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

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Deborah (Discerning the World)

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

livy ont

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


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

Deborah (Discerning the World)

Thanks Michele!!


Dear Deborah,

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

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

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

May God bless you,


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


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


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


you may want to add John Crowder to your list as well…

Deborah (Discerning the World)


Yes, thank you for that one.

bubba g

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

Deborah (Discerning the World)

bubba g

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

David H. Callahan

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

Deborah (Discerning the World)


Gee what a load of nonsense.

Burning Lamp

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

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

Deborah (Discerning the World)

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

Burning Lamp

He abd Rob Bell must be joined at the hip.


David H.

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

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


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

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

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

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

Where are you coming from David??


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

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


John 14:6

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


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

Burning Lamp

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


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

Deborah (Discerning the World)


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

That could take months.


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

Deborah (Discerning the World)


This is why:

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Steve Jordan



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

Deborah (Discerning the World)


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

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