus and rebuking/ rejecting the dreams in His Name. I believed the Holy Spirit is waking me up at the critical moments.

  • Carm

    Gwen Shaw (famously plagiarised a Mormon mystic; grand matriach of “End-Time Handmaidens & Servants”, the SA branch of which morphed into “Ariel Gate”)

    Gene Edwards (author of The Divine Romance)

  • Sherry B.

    Ramdinthara wrote:

    If you ever make it to heaven, you will be surprised to see many of the people in your list in heaven. Your effort is commendable, but i feel you have rejected some author like Derek Prince without really going through their teaching. I also have found immense Spiritual truth and encouragement through authors like Reinhard Bonnke, Choo Thomas, Rebecca Brown, Richard Foster and a few others.
    It is good and wise to receive spiritual counsel and wisdom from other Spirit-filled Christians without being too paranoid about them. The Holy Spirit always filters out the false from the truth.

    You are correct about one thing- your last sentence. The spirit of antichrist works through all of the people you have listed. They teach and preach the doctrines of demons, which are directly opposed to The Gospel of Jesus Christ. You should be very afraid if these are your “spiritual counselors”. As to Deborah, to make an inference that she is not going to Heaven is a great insult, and shows the spirit that you are coming from, and it is NOT Holy.

  • Hanelie

    Ramdinthara wrote:

    I also have found immense Spiritual truth and encouragement through authors like ….

    I’ve often heard (and made) similar statements about questionable teachers. I have also tried to make sense of it for a while. Then, recently, when a friend told me that she viewed deception as 90% truth, 10% lies, it all made sense. Of course – if it was 100% lies, it would be recognizable as lies and would not be deception any longer, would it? And it is that “90%” which trips people. They hear it; it makes sense, and it might even “build” them spiritually. They either don’t recognize or choose to ignore that one little thing that nags. And, as they become dulled to that one lie, another can creep in in the same way, until all the lies start to build on one another. And before they know it, everything they believe is built on lies. And to topple that, means to topple a constellation of lies, often one by one! This is a very dangerous game. And, one I would rather not get into willingly.

    A quick example. A guy I listened to recently (from a Theology Faculty) spoke about the immense power of moral values, the important of helping your child build a strong self image, having great self worth, and more self, self and self. What is the problem with this? The supposedly innocent focus on self, which undermines exactly what Christianity is about. As a Christian, I must crucify self (the flesh) and find my identity in Christ and my worth in the price He pas for me! If I teach my kids from a young age to practice SELF in this way, I am making it exceedingly difficult for them to crucify self and find their identity in Christ.

    10% false is still false. In fact, 1% lies, is still false.

  • Hanelie

    Oops, above should read … “when a friend told me” … not “when a friend stole me” …

    [Edited by DTW: hahaha, I fixed it]

  • Redeemed

    Sherry B., this is a case of “willful blindness” – we are seeing a lot of this more and more everyday. Man respecting man over the Word of God. Reading books by men (and women) over the final authority, the Bible. Of course the Bible has come under attack with perversions such as The Message.

  • Wayne

    Hi, thank you for posting this list. Do you have a list of books that are ok to read?

    I have been to the Tony Robbins, Jack Canfield, Harv Eker, Brian Tracy and others seminars, bought their books and cds to help build my Real Estate business. No wonder it never worked well. Since that time I have no real Estate business but that’s better then being involved in false teachings. I learned its all witchcraft and sorcery which includes the use of incantations, visualizations, positive thinking and imaging. As of now the only book I read is the bible.

  • Deborah (Discerning the World)

    Wayne

    The only book I read is the Bible :) You can read Dr Henry Ironside (but as with EVERYTHING, listen to the Holy Spirit!!!!!!)
    If you want your business to success pray to Jesus Christ and ask Him to help your business succeed (and for the RIGHT reasons, not to become rich, but that you can live comfortably). And ask Jesus forgiveness for reading all those other books that entail witchcraft – break any satanic affliction over you.

  • Redeemed

    Wayne, so many Christians fall into the trap of these “self-help” type books. There are even “Christian” motivational speakers and business gurus who are nothing but wolves disguised as sheep. They toss around Bible verses that fool believers into thinking their methods are biblical.

    One has to be so very careful and prayerful. As Deborah says, Dr. H.A. Ironside who has long gone to his reward is a good source to keep handy while reading the Word. His commentaries and expositional studies of the Word are helpful. But he himself would say that he is but a humble servant and we should test what he says by the Word with the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

    The Lord gives the gift of teaching to edify the Church and help us rightly divide the Word. But we need wisdom and discernment. Personally I don’t trust living authors as the Church is in apostasy and so many have compromised the faith. I have been disappointed over and over again. For example, Ironside’s books are rare and one has to make an effort to find them. But I have found them well worth the effort. Not to glorify Ironside in any way as he would absolutely reject that, but I guess he has gained my respect and trust over the years. Clarence Larkin for eschatology is another.

  • vincent holloway

    Is there a Christian TV channel available that preaches the truth, the gospel?

  • Rebekah

    Hi, I didn’t see his name on the list, but I would like to recommend Bill Gotherd. He is the founder of the Institute for Basic Life Principles, otherwise known as IBLP…..

    A very known group among baptist churches, and very cultish in behaviour. One of the most obvious characteristics of this cult is that families involved have extremely large populations, and you must homeschool using their own brand of curriculum…at the time he founded his cult, he was neither a husband nor a father, and people who have worked closely with him, and have left the cult, say he was very controlling in nature, and commanded respect and grace given to him that was not freely expressed to others who were under his leadership. Maybe just google him, and see what else pops up….

  • Wayne

    Thank you for the responses.
    John Chingford has been a blessing to me which is how I came about here. I tripped upon John’s site somehow a few months back, imagine that! John and I have shared some emails. It sure is nice to have well biblical grounded Christian friends to chat with. I accepted Jesus Christ as my savior and filled with the Holy Ghost in Sept. 1994 but seem to still struggle with listening to the Holy Spirit, among other things lol

    Any suggestions on how to listen to the Holy Spirit better?

  • Deborah (Discerning the World)

    vincent

    >> Is there a Christian TV channel available that preaches the truth, the gospel?

    nope

  • Wayne

    Vincent > I agree with Deborah and i have watched them all or at least tried, lol.
    I used to think that TCT (total Christian television) was ok but not anymore, too many false preaching going on especially about money, its unreal. Also IMO TCT asks for to many donations with promises behind that, which is a red flag to me.
    I do not like secular tv and its already been proven through many university studies to cause all types of health problems.

    Remember that Satan controls 99% of the entertainment Ind. and Demons/spirits can torment our souls in two powerful ways through smoke like cigerates, pot etc. and television. Also many yrs. ago I was hard core rock n roll guy and partier and smoked all kinds of things. I have done many evil things in the past. Then I accepted Jesus after spending time in jail back in 1994 so I speak from experience too.

    In addition ever wonder why its so much easier to watch tv pastors or listen to cd’s then it is to read the bible?
    Let that soak in… Read your bible (KJV) 1 hr a day is far better than watching 3-4 hrs of message preaching IMHO

  • Kenneth

    Wayne wrote:

    Vincent > I agree with Deborah and i have watched them all or at least tried, lol.
    I used to think that TCT (total Christian television) was ok but not anymore, too many false preaching going on especially about money, its unreal. Also IMO TCT asks for to many donations with promises behind that, which is a red flag to me.
    I do not like secular tv and its already been proven through many university studies to cause all types of health problems.
    Remember that Satan controls 99% of the entertainment Ind. and Demons/spirits can torment our souls in two powerful ways through smoke like cigerates, pot etc. and television. Also many yrs. ago I was hard core rock n roll guy and partier and smoked all kinds of things. I have done many evil things in the past. Then I accepted Jesus after spending time in jail back in 1994 so I speak from experience too.
    In addition ever wonder why its so much easier to watch tv pastors or listen to cd’s then it is to read the bible?
    Let that soak in… Read your bible (KJV) 1 hr a day is far better than watching 3-4 hrs of message preaching IMHO

    Yes, very important to spend time in the Word of God.

    One must always be carefull when shopping for a book to read at a christian shop, When you read someones material make sure that person is living a holy life and confesses Jesus.

    I would like to say that it is dangerous to label some of the people like in this article, because it is sinfull if you are wrong.

    In the bible it is clear that their will be false propets, but you will know them by their fruit. And they will not confess Jesus. Always keep that in mind before we just judge someone.

    Matt 7:15-20

    1John 4:1-6

    2Pet 2:1-3

    2Pet 2:14

    2Pet 2:18

    It is evedent that we will know then by their fruit, not just false profhets but anybody claiming to be a christian.

    Amen

  • Deborah (Discerning the World)

    Kenneth

    >> I would like to say that it is dangerous to label some of the people like in this article, because it is sinfull if you are wrong.

    Who are you speaking about?? Mention some names why doncha? Let us see what you really believe…

  • REdeemed

    Kenneth in # 85 you said:

    I would like to say that it is dangerous to label some of the people like in this article, because it is sinfull if you are wrong.

    I don’t understand why you would say such a thing? The people described here have been clearly identified as being dangerous to the people of God. And they are not the only ones. No one is falsely accusing them. The Bible says that we are to “mark” and “avoid” them and alert others.

    It takes courage to do so and is to be commended.

  • Kenneth

    Deborah (Discerning the World) wrote:

    Kenneth
    >> I would like to say that it is dangerous to label some of the people like in this article, because it is sinfull if you are wrong.
    Who are you speaking about?? Mention some names why doncha? Let us see what you really believe…

    Well, I do not know these people, so I will not be able to say.
    Recognise some of the names like Rebecca Brown, Dutch Sheets, Angus.
    Have they shown any bad fruits which I am unaware of.

    However, if someone is homosexual and claims to be a followever of Jesus, then I agree with you, do not read there books or listen to any of there teachings. Can a homosexual become a Christian, yes but then that person must repent and confess his or her sins. Correct me if you think I am wrong but homosexuality is demonic and when you turn to Jesus and as for forgivesness and that curse/demon will be removed. Just read Lev 18 on sexual purity.

    I also believe that evolution is false and will not read anything like that. We are not some monkey that got lucky.

    Anything cultic, new age or any other wierd thing, wil never read, not even for research, I cannot even if I try.

    99% of the time I read my Bible. The New King James Version.

  • Deborah (Discerning the World)

    Kenneth

    Rebecca Brown: Rebecca Brown – WARNING! Don’t Bind Yourself in her Books

    Dutch Sheets is part of the New Apostolic Reformation along with a whole HOST of baddies including C Peter Wagner, Lou Engle – Read this article…

    Angus Buchan: See ALL articles on here here – http://www.discerningtheworld.com/category/2-peoples-names/a/angus-buchan-shalom-ministries/

    Bad Fruit also includes continually following FALSE DOCTRINE Kenneth, not just sin like homosexuality.

  • Redeemed

    Kenneth # 88,

    I would please respectfully ask you to spend some time on this website. You will find plenty of info on the names you mentioned and why they are on this watch list. In fact, it is almost laughable that you would not be aware of their bad fruits.

    But you could be posing an honest question and one must give you the benefit of the doubt. So please check out the info on the various articles on these people. Sexual orientation really has nothing to do with it and if you are basing your assessment on that, you are asking to be deceived.

    So please, do your homework – much research and labor has gone into the wealth of information available here. Make use of it to your edification and protection. Then come back and give us an informed opinion.

    And in reference to your previous post, it is a sin NOT to expose false teachers.

  • daniel

    hi …i noticed that you dont have
    john paul jackson listed on your modern day false prophets list…

  • Kathy

    I wonder why Tim LaHaye’s name is not on the list. It surely should be.

  • Deborah (Discerning the World)

    Kath

    Now Tim LaHay’s name is mentioned, thanks to you :)

    I think there are so many people’s name that have been missed out… we could go on forever listing them if we were to start in earnest mentioning them all.

  • Milissa

    As I’m reading down the list of comments, my heart wants to jump out of my chest,it’s beating so hard. I’ve never in my life read such closedminded, judgmental comments. I’m not someone who reads Christian books or other literature but one thing I always hold close to guide my walk with Jesus, the commandments He gave us, ‘love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul and mind’ and ‘love your neighbour as you love yourself’. Please remember that, especially with regard to those you so easily call false prophets and false teachers en ‘satanic’ and ‘demonic’. You can learn from anyone, even if you learn what not to do. God created us with free will in His image, and Satan cannot do anything to you unless you give permission or allow it. And to the baby Christians, read the Word, but if you do get confused, focus on the words Jesus Christ spoke (sometimes in red).
    Blessings to all and may the new year bring you peace and joy!

  • Melissa wrote

    As I’m reading down the list of comments, my heart wants to jump out of my chest,it’s beating so hard. I’ve never in my life read such closedminded, judgmental comments. I’m not someone who reads Christian books or other literature but one thing I always hold close to guide my walk with Jesus, the commandments He gave us, ‘love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul and mind’ and ‘love your neighbour as you love yourself’. Please remember that, especially with regard to those you so easily call false prophets and false teachers en ‘satanic’ and ‘demonic’. You can learn from anyone, even if you learn what not to do. God created us with free will in His image, and Satan cannot do anything to you unless you give permission or allow it. And to the baby Christians, read the Word, but if you do get confused, focus on the words Jesus Christ spoke (sometimes in red).
    Blessings to all and may the new year bring you peace and joy!

    If you really love Jesus and your neighbor you’d better start warning your neighbors who may have fallen prey to false teachers and their false doctrines. Paul loved his brethren so much that he warned them in the following way:

    But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed (go to hell). (Gal 1:8-9)

    If you don’t warn them you don’t love them. It’s as simple as that.

    You wrote:

    You can learn from anyone, even if you learn what not to do. God created us with free will in His image, and Satan cannot do anything to you unless you give permission or allow it.

    Really? Can you learn from Satan, the father of all lies? The very fact that you are reprimanding us and suggesting that you can even learn from your arch enemy, is enough proof that you are already deceived, and heavily deceived at that.

  • Brad

    Oooohhhh. Christian website. Makes sense now. What a dangerously limited perspective of the world you have, author.

  • Diane

    Hello,
    I went to a Catholic retreat and we were given hand outs on The Discerning Heart. I was alarmed on a paper called, personal compass…..the wording seemed to creep New Age doctrine before my eyes. It focused on creative energy level being released, embracing something new, what needed to be released, etc. Creepy. Do you have other info on the authors, Wiikie Au and Noreen Cannon Au? Thanks so much for your website and the authors on the danger list.
    Diane

  • Diane,

    I don’t know much about Wiiki and Noreen Cannon Au. However my discerning faculties sprung into action when I read the following here:

    Noreen Cannon Au is a graduate of the University of Southern California and the C. G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles. She is a practicing Jungian analyst and a faculty member of the C. G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles. Together they present a rounded overview of holistic discernment as both an art and a gift.

    We can consciously practice and come up with different ways to listen for the Spirit of God; but, at the same time, we have to acknowledge that human effort alone cannot make it happen. Grace is the mover and the shaper of our lives. The authors give the following illustration: “Regular practice of discernment sharpens sensitivity to the creative Spirit hovering over our world.

    The Bible never refers to the Spirit of God as “the creative Spirit hovering over our world.” He is known as the Holy Spirit. Yes, the Spirit hovered over the world when it was first created but He has never been called the “creative Spirit hovering over our world.” He lives in the spirits of all blood-washed children of God and it is there from whence He leads and teaches them to discern between the true and the false.”

    Read this article to learn more about Carl Jung and his doctrines of demons.

    Wiiki and Noreen Cannon Au endorse meditation. Read here. They consulted Jung’s demons to formulate their own spirituality. Run as fast as you can – in the opposite direction.

    Watch this video to see how Wiikie (or is it Wilkie) Au and a Rabbi distort the meaning of atonement.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9OrOPnEiUI#t=64

  • Peter

    Hi, I’ve just read this link and surprised by so many names that you’ve listed here.
    It seems that you opposed the charismatic movement, apostolic movement, prophetic movement, and calvinist. Can you tell me what’s the doctrine that is followed in this site? Reformed? And maybe you have a link or articles of why those movements are considered false by this site?

    Thanks

  • Peter,

    We don’t follow doctrine; we follow Christ who said because if you truly follow Christ Jesus you will follow his doctrine.

    Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. (2 Jn 1:9)

    It is your duty to examine everything in the light of Scripture and if it does not harmonize with Scripture, you must reject it. Are you a Calvinist?

  • Peter

    No, I’m not a calvinist.

  • Philip St. Romain

    I am flattered to see my name included among the blacklisted authors on topics concerning Centering Prayer, Church Growth, Contemplative Spirituality, Mysticism, etc.

    St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, St. Hildegard of Bingen are Doctors of the Church in Roman Catholicism. Thomas Merton, Gerald May, Eugene Peterson, and Teilhard de Chardin, among many other names on your list, have inspired millions to a deeper walk with Christ in the Spirit.

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for including my feeble contributions among such an amazing list.

    Peace, Philip St. Romain

  • Philip St. Romain

    You’re welcome! Judas Iscariots’ name is included among such an amazing list of names as Peter, John, James (son of Zebedee and older brother of John), Andrew, Philip, Thomas, Bartholomew, Matthew, Simon the Zealot, Thaddaeus-Judas, James (son of Alphaeus) and even Jesus Christ. Congratulations, Philip St. Romain!

  • Philip St. Romain

    Ha ha. Good one, Tom. :) So nice to know that there is someone, somewhere in this world who knows who the good guys and the bad guys really are. But I note that you include John of the Cross and St. John of the Cross. Padding the list?

    Re. the five Doctors of the Church on your list: your negative judgments of them say way more about you than they do the life, work and writings of these people.

  • Well, what I wrote is true, isn’t it? Judas Iscariot’s name is listed with some of the most illustrious persons in history. Nonetheless, you may want to read these articles.

    Emergent Mysticism – Part 1

    Emergent Mysticism – Part 2
    Emergent Mysticism – Part 3
    Emergent Mysticism – Part 4
    Emergent Mysticism – Part 5

  • Sonja

    Anon
    Right, now to the serious part. Can I go back to one of your other comments…where you said… “How can I tell them to abandon sin when I can’t even do it myself? I have the repentant heart, but I don’t have the ‘fruits of the spirit’ to back them up. I can’t even be honest with myself..” You are under attack because you have chosen Jesus, the problem is there are areas of your life that still belong to Satan and he wont let you go. So he is upset and having a go at you in your dreams and attacking you. You have some serious prayer to do and I tell you now, that the sooner you realize you have to CHANGE YOUR WAYS the sooner all this nightmare will be over. I ask that you do not go seek deliverance because you will only end up worse off and I ask that you do not let anyone lay hands on you. Just pray, make a list of everything in your life that you have done wrong and I mean everrrrythinngggg and tell Jesus you are sorry for these things and you want to change and He must help you and that you are serious. This is not a game Anon. Be honest with Jesus and change your ways.

    I was in the occult for many many years. When I came out of the occult I went through severe attack and had the fight of my life. No one helped me, I could find no one to help me. The only one who helped me was Jesus Christ who was with me all the time; I obeyed His commandments, I layed my life bare before Him, I repented of all my sins, and I changed my ways. I am now a born again child of God, who does nothing but serve Jesus Christ.

    Ok, let’s forget about reading the Bible the long way for now, because you need to work on your relationship with Jesus with prayer and listening to the convictions of the Holy Spirit in your life to be honest about those things that you can’t be honest about. The Bible is not about reading it over and over and over – it’s about understanding it and applying it to YOUR LIFE. Like you said, you need emergency answers and reading the bible from the beginning is not going to help. That is why they invented this thing called a topical index – best invention ever. Get yourself the topical Amplified bible – now you can go and read scripture per topic based on your questions, and so on. This is a wonderful way to start learning the bible :) Not the way you were doing it – this will take forever. And start with the New Testament!

    Hello Debs
    Thank you for this bit. If I did not know any better I would have thought I was Anon. I have been battling a few months now with more or less the same anon has been. I can so relate to how Anon is feeling I too was once deceived and thought WOW I am a real Christian on fire for the Lord meanwhile “following” my best friend as she proclaimed she was a Prophet aijajajajai. I will be heading to the store for this Topical Bible.

    It is so so easy once you first give your heart to the Lord to actually start following man and not God.

    Regards
    me

  • Deborah (Discerning the World)

    Dear Sonja

    You will notice that in the bible you have bought that next to some of the verses it has verses mentioned. These are called chain verses. In the bible mostly every verse is linked to another verse some times quit a few verses – read these chain linked verses and chapters of these verses and you will begin to understand the bible ☺

  • Sonja

    Aaah thank you Deborah appreciate it :)

  • Johan

    Hi Tom,
    The writer Edwin L Cole, seems to have written a few books and so on….he apparently was someone that could have been mentored by Aimee Mcpherson…..that in itself is not too good though, and
    he could have been involved with Promise Keepers as well…..have not looked into that thoroughly though.
    Any comments please , to clarify.
    johan

  • Robin

    I’d like to know why Pastor Joseph Prince is on this list??? I also found out within the last 6 weeks, all his material was pulled from the shelves at Mardel’s. Does anyone know why??

    Thank you!
    Robin T

  • Dear Robin

    Because he is a false teacher.

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