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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.


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

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

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

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

BI 2230 Bible Introduction

Independent Study Format:

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

BI 2280 Hermeneutics/Bible Study Methods

Independent Study Format:

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

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

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
  • 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

BI 3333 Hebrews

Independent Study Format:

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

BI 4410 Romans

Independent Study Format:

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

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
  • Moo, Doug. Romans (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2000). ISBN: 0310494001. Available at
  • 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

GSU 2210 Introduction to Psychology

Independent Study Format:

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

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

MS 1103 Christian Missions

Independent Study Format:

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

PS 3330 Communication of Biblical Truth

Independent Study Format:

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

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
  • Grentz, Stanley J. and Cherith Fee Nording. Pocket Dictionary of Theological Terms.  Downers Grove: IVP Press, 1999. ISBN 0830814493. Available at
  • Koessler, John. Foundational Faith: Unchangeable Truth for an Ever-Changing World. Chicago: Moody Press, 2003. ISBN 0802423175. Available at