Welcome to Dr. Donald E. Demaray's Home Page!

From his earliest days of ministry, parishioners and students called him Dr. Don. He loves people, preaches, teaches and writes to bring insight, renewal and healing to God's children.

Dr. Don began full time ministry after doctoral work in Edinburgh, Scotland. In Seattle he served first as a youth pastor, then as a professor at Seattle Pacific College (now University). After 14 years, he and his wife, Kathleen, along with their children Cherith, Elyse and James, moved to Wilmore, Kentucky. Kathleen invested 28 years in the Asbury Seminary alumni office, and Don 34 years at the Seminary as dean of students (for 8 years), professor and mentor. Retired, he continues to teach now and again, speak, write, and help seminarians on their spiritual journeys.

Gardening, stamp collecting, books, friends, four grandchildren and one great grand child, a son Ayden, occupy his leisure time. Feel free to contact Dr. Don; he thoroughly enjoys helping people. You might even get invited to his house for tea.

 

Spiritual Formation

Things Unshakable

THINGS UNSHAKABLE

Spiritual Formation Readings for Reflection from the Pen of Paul S. Rees

Things Unshakable, the title of Paul Rees’s 1947 book of sermons, is a metaphor of his rock solid convictions about Scripture truth. He read, no examined, the Bible with the precision of a first-class surgeon. His sharp mind penetrated the depths of Holy Scripture. More, he couched his discoveries with the same precision and applied them with the same care.

From The Heralds of the 1960’s and ‘70’s, Dr. Demaray worked with 169 readings and chose 100. These selected reflections cover familiar truth, but truth designed to invite the reader to what the ancients called Lectio Divina kind of reading. That is, reading with reflection, reading to take one from the merely familiar to in-depth understanding. Lectio Divina is not fast reading; it is leisurely, leading to penetrating understandings and New Testament applications.

Available at Amazon.com and the Asbury Seminary Bookstore

 
 

MILE MARKERS: 40 Intimate Journeys with Jesus.

"THIS GEM OF a book sparkles with biblical truth, personal stories, and insights from the spiritual classics. More importantly, it offers accessible practical wisdom for Jesus-followers who hunger to love God with all their being and to be God's presence in a love-starved world.
A wonderful resource, profound in its simpllicity."
- Howard Snyder, Professor Emeritus
Asbury Theological Seminary

(Evangel Press. Order by
phone: 800-253-9315 or email:info@evangelpublishing.com).

A guide to the spiritual formation of church leaders, built on the teachings of the saintly E. Stanley Jones. Gems from this Christian leader promise guidance through both the joys and challenges of life.  
  Readings from the writings of Francis Asbury, chief pioneer of American Methodism. Catch the spirit of this untiring and astonishingly productive servant of God.

Order from Bristol House,
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Readings for every day in the year from the pen of the founder of Methodism. Wesley, founder of Methodism, learned the secrets of living in Christ.

Order from Bristol House,
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365 masterpieces of hymns and poetry, each with brief commentary. John Wesley saw the hymns of Methodism as a compendium of Christian theology.

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John Wesley wrote hundreds of prayers, 365 of them recorded in this daily guide. John Wesley learned how to make contact with God.

Order from Bristol House,
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In today's language, the unvarnished Lawrence teaches us how to live in God. Whether working in the kitchen amidst the clashing sounds of pots and pans, or taking the Lord's Supper, Bro. Lawrence sensed the Presence.

Order from Alba Press, 800-343-ALBA.

In contemporary language, this classic comes alive. `a Kempis, master of spirituality, nlightens every seeking heart. Perhaps the most read book, in its many translations and languages, aside from the Bible.

Order from Alba Press, 800-343-ALBA.

 
  In today's language, St. Francis speaks straight to the heart.

Such stories! -- metaphors of how God uses completely surrendered servants of Christ. A spiritual treat.Order from Alba Press, 800-343-ALBA

Guides to private and group prayer, keys to victorious living. Questions at the close of chapters to stimulate thought and talk.

Order from Wipf and Stock Publishers
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  Rich materials from Scripture and the evotional classics to renew the soul through praise.

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Healing

 

Learn strategies for fighting burnout, tools to restore hope and joy, a roadway to healing and Life with a capital L. Fresh research, including the results of current brain studies, provide refreshment like a drink of cool water on a hot day. This book could save your life professionally and spiritually, even physically.

Order from Evangel Press,
http://www.evangelpress.com/
800-253-9315

Rekindled
Help for over-worked, stressed-out clergy. Health maintenance emotionally, spiritually, physically. How to stay true to your calling amidst a tension-filled profession.

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800-253-9315

 
  A full length introductory book on physical, emotional and spiritual healing. Does God heal today? Yes, and here's why and how.

Order from Wesleyan Publishing House,
http://www.wesleyan.org/wph
800-493-7539

Study Guide available.

Audio tapes available from NorthStar Audio Books -
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The magic of a joyful spirit, anecdotes, scientific evidence from laughter studies. The magic of laughter in reducing stress.

Order from Wesleyan Publishing House,
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800-493-7539

Audio tapes available from NorthStar Audio Books -
http://www.northstaraudio.com/
800-522-2979

 

 

Theology

An introductory guide to Christian theology. Explore arguments for God, the nature of the sacraments, end-times and more.

Order from Wesleyan Publishing House,
http://www.wesleyan.org/wph
800-493-7539

Audio tapes available from NorthStar Audio Books -
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800-522-2979

Beliefs

 

Homiletics

How to preach to our contemporary picture-oriented, story-driven culture. Guides to idea-gathering and filing, along with a system for measuring growth.

Order from Wesleyan Publishing House,
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800-493-7539

 
  Fresh ways to do expository preaching. A wealth of methods and themes.

Order from Evangel Press,
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Biography

With His Joy

WITH HIS JOY: THE LIFE AND LEADERSHIP OF DAVID McKENNA.

Mark Hatfield, former Senator, "A truly authentic life of a superachiever, hero and role-model friend. Faithful to the tenents of his early Christian commitment, David McKenna matured and developed a dynamic ministry of preaching, education, and public service with star-studded career options at every turn."

Lloyd Ogilvie, Chaplain of the US Senate (R): "You're in for a real treat of inspiration as you read this excellent biography of a man who lives life to the fullest with all the stops out."

Paul Rader, Former General of the Salvation Army: "David L. McKenna emerges as a leader of grace and uncommon giftedness. This compelling story moves us to renew our dedication to church and mission, while giving thanks for the living and still enlarging legacy of one of Wesleyan evangelicalism's choicest and most productive servant-leaders."

Order from Wesleyan Publishing House,
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800-493-7539 or click here.

 

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