List of Authors and Books Not Recommended

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
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  • 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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113 Responses

  1. Barland Johnson says:

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

  2. John Willems says:

    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.

  3. Elmarie A says:

    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?

  4. Deborah (Discerning the World) says:

    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

    ————

    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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  5. Elmarie A says:

    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.

  6. Deborah (Discerning the World) says:

    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.

  7. Christiaan says:

    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)

  8. Deborah (Discerning the World) says:

    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 ;)

  9. John says:

    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.

  10. Deborah (Discerning the World) says:

    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.

  11. John says:

    [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]

  12. Lorne Parsons says:

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  13. Lorne Parsons says:

    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.

  14. Lorne Parsons says:

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  15. Deborah (Discerning the World) says:

    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.

    ———–

    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.

    ———–

    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.

  16. Albert says:

    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.

  17. Deborah (Discerning the World) says:

    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 :)

  18. Anon says:

    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.

  19. Deborah (Discerning the World) says:

    Anon

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

  20. Anon says:

    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.

  21. Deborah (Discerning the World) says:

    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.

  22. Burning Lamp says:

    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.

  23. Deborah (Discerning the World) says:

    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.

  24. Burlning Lamp says:

    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.

  25. Anon says:

    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

  26. Deborah (Discerning the World) says:

    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.

  27. Burning Lamp says:

    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…………..

  28. Anon says:

    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.

  29. Deborah (Discerning the World) says:

    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!

  30. LBW says:

    ANON

    Have you been baptised since you believed?

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