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 ( ) 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.


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


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



  • *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: and
  • 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 ).
  • 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 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)



  • 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 ( ). 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:
  • Willis Barnstone (Gnosticism/Kabbalah)
  • Melody Beattie
  • Michael Berg The Kabbalah
  • Perle Besserman The Kabbalah
  • Emily Bestler
  • Joel D. Beversluis (The Pluralism Project)
  • Ken Blanchard (refer to “Ken Blanchard and Lead Like Jesus“)
  • Brooke Boon Holy Yoga. Also authored Hatha Yoga Illustrated
  • Susan Bordenkircher Yoga for Christians
  • Joan Borysenko (according to the Hoffman Institute, Borysenko is the “Co-Founder and former Director of the Mind/Body Medical Institute at Harvard University, President of Mind/Body Health Sciences, Inc., and Chair of the Hoffman Institute Advisory Board at ).
  • Fritz Buri The Buddha-Christ as the Lord of True Self
  • John Bradshaw
  • Beverly F. Brandt The Mystic Reality of Christ Consciousness
  • Sylvia Browne Sylvia Browne’s Book of Angels (Browne is a psychic who makes regular appearances on the Montel Williams Show at  ).
  • 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, ).
  • 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 ( )
  • 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 )
  • Tide-Mark Press Yoga Journal Wall Calendar
  • June Boyce-Tillman
  • Marjorie Thompson SOUL FEAST (for further information, refer to Lighthouse Trails at
  • 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 ).
  • 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


  • 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,
  • “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 )
  • 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 ( ), 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 ( ), 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 ).
  • 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, )
  • 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, “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”  ( ).
  • 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

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

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116 Responses

  1. daniel says:

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

  2. Kathy says:

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

  3. 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.

  4. Milissa says:

    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!

  5. 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.

  6. Brad says:

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

  7. Diane says:

    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.

  8. 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.

  9. Peter says:

    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?


  10. 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?

  11. Peter says:

    No, I’m not a calvinist.

  12. Philip St. Romain says:

    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

  13. 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!

  14. Philip St. Romain says:

    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.

  15. 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

  16. Sonja says:

    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.


  17. 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 ☺

  18. Sonja says:

    Aaah thank you Deborah appreciate it 🙂

  19. Johan says:

    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.

  20. Robin says:

    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

  21. Dear Robin

    Because he is a false teacher.

  22. FREEATLAST says:

    We have been visiting a Baptist Church in Winfield, IL.
    Recently, the pastor recommended that we read “Sacred Marriage” by Gary Thomas.
    This is very prevalent where we live.
    It is so confusing to sit in “church” and hear this being promoted.

    [Edited by DTW – here is an article about Gary Thomas’ Books:

  23. Robbie says:

    For the list please.

    Received an Email today about a woman named Ana Mendez Ferrel, “who claims to be an apostle of the Lord Jesus (Whom she calls Yeshua). Like many New Age false prophets, this lady claims miraculous powers, which, according to her, she received when the heavens opened and God “downloaded” His powers upon her. Consequently, she purports to have this amazing ability to speak in previously unknown tongues. She also claims to have the ability to raise people from the dead and even said that she resurrected her own daughter, who she said had died after breaking her neck.

    Ms. Ferrel said that she received this power after she first repented to God, then asked Jesus to forgive her, and finally took “communion” (Charismatic speak for the Lord’s Supper). She claims that the power to do these miracles comes from the blood of Jesus, and is available to anyone who partakes of the Lord’s Supper, which she claims to take every day.”

  24. Billy Reavis says:

    I have read the long list here and I appreciate your diligence, but I may have missed the positive list or recommended reading. I have over the years accumulated several thousand books in my library and it includes several on your list. I do not think it is appropriate here to debate any of them. But it would be good if we had a list of “The Good Books and the good writers, so we could benefit from what the Lord has blessed His servants with to benefit the body of Christ. Blessings, Billy R.

  25. Dear Billy Reavis

    These are the only books we recommend: The Bible, preferably KJV and/or Amplified, and a Strong’s Concordance 🙂

  26. Cynthia LaFreniere says:

    I was searching for Priscilla Shirer and finally found her to be a false teacher on another site, but couldn’t find her listed here. Here’s the site I found her on. You can click on her name to see the article that shows why she’s a false teacher:

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