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 (retired), 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
In Search of Sparkle: A Faerie Fairy Tale – Gold Medal in Fiction – Children’s Fables
I Have Questions, Lots and Lots of Questions: A True Story of Christmas – Bronze medal in Children’s Holiday
The Way of the Shepherd – Bronze medal in Nonfiction – Christian
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
This Hallowed Ground – Bronze Medalist for Historical Fiction Book of the Year – American and Western
This Hallowed Ground – Distinguished Favorite for Christian Fiction
The Banana Farm – finalist in Children’s Fiction
My Dog Can’t Jump – finalist in Children’s Picture Books
This Hallowed Ground – finalist in Historical Fiction
Sky Light Ends – finalist for Fantasy
My Dog Can’t Jump – finalist in Children’s Books ages 6-8
This Hallowed Ground – Short List for the Hawthorne Prize Fiction Book of the Year
Seeking Treasures – Bronze Medal in Bible Studies category
The Way of the Shepherd – 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
I Have Questions, Lots and Lots of Questions – finalist in Children’s Picture Books category
This Hallowed Ground – Silver Medal in Historical Fiction
Dwelling – Silver Medal in Bible Study
The Way of the Shepherd – Finalist 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
This Hallowed Ground – Book of the Year finalist for Christian/Religious Fiction
My Dog Can’t Jump – Finalist for Animals and Pets
The Banana Farm – winner for Folklore
I Have Questions, Lots and Lots of Questions: A True Story of Christmas – winner for Holiday
In Search of Sparkle: A Faerie Fairy Tale – winner for Fairy Tale