Bibliography of Christine R. Wiebe’s Writing

Prepared by Katie Funk Wiebe, July 2010


“Pacifist aim is peace,” Tabor College View. 12 March 12 1976.

“The Year Daddy Died” in Alone: A Widow’s Search for Joy by Katie Funk Wiebe. Tyndale House Publishers, 1976. (Also in British, South African, German and Finnish editions)

“How did I get into this? Or, why I joined MCC. ” The Christian Leader, 31 July 1979, 5-6.

“The Year Daddy Died. With Magazine, January 1978.

“‘The Caging of Chris” in Good Times with Old Times: How to Write Your Memoirs by Katie Funk Wiebe, Herald Press, 1979.

“Irene L. Bishop,” “Cornelius Wall,” in Something Meaningful for God: The Mennonite Central Committee Story, . (The Stories of Some Who Served with MCC), C.J. Dyck , ed. Vol. 4. Herald Press, 1981.

“A Mennonite Among Catholics: A Close Encounter,” Forum, A Magazine of Exploration and Information for Mennonite students/young adults. April 1979, pp. 4-5.

“Mabel: A Mennonite Car,” With Magazine, Fall 1981.

“Why was it so hard to believe? A dialogue between Christine R. Wiebe and Katie Funk Wiebe about the meaning of baptism.” With Magazine, July 1982.

“Sometimes I wonder,” by Christine R. Wiebe and Katie Funk Wiebe. With Magazine, October 1982.

“Maybe Later,” Menno Notes: A Newsletter of Mennonite Students and Young Adults in Chicago. February 1983, pp. 2-3,6.

“What am I, a single woman, doing in rural Kansas?” The Other Side, 1981 or 1982.

“Something Shining Here: Seeing the Sacramental Side of the City .” The Other Side , n.d. 44-45.

“Chicago Christmas.” Menno Notes, Nov.-Dec. 1985, 1-4.

“The Year Daddy Died” in Alone: A Search for Joy, rev. edition, by Katie Funk Wiebe, Kindred Press, 1987.

“A Gift of Space” (Even a ‘garden variety’ heart attack can bring unexpected benefits). Sharing, Spring 1987, 3-5.

“Nursing Notes from a Psychiatric Unit: Love Continues to Speak. Mennonite Health Services, Mental Health Awareness and Education Article Project. February 1992. N.d. n.p.

“Winning Ways of the West: One day in the Flint Hills.” The Wichita Eagle (Travel Section), April 11, 1993, 5F.

“The Dream Movement” by Katie Funk Wiebe and Christine R. Wiebe in A Dry Roof and a Cow: Dreams and Portraits of Our Neighbors. Mennonite Central Committee, 1994.

“Chicago Christmas.” The Christian Leader, December 2004, 4-6; Mennonite Weekly Review, December 2004.

Devotionals for Rejoice! Inter-Mennonite devotional publication. July-Aug. 1993. “Health Chronicles” in Lorraine Avenue Messenger, Newsletter of Lorraine Avenue Mennonite Church, Wichita, Kans. Spring , 2000.


Eclipse.” Chester H. Jones Foundation Poetry Contest Winners Anthology. Fall 1986 [or Winter 1987].

“Eclipse” in How to Write Your Personal or Family History: If You Don’t Do It, Who Will?” by Katie Funk Wiebe. Good Books, 2009.

“I Wish,” “For a Thousand Nights,” “This Slow Disrobing,” “I Was Only Looking, Or, So I will wait a Little Longer,” “God’s Grace,” DreamSeeker Magazine: Voices from the Soul, Summer 2004.

“Good Friday,” “Easter,” DreamSeeker Magazine, Spring 2004.

“Exploring,” ”Letting Go,” “Children Under Fourteen Not Admitted,” “Tell No Man,” “In the Blue Willow Plate,” in The Voice of a Writer: Honoring the Life of Katie Funk Wiebe, Doug Heidebrecht and Valerie G. Rempel, Eds. Kindred Productions, 2010.

Self-published, self-illustrated, self-bound small writings in limited editions

The Caging of Chris . Christmas, 1972, 16 pp.

Dear Christiana, The writer’s memories of Christiana’s mother, Susan Wiebe, over the years. Illustrated. n.d.

Crossings: Journal Entries from a Trip to Europe. Grassroots Publishing, 1989. 24 pp.

The Dancing Stars. poem to honor the birth of niece Jennifer Elaine Wiebe on Dec. 5, 1992.

The Prairie Princess, a children’s book, tells the story of Catherine, a prairie princess, who grows ill after her father dies. “The book is a sign of hope and a chart for me, for my own healing arising from the act of creation.” December 1990, 28 pp.

Longer work:

How to Stay Alive. Self-published and illustrated, spiral binding, Wichita KS 1996, 592 pp.

About Christine R. Wiebe: “Night Work,” Border Crossing: A Spiritual Journey, Revised edition, Dreamseeker Books (Pandora), 2002.

“Christine, my daughter; my daughter Christine: My grief journey” (A collection of journal entries about her death) by Katie Funk Wiebe . Unpublished. 2004.

Obituary of Christine R. Wiebe, death May 24, 2000

Ellen Kroeker’s poem read at her funeral May 26, 2000

Diane Deckert’s tribute read at her funeral May 26, 2000

About the Author

Katie Funk Wiebe

Katie Funk Wiebe (Tabor College 1968) is the author of twenty books and over a hundred articles. Her most recent books are You Never Gave Me a Name:One Mennonite Woman’s Story and How to Write Your Personal or Family History, both released in 2010. Wiebe received an M.A. from Wichita State University and taught at Tabor College for 24 years. In 2000 The Mennonite named her one of twenty Mennonite Writers who have had “the most powerful influence on life and belief of the General Conference Mennonite Church and Mennonite Church in the 20th century." She is the mother of four children, among them Christine R. Wiebe and Joanna Wiebe.