UNDERGRADUATE REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS

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BI 1103 Reading the Old Testament

Online 8-Week Format:

  • Fee, Gordon D. and Douglas Stuart. How to Read the Bible for All It’s Worth. Fourth Edition. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2014. Print. ISBN: 9780310517825. Available at amazon.com.
  • Fokkelman, J. P. Reading Biblical Narrative: An Introductory Guide. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 1999. Print. ISBN: 9780664222635. Available at amazon.com.
  • Klein, William W., Craig L. Blomberg, and Robert L. Hubbard, Jr. Introduction to Biblical Interpretation. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2004. Print. ISBN: 9780785252252. Available at amazon.com.

BI 1104 Reading the New Testament

Online 8-Week Format:

  • Fee, Gordon D. and Douglas Stuart. How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth. Fourth Edition. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2014. Print. ISBN: 9780310517825. Available at amazon.com.
  • Klein, William W., Craig L. Blomberg, and Robert L. Hubbard, Jr. Introduction to Biblical Interpretation. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2004. Print. ISBN: 9780785252252. Available at amazon.com.
  • Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible. Edited by Vanhoozer, Kevin J., Craig G. Bartholomew, Daniel J. Treier, and N. T. Wright. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2005. Print. ISBN: 9780801026942. Available at amazon.com.
  • Hays, Richard B. Echoes of Scripture in the Letters of Paul. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1993.Print. ISBN: 9780300054293. Available at amazon.com.

BI 1111 Old Testament Survey

Online 8-Week Format:

  • Hindson, Ed, and Gary Yates. The Essence of the Old Testament: A Survey. Nashville, TN: B&H Publishing Group, 2012. Print. ISBN: 978-1433677076. Available at amazon.com.
  • Ryken, Leeland. How to Read the Bible as Literature. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1984. Print. ISBN: 978-0310390213. Available at amazon.com.
  • Bartholomew, Craig G., and Michael Goheen. The Drama of Scripture: Finding Our Place in the Biblical Story. 2nd Edition. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2014. Print. ISBN: 978-0801049569. 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.

BI 1112 New Testament Survey

Online 8-Week Format:

  • Towns, Elmer L. and Ben Gutierrez. The Essence of the New Testament: A Survey. Nashville, TN: B&H Publishing Group, 2012. ISBN: 978-1433644900. Available at amazon.com.
  • House, H. Wayne. Chronological and Background Charts of the New Testament. 2nd Edition. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2009. ISBN: 978-0310282938. Available at amazon.com.
  • Bartholomew, Craig G., and Michael W. Goheen. The Drama of Scripture: Finding Ourselves in the Biblical Story. 2nd Edition. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2014. ISBN: 978-0801049569. 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.

BI 2201 Interpreting Scripture

Online 8-Week Format:

  • Duvall, J. Scott, J. Daniel Hays, and Kevin J. Vanhoozer and Mark L. Strauss. Grasping God’s Word: A Hands-On Approach to Reading, Interpreting, and Applying the Bible. 3rd Edition. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2012. Print. ISBN: 978-0310492573. Available at amazon.com.
  • 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: 978-0801031670. Available at amazon.com
Self-Paced Format:
  • Klein, William W. and Craig L. Blomberg. Introduction to Biblical Interpretation. Revised Edition. Nashville,TN: Thomas Nelson, 2004. IBSN: 0785252258. Available at amazon.com.
  • 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. Available at amazon.com.

BI 2211 John

Online 8-Week Format:

  • 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.

BI 2214 Acts

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.

BI 2230 Bible Introduction

Online 8-Week and Self-Paced 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.

BI 2260 Historical Geography of Ancient Israel

Online 8-Week Format:

  • Bartholomew, Craig G. Where Mortals Dwell: A Christian View of Place for Today. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2011. ISBN: 978-0801036378. Available at amazon.com.
  • Monson, J., and S Lancaster, Regions on the Run. Rockford, IL, Biblical Backgrounds, 2011. Available for purchase at bibback.com
  • ---. Regional Study Maps. Rockford, IL, Biblical Backgrounds, 2011. Available for purchase at bibback.com
  • ---. Regional Study Guide. Rockford, IL, Biblical Backgrounds, 2011. Free download online at bibback.com.
  • ---. Geobasics Study Guide. Rockford, IL, Biblical Backgrounds, 2011. Free download online at bibback.comNote: This guide downloads in 3 parts with continuous page numbering. References will be made to page numbers irrespective of which part.
  • ---. The Acts and the Apostles: Placing the Book of Acts and the Apostles on the Middle East Map. Rockford, IL, Biblical Backgrounds, 2013. Free download online at bibback.com.

BI 2280 Hermeneutics/Bible Study Methods

Independent Study Format:

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

Online 8 Week & Self-Paced Format:

  • Klein, William W. and Craig L. Blomberg. Introduction to Biblical Interpretation. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2004. IBSN: 0849907748. Available at amazon.com.
  • Vanhoozer, K. J., Anderson C. A., and M. J. Sleasman, eds. Everyday Theology: How to Read CulturalTexts and Interpret Trends. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 2007. IBSN: 0801031672. Available at amazon.com.

BI 2281 Greek Grammar 1

Online 16-Week Format:

  • Croy, N. Clayton. A Primer of Biblical Greek. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans,1999. ISBN: 9780802860002. Available at amazon.com.
  • Lamerson, Samuel. English Grammar to Ace New Testament Greek. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2004. ISBN: 0310255341.Available at amazon.com.
  • Novum Testamentum Graece with Dictionary: Nestle-Aland (Ancient Greek Edition).* Stuttgart, Germany: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, 2012. ISBN: 1619700468. Available at amazon.com.

*Note: Be sure to purchase the 28th edition of the Nestle-Aland text with dictionary. No previous editions, including the 27th edition of the Nestle-Aland text, will be sufficient. Furthermore, should one move on in Greek studies, the NA28 will be the required for advanced courses as the accepted Greek text.

BI 3301 Ancient Near Eastern Background and the Old Testament

Online 8-Week Format:

  • 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

BI 3302 Second Temple Jewish Backgrounds

Online 8-Week Format:

  • Elwell, Walter A. and Robert W. Yarbrough. Readings from First Century World. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1998. ISBN 080102157X. Available at amazon.com.
  • Scott, J. Julius Jr. Jewish Backgrounds of the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2000. ISBN 0801022401. Available at amazon.com
  • The Holy Bible (ESV, NIV, NASB, NKJV, HCSB)

BI 3312 Genesis

Online 8-Week Format:

  • 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.

Self-Paced Format:

  • 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.

BI 3316 Major Prophets I

Independent Study Format:

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

BI 3323 Life of Christ

Online 8-week Format:

  • Strauss, Mark L. Four Portraits, One Jesus: A Survey of Jesus and the Gospels. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2007. ISBN: 031022697X. Amazon.

Independent Study Format:

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

BI 3325 Pauline Epistles I

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, 2008. ISBN 0830842381. Available at amazon.com.

BI 3333 Hebrews

Independent Study Format:

  • MacArthur Jr., John. Hebrews. The MacArthur New Testament Commentary. Moody Publishers, 1983. ISBN 0802407536. Available at amazon.com, cbd.com.

BI 4402 Teaching the Scriptures

Online 8-Week Format:

  • Allison, Bill. Teaching Genius of Jesus. Sycamore, IL:Cadre International, 2004. Print. Available at cadreministries.com.
  • Richards, Lawrence O., and Gary J. Bredfeldt. Creative Bible Teaching. Chicago: Moody Publishers, 1998. Print. ISBN: 978-0802416445. Available at amazon.com.

BI 4404 Applying Scripture in the Contemporary World

Online 8-Week Format:

  • Aquilina, Mike and James L. Papandrea. Seven Revolutions: How Christianity Changed the World and Can Change It Again. New York, NY: Image, 2015. ISBN: 9780804138963. Available at amazon.com
  • Dietrich, Walter and Ulrich Luz. The Bible in a World Context: An Experiment in Contextual Hermeneutics. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2002. ISBN: 9780802849885. Available at amazon.com
  • Parris, David Paul. Reading the Bible with Giants: How 2000 Years of Biblical Interpretation Can Shed New Light on Old Texts, 2nd Edition. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2015. ISBN: 9781625647283. Available at amazon.com

BI 4405 Interpreting Isaiah for Teaching

Online 8-Week Format:

  • VanGemeren, Willem A. Interpreting The Prophetic Word. Grand Rapids: Zondervan,1996.  ISBN: 0310211387  or  9780310211389. Available at amazon.com.
  • Oswalt, John. Isaiah, The NIV Application Commentary. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2003. ISBN: 9780310206138. Available at amazon.com.
  • Goldengay, John. The Theology of the Book of Isaiah. Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2014. ISBN: 9780830840397. Available at amazon.com.

BI 4406 Interpreting Romans for Teaching 

Online 8-Week Format:

  • Moo, Douglas J. The NIV Application Commentary: Romans. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2000. Print. ISBN:978-0-310-49400-3. Available at amazon.com.
  • Westerholm, Stephen. Perspectives Old and New on Paul. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2004. Print. ISBN:978-0-8028-4809-3. Available at amazon.com.

BI 4410 Romans

Independent Study Format:

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

Online 8-Week & Self-Paced Format:

  • Westerholm, Stephen. Perspectives Old and New on Paul: The “Lutheran” Paul and His Critics (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2003). ISBN: 0802848095. Available at amazon.com.
  • Moo, Doug. Romans (Grand Rapids, MI: 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 (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 1999). ISBN: 0830815899. Available at amazon.com.

BI 4495 Biblical Studies Capstone

Online 8-Week and Self-Paced 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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CRI 2208 Introduction to Statistics

Online 8-Week Format:

  • Huff, Darrell and Irving Geis. How to Lie with Statistics. Paperback reissue. New York, NY: W. W. Norton & Company, 1993. ISBN: 978-0393310726. Available at amazon.com.
  • Mlodinow, Leonard. The Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives. New York, NY: Vintage Books, 2009. ISBN: 978-0307275172. Available at amazon.com.
  • Wheelan, Charles. Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data. New York, NY: W. W. Norton & Company, 2013. ISBN: 978-0393071955. Available at amazon.com.

CRI 2209 Introduction to Economics

Online 8-Week Format:

  • Gwartney, James D., Richard L. Stroup, Dwight R. Lee, and Tawni H. Ferrarini. Common Sense Economics: What Everyone Should Know About Wealth and Prosperity. Revised Edition. New York, NY: St. Martin’s Press, 2010. Print. ISBN-13: 978-0-312-64489-5. Available at amazon.com.
  • Richards, Jay W. Money, Greed, and God, Why Capitalism Is the Solution and Not the Problem. New York, NY: HarperOne, 2009. Print. ISBN-13: 978-0-06-190057-0. Available at amazon.com.
  • Schiff, Peter, D., and Andrew J. Schiff. How an Economy Grows and Why It Crashes. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons, 2010. Print. ISBN-13: 978-0-470-52670-5. Available at amazon.com.

CRI 2215 Principles of Accounting

Online 8-Week and Self-Paced Formats:

  • Boyd, Ken, et al. Accounting All-In-One for Dummies. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2014. ISBN: 978-1118758007 (paperback) or 978-1118813652 (eBook). Available at amazon.com.
  • Malphurs, Aubrey, and Steve Stroope. Money Matters in Church: A Practical Guide for Leaders. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 2007. ISBN: 978-0801066276 (paperback) or ASIN: B0050PABSG (Kindle version). Available at amazon.com.

CRI 3303 Problem Solving and Challenges of the Church

Online 8-Week and Self-Paced Formats: 

  • Swetland, Kenneth L. Facing Messy Stuff in the Church. Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, 2005. Print ISBN: 9780825436963. Available at amazon.com.

CUL 2200 Introduction to Cultural Studies

Online 8-Week Format:

  • Elmer, Duane. Cross-Cultural Servanthood: Serving the World in Christlike Humility. Downers Grove: IVP Books, 2006. Print. ISBN:9780830833788. Available at amazon.com.
  • Howell, Brian M., and Jenell Williams Paris. Introducing Cultural Anthropology: A Christian Perspective. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2010. Print. ISBN:9780801038877. Available at amazon.com.
  • Lingenfelter, Sherwood G., and Marvin K. Mayers. Ministering Cross-Culturally: An Incarnational Model for Personal Relationships. 2 edition. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2003. Print. ISBN:9780801026478. Available at amazon.com.

CUL 2201 Understanding Worldviews

Online 8-Week Format:

  • Sire, James W. The Universe Next Door. 5th ed. Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2009. Print. ISBN: 978-0-8308-3850-9. Available at amazon.com.

CUL 3300 Communicating in a Globalized World

Online 8-Week Format:

  • Livermore, David A. Cultural Intelligence: Improving your CQ to Engage our Multicultural World. Grand Rapids: Baker: 2009. Print. ISBN: 978-0801035890 Available at amazon.com
  • Livermore, David A. Serving with Eyes Wide Open: Doing Short-Term Missions with Cultural Intelligence.Grand Rapids: Baker, 2013. Print. ISBN: 978-0801015199 Available at amazon.com

CUL 3301 Analyzing Cultural Challenges

  • This course does not require any textbooks at this time. All required material is provided in blackboard.

CUL 4400 Discourse and Globalization

Online 8-Week Format:

  • Paltridge, Brian. Discourse Analysis: An Introduction. New York: Bloomsbury, 2012. Print. ISBN: 978- 1441167620. Available at amazon.com.
  • Steger, Manfred. Globalization: A Very Short Introduction, 3rd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. Print. ISBN: 978-0199662661. Available at amazon.com.
  • Singer, Peter. One World: The Ethics of Globalization. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2004. Print. ISBN: 978-0300103052. Available at amazon.com.

CUL 4401 Leading Cultural Change

Online 8-Week Format:

  • Crouch, Andy. Culture Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling. Downers Grove: IVP, 2013. Print.ISBN: 978-0830837557. Available at amazon.com.
  • Kotter, John P. Leading Change. Boston: Harvard Business Review Press, 2012. Print. ISBN: 978-1422186435. Available at amazon.com.

CUL 4402 Innovation and Cultural Challenges

  • This course does not require any textbooks at this time. All required material is provided in blackboard.

CUL 4403 Cultural Studies Project Research

  • This course does not require any textbooks at this time. All required material is provided in blackboard.

CUL 4404 Cultural Studies Major Project

  • This course does not require any textbooks at this time. All required material is provided in blackboard.
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ED 1111 Foundations of Biblical Leadership

Online 8-Week Format:

  • Hybels, Bill. Courageous Leadership: Field-tested Strategy for the 360° Leader. Zondervan, 2009, 2012 reprint. ISBN: 978-0310495956. Available at amazon.com.
  • Robinson, Bill. Incarnate Leadership: 5 Leadership Lessons from the Life of Jesus. Zondervan, 2009, 2016 reprint. ISBN: 978-0310530879. Available at amazon.com.

ED 3309 Principles of Leadership

Online 8-Week Format:

  • 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.

ED 3314 Principles of Administration

Online 8-Week Format:

  • 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.

ED 3340 Marriage and Family Systems

Online 8-Week Format:

  • 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.

ED 3366 People Helping Skills

  • This course does not require any textbooks at this time. All required material is provided in blackboard.

ED 4424 Practices of Leadership

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.
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FE 4400 Ministry Internship

Online Self-Paced Format:

  • 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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GSU 1107 Foundations of Learning

Online 8-Week Format:

  • Kibbe, Michael. From Topic to Thesis: A Guide to Theological Research. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2016. ISBN 978-0830851317. Available at amazon.com.
  • Turabian, Kate. L. Student's Guide to Writing College Papers, 4th ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010. ISBN 978-0226816319. 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.
  • SmarterMeasure. http://mbidl.smartermeasure.com/. You purchase the assessment package at SmarterMeasure.com link above for Moody’s special price of $12 (regular price: $25).

GSU 1110 College Writing

  • This course does not require any textbooks at this time. All required material is provided in blackboard.

GSU 1112 Research Writing

Online 8-Week and Self-Paced Formats:

  • Lester, James D. and James D. Lester, Jr. Writing Research Papers: A Complete Guide. 15th ed. New York: Pearson Longman, 2012. ISBN: 978-0-321-95295-0. Available at amazon.com.

    NOTE: the 14th edition of this book is also acceptable to purchase for this course.

GSU 1115 Story and Structure of the Bible

Online 8-Week Format:

  • 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

GSU 1120 Speech Communication

Online 8-Week and Self-Paced 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.

GSU 1131 Physical Sciences

Online Self-Paced Format:

  • Trefil, James S., and Robert Hazen. The Sciences: An Integrated Approach. 8th ed. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2009. ISBN: 9781119049685. Available at amazon.com.

GSU 1132 Life Sciences

Online Self-Paced Format:

  • Trefil, James S, and Robert Hazen. The Sciences: An Intergrated Approach. 8th ed. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2009. ISBN 9781119049685. Available at amazon.com.

GSU 2202 Introduction to Critical Thinking

Online 8-Week Format:

  • 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

GSU 2203 Self and Social Identity in Christianity

Online 8-Week and Self-Paced 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.

GSU 2210 Introduction to Psychology

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.

GSU 2213 Introduction to Sociology

Online Self-Paced Format:

  • Henslin, James M.  Sociology:  A Down-To-Earth Approach. 12th ed.  UK: Pearson.  2013. Loose Leaf.  ISBN: 978-0205-99189-1. Available at amazon.com.
  • Schaeffer , Francis. A Christian Manifesto. Wheaton, IL: Crossway. 1981.   ISBN: 978-1-58134-692-3. Available at amazon.com.

GSU 2250 Introduction to Philosophy

Online 8-Week Format:

  • 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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HUM 1109 Introduction to Literature

Online 8-Week Format:

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

Online Self-Paced Format:

  • 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.

HUM 2267 Christian Worship

Online 8-Week and Self-Paced 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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MN 4400 Planning New Ministry Ventures

Online 8-Week and Self-Paced Formats:

  • Malphurs, Aubrey. Advanced Strategic Planning: A 21st-Century Model for Church and Ministry Leaders. 3rd edition. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2013. ISBN: 9780801014550. Available at amazon.com.
  • Corbett, Steve, Brian Fikkert, John Perkins, and David Platt. When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor…and Yourself. New Edition edition. Chicago: MoodyPublishers, 2014. ISBN: 9780802409980. Available at amazon.com.

MN 4401 Executing Strategy

Online 8-Week Format:

  • Bossidy, Larry, Ram Charan, and Charles Burck. Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done. New York: Random House, 2002. 9781847940681. amazon.com
  • Stanley, Andy. The Principle of the Path: How to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2011. 9780849946363. amazon.com.

MS 1100 Spiritual Life and Community

Online 8-Week and Self-Paced 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.

MS 1102 Studying and Teaching the Bible

Online 8-Week Format:

  • 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 amazon.com.
  • Richards, Lawrence O. and Gary J. Bredfeldt. Creative Bible Teaching. Chicago: Moody Publishers, 1998. ISBN 0802416446. Available at amazon.com, cbd.com.

16 Week Format:

  • Hendricks, Howard G. and William D. Hendricks. Living By The Book. Chicago: Moody Publishers, 1991. ISBN 0802408230. Available at amazon.com.
  • Keller, Timothy. Preaching: Communicating Faith in an Age of Skepticism. New York: Penguin Random House, 2015. ISBN: 978-0525953036. Available at amazon.com
  • Richards, Lawrence O. and Gary J. Bredfeldt. Creative Bible Teaching. Chicago: Moody Publishers, 1998. ISBN 0802416446. Available at amazon.comcbd.com.
  • English Standard Version Study Bible. Wheaton: Crossway, 2008. ISBN: 978-1433530838. Available at amazon.com.

MS 1103 Christian Missions

Online 8-Week Format:

  • Moreau, A. Scott, Gary R. Corwin and Gary B. McGee. Introducing World Missions: A Biblical, Historical, and Practical Survey. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2004. ISBN 0801026482. 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.
Self-Paced Format:
  • Moreau, A. Scott, Gary R. Corwin, Gary B. McGee. Introducing World Missions: A Biblical, Historical, and Practical Survey. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2004. Available at amazon.com.
  • Piper, John. Let the Nations Be Glad: The Supremacy of God in Missions. Grand Rapids, MI:Baker Books, 1993. 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. Available at amazon.com.
  • Kaiser, Walter. Mission in the Old Testament: Israel as a Light to the Nations. Grand Rapids, MI:Baker Academic, 2000. Available at amazon.com.

MU 1113 Worship and Music

Online Self-Paced Format:

  • 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.
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OWC 2206 Communicating Scripture through Audio and Visual Technology

Online 8-Week Format:

  • Bourgeois, David T. Ministry in the Digital Age: Strategies and Best Practices for a Post-Website World. Downers Grove, Illinois: IVP Books, 2013. Print. ISBN: 978-0830856619. Available at amazon.com.
  • Gould, Meredith. The Social Media Gospel: Sharing the Good News in New Ways. Collegeville, Minnesota: Liturgical Press, 2013. Print. ISBN: 0785214259. Available at amazon.com.
  • Wise, Justin. The Social Church: A Theology of Digital Communication. Chicago: Moody Publishers, 2014. Print. ISBN: 978-0802409874. Available at amazon.com.

OWC 3302 Communicating in Organizations

Online 8-Week Format:

  • Cheney, George, Lars Thoger Christensen, Theodore E. Zorn, and Shiv Ganesh. Organizational Communication in an Age of Globalization: Issues, Reflections, Practices, 2nd edition. Lake Grove, IL: Waveland Press, Inc., 2010. ISBN: 1577666402. Available at amazon.com
  • Maxwell, John. Everyone Communicates, Few Connect: What the Most Effective People Do Differently. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2010. ISBN: 978-0814635582. Available at amazon.com
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PS 2253 Theology and Philosophy of Women's Ministry

Online 8-Week Format:

  • 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: A Response to Evangelical Feminism. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 2006. 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.

PS 2264 Contemporary Strategies for Ministry to Women

Online 8-Week Format:

  • 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.

PS 3310 The Church and Its Ministries

Online 8-Week Format:

  • Ryken, Philip Graham. City on a Hill: Reclaiming the Biblical Pattern for the Church in the 21st Century. Chicago, IL: Moody Publishers, 2003. Print. ISBN: 978-0802441997. Available at amazon.com.
  • Saucy, Robert. The Church in God’s Program. Chicago, IL: Moody Publishers, 1972. Print. ISBN: 978- 0802415448. Available at christianbook.com.

PS 3321 Discipling and Mentoring Women

Online 8-Week Format:

  • 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.

PS 3322 Ministry to Women in Pain

Online 8-Week Format:

  • Allender, Dan and Tremper Longman. The Cry of the Soul: How Our Emotions Reveal Our Deepest Questions About God. Colorado Springs, CO: 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, 1972. ISBN: 0385148038. Only Chapter IV and the Conclusion. Available at amazon.com.
  • Scazzero, Peter. Emotionally Healthy Spirituality: Unleash a Revolution In Your Life in Christ. Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2011. ISBN: 0849946425. Available at amazon.com.
  • Yancey. Philip. Disappointment With God. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1992. ISBN: 978-0310517818. Available at amazon.com.

PS 3330 Communication of Biblical Truth

Online 8-Week Format:

  • Koessler, John. Folly, Grace, and Power: The Mysterious Act of Preaching. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2011. Print. ISBN: 978-0310325611. Available at amazon.com.
  • Robinson, Haddon. Biblical Preaching. Second edition. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2014. ISBN: 978-0801049125. 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.

PS 3340 Theological Exposition

Online 8-Week Format:

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

PS 3342 Ministry Leadership and Staff Relationships

Online 8-Week Format:

  • Chand, Samuel R. Cracking Your Church’s Culture Code: Seven Keys to Unleashing Vision and Inspiration. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2011. ISBN-13: 978-047062781-5. Available at amazon.com.
  • Fagerstrom, Douglas L. The Ministry Staff Member: A Contemporary, Practical Handbook to Equip, Encourage and Empower, Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2009. ISBN-13: 978-0310263128. Available at amazon.com.
  • Hull, Bill. The Christian Leader: Rehabilitating our Addiction to Secular Leadership. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2016. ISBN-13: 978-0310525332. 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.
  • Osborn, Larry. Sticky Teams. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2010. ISBN-13: 978-0310324645. Available at amazon.com.

PS 3382 Care of the Ministry Leader's Soul

Online 8-Week Format:

  • Eswine, Zack. Sensing Jesus: Life and Ministry as a Human Being. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2013.  ISBN: 978-1433512544. 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.

PS 4410 The Church and the Community

Online 8-Week Format:

  • Fuder, John. Neighborhood Mapping. Chicago: Moody Publishers, 2014. ISBN: 978-0802411341. Available at amazon.com.
  • Jacobsen, Eric O. The Space Between: A Christian Engagement with the Built Environment. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2012. ISBN: 978-0801039089. Available at amazon.com.
  • Keller, Tim. Center Church: Doing Balanced, Gospel-Centered Ministry in Your City. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2012. ISBN: 978-0310494188. Available at amazon.com.

PS 4430 Development and Delivery of Narrative Messages

Online 8-Week Format:

  • 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.  

PS 4433 Evangelistic Messages

Online 8-Week Format:

  • 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.

PS 4440 Structure and Style in Biblical Exposition

Online 8-Week and Self-Paced 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.

PS 4463 Cultural Dynamics of Congregational Ministry

Online 8-Week Format:

  • 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.
  • Branson, Mark and Juan F. Martinez. Churches, Cultures, and Leadership: A Practical Theology of Congregations and Ethnicities. Downers Grove: IVP, 2003. ISBN: 978-0830868544. Available at amazon.com.
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SF 3301 Theology and Practice in the Early Church Through the Reformation

Online 8-Week Format:

  • Charry, Ellen T. By the Renewing of Your Minds: The Pastoral Function of Christian Doctrine. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999. ISBN: 978-0195134865. Available at amazon.com.
  • Sittser, Gerald L. Water from a Deep Well: Christian Spirituality from Early Martyrs to Modern Missionaries. Downer’s Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2010. ISBN: 978-0830837458. Available at amazon.com.

SF 3302 Theology and Practice in the Modern World

Online 8-Week Format:

  • Buschart, David W. and Kent D. Eilers. Theology as Retrieval: Receiving the Past, Renewing the Church. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academics, 2015. Print. ISBN: 9780830824670. Available at amazon.com.
  • Lloyd-Jones, Martyn. "Volume One: Fellowship With God" and “Volume Five: Life in God.” Life in Christ (The Original Five Volumes in One): Studies in 1 John. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2002. Print. ISBN: 9781581344394. Available at amazon.com.

SF 4401 Christ and the Spirit

Online 8-Week Format:

  • Peterson, Robert A. Salvation Accomplished by the Son: The Work of Christ. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2012. ISBN: 978-1-4335-0760-1. Available at amazon.com.
  • Cole, Graham A. He Who Gives Life: The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2007. ISBN: 978-1-58134-792-0. Available at amazon.com.

SF 4402 Communities and Spiritual Formation

Online 8-Week Format:

  • Hauerwas, Stanley, Michael Cartwright, and John Berkman. The Hauerwas Reader. Durham: Duke. University Press, 2001. ISBN: 978-0822326809. Available at amazon.com.
  • Pettit, Paul, ed. Foundations of Spiritual Formation: A Community Approach to Becoming Like Christ. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2008. ISBN: 978-0825434693. Available at amazon.com.

SOC 2204 Media, Culture, and the Church

Online 8-Week Format:

  • Detweiler, Craig. iGods: How Technology Shapes Our Spiritual and Social Lives. Grand Rapids: Brazos Press, 2013. Available at amazon.com.
  • Detweiler, Craig, and Barry Taylor. A Matrix of Meanings: Finding God in Pop Culture. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2003. Available at amazon.com.
  • Hipps, Shane. The Hidden Power of Electronic Culture: How Media Shapes Faith, The Gospel, and Church. ElCajon: Zondervan/Youth Specialties, 2006. Available at amazon.com.

SOC 3301 Race, Gender, and Class in World Systems and the Church

Online 8-Week Format:

  • Milne, Bruce. Dynamic Diversity: Bridging Class, Age, Race and Gender in the Church.  Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2007. Print. ISBN: 978-0-8308-2806-7
          NOTE: This textbook will be provided in course as a pdf for a fee of $10.

SOC 4402 Applied Human Development I

Online 8-Week Format:

  • Papalia, Diane E., Ruth Duskin Feldman, and Gabriela Martorell. Human Development. 12th Edition. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Publishers, 2012. ISBN: 9780078035142. Available at amazon.com

SOC 4403 Applied Human Development II

Online 8-Week Format:

  • Papalia, Martorell, Feldman. Human Development. Twelfth Edition. New York, N.Y.: McGraw-Hill Publishers. 2012. Print. ISBN: 978-0-07-803514-2. Available at amazon.com.
  • McIlhaney, Joe S., and Freda McKissic. Bush. Hooked: New Science on How Casual Sex Is Affecting Our Children. Chicago: Northfield Publishing, 2008. Print. ISBN: 978-0802450609. Available at amazon.com.
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TH 1102 Survey of Historical Theology

Online 8-Week Format:

  • Shawn Bawulski and Stephen R. Holmes (eds), Christian Theology: The Classics. New York: Routledge, 2014. ISBN: 978-0415501873. Available at amazon.com
  • Justin Holcomb, Know the Creeds and Councils. Zondervan, 2014. ISBN: 978-0310515098. Available at amazon.com
  • Justin Holcomb, Know the Heretics. Zondervan, 2014. ISBN: 978-0310515074. Available at amazon.com
  • Alister McGrath, Historical Theology, 2nd edition. Wiley-Blackwell, 2012. ISBN: 978-0470672860. Available at amazon.com

TH 1103 Survey of Contemporary Theology

Online 8-Week Format:

  • McGrath, Alister, Historical Theology. 2nd edition. Wiley-Blackwell, 2012. ISBN: 978-0470672860. Available at amazon.com.
  • Bawulski, Shawn and Stephen R. Holmes, Christian Theology: The Classics. Routledge, 2014. ISBN: 978-0415501873. Available at amazon.com.

TH 1105 The Old Testament and Theology

Online 8-Week Format:

  • Wells, Samuel and George Summer. Esther and Daniel. Grand Rapids: Brazos Press, 2013. ISBN:978-1587433313. Available at amazon.com.
  • Jobes, Karen H. Esther. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1999. ISBN:978-0310206729. Available at amazon.com.

TH 1106 The New Testament and Theology

Online 8-Week Format:

  • Scott, J. Julius, Jr. New Testament Theology: A New Study of the Thematic Structure of the New Testament. Fearn, Scotland: Mentor, 2008. [Scott] ISBN: 9781845502560. Amazon.
  • Marshall, I. Howard. A Concise New Testament Theology.  Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2008. [Marshall] ISBN: 9780830828784 Kindle & IVP Academic.
  • Gundry, Robert. H. Commentary on the New Testament: Verse-by-Verse Explanations with a Literal Translation. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 2010. [Gundry] ISBN: 9780801046476. Amazon.
  • Fee, Gordon D., and Douglas K. Stuart. How to Read the Bible Book by Book: A Guided Tour. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2002. Print. [Fee & Stuart] ISBN: 9780310518082. Amazon.

TH 1110 The Church and Its Doctrines

Online 8-Week and Self-Paced 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.

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.

TH 2201 The Theological Task and Bibliology

Online 8-Week Format:

  • 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.

TH 2210 Theology and Culture

Online 8-Week Format:

  • Crouch, Andy. Culture Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Books, 2008.  ISBN 978-0-8308-3755-7. Available at amazon.com.
  • Mouw, Richard J. When the Kings Come Marching In. Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2002.  ISBN 978-0-8028-3996-1. Available at amazon.com.
  • Vanhoozer, Kevin. Everyday Theology.  Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2007. ISBN 978-0801031670. Available at amazon.com.
  • Hegeman, David Bruce. Plowing in Hope: Toward a Biblical Theology of Culture.Moscow: Canon Press, 1999. ISBN 1-885767-63-3. Available at amazon.com.

TH 2211 Theology in a Globalized World

Online 8-Week Format:

  • Tiplady, Richard, ed. One World or Many?: The Impact of Globalisation on Mission. Pasadena, CA: William Carey Library, 2003. Print. ISBN: 978-0878084517. Available at amazon.com.
  • Ott, Craig, and Harold A. Netland. Globalizing Theology: Belief and Practice in an Era of World Christianity. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2006. Print. ISBN: 978-08010-31120. Available at amazon.com.

TH 3302 Method for Biblical Theology

Online 8-Week Format:

  • Vanhoozer, Kevin J.  Faith Speaking Understanding. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2014. Print.  ISBN: 9780664234485. Available at amazon.com.

TH 3304 Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

Online 8-Week Format:

  • Holm es, Christopher. The Holy Spirit. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2015. Print. ISBN: 978-0310491705. Available at amazon.com.

TH 3305 Theology of Social Justice and Righteousness

Online 8-Week Format:

  • Sandel, Michael J. Justice: What’s the Right Thing To Do? New York, NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux,2009. Print. ISBN: 978-0-374-18065-2. Available at amazon.com.
  • Wolterstorff, Nicholas P. Journey Toward Justice: Personal Encounters in the Global South. GrandRapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2013. Print. ISBN: 978-0-8010-4845-6. Available at amazon.com.

TH 4401 Christian Anthropology and Hamartiology

Online 8-Week and Self-Paced Formats:

  • Hoekema, Anthony A. Created in God’s Image. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans PublishingCompany, 1994. Print. ISBN: 978-0802808509. Available at amazon.com.

TH 4402 The Church and Salvation

Online 8-Week Format:

  • Chapell, Bryan. What is the Gospel. Wheaton: Crossway, 2011. ISBN 1433526751. Available at amazon.com.
  • Harper, Brad, and Paul Louis Metzger. Exploring Ecclesiology: an Evangelical and Ecumenical Introduction. Grand Rapids: Brazos, 2009. ISBN 1587431734. Available at amazon.com.
  • Savage, Timothy. The Church: God's New People. Wheaton: Crossway, 2011. ISBN 1433526794. Available at amazon.com.
  • Murray, John. Redemption Accomplished and Applied. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2015. ISBN 080287309X. Available at amazon.com.

TH 4403 Philosophy and Theology

Online 8-Week Format:

  • Caputo, John. Philosophy and Theology (Horizons in Theology). Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2006. ISBN: 978-0687331260. Available at amazon.com.
  • Kuhn, Thomas. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012. ISBN: 978-0226458120. Available at amazon.com.
  • Benson, Bruce. Graven Ideologies. Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2002. ISBN: 978-0830826797. Available at amazon.com.

TH 4404 Theological Thought

Online 8-Week Format:

  • Wax, Trevin. Holy Subversion: Allegiance to Christ in an Age of Rivals. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2010. ISBN: 9781433507021. Available at amazon.com.
  • Torrey, R. A. Treasury of Scripture Knowledge. 2nd edition. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 2002. ISBN: 9780917006227. Available at amazon.com.

TH 4405 Doing Theology in the Church

Online 8-Week Format:

  • Grudem, Wayne. Bible Doctrine: Essential Teachings of the Christian Faith. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1999. ISBN 978-0310222330. Available at amazon.com.
  • Johnson, Keith L. Theology as Discipleship. Downers Grove: IVP, 2015. ISBN 978-0830840342. Available at amazon.com.
  • Jones, Beth Felker. Practicing Christian Doctrine. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2014. ISBN 978-0801049330. Available at amazon.com.
  • Lawrence, Michael. Biblical Theology in the Life of the Church: A Guide for Ministry. Wheaton: Crossway, 2010. ISBN 978-1433515088. Available at amazon.com.

TH 4406 The Trinity and the Christian Life

Online 8-Week Format:

  • Vanhoozer, Kevin. Faith Speaking Understanding: Performing the Drama of Doctrine. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2014. ISBN: 978-0664234485. Available at amazon.com.

TH 4407 Thinking Theologically About World Systems

Online 8-Week Format:

  • Barth, Karl. God in Action: Theological Addresses. Eugene: Wipf and Stock, 2005.. ISBN: 978-1597524261. Available at amazon.com.
  • Black, Amy E. and Stanley N. Gundry. Five Views on the Church and Politics. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2015. ISBN: 978-0310517924. Available at amazon.com.
  • Cavanaugh, William T. Being Consumed: Economics and Christian Desire. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2008. ISBN: 978-0802845610. Available at amazon.com.
  • Stone, Howard W. How to Think Theologically. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2013. ISBN: 978-0800699321. Available at amazon.com.

TH 4409 God and Politics: Kingdom, Sovereignty, and Freedom

Online 8-Week Format:

  • Cavanaugh, William. Theo-Political Imagination: Christian Practices of Space and Time. New York: T & T Clark, 2003. Print. ISBN: 978-0567088772. Available at amazon.com.
  • Horsley, Richard A. Jesus and Empire: The Kingdom of God and the New World Disorder. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2003. Print. ISBN: 978-0800634902. Available at amazon.com.
  • McConville, J. G. God and Earthly Power: An Old Testament Political Theology. New York: T & T Clark, 2008. Print. ISBN: 978-0567044938. Available at amazon.com.

TH 4450 Analyzing and Engaging Worldviews

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.

TH 4471 Topics in Systematic Theology: Theology and Hermeneutics

Online 8-Week Format:
  • Jacobs, Alan. A Theology of Reading: The Hermeneutics of Love. Cambridge, MA: Westview Press,2001. Print. ISBN: 978-0813365664. Available at amazon.com.
  • St. Augustine. On Christian Teaching. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008. Print. ISBN: 978-0199540631. Available at amazon.com.
  • Treier, Daniel. Introducing Theological Interpretation of Scripture: Recovering a Christian Practice. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2008. Print. ISBN: 978-0801031786. Available at amazon.com.
  • Westphal, Merold. Whose Community? Which Interpretation?: Philosophical Hermeneutics for the Church. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2009. Print ISBN: 978-0801031472. Available at amazon.com.

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