Literary Influences

In deep appreciation, and to recognize the literary works of others that I read through the lens of the Bible, is the following list.  These books gave me information, insights, inspiration and confirmed biblical teachings.  Those listed have significantly contributed to this book’s content.


Boyd, Charles. Different Children, Different Needs. Colorado Spring, CO: Multnomah           Books, 2004.

Brooks, David. The Road to Character. New York: Penguin Random House, 2015.

Buechner, Frederick. Beyond Words. New York: Harper Collins Publishers, Inc., 2004.

Buechner, Frederick. Telling Secrets. New York: Harper Collins Publishers, Inc., 1991.

Bullinger, E.W. Number in Scripture, Its Supernatural Design and Spiritual Significance. Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications, 1967.

Caldwell, Taylor.  The Listener. New York: Doubleday Company, 1980.

Carpenter, Ron. The Necessity of an Enemy. Colorado Springs, CO: Waterbrook Press, 2012.

Chapman, Gary.  The Five Love Languages. Chicago IL: Northfield Publishing, 1992.

Cheshire, Michael. Why We Eat Our Own. First Punch Press. Kindle edition 2013.

Chittister, Joan.  The Gift of Years, Growing Older Gracefully.  New York: Bluebridge Books, 2008.

Chittister, Joan.  The Liturgical Year: The Spiraling Adventure of Spiritual Life. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, Inc., 2009.

Chittister, Joan. Scarred by Struggle, Transformed by Hope. Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. Eerdmans Publishing, 2003.

Engen, Gilliland, Dean S. Gilliland and Arthur F. Glasser. Announcing the Kingdom: The Story of God’s Mission in the Bible. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Publishing Group, 2008.

Fikkert Brian and Steve Corbett. When Helping Hurts: Alleviating Poverty Without Hurting the Poor and Yourself.  Chicago, IL: Moody Publishers, 2009.

Flicker, Phyllis.  The Great Emergence. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2012.

Foster, Richard J.  Celebration of Discipline. New York: Harper Collins Publishers, Inc., 1978.

Galli, Mark. Karl Barth: An Introductory Biography for Evangelicals. Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2017.

Gregg-Schroeder, Susan. In the Shadow of God’s Wings. Nashville, TN:  Upper Room Books, 1997.

Groothuis, Douglas. Christian Apologetics. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2011.

Haugk, Kenneth C. Don’t Sing Songs to a Heavy Heart.  Overland, MO: Stephen Ministries, 2004.

Hays, Edward. Pilate’s Prisoner, a Passion Play.  Pt. Charlotte, FL:, 2012.

Hesselgrave, David J. Communication Christ Cross Culturally. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing, 1991.

Huffington, Arianna. Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder.  New York: Penguin Random House, 2014.

Kalanithi, Paul and Abraham Verghese.  When Air Become Breath. New York: Penguin Random House, 2016.

Keirsey, David and Marilyn Bates.  Please Understand Me: Character & Temperament Types.  Del Mar, CA: Prometheus Nemesis Book Co., 1984.

Kidd, Sue Monk. Gods Joyful Surprise. New York: Harper Collins Publishers, Inc., 1987.

Köstenberger, Andreas J., L. Scott Kellerman Charles L. Quarles. The Cradle, the Cross and the      Crown, An introduction to the New Testament. Nashville, TN: B&H Publishing, 2009.

Kushner, Harold. When Bad Things Happen to Good People. New York: Random House, Inc., 1981.

Lea, Thomas and David Alan Black. The New Testament, Its Background and Message. Nashville, TN:  B&H Academics, 2003.

Lee, Harper. Go Set a Watchman. New York: Harper Collins Publisher, Inc., 2015.

Lee, Harper. To Kill a Mockingbird. New York: Harper Collins Publisher, Inc., 1960.

Lewis, C. S. The Complete C.S. Lewis, Signature Classics. New York: Harper Collins Publishers, Inc., 2002.

Lloyd-Jones, Sally.  The Jesus Storybook Bible, Grand Rapids, MI:  Zonderkids, 2007.

Lohmann, Jeanne.  “Questions before Dark” The Light of Invisible Bodies.  McKinleyville, CA: Daniel & Daniel, Publishers, Inc., 2003.

Mathis, David and Parnell, Jonathan Parnell. How to Stay Christian in Seminary. Wheaton, IL:   Crossway, 2014.

McKay, William J. Me, an Evangelist? Overland, MO: Stephen Ministries, 1992.

Merrill, Eugene H, Mark Rooker, and Michael A. Grisanti.  The World and the Word: An Introduction to the Old Testament. Nashville, TN: B&H Publishing, 2011.

Michael, Chester P. and Marie C. Norrisey.  Prayer and Temperament: Different Prayer Forms for Different Personality Types.  Charlottesville, VA: The Open Door, Inc., 1991.

Milton, John. Paradise Lost. Radford, VA: Wilder Publications, (original copywrite circa 1667) 2007.

Nepo, Mark.  Find Inner Courage. San Francisco, CA:  Red Wheel/Weiser, 2007.

Northrup, Christian.  The Wisdom of Menopause.  New York: Random House, 2001.

Nouwen, Henri J. M.  Out of Solitude. Notre Dame, IN: Ave Maria Press, 1974.

Nouwen, Henri J.M.  In the Name of Jesus. New York: Crossroads Publishing Co., 1989.

Oliver, Gary J. and H. Norman Wright.  When Good Women Get Angry. Ann Arbor, MI: Vine Books, 1995.

Oswalt, John N. The Bible Among Myths. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2009.

Palmer, Parker. Center of Courage and Renewal. parker /writings/. Accessed 2017.

Palmer, Parker. A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey Toward an Undivided Life. San Francisco, CA: Jossey Bass, 2004.

Pilcher, Rosamunde. September, A Novel. New York: St. Martin’s Press. 1991.

Rohr, Richard. Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life. San Francisco. CA: Jossey Bass, 2011.

Schaeffer, Francis A. How Should We Then Live? Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 1976.

Seuss (Theodor Geisel). Oh! the Places You Will Go. New York: Random House, Inc., 1988.

Sheehy, Gail. Passages: Predictable Crises of Adult Life.  New York: Random House, 2006.

Swindoll, Chuck R. Hand Me Another Brick. Nashville, TN: Word Publishing. 2007.

Taylor, John V.  The Christlike God.  Albans Place, London: SCM Press, Ltd., 1992.

Thurman, Chris. The Lies We Believe. Nashville TN: Thomas Nelson, Inc. 2003.

Trent, John and Gary Smalley. The Treasure Tree: Helping Kids Understand Their Personality.  Nashville, TN:  Tommy Nelson Inc., 1992.

Uniquely You. DISC Personality Profile Accessed 2017.

Viorst, Judith. Necessary Losses: The Loves, Illusions, Dependencies, and Impossible Expectations That All of Us Have to Give Up in Order to Grow. New York: Simon & Schuster, Inc., 1986.

Walton, John H.  Ancient Near Eastern Thought and the Old Testament. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2006.

Warren, Rick.  Purpose Driven Life. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing, 2002.

Weaver, Joanna. Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World: Finding Intimacy with God. Colorado Springs, CO: Waterbrook Press, 2000.

Westberg, Granger E.  Good Grief.  Minneapolis, MN:  Augsburg Fortress, 1962.

Whyte, David. In What to Remember When Waking: The Disciplines of an Everyday Life, 2010. Audio. Accessed 2017.

Whyte, David. River Flow. Langley, WA: Many Rivers Press, 2007.

Woolf, Virginia.  To the Lighthouse. New York: Houghton Mifflin Hardcourt Publishing Co., 1927.

Woolf, Virginia. Mrs. Dalloway. New York: Houston Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Co., 1925.


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