Alumni Authors

The following books were written by Gordon-Conwell alumni.  Click on the decades below to view the books written by alumni who graduated in that decade.  You also may look up specific names using the "find" function on your keyboard.  Books with links are available at our online store in partnership with Christian Book Distributors (CBD). Don't see your book?  Fill out the Alumni Authors Submission Form. If you would like to donate a copy of your book to our Alumni Library, contact us here.

Note: The views expressed in these publications are not necessarily the views of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.




Peter Sprigg (M.Div. 1980; D.Min. 1993)

  • The Power of Extraordinary Prayer (Crossway, 2000)
  • Outrage: How Gay Activists and Liberal Judges Are Trashing Democracy to Redefine Marriage (Regnery Publishing, Inc., 2004)

Ivy Beckwith (MRE 1980)

Paul Borthwick (M.Div. 1980; D.Min. 2007)

Stephen Clark (M.Div. 1980)

John Finkbeiner (M.Div. 1980)

  • The People of God: Finding the Future in Your Bible (26 Keys to Unlocking Prophecy) (BookLocker (POD), 2010)

Rollin Grams (MTS 1980)

  • Rival Versions of Theological Enquiry (International Baptist Theological Seminary, 2005)
  • Towards an Understanding of European Baptist Identity: Listening to the Churches in Armenia, Bulgaria, Central Asia, Moldova, North Caucasus, Omsk and Poland (International Baptist Theological Seminary, 2006)
  • Bible and Mission: A Conversation Between Biblical Studies and Missiology (Neufeld Verlag, 2008)
  • Stewards of Grace: A Reflective, Mission Biography of Eugene and Phyllis Grams in South Africa, 1951-1962 (Wipf & Stock, 2010)
  • Unchanging Witness: The Consistent Christian Teaching on Homosexuality in Scripture and Tradition (with S. Donald Fortson III, B & H Academic, 2016)

Evan Drake Howard (M.Div. 1980)

  • Rekindling the Hope of the Manger: An Advent Study (Judson Press, 1991)
  • From Sacrifice to Celebration: A Lenten Journey (Judson Press, 1993)
  • Centered in God: The Way of Jesus, The Way of Life (Augsburg Fortress, 1995)
  • The Galilean Secret: A Novel (Guideposts Books, 2010)

Lucinda Secrest McDowell (MTS 1980)

Douglas Perkins (M.Div. 1980)

  • Reformed Parishes and Responsiveness to the Poor: Urban-Suburban Networking of Thomas Chalmers (Wesley Theological Seminary, 1988)

Thomas Russell (M.Div. 1980)

Daniel Schlueter (MATS 1980; D.Min. 2012)

  • In the Crucible: How God Sustains and Transforms in Hard Times (Advantage Books, 2014)

Kent Yinger (M.Div. 1980)

  • Paul, Judaism and Judgment According to Deeds (Cambridge University Press, 1999)
  • The New Perspective on Paul: An Introduction (Wipf & Stock, 2010)

Nancy Anderson (1981)

  • Divine Dance: Seven Steps to a Closer Relationship with God (Authorhouse, 2006)

Esther Byle Bruland (MATS 1981)

  • A Passion for Jesus, A Passion for Justice (Judson 1983)
  • Regathering: The Church from They to We (Eerdmans, 1995)

Donald Philip Corr (M.Div. 1981)

  • The Field is the World: Proclaiming, Translating, and Serving By the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, 1810-40 (William Carey Library Publishers, 2009)

Thomas Long (M.Div. 1981)

  • The Juice of Life (Lulu, 2006)

Doug McCready (M.Div. 1981)

  • Jesus Christ for the Modern World: The Catholic Tübingen Christology (Peter Lang, 1991)
  • He Came Down from Heaven: The Preexistence of Christ and the Christian Faith (InterVarsity Press, 2005)

James Peterson (M.Div. 1981)

Mark Shuttleworth (M.Div. 1981)

  • Theosis: Partakers of the Divine Nature (Conciliar Press, 2005)

C. Michael Smith (M.Div. 1981)

Lee Spitzer (M.Div. 1981; D.Min. 1989)

Bruce Stevens (M.Div. 1981)

  • Admiring and Applauding God: Meditations on the Excellencies of God's Character (Wipf and Stock, 2015)

Kevin Yoho (M.Div. 1981)

  • NewCrayons for the City: Reneighboring Communities of Faith to Rebuild Neighborhoods of Hope (Cascade Books, 2017)

Efrain Agosto (M.Div. 1982)

Edwin Aponte (MATS 1982)

James Ayers (M.Div. 1982)

Steve Bierly (M.Div. 1982)

  • Help for the Small-Church Pastor (Zondervan, 1995)
  • How to Thrive as a Small-Church Pastor (Zondervan, 1998)
  • Wrestling with God (Zondervan, 2003)
  • Stronger Than Spinach: The Secret Appeal of The Famous Studios Popeye Cartoons (BearManor Media, 2009)
  • Did God Really Say THAT?: 12 Tips on How to Read, Understand, and Apply the Bible (CreateSpace, 2009)
  • How To Be Single, Sexual, Spiritual, and Sane: A Different Christian Perspective (CreateSpace, 2009)

Bruce Bradshaw (MATS 1982)

  • Bridging the Gap: Evangelism, Development and Shalom (MARC Publications, 1994)
  • Change across Cultures: A Narrative Approach to Social Transformation (Baker Academic, 2002)

William Chadwick (M.Div. 1982)

  • Stealing Sheep: The Church's Hidden Problems of Transfer Growth (InterVarsity Press, 2001)

Blaine Charette (MATS 1982)

  • Restoring Presence: The Spirit in Matthew's Gospel (Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2000)
  • The Theme of Recompense in Matthew's Gospel (Bloomsbury Academic, 2015)

Michael Dowgiewicz (MAR 1982)

  • Demolishing Strongholds (Restoration Ministries International, 1995) with Sue Dowgiewicz
  • Restoring the Early Church (Restoration Ministries International, 1995) with Sue Dowgiewicz
  • Pastoring by Elders (Restoration Ministries International, 1997) with Sue Dowgiewicz
  • God's Instruments for War: Discovering and Coordinating Spiritual Gifts as Weapons of Warfare(Restoration Ministries International, 1999) with Sue Dowgiewicz
  • Growing Relationships through Confrontation (Restoration Ministries International, 1999) with Sue Dowgiewicz

Howard Griffith (M.Div. 1982)

Jack Haberer (M.Div. 1982)

  • Living the Presence of the Spirit (Westminster John Knox Press, 2001)
  • GodViews (Westminster John Knox Press, 2001)

Scott Hahn (M.Div. 1982)

David Hall (M.Div. 1982)

  • A Shepherd's Story (Shires Press, 2012)

Gary Knoppers (M.Div. 1982)

Celeste Snowber (MATS 1982)

  • Embodied Prayer: Harmonizing Body and Soul (Liguori, 1995)
  • In the Womb of God: Creative Nurturing for the Soul (Liguori, 1995)
  • Pray with Hearts and Hands: Praying With Body and Spirit (Zondervan, 1995)
  • Embodied Prayer: Toward Wholeness of Body, Mind, Soul (Northstone, 2004)
  • Landscapes of Aesthetic Education (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009)

Lorraine Anderson (M.Div. 1983)

  • Under One Steeple: Multiple Churches Sharing More than Just Space (Wipf & Stock, 2012)

James Barnum (M.Div. 1983)

  • Helping families with an Individual with Autism (Columbia Seminary Press, 2004)

Scott Gibson (M.Div. 1983)

Marcus Grodi (M.Div. 1983)

  • How Firm a Foundation (C H Resources, 2009)

George Harper (M.Div. 1983)

  • A People So Favored of God: Boston's Congregational Churches and Their Pastors, 1710-1730 2nd edition (Wipf & Stock, 2007)

Tom Hobson (M.Div. 1983)

Bill Jackson (M.Div. 1983)

Stephen Macchia (M.Div. 1983; D.Min. 2001)

David A. Currie (M.Div. 1984)

Susan P. Currie (MATS 1984)

  • Revelation: Awaiting the Bridegroom (Network of Presbyterian Women in Leadership, 2010)

Katherine Johnson (MATS 1984; D.Min. 2012)

  • Studies in the Song of Songs: A Journey into Intimacy with Jesus 
  • Lectio Divina as a Catalyst for Spiritual Growth:  A Case Study Among Mature Believers (Create Space 2012)
  • Listening to God in Scripture: Scripture-based Reflective Prayer Guide Series Volume 1(CreateSpace 2012)
  • Jesus the Word Made Flesh: Scripture-based Reflective Prayer Guide Series Volume 2(CreateSpace 2012)
  • Praying with Paul:Scripture-based Reflective Prayer Guide Series Volume 3(CreateSpace 2012)
  • The Way of the Cross: Scripture-based Reflective Prayer Guide Series Volume 4(CreateSpace 2012)
  • Praying The Sermon on the Mount: Scripture-based Reflective Prayer Guide Series Volume 5 (CreateSpace 2012)
  • Praying the Apostles' Creed: Scripture-based Reflective Prayer Guide Series Volume 6 (CreateSpace 2013)
  • Encountering God in Holy Scripture:  An Introduction to the Ancient Tradition of Lectio Divina (CreateSpace 2012)
  • Praying the Mysteries of the Rosary:  Encountering God through the Ancient Tradition of Lectio Divina (CreateSpace 2012)
  • Praying the Stations of the Cross:  Encountering God through the Ancient Tradition of Lectio Divina (CreateSpace 2012)
  • Jesus Christ the Word Made Flesh:  Encountering God through the Ancient Tradition of Lectio Divina (CreateSpace 2012)
  • Praying with St. Paul:  Encountering God through the Ancient Tradition of Lectio Divina (CreateSpace 2012)
  • I Believe…  Praying the Apostles’ Creed:  Encountering God through the Ancient Tradition of Lectio Divina (CreateSpace 2012)

Max Malikow (MATS 1984)

  • Living When a Young Friend Commits Suicide: Or Even Starts Talking About It (Beacon Press, 1999)
  • Teachers for Life: Advice and Methods Gathered Along the Way (Rowman & Littlefield, 2005)
  • Profiles in Character: Twenty-Six Stories that Will Instruct and Inspire Teenagers (Rowman & Littlefield, 2006)
  • It's Not Too Late! Making the Most of the Rest of Your Life (Rowman & Littlefield, 2007)
  • Philosophy 101: A Primer for the Apathetic or Struggling Student (Rowman & Littlefield, 2007)
  • Suicidal Thoughts: Essays on Self-Determined Death (Rowman & Littlefield, 2008)
  • Being Human: Philosophical Reflections on Psychological Issues (Rowman & Littlefield, 2010)
  • Heroism and the Human Spirit: What Makes a Person Great? (Rowman & Littlefield, 2011)

John C. Rankin (M.Div. 1984)

  • The Six Pillars of Honest Politics (TEI Publishing House, 2007)
  • The Six Pillars of Biblical Power (TEI Publishing House, 2008)
  • Jesus, In the Face of His Enemies (TEI Publishing House, 2011)
  • The Real Muhammad: In the Eyes of Ibn Ishaq (TEI Publishing House, 2013)
  • Genesis and the Power of True Assumptions (TEI Publishing House, 2013)

Scott Sunquist (M.Div. 1984)

Timothy Tennent (M.Div. 1984)

Anne Elizabeth Dodge Tyson (MATS 1984; M.Div. 1986)

  • Service Squad: A Hands-On (VBS) Mission Experience for 'Tweens' (Abingdon, 2008)

Ken Wilson (MATS 1984)

Michael Witherspoon (MRE 1984)

  • Are Arab Christians "Jews"? A Clear Explanation of the End Times (Clear Kingdom Publishing, 2011)

Don Andreson (M.Div. 1985)

  • We Can Do This!: Understanding The Homosexual Debate and The Love of God (Don Andreson, 2014)

Thomas Devonshire Hawkes (MATS 1985)

  • Pious Pastors: Calvin's Theology of Sanctification and the Genevan Academy (Paternoster, 2016)

Christopher Edwards (M.Div. 1985; D.Min. 1996)

  • Test Your Bible IQ (Barnes & Noble, 1999)

Stuart Foster (M.Div. 1985; Th.M. 2001)

  • An Experiment in Bible Translation as Transcultural Communication (University of Stellenbosch, 2005)

Dale Kuehne (MATS 1985)

Wendy Murray Zoba (MATS 1985)

Sunday B. Olasehinde (Th.M. 1985)

  • Anglican Doctrines (Shalom Publications, 2011)

Wayne Raychard (M.Div. 1985; D.Min. 2006)

  • Biblical Discipline in a Cross-Cultural Setting (VDM, 2009)

Peter Scazzero (M.Div. 1985)

Peter Smith (M.Div. 1985, D.Min. 2005)

  • Thriving Churches Then and Now: Eight Characteristics from Church History for Pastoral Ministry (FOH, 2012)

G. L. Taylor (MRE 1985)

  • By the Rivers of Babylon, Singing the Blues: Why I Sing the Blues (BookSurge LLC, 2005)

Diana Butler Bass (MATS 1986)

Mark Dever (M.Div. 1986)

Donald Eisenhauer (M.Div. 1986; D.Min. 1996)

  • Coaching at End of Life: A Coaching Approach to Ministering to the Dying and the Grieving (Vervante Publishing, 2012)
  • Coaching Yourself Through Grief (Coaching at End of Life, 2014)

David Kilpatrick (MATS 1986)

  • Essentials of Assessing, Preventing, and Overcoming Reading Difficulties (Essentials of Psychological Assessment), 1st ed. (Wiley, 2015)

Daniel McNaughton (MATS 1986)

  • Learning to Follow Jesus (Morning Joy Media, 2010)
  • Learning to Follow Jesus: Youth Edition (Morning Joy Media, 2012)

Walt Mueller (M.Div. 1986; D.Min. 2005)

Glenn Myers (M.Div. 1986)

Christine Pohl (MATS 1986)

Phillip Silvia (M.Div. 1986)

  • Revelation: What Did John Really See? (TSUpress, 2013)
  • The Destruction of Sodom: What We Have Learned from Tall el-Hammam and Its Neighbors (TSUpress, 2016)

Nicola Hoggard Creegan (MATS 1987)

David Horn (M.Div. 1987)

Ross Genger (M.Div. 1987; D.Min. 2007)

  • Allah is not God and Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah: The Qur'an Against the World (Xlibris, 2010)
  • The Holy Club: What Its Members Did While Waiting for God (Xulon, 2011)

Kristina LaCelle-Peterson (M.Div. 1987)

  • Liberating Tradition: Women's Identity and Vocation in Christian Perspective (Baker Academic, 2008)

Rikki E. Watts (M.Div. 1987; MATS 1987)

David Alves (M.Div. 1988)

  • A Sabbatical Primer for Pastors: How to Initiate and Navigate a Spiritual Renewal Leave (Paupackpress, 2014)
  • A Sabbatical Primer for Churches: How to Love and Honor the Pastor God Has Given You (Paupackpress, 2015)
  • We're the "sons of God". . .So What?: Believe God About Who You Really Are! (Revised Edition, iUniverse, 2016)
  • NewAdopted: An Adoptee's Memoir of Healing Love (coedited with C. Ferguson-Feeney and M. Alves, paupakpress, 2017)

George W. Battle (MARE 1988)

  • Battlefields in the World and in Christendom: Confrontational Scenarios (Dorrance Publishing, 2015)

Tim Conder (M.Div. 1988)

Russell Dalton (M.Div. 1988)

Jimmy Dodd (M.Div. 1988)

Daniel Harrell (M.Div. 1988)

Stephen Moroney (MATS 1988)

Timothy Olsen (MATS 1988)

  • Heavenly Minded, Earthly Good: Church Development for Church Leaders (Advantage Books, 2007)

Christopher Smith (MATS 1988)

Gregory Wills (M.Div. 1988)

  • The Salvation of Souls: Nine Previously Unpublished Sermons on the Call of Ministry and the Gospel by Jonathan Edwards (Crossway Books, 2002)

Juls Wood (M.Div. 1988)

  • A Forester's Field Guide to Devotion (Reynwood Forest Management, Inc., 2005)

Steven J. Van Zanen (M.Div. 1988)

  • New ListingGenerations Faithful to His Call: The Christian Reformed Church in Global Missions (editor; Christian Reformed World Missions, 2013)


Kenneth J. Barnes (MATS 1989)

Don Clements (D.Min. 1989)

  • Biblical Church Government (Metokos Press , 2003)
  • "The Vision Thing" (Metokos Press , 2005)
  • God the Holy Spirit (Metokos Press , 2005)
  • The Historical Roots of the Presbyterian Church in America (Metokos Press , 2006)
  • God the Son (Metokos Press , 2009)

Timothy Laniak (M.Div. 1989)

Donald Opitz (M.Div. 1989)

  • Learning for the Love of God: A Student's Guide to Academic Faithfulness (Baker Books, 2007)

Mary Riso (M.Div. 1989; Th.M. 2004)

  • Heroines: The Lives of Great Literary Characters and What They Have to Teach Us (Baker Book House, 2003)
  • The Narrative of the Good Death: The Evangelical Deathbed in Victorian England (Ashgate, 2015)

Roberta (Pughe) Sanford (MATS 1989)

  • Resurrecting Eve: Women of Faith Challenge the Fundamentalist Agenda (White Cloud Press, 2007)

Stephen Vantassel (MATS 1989)

  • Dominion over Wildlife? An Environmental-Theology of Human-Wildlife Relations (Wipf & Stock, 2009)

Gwenfair Walters Adams (M.Div. 1989)

  • Visions in Late Medieval England: Lay Spirituality and Sacred Glimpses of the Hidden Worlds of Faith (Brill, 2007)

Joel Woodruff (M.Div. 1989)

  • Conversational Apologetics Course: Practicing the Art of Sharing Your Faith with Others (C.S. Lewis Institute, 2014)