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Independent Study Required Textbooks

Moody Bible Institute 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 session. Please contact Distance Learning if you need to purchase books 30 days prior to the start of your course to confirm the accuracy of the textbooks.

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BI 1111 Old Testament Survey

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

Independent Study Format:

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

BI 2211 John

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

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 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.

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 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 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.
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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 2250 Introduction to Philosophy

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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MS 1103 Christian Missions

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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PS 3330 Communication of Biblical Truth

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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TH 1110 The Church and Its Doctrines

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.