Stories give form and meaning to our lives
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Loss of Agency One of the most damaging
The way a trauma memory is stored and
When the traumatic memories are triggered, which can
Our memories are typically integrated into the overarching
Leading your children to God involves much more
All behavior has a purpose. What this means
Parents, you probably know your children better than
You are not perfect and never will be
Communication between parents is absolutely essential. If a
All humans share some basic, fundamental needs that
Addiction is a compulsion to use a harmful
Mental health is essentially defined as a state
What we believe determines how we feel. What
Loneliness is often equated with being alone, but
Drs. Donna & David Lane
Hi, we’re Drs. Donna and David Lane, and we’re so glad you joined us on our journey. Our books range from profound explorations of deep theological concepts to light-hearted and engaging children’s stories with wonderful messages. They offer new perspectives, challenge in-depth self-examination, and encourage a fearless embrace of life’s joys and sorrows. We take you to other worlds and other times. We tackle difficult questions. We face genuine suffering, and we rejoice in God’s redemption. After you finish our books, we hope you find yourself enlivened and enriched, with a newfound desire to experience God to the fullest.
We’ve spent our lives helping people, equipping clients, children, couples, families, and yes, even nations in crisis. We enjoy working and writing together. Our passion is to help others explore and deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ, and our work and our writings are geared toward that goal.
In addition to our roles as private practitioners and professors, we are award-winning multi-genre authors. Using our understanding of how the brain and heart connect and our knowledge of complex mental health issues, our writings use storytelling to help you tap into your own story to wrestle with today’s life challenges – – whether you are an adult trying to understand suffering, a child seeking to overcome your fears, or anyone who longs for a deeper understanding of how the presence of God is with us and within us.
"If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were MADE FOR ANOTHER WORLD." — C. S. Lewis
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“My passion-my true heart-is spiritual direction. I love walking alongside others as they grow closer to Jesus, helping them overcome the lies they’ve been told about God, about themselves, and about the purpose and meaning of life. My goal for those I work with is to experience the Kingdom of God within them. My purpose in my writing is to help usher the Kingdom of God into the world.”
“My passion is teaching. I’ve always been a teacher-it comes naturally to me. It’s extraordinarily fulfilling to watch students as they “get it” and open up their own passion for counseling and helping others. Being a child at heart informs my writing and teaching, because I’m open to the joy and wonder of everything around me. It is my desire to share this joy.”
The questions our readers send us are all over the map—sort of like our writing! We’d love to hear from you and answer your questions.
David: I will hear odd things or see something interesting that will spark a kernel of an idea. A couple of them started with things my children said or did. Others have come out of conversations I was having with people that sparked an idea, looking at something from a different perspective. One idea, I was at a professional conference, and one of the speakers made me think of a significantly different perspective on something. It is an idea I’m currently working on.
Donna: Almost all of my ideas come to me during prayer. The rest of them wake me in the middle of the night with a picture or thought I know came from God in my sleep. For example, the entire Gold Stone story came to me overnight after praying about the need in Haiti before I went to bed. When I woke up, I simply wrote what came to me during the night.
Donna: I love a challenge. My writing started with presenting theological ideas. Then I had the idea of presenting those ideas through allegory. If allegory, why not fantasy? If fantasy, why not science fiction? If I can write in the future, why not the past? Someone once told me I could “never” write a novel in 1st person present tense, so guess what I set out to do? Now, it’s up to the readers to let me know if I succeeded, but I surely enjoyed the challenge.
David: The answer for me is I’m interested in so many things. I’m eternally curious to a fault. For me, there’s just not enough time in a lifetime to get to it all.
David: I was called to it, as clearly as anything has ever been said to me. My undergraduate degree was in education, but I couldn’t find a job teaching when I graduated in December, so I answered an ad for a “youth worker.” When I went to the job interview, I got out of my car and literally heard a voice say, “This is where you are supposed to be and this is what you are supposed to be doing.” So, I am one of those blessed individuals who found his calling at 22 and have never looked back.
Donna: My plan was to go to medical school. My first semester freshman year, I was taking chemistry and calculus, so I signed up for a psychology class to be my “easy” course. Instead, I found it so fascinating, I changed majors, and I have loved everything about it since.
Donna: Without a doubt, C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien have been the biggest influences in my writing. Lewis wrote across genres, and all of his writings revealed the truth of Christ in some unique way. He challenged beliefs and confronted the big questions. Can you tell I want to be C. S. Lewis when I grow up? As you know, Tolkien and Lewis were great friends. Tolkien is so creative and so willing to stretch himself and do new and different things with his writing, and he, too, revealed God’s truth in unique ways.
David: My biggest influences have been my children. They inspire me.
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