James M. Houston

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James M Houston
Born (1922-11-21) November 21, 1922 (age 94)
Theological work

James ‘Jim’ M Houston (born November 21, 1922[1]) is Professor of Spiritual Theology at Regent College, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, Dr. Houston emigrated with his wife and 4 children to North America in 1969, and became one of the founders of Regent College, a leading institution of Christian Theology and Spirituality. From 1970–78, he was Principal of the college, and in 1991 he was appointed to the chair. His major areas of interest include the Christian mind, the Trinity, prayer, and Spiritual Formation. He has published numerous articles in books and scholarly journals.

Dr. Houston currently resides in Vancouver. In addition to his continuation of writing, Dr. Houston spends a great deal of time mentoring students. Dr. Houston has 4 children, 9 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren.

Books by Dr. Houston[edit]

  • Houston, James M; Parker, Michael (2012), A Vision for the Aging Church; Renewing Ministry for and by Seniors .
  • ———; Reese, Randy D; Loane, Robert (September 25, 2012), "Foreword", Deep Mentoring: Guiding Others on Their Leadership Journey, IVP, ISBN 978-0-8308-3789-2 .
  • ———; Myers, Glenn E (2011), Seeking Spiritual Intimacy: Journeying Deeper with Medieval Women of Faith .
  • ———; Willard, Dallas (2011), The Mentored Life: From Individualism to Personhood, ISBN 1-57683-318-6 [permanent dead link].
  • ———; Willard, Dallas (2010), The Transforming Friendship: A Guide to Prayer .
  • ———; Waltke, Bruce K (2010), The Psalms as Christian Worship: An Historical Commentary .
  • ——— (November 2007), The Disciple: Following the True Mentor, Soul's Longing, David C Cook, ISBN 978-0-7814-4428-6, ASIN 0781444284 .
  • ——— (November 2007), The Creator: Living Well in God's World, Soul's Longing, David C Cook, ISBN 978-0-7814-4427-9, ASIN 0781444276 .
  • ——— (July 2007), The Prayer, Soul's Longing, David C Cook, ISBN 978-0-7814-4426-2, ASIN 0781444268 
  • ——— (April 2007), The Fulfillment, Soul's Longing, 2: Pursuing True Happiness, David C Cook, ISBN 978-0-7814-4425-5, ASIN 078144425X 
  • ——— (April 2007) [2005], The Desire, Soul's Longing, 1: Satisfying The Heart, David C Cook, ISBN 978-0-7814-4424-8, ASIN 0781444241 .
  • de Sales, Francis; of the Cross, John; Lewis, Clive Staples; O'Connor, Flannery; Luther, Martin; Kierkgård, Søren (February 2007), Houston, James M, ed., Letters of Faith Through the Seasons: A Treasury of Great Christians' Correspondence, 2, David C. Cook Publishing, ISBN 978-1-56292-834-6, ASIN 1562928341 .
  • Houston, James M (October 2006), Letters of Faith Through the Seasons: A Treasury of Great Christians' Correspondence, 1. Dec–May, David C Cook, ISBN 978-1-56292-749-3 .
  • Houston, James M (October 2006), Joyful Exiles: Life in Christ on the Dangerous Edge of Things, Intervarsity Press, ISBN 978-0-8308-3324-5 .
  • Baxter, Richard (January 2005), Houston, James M, ed., Watch Your Walk: A Pattern For Personal Growth and Ministry, Victor Classics, Victor Books, ISBN 978-0-7814-4179-7, ASIN 078144179X .
  • Houston, James M; of Avila, Teresa (2005), Life of Prayer, Victor Classics .
  • Edwards, Jonathan (December 8, 2004), Houston, James M, ed., Faith Beyond Feelings: discerning the heart of true spirituality, Victor Classics, David C Cook, ISBN 978-0-7814-4171-1 .
  • Owen, John (December 2004), Houston, James M, ed., Triumph Over Temptation: The Challenge To Personal Godliness: Pursuing A Life of Purity, Victor Classics, David C Cook, ISBN 978-0-7814-4172-8, ASIN 0781441722 .
  • Houston, James M; Pascal, Blaise; Guinness, Os (2003) [1997], The Mind on Fire: A Faith for the Skeptical and Indifferent .
  • Edwards, Jonathan (2003), Houston, James M; Colson, Charles, eds., Religious Affections: A Christian's Character Before God .
  • de Valdés, Juan; Don Benedetto (April 1, 2003), Houston, James M, ed., The Benefit of Christ: Living Justified Because of Christ's Death, Regent College, ISBN 978-1-57383-251-9 .
  • Simeon, Charles; Stott, John RW (2003), Houston, James M, ed., Evangelical Preaching: An Anthology of Sermons .
  • Wilberforce, William (Mar 28, 2003), Houston, James M, ed., Real Christianity: Discerning True and False Faith, Hatfield, Mark O, intr, Regent College, ISBN 978-1-57383-246-5, ASIN 1573832464 .
  • Houston, James M (Jun 15, 2002), The Mentored Life (hardcover), NavPress, ISBN 978-1-57683-318-6 .
  • ———; Anderson, Keith R; Reese, Randy D (1999), "Foreword", Spiritual Mentoring: A Guide for Seeking and Giving Direction, IVP, ISBN 978-0-8308-2210-2 .
  • ——— (1998), The Transforming Power of Prayer: Deepening Your Friendship with God, ISBN 1-57683-118-3 .
  • Pascal, Blaise (1997), Houston, James M; Guinness, Os, eds., Mind on Fire: A Christian's Character Before God, Classics of Faith and Devotion .
  • Edwards, Jonathan (2003) [1996], Houston, James M, ed., Religious Affections: A Christian's Character Before God, ISBN 978-1-57383-240-3 .
  • Houston, James M; Green, Michael (1995), I Believe in the Creator, Regent College Publishing, ISBN 1-57383-046-1, archived from the original on 2012-12-11 .
  • ———; Bockmuehl, Klaus; Yanni, Kathryn (1991), Listening to the God Who Speaks: Reflections on God's Guidance from Scripture and the Lives of God's People .
  • Owen, John; Packer, JI (1983), Houston, James M, ed., Sin & Temptation: The Challenge to Personal Godliness .
  • Houston, James M (April 2001), The Heart's Desire: Satisfying the Hunger of the Soul, Regent College Publishing, ISBN 1-57383-209-X, archived from the original on 2012-12-11 .
  • ——— (January 2001) [1996], In Pursuit of Happiness: Finding Genuine Fulfillment in Life, Regent College Publishing, ISBN 1-57383-210-3, archived from the original on 2012-12-10 . 1st ed. by Navpress, ISBN 978-0-89109-936-9.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ McGrath, Alister E. (1997). J.I. Packer: a biography. Baker Books. p. 226. ISBN 0-80101157-4.