Dr. Stoop is a Gold Medallion winning author who has written over thirty books, including, Forgiving the Unforgivable, You Are What You Think, Rethink How You Think, and Just Us, A Devotional for Couples. He has co-edited the Life Recovery Bible with Steve Arterburn, and also with Steve, co-authored the The Life Recovery Journey, The Twelve Laws of Life Recovery, and the Twelve Gifts of Life Recovery. Dave and Steve have recently launched the Life Recovery Institute, offering training for pastors, counselors, coaches and lay people involved in recovery ministries. For a comprehensive list of Dr. Stoop’s books, please visit our store site.
Dr. Stoop served as a pastor for 12 years while completing his clinical studies. He has taught in a number of Youth With a Mission schools in many different countries, and along with his wife, Jan, conducts weekend marriage workshops. In his spare time, he and one of his sons have restored a 1964 MGB, and he enjoys driving it around town.
Dr. Stoop and his wife Jan live in Newport Beach; they have three sons and six grandchildren.