Donna And David Lane

About the Doctors


Dr. David Lane

David Lane, Ph.D., is the founder of the Counseling Program and Ph.D. program at Mercer University in Atlanta. He has over forty years of experience as a counselor, counselor educator, and supervisor. David is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a Nationally Board Certified Counselor, a Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor, and a Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists. He has published numerous articles, book chapters, books, and manuscript reviews in the field of Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy. He has presented and trained nationally and internationally on trauma recovery. In 2018, he was honored by the LPCA with the Linda Painter Service award, and the John C. Burns Lifetime Achievement Award in Counseling. In 2021, he was appointed by the Georgia governor to the Composite Board (Licensing Board) for Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists.


Dr. Donna Lane

Donna E. Lane, Ph.D., is an Adjunct Professor of Counseling at Mercer University, and a Christian counselor practicing since 1978. She is a Charter Member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. She has published numerous articles in professional journals in the field of counseling, and has presented internationally and nationally on trauma, grief and loss, narrative counseling, faith in counseling, and prayer. Donna is also the founder of the Cody Lane Foundation, which provides individual and small group spiritual direction and Christian education. She has led numerous retreats for church groups and women’s groups and presented about her writings at a variety of churches as well as multiple Christian organizations. She is an author of both fiction and nonfiction Christian books.


Our Work Together

In 2010, we worked together to develop materials we used to train pastors, teachers, and mental health providers in Haiti after the devastating earthquake. David worked extensively for over a year in Haiti leading teams of professionals to conduct training in trauma care, equipping  the Haitians to provide the far-reaching services needed for their own people. 

The trauma resources we developed for Haiti have been translated into numerous languages and are now being used worldwide in such places as Rwanda, India, New Zealand, Romania, Dominican Republic, Cambodia, Vietnam, Costa Rica, and the Middle East.

In the wake of the Newtown, CT, Sandy Hook School shootings in 2012, we led teams to train pastors and community workers in how to best assist with the trauma and terrible loss. We returned on the anniversary of the shooting to continue to offer support, training, and guidance to the community as they processed their trauma and grief.  

Most recently, the trauma materials have been used in alcohol and drug treatment centers and juvenile detention centers, based on the understanding these issues are often directly related to trauma. 

We write a diverse range of genres and topics, with the goal of touching as many people with the love and truth of the Kingdom of God as we can. It is our prayer that all of our books reflect this purpose. No matter what we write, whether fictional allegory, fantasy series, historical fiction, Biblical nonfiction, devotionals, children’s stories, or professional resources, we seek to “do it all for the glory of God” (I Corinthians 10:31). 



The Interview – finalist in Christian Inspirational Fiction category

Sky Light Falls: Whisperers Book One – finalist in Epic Fantasy category and Religious Fiction category


Sky Light Rises: Whisperers Book Two – finalist in Religious Fiction category


My Dog Can’t Jump – finalist in Children’s Fiction category and Children’s Picture Books category


This Hallowed Ground – finalist in Religious Fiction category


This Hallowed Ground – Gold Medal in Historical Fiction-Western category

Sky Light Ends: Whisperers Book Three – Gold Medal in Fantasy-Epic category

Dwelling – Gold Medal in Spirituality-Meditation and Prayer

The Banana Farm – Silver Medal in Fiction-Children’s-Family

My Dog Can’t Jump – Honorable Mention in Fiction-Children’s-Picture Books

Dwelling – Honorable Mention in Religion-Christianity


Strength in Adversity – 2nd place in Biblical Studies category

Sky Light Falls: Whisperers Book One – 3rd place in Speculative Fiction category


Sky Light Rises: Whisperers Book Two – 3rd place in Speculative Fiction category

Seeking Treasures – 2nd place in Biblical Studies category


This Hallowed Ground – finalist in Historical Fiction category


Seeking Treasures – Bronze Medal in Bible Studies category

Beware the Booger Bear – finalist in Early Readers/Children’s Picture Books category


My Dog Can’t Jump – finalist in Children’s Picture Books category


This Hallowed GroundSilver Medal in Historical Fiction 

Dwelling – Silver Medal in Bible Study


This Hallowed Ground – Best Book in Westerns

Dwelling – Best Book in Religion

My Dog Can’t Jump – Best Book in Children’s Picture Books

In Search of Sparkle: A Faerie Fairy Tale – Best Book in Children’s Fantasy


Training in Haiti


My Dog Can’t Jump

Training in Rwanda

LPCA training

Lifetime Achievement Award

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