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    Moody Distance Learning endeavors to maintain accurate and current textbook information on this website. Textbook lists are kept as up-to-date and accurate as possible, but may change without notice. Moody cannot be responsible for books ordered more than 30 days prior to the start of a given term. Please contact Distance Learning if you need to purchase books 30 days prior to your class starting to confirm the accuracy of the textbooks.

    Bible / Theology

     

    Ministry

     

    General Education

     
       

     

    Acts (BI 2214)

    Online 8-Week and Extension Site Formats:

    • Allen, Roland. Missionary Methods: St. Paul's or Ours, A Study of the Church in the Four Provinces. ReadaClassic.com, 2012. ISBN 1611044669. Available at amazon.com.
    • Arnold, Clinton E. (Editor).  Acts (Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary). Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2007. ISBN: 0310278252. Available at amazon.com.
    • Nyquist, J. Paul.  There is No Time:  A Missionary Fable. Portage, MI: Fidlar Doubleday, 2007.  ISBN: 9781424335596. Available at avantteam.com.

    Independent Study Format:

    • Bruce, F.F. The Book of the Acts (New International Commentary on the New Testament). Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1988. ISBN 0802825052. Available at amazon.com, cbd.com.

    Analyzing and Engaging Worldviews (TH 4450)

    Online 8-Week Format:

    • Moreland, J.P.  Love Your God With All Your Mind. Colorado Springs: NavPress, 2012. ISBN 9781617479007. Available at amazon.com.
    • Wilkins, Steve and Mark L. Sanford.  Hidden Worldviews: Eight Cultural Stories that Shape Our Lives. Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2009.  ISBN 0830838546. Available at amazon.com.

    Independent Study Format:

    • Lewis, C.S. Mere Christianity. 1952. Revised and amplified edition. San Francisco: HarperCollins, 2001. ISBN 0060652926. Available at amazon.com, cbd.com.
    • Little, Paul E. Know Why You Believe. New edition. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 2000. ISBN 083082250X. Available at amazon.com, cbd.com
    • Packer, J.I "Fundamentalism" and the Word of God:  Some Evangelical Principles. 1958. Revised edition. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1995. ISBN 0802811477. Available at amazon.comcbd.com.
    • Schaeffer, Francis. A Christian Manifesto. Revised edition. Wheaton: Crossway, 1982. ISBN 0891072330. Available at amazon.com, cbd.com.

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    Ancient Near Eastern Background and the Old Testament (BI 3301)

    Online 8-Week Format and Extension Site Formats:

    • Silva, Moisés. The Essential Companion to Life in Bible Times: Key Insights for Reading God’s Word. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2011. ISBN: 9780310286882. Available at amazon.com
    • Walton, John H. Ancient Near Eastern Thought and the Old Testament. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2006. ISBN: 0801027500. Available at amazon.com

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    Bible Introduction (BI 2230)

    Online 8-Week, Self-Paced and Extension Site Formats:

    • Vanhoozer, K. J. Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2005. ISBN 0801026946. Available at amazon.com.
    • Wegner, Paul D.  The Journey from Texts to Translations: The Origin and Development of the Bible. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2004. ISBN: 0801027993. Available at amazon.com.

    Independent Study Format:

    • Ewert, David. A General Introduction to the Bible. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1983. ISBN 0310453712. Available at amazon.com.
    • Geisler, Norman L., and William E. Nix. From God to Us. Chicago: Moody Publishers, 1974. ISBN 0802428789. Available at amazon.com.

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    Biblical Studies Capstone (BI 4495)

    Online 8-Week, Self-Paced and Extension Site Formats:

    • Fitch, David E. The Great Giveaway: Reclaiming the Mission of the Church from Big Business, Parachurch Organizations, Pscyhotherapy, Consumer Capitalism, and Other Modern Maladies. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2005. ISBN 080106483X. Available at amazon.com.
    • Husbands, Mark A. and D.J. Treier. The Community of the Word: Toward and Evangelical Ecclesiology. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 2005. ISBN 0830827978. Available at amazon.com.
    • Karkkainen, Veli-Matti. An Introduction to Ecclesiology: Historical and Global Perspectives. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 2002. ISBN 0830826882. Available at amazon.com.
    • McGrath, Alister E. The Genesis of Doctrine. Richmond: Regent College Publishing, 1997. ISBN 1573830720. Available at amazon.com.

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    Care of the Ministry Leader's Soul (PS 3382)

    Online 8-Week and Extension Site Formats:

    • Eswine, Zack. Sensing Jesus: Life and Ministry as a Human Being. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2013.  ISBN: 1581349696. Available at amazon.com.
    • McNeal, Reggie. A Work of Heart: Understanding How God Shapes Spiritual Leaders. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2011.  ISBN: 1118103181. Available at amazon.com.
    • Peterson, Eugene H. The Contemplative Pastor. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1993. ISBN: 0802801145. Available at amazon.com.
    • Whitney, Donald S. Ten Questions to Diagnose Your Spiritual Health.  Colorado Springs, CO: NavPress, 2001. ISBN: 9781576830963. Available at amazon.com.

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    Christian Life and Ethics (TH 1100)

    Independent Study Format

    • MacArthur, John Jr. The Body Dynamic. Colorado Springs: Victor, 1996. ISBN 1564765865. Available at amazon.com.
    • Ryrie, Charles. Balancing the Christian Life. Chicago: Moody Publishers, 1995. ISBN 0802408877. Available at amazon.com.
    • White, Jerry. Honesty, Morality, and Conscience. Colorado Springs: Nav Press, 1996. ISBN 0891099425. Available at amazon.com.

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    Church History (TH 2270)

    Online 8-Week Format:

    • Gonzalez, Justo. The Story of Christianity, Vol. 1: The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation, 2nd Edition. New York, NY: HarperOne, 2010. ISBN: 006185588X. Available at amazon.com.
    • Gonzalez, Justo. The Story of Christianity, Vol. 2: The Reformation to the Present Day, 2nd Edition. New York, NY: HarperOne, 2010. ISBN: 0061855898. Available at amazon.com.

     

    Online 16-Week Format:

    • Kenneth, Curtis A., Stephen J. Lang and Randy Petersen. The 100 Most Important Events in Christian History. Grand Rapids: F. H. Revell, 1998. ISBN 0800756444. Available at amazon.comcbd.com.
    • Lane, Tony and Hilary Osborne. The Institutes of Christian Religion. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 1987. ISBN 0801025249. Available at amazon.comcbd.com.
    • Spickard, Paul R. and Kevin M. Cragg. A Global History of Christians. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 1994. ISBN 0801022495. Available at amazon.comcbd.com.
    • XanEdu CoursePack for Church History. Available at xanedu.com.

    Independent Study Format:

    • Bettenson, Henry. Documents of the Christian Church. New York: Oxford, 1999. ISBN 0192880713. Available at amazon.com.
    • Cairns, Earle E. Christianity Through the Centuries. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996. ISBN 0310208122. Available at amazon.com.

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    Christian Missions (MS 1103)

    Online 8-Week, Self-Paced and Extension Site Formats:

    • Kaiser, Walter. Mission in the Old Testament: Israel as a Light to the Nations. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2012. ISBN 0801039975. Available at amazon.com.
    • Moreau, A. Scott, Gary R. Corwin and Gary B. McGee. Introducing World Missions: A Biblical, Historical, and Practical Survey. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2004. ISBN 0801026482. Available at amazon.com.
    • Newell, Marvin. A Martyr's Grace: Stories of Those Who Gave All For Christ and His Cause. Chicago: Moody Publishers, 2006. ISBN 0802478298. Available at amazon.com.
    • Piper, John. Let the Nations Be Glad: The Supremecy of God in Missions. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2003. ISBN 080102613X. Available at amazon.com.

    Independent Study Format:

    • Tucker, Ruth. From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2004. ISBN 0310239370. Available at amazon.com.
    • Olson, Gordon C. What in the World is God Doing. Cedar Knolls: Global Gospel Publishers, 2003. ISBN 0962485055. Available at amazon.com.

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    Christian Worship (MU 2267)

    Online 8-Week, Self-Paced and Extension Site Formats:

    • Frame, John H. Worship in Spirit and Truth: A Refreshing Study of the Principles and Practice of Biblical Worship. Philipsburg, NJ: P & R Publishing, 1996. ISBN 0875522424. Available at amazon.com.
    • Klingbeil, Steve. For Whose Pleasure? Confronting the Real Issue as We Gather to Worship. Innovo Publishing, 2011. ISBN: 9781936076581. Available at amazon.com.

    Independent Study Format:

    • Hustad, Donald, ed. The Worshiping Church: A Hymnal. Carol Stream: Hope Company, 1990. ISBN 0916642437. Available at amazon.com.
    • Hustad, Donald P. True Worship: Reclaiming the Wonder and Majesty. Carol Stream: Hope Company, 1998. ISBN 0877888388. Available at amazon.com.

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    College Writing (GSU 1110)

    Online 8-Week, Self-Paced and Extension Site Formats:

    • Chaffee, John. Critical Thinking, Thoughtful Writing: A Rhetoric with Readings. Fourth edition. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2007. ISBN 0618783482. Available at amazon.com.

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    Communication of Biblical Truth (PS 3330)

    Online 8-Week and Extension Site Formats:

    • Chapell, Bryan. Christ-Centered Preaching. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1994. ISBN 0801025869. Available at amazon.comcbd.com.
    • Koessler, John. The Moody Handbook of Preaching. Chicago: Moody Publishers, 2008.  ISBN: 0802470645. Available at amazon.com.
    • Robinson, Haddon. Biblical Preaching. Second edition. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2001. ISBN 0801022622. Available at amazon.com.

    Independent Study Format:

    • Chapell, Bryan. Christ-Centered Preaching. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1994. ISBN 0801025869. Available at amazon.comcbd.com.
    • Robinson, Haddon. Biblical Preaching. Second edition. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2001. ISBN 0801022622. Available at amazon.com.

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    Contemporary Strategies for Ministry to Women (PS 2264)

    Online 8-Week and Extension Site Formats:

    • Adams, Chris. Transformed Lives: Taking Women’s Ministry to the Next Level. Nashville, TN:  Lifeway, 1999. ISBN 0767331168. Available at amazon.com.
    • Adams, Chris. Women Reaching Women: Beginning and Building a Growing Women’s Ministry. Nashville, TN:  Lifeway, 2005. ISBN 1415825904. Available at amazon.com.
    • Barthel, Tara Klena and Judy Dabler. Peacemaking Women: Biblical Hope for Resolving Conflict. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2005. ISBN 0801064953. Available at amazon.com.
    • Edwards, Sue and Kelley Mathews. New Doors in Ministry to Women. Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications, 2002. ISBN 0825425085. Available at amazon.com.
    • Inrig, Elizabeth. Release Your Potential: Using Your Gifts in a Thriving Womens Ministry. Chicago, IL:  Moody Publications, 2001. ISBN 0802484980. Available at amazon.com.
    • Kristof, Nicholas D. and Sheryl WuDunn. Half The Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. New York: Vintage Press, 2009. ISBN 0307387097. Available at amazon.com.

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    Critical Thinking (GSU 4410)

    Independent Study Format:

    • Moreland, J.P. Love Your God with All Your Mind. Colorado Springs: NavPress, 1997. ISBN 1576830160. Available at amazon.com.

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    Cultural Dynamics of Congregational Ministry (PS 4463)

    Online 8-Week and Extension Site Formats:

    • Crouch, Andy. Culture Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling.Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 2008. ISBN 0830833943. Available at amazon.com.
    • Myers, Jospeh R. The Search to Belong: Rethinking Intimacy, Community, and Small Groups. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2003. ISBN 0310255007. Available at amazon.com.
    • Storti, Craig. The Art of Crossing Cultures. Boston: Brealey, 2007. ISBN 1931930538. Available at amazon.com.

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    Daniel and Revelation (BI 4418)

    Online 8-Week Format:

    • Walvoord, John F. Daniel. Chicago: Moody Publishers, 2012. ISBN 0802417442. Available at amazon.com.
    • Walvoord, John F. Revelation. Chicago: Moody Publishers, 2011. ISBN 0802473121. Available at moodypublishers.com, amazon.com.

    Independent Study Format:

    • Walvoord, John F. Daniel: The Key to Prophetic Revelation. Chicago: Moody Publishers, 1971. ISBN 0802417531. Available at amazon.com.
    • Walvoord, John F. The Revelation of Jesus Christ. Chicago: Moody Publishers, 1989. ISBN 0802473091. Available at moodypublishers.com, amazon.com.

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    Developing a Social Outreach Ministry (PS3320)

    Online Self-Paced Format:

    • NCAASI: National Church Adopt-A-School Iniative Implementation Curriculum. Dallas: The Urban Alternative, 2006. Purchase course material at: tonyevans.org

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    Development and Delivery of Narrative Messages (PS 4430)

    Online 8-Week and Extension Site Formats:

    • Alter, Robert. The Art of Biblical Narrative. New York: Basic Books, 1981. ISBN: 046500427X. Available at amazon.com.
    • Block, Daniel I. Judges, Ruth. The New American Commentary. Nashville: Broadman and Holman, 1999. ISBN: 0805401067. Available at amazon.com.
    • Mathewson, Steven D. The Art of Preaching Old Testament Narrative. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2002. ISBN: 0801022967. Available at amazon.com.  

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    Developmental Psychology (GSU 3320)

    Online 8-Week and Extension Site Formats:

    • Feldman, Robert S. Development Across the Lifespan, 5th Edition. New York: Prentice Hall, 2007. ISBN 0136016103. Available at amazon.com.

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    Discipling and Mentoring Women (PS 3321)

    Online 8-Week and Extension Site Formats:

    • Anderson, Keith and Randy Reese. Spiritual Mentoring: A Guide for Seeking and Giving Direction. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 1999. ISBN 0830822100. Available at amazon.com.
    • Stanley, Paul and J. Robert Clinton. Connecting: The Mentoring Relationships You Need to Succeed in Life. Colorado Springs: NavPress, 1992. ISBN 3909131026. Available at amazon.com.
    • Hislop, Beverly White. Shepherding a Woman’s Heart: A New Model for Effective Ministry to Women. Chicago: Moody Publishers, 2003. ISBN 0802433545. Available at amazon.com.
    • Schaeffer, Francis. The Mark of a Christian, 2nd edition. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2006. ISBN 0830834079. Available at amazon.com.

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    Educational Foundations (ED 1100)

    Online 8-Week, Self-Paced and Extension Site Formats:

    • Anthony, Michael J. Evangelical Dictionary of Christian Education. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2001. ISBN 0801021847. The required reading in this book is provided as an electronic download in the Course Resources section of this course. A book fee of $15 is assessed when you register for the course.
    • Anthony, Michael J. Introducing Christian Education: Foundations for the Twenty-first Century. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2001. ISBN 0801022754. Available at amazon.com.
    • Richards, Lawrence O. and Gary J. Bredfeldt. Creative Bible Teaching. Chicago: Moody Publishers, 1998. ISBN 0802416446. Available at moodypublishers.com, amazon.com, cbd.com.

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    Elements of Bible Study (BI 1120)

    Online Self-Paced Format:

    • Hendricks, Howard G. and William D. Hendricks. Living By The Book. Chicago: Moody Publishers, 1991. ISBN 0802408230. Available at moodypublishers.comamazon.com.

    Independent Study Format:

    • Henrichsen, Walter and Gayle Jackson. Studying, Interpreting, and Applying the Bible. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1990. ISBN 0310377811. Available at amazon.com.

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    Evangelistic Messages (PS 4433)

    Online 8-Week and Extension Site Formats:

    • Gilbert, Greg.  What is the Gospel?  Wheaton: Crossway, 2010.  ISBN 1433515008. Available at amazon.com.
    • Keller, Timothy.  Counterfeit Gods: The Empty Promises of Money,Sex, and Power, and The Only Hope that Matters.  New York: Dutton, 2009.  ISBN 1594485496. Available at amazon.com.
    • Packer, J. I.  Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God.  Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 1991. ISBN 083081339X. Available at amazon.com.
    • Richard, Ramesh. Preparing Evangelistic Sermons: A Seven-Step Method for Preaching Salvation.  Grand Rapids: Baker, 2005. ISBN 0801065747. Available at amazon.com.

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    Foundations of Learning (GSU 1107)

    Online 8-Week Format:

    • Covey, Stephen. 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Whitby, ON: Fireside, 2013. ISBN: 9781451639612. Available at amazon.com
    • Lundsford, Andrea. The Everyday Writer. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 5th ed., 2013. ISBN: 1457600048. Available at amazon.com
    • Smith, Gordon. Courage and Calling: Embracing your God-given Potential. Downers Grove, IL: Intervarsity Press, 2011. ISBN: 9780830835546. Available at amazon.com

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    Genesis (BI 3312)

    Online 8-Week, Self-Paced and Extension Site Formats:

    • Alter, Robert. Genesis: Translation and Commentary. New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 1997. ISBN 039331670X. Available at amazon.com.
    • Fokkelman, J.P. Reading Biblical Narrative. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 1999. ISBN 0664222633. Available at amazon.com.
    • Walton, John H. Ancient Near Eastern Thought and the Old Testament: Introducing the Conceptual World of the Hebrew Bible. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2006. ISBN 0801027500. Available at amazon.com.

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    Greek Exegesis 1 (BI 3383)

    Independent Study Format:

    • Brooks, James A. and Carlton L.Winbery. Syntax of New Testament Greek. Lanham: University Press of America, 1978. ISBN 0819104736. Available at amazon.com.
    • Kantenwein, Lee L. Diagrammatical Analysis. Winona Lake: BMH Books, 1991. ISBN 0884691500. Available at amazon.com.

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    Greek Grammar 1 (BI 2281)

    Independent Study Format:

    • Aland, B., K. Aland, J., et al. The Greek New Testament, 4th edition. New York: United Bible Societies, 2006. ISBN 1598561693. Available at amazon.com.
    • Summers, Ray. Essentials of New Testament Greek. Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 1995. ISBN 0805410015. Available at amazon.com.

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    Greek Grammar 2 (BI 2282)

    Independent Study Format:

    • Aland, B., K. Aland, J., et al. The Greek New Testament, 4th edition. New York: United Bible Societies, 2006. ISBN 1598561693. Available at amazon.com.
    • Summers, Ray. Essentials of New Testament Greek. Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 1995. ISBN 0805410015. Available at amazon.com.

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    Hebrews (BI 3333)

    Online 8-Week and Extension Site Formats:

    • O'Brien, Peter T. The Letter to the Hebrews. Piller New Testament Commentary. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2010. ISBN 0802837298. Available at amazon.com.

    Independent Study Format:

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    Hermeneutics/Bible Study Methods (BI 2280)

    Online 8-Week and Extension Site Formats:

    • Klein, William, Craig Blomberg, Robert Hubbard, and Kermit Ecklebarger. Introduction to Biblical Interpretation. Revised and expanded edition. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2004. ISBN 0785252258. Available at amazon.comcbd.com.
    • Vanhoozer, K.J., C.A. Anderson, and M.J. Sleasman. Everyday Theology: How to Read Cultural Texts and Interpret Trends. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2007. ISBN 0801031672. Available at amazon.com.

    Independent Study Format:

    • McQuilkin, Robertson. Understanding and Applying the Bible. Chicago: Moody Publishers, 2009. ISBN 0802490921. Available at amazon.com.

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    Historical Geography (BI 2260)

    Online Self-Paced Format:

    • Beitzel, Barry J. The New Moody Atlas of the Bible. Chicago: Moody Publishers, 2009. ISBN 0802404413. Available at amazon.com.

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    Intermediate Computer Skills (GSU 1113

    Online 8-Week, Extension Site and Self-Paced Formats:

    • The student is required to have Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.  Microsoft Office 2007 or 2010 is required for PC users. Office for Mac 2008 or 2011 is required for Mac users. All textbook materials will be presented in Microsoft Office 2010.
    • Pasewark, Pinard, and Bunin. Microsoft Office 2010: Introductory. McGraw Hill Publishers. ISBN: 0538475390 (053847551X for the Kindle version). Available at amazon.com.

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    Interpreting Scripture (BI 2201)

    Online 8-Week Format and Extension Site Formats:

    • Klein, William W. and Craig L. Blomberg. Introduction to Biblical Interpretation. Revised Edition. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2004. ISBN: 0785252258.

    • Vanhoozer, K. J., Anderson C. A., and M. J. Sleasman, eds. Everyday Theology: How to Read Cultural Texts and Interpret Trends. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 2007. IBSN: 0801031672.

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    Introduction to Counseling for the Lay Person (ED 3338)

    Online 8-Week and Extension Site Formats:

    • Anderson, Neil. Victory over the Darkness. Ventura: Regal, 1990. ISBN 0830725644. Available at amazon.com, cbd.com.
    • Collins, Gary. Christian Counseling, 3rd Edition.Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2007. ISBN 1418503290. Available at amazon.com.
    • McMinn, Mark R. Cognitive Therapy Techniques in Christian Counseling. Eugene: Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2008. ISBN 1556356986. Available at amazon.com.

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    Introduction to Christian Education (ED 1112)

    Course may be used as a equivalent for Educational Foundations (ED-1100)

    Independent Study Format:

    • Clark, Robert E., Lin Johnson, and Allyn Sloat. Christian Education: Foundations for the Future. ISBN 0802416470. Available at amazon.com.

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    Introduction to Critical Thinking (GSU 2202)

    Online 8-Week Format and Extension Site Formats:

    • Klein, Gary.  Seeing What Others Don’t: The Remarkable Ways We Gain Insights. New York: Public Affairs, 2013. ISBN: 1610392515. Available at amazon.com
    • Stone, Howard W. and, James O. Duke. How to Think Theologically., 3rd ed. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2013. ISBN: 0800699327. Available at amazon.com
    • HBR's 10 Must Reads on Making Smart Decisions. Boston: Harvard Business Review Press, 2013. ISBN: 1422189899. Available at amazon.com

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    Introduction to Literature (GSU 1109)

    Online 8-Week:

    • Ryken, Leland, Ed. The Christian Imagination. Colorado Springs: WaterBrook, 2002. Print. ISBN: 0877881235. Available at amazon.com.

    Online Self-Paced and Extension Site Formats:

    • Douglass, Frederick. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. 1845. New edition. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000. ISBN 0451155238. Available at Moody Online Library (free), amazon.com.
    • Hawthorne, Nathaniel and Millicent Bell. “The Scarlet Letter.” In Collected Novels, 115-346. New York: Library of America, 1983. ISBN 0553210092. Available at Moody Online Library (free), amazon.comcbd.com.
    • Rosenthal, M. L., Editor. Poetry in English: An Anthology. New York: Oxford University Press, 1987. ISBN 0195205391. Available at amazon.com.
    • Shakespeare, William. Measure for Measure. New York: Penguin Books, 1997. Available at Moody Online Library (free), amazon.com.

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    Introduction to Philosophy (GSU 2250)

    Online 8-Week and Extension Site Formats:

    • Clark, Kelly James, Richard Lints, and James K. A. Smith.  101 Key Terms in Philosophy and their Importance for Theology.  Louisville, KY: John Knox Press; 2004. ISBN 0664225241. Available at amazon.com.
    • Sproul, R.C.  The Consequences of Ideas: Understanding the Concepts that Shaped Out World. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2009. ISBN 143350314X. Available at amazon.com.

    Independent Study Format:

    • Geisler, Norman L. and Paul D. Feinberg. Introduction to Philosophy: A Christian Perspective. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1987. ISBN 0801038189. Available at amazon.comcbd.com.

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    Introduction to Psychology (GSU 2210)

    Online 8-Week and Extension Site Formats:

    • Collins, Gary R. Introduction  to Psychology Study Guide. Chicago, IL: Moody Bible Institute, 1990, rev. 2011. Study Guide electronically included with the course.
    • Myers, David G. Psychology, Ninth edition. New York, NY: Worth Publishers, 2009. ISBN: 1429215976. Available at amazon.com.

    Independent Study Format:

    • Collins, Gary. The Rebuilding of Psychology. Wheaton: Tyndale, 1977. ISBN 0842353151. Available at amazon.com.
    • Meyers, David G. Psychology. Eigth edition. New York: Worth, 2006. ISBN 0716764288. Available at amazon.com.

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    Introduction to Sociology (GSU 2213)

    Online 8-Week and Extension Site Formats:

    • Thompson, William E. and Joseph V. Hickey. Society in Focus: An Introduction to Sociology, Census Update. Seventh Edition. Prentice Hall, 2011. ISBN 0205181015. Available at amazon.com.

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     Introductory English (GSU 1101)

    Online 8-Week and Extension Site Formats:

    • Arlov, Pamela. Wordsmith: A Guide to College Writing (with MyWritingLab with eText- Access Card Package) 5th edition. New York: Longman, 2012. ISBN 0321841360 . Available at amazon.com, coursesmart.com.

    Independent Study Format:

    • Paton, Alan. Cry, the Beloved Country. 1948. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2003. ISBN 074326195X. Available at amazon.com
    • Fawcett, Susan. Evergreen: A Guide to Writing with Readings. Eighth edition. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2004. ISBN 0618766448. Available at amazon.com.

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    John (BI 2211)

    Online 8-Week and Extension Site Formats:

    • Jeffers, J. S., The Greco-Roman World of the New Testament Era: Exploring the Background of Early Christianity InterVarsity: Downers Grove, 1999. ISBN: 0830815899. Available at amazon.com.
    • Tenney, Merrill C. John: The Gospel of Belief: An Analytic Study of the Text. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1997. ISBN 0802843514.Available at amazon.com.

    Independent Study Format:

    • Tenney, Merrill C. John: The Gospel of Belief: An Analytic Study of the Text. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1997. ISBN 0802843514. Available at amazon.com.

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    Life of Christ (BI 3323)

    Online 8-Week Format:

    • Bible. Either an NIV, NIV Study Bible or the NLT Study Bible.
    • Strauss, Mark L. Four Portraits, One Jesus: an introduction to Jesus and the Gospels. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2007. ISBN 031022697X. Available at amazon.com.
    • Thomas, Robert L. and Stanley N. Gundry. The NIV/NASB Harmony of the Gospels. San Francisco: Harper and Row,  2003. ISBN 1565638840. Available at amazon.com.

    Independent Study Format:

    • Harrison, Everett F. A Short Life of Christ. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1994. ISBN 0802818242. Available at: amazon.comcbd.com.

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    Life-on-Life Discipleship (EV 3302)

    Online 8-Week and Extension Site Formats:

    • Hummel, Charles E. Tyranny of the Urgent, revised and expanded. Sacramento: Intervarsity Press, 1994. ISBN: 087784092X. Available at amazon.com.

    Note: This pamphlet is available online or at most Christian bookstores. It is also available as an electronic bundle for mobile devices with two other pamphlets for about $3.00 from Olivetree.com.

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    Life Sciences (GSU 1132)

    Online 8-Week, Self-Paced and Extension Site Formats:

    • Trefil, James S, and R. Hazen. The Sciences: An Intergrated Approach. Sixth edition. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2007. ISBN 0470118547. Available at amazon.com.

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    Marriage and Family Systems (ED 3340)

    Online 8-Week and Extension Site Formats:

    • Chapman, Gary and Jennifer Thomas. The Five Languages of Apology: How to Experience Healing in all Your Relationships. Northfield Publishing, 2008. ISBN: 1881273792. Available at amazon.com.
    • Chediak, Alex (General Editor). Five Paths to the Love of Your Life: Defining Your Dating Style. Colorado Springs, CO, 2005. ISBN: 1576837092. Available at amazon.com.
    • Crabb, Larry. The Marriage Builder: A Blueprint for Couples and Counselors. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1992. ISBN: 0310225809. Available at amazon.com.
    • Hollinger, Dennis P. The Meaning of Sex: Christian Ethics and the Moral Life. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 2009. ISBN: 9780801035715. Available at amazon.com.
    • Matlock, Mark. Real World Parents: Christian Parenting for Families Living in the Real World. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2010. ISBN: 9780310669364. Available at amazon.com.
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    Math for Liberal Arts (GSU 2230)

    Online 8-Week, Self-Paced and Extension Site Formats:

    • Lehman, Kristin. Math for the Liberal Arts. This book is provided as an electronic download in the Course Resources section of this course. A book fee of $10 is assessed when you register for the course.

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    Major Prophets I (BI 3316)

    Online 8-Week, Self-Paced and Extension Site Formats:

    • Beale, G. K. and D. A. Carson. Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2007. IBSN 0801026938. Available at amazon.com.
    • Brueggemann, Walter. The Prophetic Imagination. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 2001. ISBN 0800632877. Available at amazon.com.
    • VanGemeren, Willem A.  Interpreting the Prophetic Word. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996. ISBN 0310211387. Available at amazon.com.

    Independent Study Format:

    • Bullock, C. Hassell. An Introduction to the Old Testament Prophetic Books. Chicago: Moody Publishers, 1986. ISBN 0802441548. Available at amazon.commoodypublishers.com.

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    Self and Social Identity in Christianity (GSU 2203)

    Online 8-Week Format and Extension Site Formats:

    • Kang, Karen.  Branding Pays: The Five-Step System to Reinvent Your Personal Brand. Palo Alto, CA: Branding Pays Media, 2013. ISBN: 0988437503. Available at amazon.com

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    Ministry Internship (FE 4400)

    • Pyle, William and Mary Seals. Experiencing Ministry Supervision. Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 1995. ISBN 0805411631. Available at amazon.comcbd.com.

      Note: This text is only required for the 3 credit hour internship for the Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies degree. No text is required for internships applied to the Associate of Biblical Studies or Certificate of Biblical Studies, or that are less than 3 credit hours.

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    Ministry Leadership and Staff Relationships (PS 3342)

    Online 8-Week Format:

    • Addington, T. J. High Impact Church Boards. Sandbox Resources, 2007. ISBN 0979140501. Available at amazon.com.
    • DeYoung, Kevin and Ted Kluck. Why We Love the Church. Chicago: Moody Publishers, 2009. ISBN 0802458378. Available at amazon.com.
    • Koessler, John. Folly, Grace, and Power. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2011. ISBN 0310325617. Available at amazon.com.
    • Larson, Knute. The ABF Book. Akron: The Chapel Press, 1997. ISBN 0972409211. Available at amazon.com.
    • McIntosh, Gary L. One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Bringing Out the Best in Any Size Church. Grand Rapids: Revell, 1999. ISBN 0800756991. Available at amazon.com.
    • Williford, Carolyn and Craig Williford. How to Treat a Staff Infection. Grand Rapids: Bakers Books, 2006. ISBN 080106757X. Available at amazon.com.

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    Ministry to Women in Pain (PS 3322)

    Online 8-Week and Extension Site Formats:

    • Allender, Dan B. and Tremper Longman. The Cry of the Soul: How Our Emotions Reveal Our Deepest Questions About God. Colorado Springs: NavPress, 1999. ISBN 1576831809. Available at amazon.com.
    • Hislop, Beverly. Shepherding Women in Pain: Real Women, Real Issues and What You Need to Know to Truly Help. Chicago: Moody Publishers, 2009. ISBN 0802477054. Available at amazon.com.
    • Nouwen, Henri J.M. The Wounded Healer. New York: Doubleday, 1979. ISBN 0385148038. Available at amazon.com.
    • Scazzero, Peter. Emotionally Healthy Spirituality: Unleash a Revolution in Your Life In Christ. Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2006. ISBN 0849946425. Available at amazon.com.
    • Yancey. Philip. Disappointment with God. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1988. ISBN 0310517818. Available at amazon.com.

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    New Testament Literature 1 (BI 1115)

    Online 8-Week Format and Extension Site Formats:

    • Bartholomew, Craig G., and Michael W. Goheen. The Drama of Scripture: Finding Our Place in the Biblical Story. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2014. ISBN: 9780801049569. Available at amazon.com
    • Dunn, James D. G. Beginning from Jerusalem. (Christianity in the Making, Vol. 2). Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2009. ISBN: 9780802839329. Available at amazon.com
    • Fee, Gordon D., and Douglas K. Stuart. How to Read the Bible Book by Book: a Guided Tour. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2002. ISBN: 9780310211181. Available at amazon.com
    • Fee, Gordon D., and Douglas K. Stuart. How to Read the Bible for All its Worth. 3rd ed. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2003. ISBN: 9780310246046. Available at amazon.com
    • McKnight, Scot. The King Jesus Gospel: the Original Good News Revisited. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2011. ISBN: 9780310492986. Available at amazon.com
    • Strauss, Mark L. Four Portraits, One Jesus: A Survey of Jesus and the Gospels. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2007. ISBN: 9780310226970. Available at amazon.com

            Note: Some of the textbooks for BI1113, BI1114, BI1115, and BI1116 overlap

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    New Testament Literature 2 (BI 1116)

    Online 8-Week Format and Extension Site Formats:

    • Bartholomew, Craig G., and Michael W. Goheen. The Drama of Scripture: Finding Our Place in the Biblical Story. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2014. ISBN: 9780801049569. Available at amazon.com
    • Dunn, James D. G. Beginning from Jerusalem. (Christianity in the Making, Vol. 2). Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2009. ISBN: 9780802839329. Available at amazon.com
    • Fee, Gordon D., and Douglas K. Stuart. How to Read the Bible Book by Book: a Guided Tour. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2002. ISBN: 9780310211181. Available at amazon.com
    • Fee, Gordon D., and Douglas K. Stuart. How to Read the Bible for All its Worth. 3rd ed. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2003. ISBN: 9780310246046. Available at amazon.com
    • Schreiner, Thomas R. Interpreting the Pauline Epistles. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2011.ISBN: 9780801038129. Available at amazon.com

            Note: Some of the textbooks for BI1113, BI1114, BI1115, and BI1116 overlap

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    New Testament Survey (BI 1112)

    Online 8-Week and Extension Site Formats:

    • Burge, Gary M., Cohick, Lynn H., and Gene L. Green. The New Testament in Antiquity: A Survey of the New Testament within Its Cultural Context. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2009. IBSN 0310244951. Available at amazon.com.

    Online Self-Paced Format:

    • Tenney, Merrill C. New Testament Survey. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1985. ISBN 0802836119. Available at amazon.com.

    Independent Study Format:

    • Tenney, Merrill C. New Testament Survey. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1985. ISBN 0802836119. Available at amazon.com.

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    Old Testament Literature 1 (BI 1113)

    Online 8-Week Format and Extension Site Formats:

    • Bartholomew, Craig G., and Michael W. Goheen. The Drama of Scripture: Finding Our Place in the Biblical Story. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2014. ISBN: 9780801049569. Available at amazon.com
    • Dutcher-Walls, Patricia. Reading the Historical Books: a Student’s Guide to Engaging the Biblical Text. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2014. ISBN: 9780801048654. Available at amazon.com
    • Fee, Gordon D., and Douglas K. Stuart. How to Read the Bible Book by Book: a Guided Tour. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2002. ISBN: 9780310211181. Available at amazon.com
    • Fee, Gordon D., and Douglas K. Stuart. How to Read the Bible for All its Worth. 3rd ed. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2003. ISBN: 9780310246046. Available at amazon.com

            Note: Some of the textbooks for BI1113, BI1114, BI1115, and BI1116 overlap

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    Old Testament Literature 2 (BI 1114)

    Online 8-Week Format and Extension Site Formats:

    • Bartholomew, Craig G., and Michael W. Goheen. The Drama of Scripture: Finding Our Place in the Biblical Story. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2014. ISBN: 9780801049569. Available at amazon.com
    • Bartholomew, Craig G., and Ryan P. O’Dowd. Old Testament Wisdom Literature: A Theological Introduction. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2011. ISBN:9780830838967. Available at amazon.com
    • Fee, Gordon D., and Douglas K. Stuart. How to Read the Bible Book by Book: a Guided Tour. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2002. ISBN: 9780310211181. Available at amazon.com
    • Fee, Gordon D., and Douglas K. Stuart. How to Read the Bible for All its Worth. 3rd ed. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2003. ISBN: 9780310246046. Available at amazon.com
    • Jacobson, Rolf A. and Karl N. Jacobson. Invitation to the Psalms: a Reader’s Guide for Discovery and Engagement. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2013. ISBN: 9780801036446. Available at amazon.com
    • Sandy, D. Brent. Plowshares and Pruning Hooks: Rethinking the Language of Biblical Prophecy and Apocalyptic. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2002. ISBN: 9780830826537. Available at amazon.com

            Note: Some of the textbooks for BI1113, BI1114, BI1115, and BI1116 overlap

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    Old Testament Survey (BI 1111)

    Online 8-Week, Self-Paced and Extension Site Formats:

    • Hill, Andrew and John H. Walton. A Survey of the Old Testament. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2009. IBSN 0310280958. Available at amazon.comebook.
    • D. Brent Sandy and R. L. Giese. Cracking Old Testament Codes: A Guide to Interpreting the Literary Genres of the Old Testament. Nashville: B & H, 1995. IBSN 0805410937. Available at amazon.com.

    Independent Study Format:

    • Walton, John H. Chronological and Background Charts of the Old Testament. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1994. ISBN 0310481619. Available at amazon.com.

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    Pastoral Ethics (PS 2262)

    Independent Study Format:

    • Cedar, Paul, Kent Hughes, and Ben Patterson. Mastering the Pastoral Role. Portland: Multnomah, 1991. ISBN 088070439X. Available at amazon.com.
    • Larsen, David L. Caring for the Flock. Wheaton: Crossway Books, 1991. ISBN 0891076093. Available at amazon.com.

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    Pauline Epistles I (BI 3325)

    Online 8-Week Format:

    • Bloomberg, Craig. 1 Corinthians (The NIV Application Commentary). Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1994. ISBN: 978-0310484905. Available at amazon.com.
    • Carson, D.A. A Model of Christian Maturity: An Exposition of 2 Corinthians 10-13. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2007. ISBN: 978-0801067686. Available at amazon.com.
    • Hafemann, Scott J. 2 Corinthians. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2000. ISBN: 978-0310494201. Available at amazon.com.
    • Winter, Bruce W. After Paul Left Corinth: The Influence of Secular Ethics and Social Change. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2001. ISBN: 0802848982. Available at amazon.com.

     

    Independent Study Format:

    • Morris, Leon. The First Epistle to the Corinthians: An Introduction and Commentary. Tyndale New Testament Commentary. Second edition. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1985. ISBN 0830829865. Available at amazon.com.
    • Kruse, Colin. The Second Epistle to the Corinthians: An Introduction and Commentary. Tyndale New Testament Commentary. Second edition. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1987. ISBN 0830842381. Available at amazon.com.

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    Pauline Epistles II (BI 4427)

     

    Independent Study Format:

    • Stott, John R.W. The Message of Galatians. Bible Speaks Today. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 1986. ISBN 0877842884. Available at amazon.com, cbd.com
    • Stott, John R.W. The Message of Ephesians. Bible Speaks Today. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 1986. ISBN 0877842876. Available at amazon.com, cbd.com.
    • Motyer, Alec. The Message of Philippians. Bible Speaks Today. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 1984. ISBN 0877843104. Available at amazon.comcbd.com.
    • Lucas, R.C. The Message of Colossians and Philemon. Bible Speaks Today. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 1980. ISBN 0877842841. Available at amazon.comcbd.com.

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    Pauline Epistles III (BI 4432)

    Independent Study Format:

    • Morris, Leon. 1 and 2 Thessalonians. New Testament Commentary. Second edition. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1999. ISBN 083082992X. Available at amazon.com.
    • Guthrie, Donald. The Pastoral Epistles. New Testament Commentary. Second edition. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1999. ISBN 0830829938. Available at amazon.com.

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    People Helping Skills (ED 3366)

    Online 8-Week, Self-Paced and Extension Site Formats:

    • No text required.

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    Personal Evangelism (EV 1101)

    Independent Study Format:

    • Little, Paul E. How to Give Away Your Faith. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 2007. ISBN 0830834060. Available at amazon.com.
    • Fryling, Alice. Disciplemaker's Handbook: Helping People Grow in Christ. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 1989. ISBN 0830812660. Available at amazon.com, cbd.com.
    • Robertson, Irvine. What the Cults Believe. Fifth edition, expanded. Chicago: Moody Publishers, 1991. ISBN 0802494145. Available at amazon.com.

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    Physical Sciences (GSU 1131)

    Online 8-Week, Self-Paced and Extension Site Formats:

    • Trefil, James S, and R. Hazen. The Sciences: An Intergrated Approach. Sixth edition. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2007. ISBN 0470118547. Available at amazon.com.

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    Practices of Leadership (ED 4424)

    Online 8-Week Format:

    • Allison, Bill and Dave Garda. Disciplemaker's Guide to Grow, Minister, & Lead. Sycamore, IL: Cadre Ministries, 2012.
      Available at cadreministries.com.
    • Wiseman, Liz. Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter. New York: Harper Collins, 2010. ISBN 0061964395. Available at amazon.com.
     

     


    Principles of Accounting (GSU 2215)

    Online Self-Paced Format:

    • Reeve, James, Carl Warren and Jonathan Duchac. Accounting Using Excel® for Success. 1st ed. Mason, OH: South-Western College Pub./Cengage Learning. 2010. ISBN: 0324596561. Available at amazon.com.

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    Principles of Administration (ED 3314)

    Online 8-Week and Extension Site Formats:

    • Anthony, Michael J. and James Estep, Jr. Management Essentials for Christian Ministries. Nashville: Broadman and Holman Publishers, 2005. ISBN 0805431233. Available at amazon.com.
    • Voges, Ken and Ron Braund. Understanding How Others Misunderstand You. Chicago: Moody Publishers, 1995. ISBN 0802411061. Available at amazon.com.

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    Principles of Discipleship (EV 2210)

     

    Independent Study Format:

    • Adsit, Christopher B. Personal Disciplemaking: A Step-by-step Guide for Leading a Christian from New Birth to Maturity. Second edition. Orlando: Campus Crusade for Christ, 1996. ISBN 1579020224. Available at amazon.comcampuscrusade.com.
    • Hull, Bill. Jesus Christ Disciplemaker. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2004. ISBN 0801091691. Available at amazon.com.

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    Principles of Leadership (ED 3309)

    Online 8-Week and Extension Site Formats:

    • Kouzes, James M. and Barry Z. Pozner. Christian Reflections on the Leadership Challenge. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2006. ISBN: 0787983373. Available at amazon.com.
    • MacMillan, Pat. The Performance Factor: Unlocking the Secrets of Teamwork. Nashville: B&H Publishing Group, 2001. ISBN: 0805423753. Available at amazon.com.
    • Thrall, Bill and Bruce McNicol. Beyond Your Best: Develop Your Relationships, Fulfill Your Destiny. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2003. ISBN: 0787967629.Available at amazon.com.
    • McSwain, Jay with Quentine Lofton. Establishing a Spiritual PACE For Living Out God's Plan For Your Life. Alpharetta, GA: PACE Publishing, 2004. ISBN: 1-930856-48-2. Available at Place Ministries.

    Note: To purchase McSwain's PACE Workbook:

    1. Go to PLACE Ministries at http://placeministries.org and click on the Store button at the upper right-hand.
    2. Enter PACE Workbook in the Search/Category field on the upper right-hand of the popup window.
    3. The PACE Workbook for $14.95 will appear. Click on Buy now to purchase the Workbook.

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    Principles of Teaching (ED 3306)

    Online 8-Week, Self-Paced and Extension Site Formats:

    • Gregory, John Milton. The Seven Laws of Teaching. Revised edition. Charlston: Bibliolife, 2008. ISBN 0559802137. Available at amazon.com.
    • Hendricks, Howard. Teaching to Change Lives. Portland: Multnomah Books, 2003. ISBN 1590521382. Available at amazon.com.

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    Quantitative Reasoning (GSU 2231)

    Online 8-Week, Self-Paced and Extension Site Formats:

    • Miller, Charles D., Vern E. Heeren and John Hornsby. Mathematical Ideas. 12th edition. Boston: Addison Wesley Longman, 2011. ISBN 0321759915. Available at amazon.com.
      Note: If you purchase the textbook used, make sure you get the My Math Lab access codes with your purchase. Access to the My Math Lab is required for the course.
    • Miller, Charles D., Vern E. Heeren and John Hornsby. Student Solutions Manual for Mathematical Ideas. New York: Pearson Education Inc., 2011. ISBN 0321693841. Available at amazon.com.

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    Research Writing (GSU 1112)

    Online 8-Week, Self-Paced and Extension Site Formats:

    • Lester, James D. and James D. Lester, Jr. Writing Research Papers: A Complete Guide. 14th ed. New York: Pearson Longman, 2012. ISBN: 0205059333. Available at amazon.com.

      NOTE: the 13th edition of this book is also acceptable to purchase for this course.

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    Romans (BI 4410)

    Online 8-Week, Self-Paced and Extension Site Formats:

    • Westerholm, Stephen. Perspectives Old and New on Paul: The “Lutheran” Paul and His Critics. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2003. ISBN 0802848095. Available at amazon.com.
    • Moo, Doug. Romans. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2000. ISBN 0310494001. Available at amazon.com.
    • Jeffers, J. S. The Greco-Roman World of the New Testament Era: Exploring the Background of Early Christianity. InterVarsity: Downers Grove, 1999. ISBN 0830815899. Available at amazon.com.

    Independent Study Format:

    • Johnson, Alan F. Romans: The Freedom Letter. Chicago: Moody Press, 2000. ISBN 080242127X. Available at amazon.com.

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    Speech Communication (GSU 1120)

    Online 8-Week, Self-Paced and Extension Site Formats:

    • Young, Kathryn Sue and Howard Paul Travis. Oral Communication: Skills, Choices, and Consequences, 3rd edition. Long Grove: Waveland Press, 2012. ISBN 157766745X. Available at amazon.com.

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    Spiritual Life and Community (MS 1100)

    Online 8-Week and Extension Site Formats:

    • An Unknown Christian. The Kneeling Christian. Whitefish, MN: Kessinger Publishers, 2010. ISBN: 1169236383. Available at amazon.com.
    • DeYoung, Kevin and Ted Kluck. Why We Love The Church. Chicago, IL: Moody Publishers 2009. ISBN 0802458378. Available at amazon.com.
    • Koessler, John. True Discipleship: The Art of Following Jesus. Chicago, IL: Moody Publishers 2003. ISBN 080241642X. Available at amazon.com.
    • Tennant, Kyle. Unfriend Yourself, Detox, Discern, and Decide about Social Media. Chicago, IL: Moody Publishers, 2012. ISBN 0802409539. Available at amazon.com.
    • Willard, Dallas. Spirit of the Disciplines: Understanding How God Changes Lives. San Francisco: HarperCollins, 1988. ISBN 0060694424. Select readings electronically included with the course.

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    Story and Structure of the Bible (GSU 1115)

    Online 8-Week Format and Extension Site Formats:

    • Klein, William, Craig L. Bloomberg, Robert I. Hubbard Jr. Introduction to Biblical Interpretation. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2004. ISBN: 9780785252252. Available at amazon.com
    • Vang, Preben, and Terry G. Carter. Telling God’s Story: the Biblical Narrative from Beginning to End, 2nd ed. Nashville, TN: B&H Academic, 2013. ISBN: 9781433680007. Available at amazon.com

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    Structure and Style in Biblical Exposition (PS 4440)

    Online 8-Week and Extension Site Formats:

    • Arthurs, Jeffrey. Preaching with Variety: How to Re-create the Dynamics of Biblical Genres.  Grand Rapids: Kregel Academic & Professional, 2007. ISBN 0825420199. Available at amazon.com.
    • McKenzie, Alyce M. Novel Preaching: Tips from Top Writers on Crafting Creative Sermons. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2010. ISBN: 0664233228. Available at amazon.com.

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    Studying and Teaching the Bible (MS 1102)

    Online 8-Week and Extension Site Formats:

    • Fledderjohann, Dennis.  Handbook to Interactive Bible Study. Chicago: Garden Growth Press, 2012. ISBN 0615319807. Available at amazon.com.
    • Hendricks, Howard G. and William D. Hendricks. Living By The Book. Chicago: Moody Publishers, 1991. ISBN 0802408230. Available at moodypublishers.comamazon.com.
    • Richards, Lawrence O. and Gary J. Bredfeldt. Creative Bible Teaching. Chicago: Moody Publishers, 1998. ISBN 0802416446. Available at moodypublishers.com, amazon.com, cbd.com.

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    Survey of Bible Doctrine 1 (TH 2225)

    Course is 3-credits and intended for transfer students or students of other colleges. Students pursuing their degree from Moody are required to take Survey of Theology 1.

    Independent Study Format:

    • Packer, J.I. Knowing God. Downers Grove: IVP Press, 1993. ISBN 083081650X. Available at amazon.com.
    • Sanders, Oswald. The Incomparable Christ. Chicago: Moody Press, 2009. ISBN 080245660X. Available at amazon.com.
    • Thiessen, Henry C. Lectures in Systematic Theology. Grand Rapids: Eardmans, 2007. ISBN 0802827292. Available at amazon.com.

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    Survey of Bible Doctrine II (TH 2226)

    Course is 3-credits and intended for transfer students or students of other colleges. Students pursuing their degree from Moody are required to take Survey of Theology II.

    Independent Study Format:

    • Thiessen, Henry C. Lectures in Systematic Theology. Grand Rapids: Eardmans, 2007. ISBN 0802827292. Available at amazon.com.
    • Saucy, Robert L. The Church in God's Program. Chicago: Moody Press, 1972. ISBN 080241544X. Available at amazon.com.
    • Wood, Leon J. The Bible and Future Events. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1973. ISBN 0310347017. Available at amazon.com.

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    Survey of Theology I (TH 3321)

    Online 8-Week and Extension Site Formats:

    • Grudem, Wayne. Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine.Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1995. ISBN 0310286700. Available at amazon.com.

    Independent Study Format:

    • Grudem, Wayne. Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1995. ISBN 0310286700. Available at amazon.com.
    • Packer, J.I. Knowing God. Downers Grove: IVP Press, 1993. ISBN 083081650X. Available at amazon.com.
    • Sanders, Oswald. The Incomparable Christ. Chicago: Moody Press, 2009. ISBN 080245660X. Available at amazon.com.
    • Thiessen, Henry C. Lectures in Systematic Theology. Grand Rapids: Eardmans, 2007. ISBN 0802827292. Available at amazon.com.

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    Survey of Theology II (TH 3331)

    Online 8-Week and Extension Site Formats:

    • Benware, Paul N.  Understanding End Times Prophecy.  Revised and Expanded. Chicago:  Moody, 2006. ISBN 0802490794. Available at amazon.com.
    • Grudem, Wayne. Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1995. ISBN 0310286700. Available at amazon.com.
    • Ryrie, Charles C.  The Holy Spirit.  Chicago, Moody, 1999. ISBN 0802435785. Available at amazon.com.
    • Saucy, Robert L. The Church in God's Program. Chicago: Moody Press, 1972. ISBN 080241544X. Available at amazon.com.

    Independent Study Format:

    • Enns, Paul. The Moody Handbook of Theology. Revised and expanded. Chicago: Moody Publishers, 2008. ISBN: 0802434347. Available at amazon.com.
    • Thiessen, Henry C. Lectures in Systematic Theology. Grand Rapids: Eardmans, 2007. ISBN 0802827292. Available at amazon.com.
    • Saucy, Robert L. The Church in God's Program. Chicago: Moody Press, 1972. ISBN 080241544X. Available at amazon.com.
    • Wood, Leon J. The Bible and Future Events. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1973. ISBN 0310347017. Available at amazon.com.

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    Teaching Methods (ED 4403)

    Online 8-Week and Extension Site Formats:

    • Blackwood, Rick. The Power of Multisensory Preaching and Teaching. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2008. ISBN 0310280974. Available at amazon.com.
    • Galindo, Israel. The Craft of Christian Teaching: Essentials for Becoming a Very Good Teacher. Valley Forge: Judson, 1998. ISBN 081701280X. Available at amazon.com.
    • Tileston, Donna Walker. What Every Teacher Should Know About Effective Teaching Strategies. Thousand Oaks: Corwin Press, 2004. ISBN 076193121X. Available at amazon.com.

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    The Church and Its Doctrines (TH 1110)

    Online 8-Week, Self-Paced and Extension Site Formats:

    • Enns, Paul. The Moody Handbook of Theology. Revised and expanded. Chicago: Moody Publishers, 2014. ISBN: 0802411983. Available at amazon.com.

            Note: The 2008 edition is acceptable for fall 2014

    Independent Study Format:

    • Dorman, Ted M. A Faith for All Seasons: Historic Christian Belief in Its Classical Expression. Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 2001. ISBN 0805423982. Available at amazon.com.
    • Grentz, Stanley J. and Cherith Fee Nording. Pocket Dictionary of Theological Terms.  Downers Grove: IVP Press, 1999. ISBN 0830814493. Available at amazon.com.
    • Koessler, John. Foundational Faith: Unchangeable Truth for an Ever-Changing World. Chicago: Moody Press, 2003. ISBN 0802423175. Available at amazon.com.

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    The Church and Its Ministries (PS 3310) 

    Online 8-Week and Extension Site Formats:

    • Getz, Gene A. Elders and Leaders: God’s Plan for Leading the Church.  Chicago: Moody Publishers, 2003. ISBN: 080241057X. Available at amazon.com.
    • MacArthur, John.  The Master’s Plan for the Church.  Chicago: Moody Publishers, 2008. ISBN: 080247845X. Available at amazon.com.
    • Stott, John.  The Living Church.  Downers Grove, IL: Intervarsity, 2007. ISBN: 0830838058. Available at amazon.com.

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    The Church and the Community (PS 4410)

    Online 8-Week and Extension Site Formats:

    • Fuder, John.  A Heart for the Community: New Models for Urban and Suburban Ministry.  Chicago: Moody Publishers, 2012.  ISBN 0802405738. Available at amazon.com.
    • Keller, Timothy.  Generous Justice. New York:  Dutton, Penguin Group, 2010. ISBN 0525951903. Available at amazon.com.
    • Non-Profit Guides: grant-writing tools for non-profit organizations. http://www.npguides.org/ (free).
    • Orlich, Donald C. Designing Successful Grant Proposals. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2002. ISBN 0871207737. Available at Moody Online Library (free), amazon.com.
    • Watkins, Darrel R.  Christian Social Ministry: An Introduction. Nashville:  Broadman and Holman Publishers, 1994. ISBN 0805410732. Available at amazon.com.

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    The Theological Task and Bibliology (TH 2201)

    Online 8-Week Format and Extension Site Formats:

    • Thielicke, Helmut.  A Little Exercise for Young Theologians.  Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1962. ISBN: 978-0802811981. Available at amazon.com
    • Ward, Timothy.  Words of Life. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2009. ISBN: 9780830827442. Available at amazon.com

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    Theology and Philosophy of Women's Ministry (PS 2253)

    Online 8-Week and Extension Site Formats:

    • Gundry, Stanley N, and James R Beck eds. Two Views on Women in Ministry. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2001. ISBN 9780310254379. Available at amazon.com.
    • Piper, John and Grudem, Wayne, editors. Recovering Biblical Manhood & Womanhood. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 1991. ISBN 9781581348064. Available at amazon.com.
    • Sumner, Sarah.  Men and Women in the Church: Building Consensus on Christian Leadership. Downers Grove, IL:  InterVarsity Press, 2003. ISBN 0830823913. Available at amazon.com.
    • Tucker, Ruth A., Liefeld Walter. Daughters of the Church: Women and ministry from New Testament times to the present. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan, 1987. ISBN 9780310457411. Available at amazon.com.

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     Theological Exposition (PS 3340)

    Online 8-Week and Extension Site Formats:

    • Koessler, John. Folly, Grace and Power: The Mysterious Act of Preaching. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2011. ISBN: 0310325617. Available at amazon.com.
    • XanEdu CoursePack for Theological Exposition. Available at xanedu.com.

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