Complete List of Malcolm Boyd's Books :
- Crisis in Communication (Doubleday, l957)
A scholarly examination of the mass media from a Christian perspective.
- Christ and Celebrity Gods (Seabury, 1958)
The first complete history of the development of the Hollywood “religious film” from the inception of such motion pictures to C.B. DeMille’s groundbreaking “The Ten Commandments.”
- Focus: Rethinking the Meaning of Our Evangelism (Morehouse-Barlow, 1960)
Challenges a new generation to see that, properly understood, evangelism places God in focus.
- If I Go Down to Hell (Morehouse-Barlow, 1962)
Hell is here and now. (Witness the perception of this in the arts).
- The Hunger, the Thirst (Morehouse-Barlow, 1964)
Answering questions of students and young adults in three chapters: “The Black and White Blues,” “The Death Charade” and “Man, What About God”
- Are You Running with Me, Jesus? (Holt, Rinehart & Winston,1965)
The breakthrough book of contemporary prayers that reached a global audience, sold one million copies, and received critical acclaim.
- Free to Live, Free to Die (Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1967)
Reflections and meditations that touched a generation.
- Malcolm Boyd’s Book of Days (Random House, 1968)
Minutes and hours, people and places, individual problems and human revolutions, work and leisure, straws of life and confrontation of moral issues are the stuff making up this book of days. “Malcolm Boyd wants to break down ghetto walls, tear off masks, remove barriers” said Book Week.
- The Fantasy Worlds of Peter Stone and Other Fables (Harper & Row, 1969)
His only work of fiction. Publishers Weekly said: “Boyd is lighter, brighter and fresher than he has ever appeared before in print.” The New York Times Book Review commented: “Provocative, witty, and highly entertaining.”
- As I Live and Breathe (Random House, 1969)
Stages of an Autobiography
- My Fellow Americans (Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1970)
Boyd’s depth interviews with Colorado Chicanos, Vietnam war veterans and Hugh Hefner. Library Journal wrote: “A vital picture of what life is like on America’s growing edge.”
- Human Like Me, Jesus (Simon and Schuster, 1971)
A new book of prayers. “He has come of age…Concerned, caring people across the nation will be pleased with his latest book,” said the Boston Globe.
- The Lover (Word Books, 1972)
Jesus is the Lover. “Modern life seen with poetic vision…He is the secular saint” wrote the Atlanta Constitution.
- The Runner (Word Books, 1974)
Jesus is the Runner. “It is a kind of Pilgrim’s Progress a la Bunuel, Ionesco or Arrabal” wrote the Christian Century.
- The Alleluia Affair (Word Books, 1975)
Jesus figures around the world come down off church crosses and leap out of stained-glass windows. But –do the crosses remain empty? The National Catholic Reporter said: “Poignant, lovely, sincerely optimistic.”
- Christian: Its Meanings in an Age of Future Shock (Hawthorn, 1975)
“Boyd’s best book” said the Los Angeles Times.
- Am I Running with You, God? (Doubleday, 1977)
Publishers Weekly noted: “Boyd knows ‘the night of the soul’…mingling his intense prayer-poems with confessional mditations and personal responses to the world of social and spiritual struggle.”
- Take Off the Masks (Doubleday, 1978; rev. ed. HarperCollins 1993; rev. ed. White Crane Books, 2008 with a new introduction by Mark Thompson)
“Take Off the Masks is a guidebook for anyone in the queer community, who clings to spirituality, humanity, and responsibility in the chaos of living.” wrote Edge Publications.
- Look Back in Joy (Gay Sunshine Press, 1981; rev. ed. Alyson, 1990)
“An extraordinary range of emotion and perception…By sharing the unextraordinariness of love’s long suffusion into his life, Malcolm Boyd has shared with us his neatest trick of all” said the Los Angeles Times.
- Half Laughing, Half Crying (St. Martin’s Press, 1986)
A memoir. The Advocate wrote: “Malcolm Boyd belongs to that vanishing species, the man possessed by the need for social justice; for personal honesty; for sexual fulfillment; for righteousness; and for God. To these qualities he adds one more—the one that makes all the difference. He is able to tell his many stories in a fluid and masterful way.”
- Gay Priest: An Inner Journey (St. Martin’s Press, 1986)
“It has an unforgettable impact. Throughout the book Boyd’s free verse loosens up the text and facilitates an understanding of this courageous man” wrote the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. The Philadelphia Inquirer added: “There is real integrity and honesty here. Seen as a kind of epistle, it is especially illuminating.”
- Edges, Boundaries and Connections (Broken Moon Press, 1992)
A collection of short pieces that had appeared previously in other books.
- Rich with Years: Daily Meditations on Growing Older (HarperCollins, 1994)
This book was influenced by Boyd’s decade-long assignment as a columnist for AARP’s Modern Maturity magazine, where he dealt with aging issues. It was translated into Chinese and published in Taiwan.
- Go Gentle Into That Good Night (Genesis Press, 1998)
It uses graceful prose and common-sense anecdotes and parables to confront the mystery of death. “Others have written about making friends with death. Boyd actually does it” wrote reviewer Gretchen Haight in The Episcopal News.
- Simple Grace: A Mentor’s Guide to Growing Older (Westminster John Knox, 2001)
Harvard’s professor of divinity and author Harvey Cox wrote: “ This is a book not just for those of us now reaching senior status but for anyone who wants to understand us, and there are more and more of ‘us.’ Malcolm Boyd was fortunate in the mentoring he found on aging, and now he generously becomes a mentor for the reader.”
- Prayers for the Later Years (Augsburg, 2002)
“Boyd’s book offers the wisdom of a life prayed through many seasons” said Oxford University’s Marilyn McCord Adams. NPR commentator and Sports Illustrated writer Frank Deford wrote: “Once again Malcolm Boyd has shown so beautifully how he doesn’t just write prayers. First, he writes wonderful vignettes about people. And, in doing so, he makes us better both understand people and appreciate God….Malcolm Boyd really can write a prayer—he is to prayer what Shakespeare is to the sonnet.”
- Samuel Joseph For President: Media, Politics, Religion, Race (Ken Arnold Books, 2008)
“The venerable author of Are You Running with Me, Jesus? is still running strong in five stories that rip the mask off of contemporary American life.”
- A Prophet In His Own Land: A Malcolm Boyd Reader (White Crane Books, 2008)
Books Edited by Malcolm Boyd:
- On the Battle Lines: A Manifesto for Our Times (Morehouse-Barlow, 1964)
- The Underground Church (Sheed & Ward, 1968)
- When in the Course of Human Events (with Paul Conrad, Sheed & Ward, 1973)
- Amazing Grace: Stories of Lesbian and Gay Faith (with Nancy L. Wilson,
Crossing Press, 1991)
- Race and Prayer: Collected Voices, Many Dreams (with Chester Talton,
- In Times Like These…How We Pray (with J. Jon Bruno, Seabury, 2005)