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General Information

Name:  Troy Wayne Martin  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult; Young Adult;

Born: 1953 in Seminole, TX

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Illinois Connection

I attended The University of Chicago and earned a Ph. D. in Bible. I have taught Bible at Illinois Benedictine University and Olivet Nazarene University. I am currently a professor at Saint Xavier University in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

I am a Professor of Biblical Studies at Saint Xavier University and have published extensively on biblical topics. I have lectured both nationally and internationally. I am married and have two daughters and five grandchildren.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

I Promise to Hate, Despise, and Abuse You until Death Do Us Part Marriage in a Narcissistic Age
ISBN: 0615406564

Bookend Publishers, Inc.. 2011

Christian counselors recommend this book about difficult narcissistic husbands and how they affect you, your family, your church, and your social life. You can read books about narcissism but not many from a Christian perspective. Have you ever thought of divorcing your husband but struggle with your church's stand against divorce? You really need this book. This book discusses the divorce texts in the Bible and explains why the Bible permits you to divorce your narcissistic husband and also remarry if you choose. Please stop letting your husband or even your church misuse these Biblical texts to keep you locked up in your destructive marriage. God never intended for you to be a verbal or emotional punching bag, and this book will free you to leave or divorce your narcissistic husband. In this book, you will also read about the Christian teachings of male headship and female submission and how your narcissistic husband can use these teachings to control and manipulate you. This book exposes him and demonstrates that the Biblical teachings of male headship and female submission are not about domination and control but all about providing what you need to become the wonderful person you were created to be. If you choose to stay with your difficult husband, this book gives you strategies for how to deal with him. If you decide to stay, you definitely need these strategies to survive him and his destructive narcissistic behaviors. Order this book and read it. It will help you just as it has helped so many other women.

Forgiveness: Finding Freedom Through Reconciliation
ISBN: 0824519647

The Crossroad Publishing Company. 2002

In this book, the authors explore different models of The Forgiveness Exchange. This successful model indicates that human beings can enter the experience of reconciliation that lasts into eternity.

By Philosophy & Empty Deceit: Colossians As Response to a Cynic Critique. (Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement Ser No 118)
ISBN: 1850755590

Sheffield Academic Pr. 1996

This book identifies Cynic philosophers as the opponents addressed by the epistle to the Colossians. This identification permits new solutions to old interpretative problems in Colossian studies. In particular, Martin offers a new translation and interpretation of Col. 2.16-23 as well as other problematic passages. Martin contends that the author of Colossians contrasts the hope of the gospel with his opposition's empty deceit and emphasizes important distinctions between Christian ethics and Cynic ethics. The study concludes that Christian ethics as articulated in Colossians transforms societal structures instead of simply rejecting them as Cynic ethics did.

ISBN: 1555406645

Scholars Pr. 1992


  • Bookend Publishers Book of the Year Award, ''I Promise to Hate, Despise, and Abuse You until Death Do Us Part

    Speaking Engagements

    Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

    To schedule, contact Troy W. Martin at or by phone at 815-939-4803. My fee for a single engagement is $500.00 plus travel expenses. I prefer speaking to church and civic groups. My most recent book is about abuse in narcissistic marriages and is especially of interest to women's associations and meetings. I am available and have spoken and lectured all across the country and in several foreign countries as well.