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These textbooks are for only for online courses. If you are enrolled in on-campus or modular courses, do not order textbooks on this website. 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.

Students are encouraged to purchase the print version of a text whenever possible but use of the Kindle version of a textbook is permitted, as long as the edition is the same as the required print text. Please keep in mind that page numbers may differ between the print and Kindle versions of a book. 

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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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BE 5501 Hermeneutics for Preaching

MA-BE Online Course Only

  • Kuruvilla, Abraham. Privilege the Text! A Theological Hermeneutic for Preaching. Chicago: Moody, 2014. ISBN 9780802407139. Available at amazon.com.
  • Osborne, Grant. The Hermeneutical Spiral: A Comprehensive Introduction to Biblical Interpretation. Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2007. ISBN 9780830828265. Available at amazon.com.

BE 5502 Communicating Scriptures   

MA-BE Online Course Only

  • Chapell, Bryan. Christ-Centered Preaching: Redeeming the Expository Sermon. 3rd ed. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2018. ISBN: 978-0801099748. Available at amazon.com.
  • Fee, Gordon D. "Paul’s Letter to the Philippians." The New International Commentary on the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1995. ISBN: 978-0802825117. Available at amazon.com.
  • Robinson, Haddon W. Biblical Preaching: The Development and Delivery of Expository Messages. 3rd ed. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2014. ISBN: 978-0801049125. Available at amazon.com.

BE 5503 Preaching Narrative & Parabolic Literature

MA-BE Online Course Only

  • Mathewson, Steven D.  The Art of Preaching Old Testament Narrative. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2002. ISBN: 9780801022968. Available at amazon.com.
  • Mathewson, Steven D. Preaching the Four Gospels with Confidence. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 2013. ISBN: 9781598567021. Available at amazon.com.

BE 6601 Preaching Poetic & Prophetic Literature

MA-BE Online Course Only

  • Ryken, Leland. Sweeter Than Honey, Richer Than Gold: A Guided Study of Biblical Poetry. Wooster, OH: Weaver Book Company, 2015. ISBN: 9781941337370. Available at amazon.com.

BE 6602 Advanced Homiletics

MA-BE Online Course Only

  • Davis, H. Grady. Design for Preaching. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1958. ISBN: 9780800636340. Available at amazon.com.
  • Willobee, Sondra B. The Write Stuff: Crafting Sermons that Capture and Convince. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2009. ISBN: 9780664232818. Available at amazon.com.

BE 6603 Preaching & Culture

  • Brueggemann, Walter. The Prophetic Imagination. 2nd ed. Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg Fortress, 2001. ISBN: 9780800632878. Available at amazon.com.

BE 7701 Contextualized Preaching

MA-BE Online Course Only

  • Kim, Matthew D. Preaching with Cultural Intelligence: Understanding the People Who Hear Our Sermons. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2017. ISBN: 9780801049620. Available at amazon.com
  • Gibson, Scott M. The Words of the Preacher: Navigating Biblical, Cultural, and Personal Contexts. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2018. ISBN: 9780801099618. Available at amazon.com & Baker Academic.

BE 7702 Theology & Preaching

MA-BE Online Course Only

  • Piper, John. The Supremacy of God in Preaching. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2015. ISBN: 9780801017087. Available at amazon.com.

BI 5500 Hermeneutics

  • Duvall, J. Scott and J. Daniel Hays. Grasping God’s Word.  3rd edition Grand Rapids:  Zondervan, 2012. Available at amazon.com & Zondervan
  • Kaiser, Walter C. and Moises Silva. Introduction to Biblical Hermeneutics. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2007. Available at amazon.com.
  • Logos Bible Software (Most current version), Moody Logos Library. (This will be used throughout your studies at Moody Theological Seminary). In order to determine the correct package and understand the finance plans you will need, please email logos4moodyseminary@moody.edu. 

BI 5528 Methods of Biblical Interpretation

MA-ABS and MA-BE Online Course Only

  • Klein, William W. and Craig L. Blomberg. Introduction to Biblical Interpretation, 3rd ed. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2017. ISBN: 978-0310524175. Available at amazon.com.

BI 5531 Introduction to Theological Research for Digital Literacy

  • Kapic, Kelly M. A Little Book for New Theologians: Why and How to Study Theology. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2012. ISBN: 9780830839759. Available at amazon.com.
  • Stevens, R. Paul. Work Matters: Lessons from Scripture. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Pub. Co, 2012. ISBN: 9780802866967. Available at amazon.com.
  • Turabian, Kate L. A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers, 8th ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013. ISBN: 9780226816388. Available at amazon.com.
  • Vyhmeister, Nancy J. Quality Research Papers for Students of Religion and Theology. 2014. ISBN: 9780310514022. Available at amazon.com.
  • Logos Bible Software (Most current version), Moody Logos Library. (This will be used throughout your studies at Moody Theological Seminary).

BI 5532 New Testament History, Literature, and Theology

  • Köstenberger, Andreas J., L. Scott Kellum, and Charles L. Quarles. The Cradle, the Cross, and the Crown: An Introduction to the New Testament. 2nd ed. Nashville, TN: B & H Academic, 2016. ISBN: 978-1433684005. Available at amazon.com.
  • Schreiner, Thomas R. The King in His Beauty: A Biblical Theology of the Old and New Testaments. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 2013. ISBN: 9780801039393. Available at amazon.com.
  • Wright, N. T. The Kingdom New Testament: a Contemporary Translation. New York: HarperOne, 2011. ISBN: 9780062064929. Available at amazon.com.

BI 5533 Old Testament History, Literature, and Theology

  • Merrill, Eugene H., Mark F. Rooker, and Michael A. Grisanti. The World and the Word: An Introduction to the Old Testament. Nashville, TN: Broadman and Holman, 2011. ISBN: 9780805440317. Available at amazon.com.
  • Schreiner, Thomas R. The King in His Beauty: A Biblical Theology of the Old and New Testaments. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic 2013. ISBN: 9780801039393. Available at amazon.com.

BI 6602 Daniel and Revelation

  • Blaising, Craig. Alan Hultberg and Douglas J. Moo. Three Views on the Rapture: Pretribulation, Prewrath, and Postribulation. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2010. ISBN: 978-0310277200. Available at amazon.com.
  • McClain, Alva J. Daniel’s Prophecy of the 70 Weeks. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1969. ASIN: B0007EJUSW. Available for free at http://rediscoveringthebible.com/McClain.html.
  • Miller, Stephen. Daniel. Nashville: Broadman and Holman, 1997. (348 pages, $ 19.79) ISBN 0805401180. NOTE: This text is available in Logos software. Also available at amazon.com.
  • Pate, C. Marvin. Four Views of the Book of Revelation. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1998. (252 pages) ISBN 0310210801. Available at amazon.com.
  • Walvoord, John F., Mark Hitchcock and Phil Rawley. The Revelation of Jesus Christ. New Edition. Chicago: Moody Press, 2011. (382 pages, $29.99) ISBN 0802473121. Available at amazon.com.

BI 6621 Studies in the Psalms and Wisdom Books

  • Bartholomew, Craig and Ryan O’Dowd. Old Testament Wisdom Literature: A Theological Introduction. Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2018. ISBN: 9780830852185. Available at amazon.com.
  • Enns, Peter, and Tremper Longman. Dictionary Of The Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry & Writings: A Compendium Of Contemporary Biblical Scholarship. The IVP Bible Dictionary Series, 1st ed. InterVarsity Press, 2008. ISBN: 978-0830817832. Available at amazon.com & InterVarsity Press.
  • Futato, Mark David, and David M Howard. Interpreting The Psalm: An Exegetical Handbook. 1st ed. Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications, 2007. ISBN: 9780825427657. Available at amazon.com.

BI 6623 Studies in the Gospels and Acts

  • Bock, Darrell. A Theology of Luke and Acts: Biblical Theology of the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2012. Available in Logos.
  • Blomber, Craig. Jesus and the Gospels: An Introduction and Survey. 2nd ed. Nashville: B&H Academic, 2009. Available in Logos.
  • Polhill, John. Acts. New American Commentary 26. Nashville: B&H Academic, 1992. Available in Logos.
  • Stein, Robert. Luke. New American Commentary 24. Nashville: B&H Academic, 1992. Available in Logos.

BI 6624 Studies in the Epistles

  • Longnecker, Bruce W. and Todd D. Still. Thinking Through Paul: An Introduction to His Life, Letters, and Theology. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2014. ISBN: 978-0310330868. Available at amazon.com.
  • Tucker, Brian. Reading 1 Corinthians. Eugene: Cascade, 2017. ISBN: 978-1498292931. Available at amazon.com.
  • Longenecker, Bruce W., and Todd D. Still. Thinking Through Paul Video Lectures: A Survey of His Life, Letters, and Theology. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2014. ISBN: 978-0310533641. Available at amazon.com or purchase for streaming at https://vimeo.com/ondemand/thinkingthroughpaul

BI 6625 Studies in the Old Testament Historical Books

  • Long, V. Philips. The Art of Biblical History. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1994. ISBN: 978-0310431800. Available at Zondervanamazon.com
  • Chisholm, Robert B. Interpreting the Historical Books: An Exegetical Handbook. Edited by David M. Howard. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2006. ISBN: 978-0825427640. Available at amazon.com.

BI 6630 Studies in the Pentateuch

  • Alexander, Desmond T. From Paradise to the Promised Land: An Introduction to the Pentateuch. 3rd ed. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2012. ISBN: 978-0801039980. Available at amazon.com.
  • Hess, Richard S. The Old Testament: A Historical, Theological, and Critical Introduction. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2016. ISBN: 978-0801037146. Available at amazon.com.
  • Babcock, Bryan C., James Spencer, Russell L. Meek. Trajectories: A Gospel-Centered Introduction to Old Testament Theology. Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2018. ISBN: 978-1498232845. Available at amazon.com.

BI 6631 Studies in the Prophets

  • Sandy. Brent D. Plowshares and Pruning Hooks. IVP Academic, 2002. ISBN: 978-0830826537. Available at amazon.com.

BI 7700 Action Research

MA-ABS and MA-BE Online Course Only

  • Cameron, Helen, Deborah Bhatti, and Catherine Duce. Talking About God in Practice: Theological Action Research and Practical Theology. UK: Hymns Ancient & Modern Ltd. 2010. ISBN: 978-0334043638. Available at amazon.com

BT 6603 Biblical Theology of the Old Testament

  • Dempster, Stephen. Dominion and Dynasty: A Theology of the Hebrew Bible. New Studies in Biblical Theology. Edited by D.A. Carson. Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2003. Available at amazon.com.
  • Routledge, Robin.  Old Testament Theology: A Thematic Approach. Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2013. Available at amazon.com.

BT 6604 Biblical Theology of the New Testament

  • Thielman, Frank. Theology of the New Testament: A Canonical and Synthetic Approach. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2005. ISBN 9780310211327. Available at amazon.com.
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CL 5505 Cultivating Character and Trust as a Christian Leader

  • Cloud, Henry. Integrity: The Courage to Meet the Demands of Reality. New York: HarperCollins, 2006. ISBN: 9780060849696. Available at amazon.com.
  • Covey, Stephen R. 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change. New York: Free Press, 2004. ISBN: 9780743272452. Available at amazon.com.
  • Kang, Karen. Branding Pays: The Five‐Step System to Reinvent Your Personal Brand. Palo Alto:
    Branding Pays Media, 2013. ISBN: 9780988437500. Available at amazon.com.

CL 6601 Principles of Management

  • Mintzberg, Henry. Simply Managing What Managers Do and Can Do Better. San Francisco: Berrett‐Koehler Publishers, 2013. ISBN: 978-1609949235. Available at amazon.com.
  • HBR's 10 Must Reads on Managing People. Boston, Mass.: Harvard Business Review Press, 2011. ISBN: 978-1422158012. Available at amazon.com

CL 6602 Christian Life and Organizational Life

  • Blanchard, Ken, Phil Hodges and Phyllis Hendry. “The Way of the Carpenter.” Lead Like Jesus Revisited: Lessons from the Greatest Leadership Role Model of All Time, chapter 23, Thomas Nelson, 2016.

    ---. “The Work of the Carpenter.” Lead Like Jesus Revisited: Lessons from the Greatest Leadership Role Model of All Time, chapter 22, Thomas Nelson, 2016.

  • Haugk, Kenneth. Antagonists in the Church: How to Identify and Deal with Destructive Conflict. St. Louis, MO: Tebunah Ministries, 2013. ISBN: 9780963409324. Order from stephenministries.org
  • Kinnaman, Gary. Leaders That Last: How Covenant Friendships Can Help Pastors Thrive. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2003. ISBN: 0801091632. Available at amazon.com.
  • Kotter, John P. & Cohen, Dan S. The Heart of Change: Real‐Life Stories of How People Change Their Organizations. Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 2002. ISBN: 9781422187333. Available at amazon.com.
  • MacDonald, Gordon. Ordering Your Private World. Chicago: Moody Press, 1985. ISBN: 9780785288640. Available at amazon.com
  • Michelli, Joseph.The New Gold Standard: 5 Leadership Principles for Creating a Legendary Customer Experience Courtesy of the Ritz‐Carlton Hotel Company. New York: McGraw‐Hill, 2008. ISBN: 9780071548335. Available at amazon.com.
  • Stanley, Andy. Next Generation Leader: 5 Essentials for Those Who Will Shape the Future. Sisters, OR: Multnomah, 2003. ISBN: 9781590525395. Available at amazon.com.

CL 7701 Building Teams that Transform and Achieve

  • Harvey, Thomas R. and Bonita Drolet. Building Teams, Building People: Expanding the Fifth Resource. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2005. ISBN: 9781578861415. Available at amazon.com.
  •  Levi, Daniel. Group Dynamics for Teams. Thousand Oaks: SAGE Pub., 2014. ISBN: 9781412999533. Available at
  • Katzenback, Jon R. and Douglas K. Smith. The Wisdom of Teams: Creating the High Performance Organization. New York: HarperBusiness, 2006. ISBN: 9780060522001. Available at amazon.com.

CL 7702 Leading Teams Within an Organizationl Context

  • Friedman, Edwin H. A Failure of Nerve: Leadership in the Age of the Quick Fix. Revised ed. New York City: Church Publishing, 2017. ISBN: 978-1596272798. Available at amazon.com
  • Heifetz, Ronald A. Leadership on the Line: Staying Alive through the Dangers of Change. Revised ed. Boston: Harvards Business Review Press, 2017. ISBN: 978-1633692831. Available at amazon.com
  • Lencioni, Patrick. The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2012. ISBN: 978-0470941522. Available at amazon.com

CL 7703 Creating a Leadership Development Plan

  • Maxwell, John. Developing the Leader Within You. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2000. ISBN: 9780785266662. Available at amazon.com.
  • Paterson, Tom. Living the Life You Were Meant to Live. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1998. ISBN: 9780785271956. Available at amazon.com.

CUL 5501 Ministry Innovation

  • There are no textbooks for this course. Content is presented as PDFs and AV materials.

CUL 5502 Communication and Partner Development

  • Maguire, Owen. Nonprofit Z: Building Nonprofits in the Era of Technology. Washington, DC: New Degree Press, 2018. ISBN: 978-1641370769. Available at amazon.com

CUL 6601 Ministry Entrepreneurship

  • Course is in development. No finalized textbook list at this time.

CUL 6602 Global Mission and Culture

  • There are no textbooks for this course. Content is presented as PDFs and AV materials.
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FE 6670 Internship I

  • Hillman, George M. Ministry Greenhouse: Cultivating Environments for Practical Learning. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2008. ISBN: 9781566993609. Available at amazon.com.
  • Hillman, George M. Preparing for Ministry: A Practical Guide to Theological Field Education. Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications, 2008. ISBN: 978-008254-27572. Available at amazon.com
  • McNeal, Reggie. Practicing Greatness: 7 Disciplines of Extraordinary Spiritual Leaders. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, A Wiley Imprint, 2006. ISBN 0787977535. Available at amazon.com.
  • This course will use Strength Finder 2.0 as an assessment tool. It is available online at gallopstrengthscenter.com. Choose Clifton Strength Access for $9.99.

FE 7770 Internship II

  • Hillman, George M. Ministry Greenhouse: Cultivating Environments for Practical Learning. Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications, 2008. ISBN: 978-008254-27572. Available at amazon.com.
  • Smith, Gordon. Courage and Calling: Embracing Your God-Given Potential. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2011. ISBN: 978-08308-35546. Available at amazon.com.
  • Swetland, Kenneth L. Facing Messy Stuff in the Church: Case Studies for Pastors and Congregations. Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publ., 2005. ISBN: 0825436966. Available at amazon.com.
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GM 5500 Communication of Biblical Truth

  • Moo, Douglas. The Letter of James. PNTC, Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2000. ISBN: 9780802837301. Available at amazon.com
  • Robinson, Haddon W. Biblicial Preaching. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 2014. Third Edition. ISBN: 9780801049125. Available at amazon.com.
  • Robinson, Haddon W. and Craig Brian Larson (ed). The Art & Craft of Biblical Preaching: A Comprehensive Resource for Today's Communicators. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2005. ISBN: 9780310252481. Available at amazon.com & Zondervan
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HT 5500 Church History

  • González, Justo L. The Story of Christianity: Volume One. New York: Harper One, 2010. ISBN 9780061855887. Available at amazon.com & Harper One
  • González, Justo L. The Story of Christianity: Volume Two. New York: Harper One, 2010. ISBN 9780061855894. Available at amazon.com & Harper One
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IL 5500 Biblical Spiritual Formation Lab

IS 5500 Theology and Practice of Intercultural Ministry

  • Hiebert, Paul G. The Gospel in Human Contexts . Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2009. ISBN: 978-0801036811. Available at amazon.com.
  • Montgomery, Heather. "The Child Prostitutes of Baan Nua" in Modern Babylon: Prostituting Children in Thailand. Fertility, Reproduction and Sexuality, . Vol. 2. New York: Berghahn Books, 2001. ISBN: 978-1571818294. Available at amazon.com
  • Vanhoozer, Kevin J., Charles A. Anderson, Michael J. Sleasman eds. Everyday Theology: How to Read Cultural Texts and Interpret Trends. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic. 2007. ISBN: 978-0801031670. Available at amazon.com(Optional)

IS 6600 Apologetics

  • Taylor, James E. Introducing Apolgetics: Cultivating Christian Commitment. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker 2006. ISBN: 9780801027864. Available at amazon.com.
  • Shenk, David W. Global Gods: Exploring the role of Religions in Modern Societies 2nd Edition. Scottdale, PA: Herald Press 1999. ISBN: 9780836190069 Available at amazon.com.
  • Tennent, Timothy C. Theology in the Context of World Christianity: How the Global Church is Influencing the Way We Think About and Discuss Theology. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan 2007. ISBN: 9780310275114. Available at amazon.com.
  • Carson, Don A. The Intolerance of Tolerance. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans. 2013. ISBN: 9780802831705. Available at amazon.com.
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MN 5500 Essentials and Excellence in Ministry Leadership

  • Banks, Robert J., and Bernice M. Ledbetter. Reviewing Leadership: A Christian Evaluation of Current Approaches. 2nd ed. Grand Rapids, Mich: Baker Academic, 2016. ISBN 978-0801036293. Available at Baker Academicamazon.com.
  • Malphurs, Aubrey. Being Leaders: The Nature of Authentic Christian Leadership. Grand Rapids, Mich: Baker Books, 2003. ISBN 0801091438. Available at amazon.com & Baker Publishing Group
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NT 5503 New Testament Greek 1

  • Mounce, William D. Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar. 4th Edition. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2019 (415 pages, $59.99, ISBN: 9780310537434). Only half of the textbook will be covered in New Testament Greek I. Available at Zondervan.
  • Mounce, William D. Basics of Biblical Greek Workbook. 4th Edition. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2019 (227 pages, $24.99, ISBN: 9780310537472). Only half of the workbook will be covered in Greek I. Available at Zondervan.
  • Mounce, William D. Basics of Biblical Greek Video Lectures. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2019 (6 DVD set, $124.00, ISBN 9780310097884). Available at Zondervan.

Note: Students may use the 3rd edition of the Mounce textbooks if already purchased for this academic year. Some workbook exercises will be adjusted accordingly.

NT 5504 New Testament Greek 2

  • Danker, F. W. ed. A Greek English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature. 3rd ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000. ISBN: 978-0226039336. Available at amazon.com and University of Chicago Press. Included in Moody Logos Package. 
  • Mounce, William D. Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar. 4th Edition. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2019 (415 pages, $59.99, ISBN: 9780310537434). Only half of the textbook will be covered in New Testament Greek I. Available at Zondervan.
  • Mounce, William D. Basics of Biblical Greek Workbook. 4th Edition. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2019 (227 pages, $24.99, ISBN: 9780310537472). Only half of the workbook will be covered in Greek I. Available at Zondervan.
  • Mounce, William D. Basics of Biblical Greek Video Lectures. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2019 (6 DVD set, $124.00, ISBN 9780310097884). Available at Zondervan.
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NT 6604 Exegesis in the Greek New Testament

  • Ciampa, Roy E. and Brian S. Rosner. The First Letter to the Corinthians. PNTC. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2010. ISBN 9780802837325. $58.99 from Logos and included in the Moody Custom Logos Package.
  • Thiselton, Anthony. The First Epistle to the Corinthians. NIGTC. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2000. ISBN 9780802824493. $84.99 from Logos and included in the Moody Custom Logos Package.
  • Wallace, Daniel B. Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics: An Exegetical Syntax of the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996. ISBN 9780310218951). $41.99 from Logos and included in the Moody Custom Logos Package.

NT 6652 Greek Syntax and Exegetical Method

  • Bock, Darrell L. and Buist M. Fanning, eds. Interpreting the New Testament Text: Introduction to the Art and Science of Exegesis. Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2006. ISBN 9781581344080. Available at amazon.com.
  • Campbell, Constantine R. Basics of Verbal Aspect in Biblical Greek. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2008. ISBN 9780310290834. Available at amazon.com. Available in Logos.
  • Wallace, Daniel B. Greek Grammar beyond the Basics: An Exegetical Syntax of the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1997. ISBN 9780310218951. Available at amazon.com. Available in Logos.
  • Wallace, Daniel B. and Grant G. Edwards. A Workbook for New Testament Syntax: Companion to Basics of New Testament Syntax and Greek Grammar beyond the Basics. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2007. ISBN 9780310273899. Available at amazon.com
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OT 5503 Biblical Hebrew I

  • Van Pelt, Miles and Gary PraticoLearn Biblical Hebrew Pack 2.0: Includes Basics of Biblical Hebrew Grammar, 3rd Edition; Workbook; Video Lectures; Vocabulary Flash Cards; and Other Supporting Material. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2019. 978-0310100232. Available at Zondervan.

OT 5504 Biblical Hebrew II

  • Van Pelt, Miles and Gary Pratico. Basics of Biblical Hebrew: Grammar, 2nd ed. Zondervan: 2014. ISBN: 978-0310520672. Available at amazon.com; Moody Logos Library.
  • Van Pelt, Miles and Gary Practico. Basics of Biblical Hebrew :Workbook, 2nd ed. Zondervan, 2007. ISBN: 978-0310270225. Available at amazon.com; Moody Logos Library.
  • Van Pelt, Miles and Gary Practico. Basics of Biblical Hebrew: Video Lectures. Zondervan, 2012. ASIN: 0310498244. Available at amazon.com.
  • VanGemeren, Williem, ed. New International Dictionary of Old Testament Theology and Exegesis.  Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1997.  On logos.com, $99.99. ISBN 031049950X.
  • Van der Merwe, Christo H.J., Jackie A. Naude and Jan H. Kroeze. A Biblical Hebrew Reference Grammar. Sheffield: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 1999. ISBN 1850758565. Available at amazon.com, logos.com.

OT 6603 Hebrew Syntax and Exegetical Method

  • Brotzman, Ellis. Old Testament Textual Criticism: A Practical Introduction, 2nd ed. Baker, 2016. ISBN: 978-0801097539. Available at amazon.com. Available in Logos. 
  • German Bible Society. Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia: SESB 2.0 Version with Apparatus and WIVU Introduction, 5th ed. 1977. Logos edition.
  • New International Dictionary of Old Testament Theology and Exegesis, 5 volumesLogos edition.
  • Practico, Gary and Miles Van Pelt. Basics of Biblical Hebrew Grammar, 3rd Edition. Zondervan, 2019. ISBN: 978-0310533498. Available at amazon.com.
  • Van der Merwe, Christo H.J., Jackie A. Naude and Jan H. Kroeze. A Biblical Hebrew Reference Grammar. Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 1999. ISBN 1850758565. Available at amazon.com.

OT 6604 Exegesis in the Hebrew Old Testament

  • Logos Research Systems, Inc. Logos Bible Software – Moody Custom Logos Package. Bellingham, WA: Faithlife Corporation., 2015.
  • Van der Merwe, Christo H.J., Jackie A. Naude and Jan H. Kroeze, A Biblical Hebrew Reference Grammar, Sheffield, 2000. 978-1850758563 or A Biblical Hebrew Reference Grammar. Logos edition
  • New International Dictionary of Old Testament Theology and ExegesisLogos edition.
  • Van Pelt, Miles and Gary PraticoLearn Biblical Hebrew Pack 2.0: Includes Basics of Biblical Hebrew Grammar, 3rd Edition; Workbook; Video Lectures; Vocabulary Flash Cards; and Other Supporting Material. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2019. 978-0310100232. Available at Zondervan.
  • German Bible Society Core Greek and Hebrew Texts Collection. Logos edition.
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PS 6601 Pastoral Procedures and Practices

  • Prime, Derek and Alistair Begg. On Being a Pastor: Understanding Our Calling and Work. Chicago: Moody Publishers, 2013. ISBN 978-0802431226. Available at amazon.com.
  • Brunson, Mac and James W. Bryant. The New Guidebook for Pastors. Nashville: B & H Publishing Group, 2007. ISBN 978-0805444292. Available at amazon.com.

PS 6602 Narrative Preaching

  • Mathewson, Steven D. Preaching the Four Gospels with Confidence. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 2013. ISBN 978-1-59856-702-1. Available at amazon.com.
  • Mathewson, Steven D. Preaching the Hard Words of Jesus. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 2013. ISBN 978-1-61970-101-4. Available at amazon.com.
  • Pennington, Jonathan T. Reading the Gospels Wisely: A Narrative and Theological Introduction. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2012. ISBN 978-0-8010-3937-9. Available at amazon.com.
  • Lowry, Eugene L. The Homiletical Plot: The Sermon as Narrative Art Form. Expanded Edition. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2001. ISBN 978-0664222642. Available at amazon.com.

PS 6603 Pastoral Counseling

  • Kellemen, Robert W. and Jeff Forrey (eds.). Scripture and Counseling: God's Word for Life in a Broken World. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2014. ISBN 9780310516835. Available at amazon.com.
  • Kellemen, Robert W. Gospel-Centered Counseling: How Christ Changes Lives. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2014. ISBN 9780310516132. Available at amazon.com & Zondervan.

PS 6604 Preaching from Old Testament

  • Mathewson, Steven D.  The Art of Preaching Old Testament Narrative. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2002. ISBN 9780801022968. Available at amazon.com.
  • Kent, Grenville J. R., Paul J. Kissling, and Laurence A. Turner, eds., Reclaiming the Old Testament for Christian Preaching. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Academic, 2010. ISBN 9780830838875. Available at amazon.com.

PS 6605 Teaching with Skill & Influence

  • Melick, Richard R., and Shera Melick. Teaching that Transforms: Facilitating Life Change Through Adult Bible Teaching. Nashville, TN: B&H Academic. 2010. 9780805448566. Available at amazon.com.

PS 6607 Professional Ethics

  • Rae, Scott B. Moral Choices: An Introduction to Ethics. Grand Rapids, Mich: Zondervan, 2009.ISBN 9780310291091. Available at amazon.com and Zondervan.
  • Trull, Joe E. and James E. Carter. Ministerial Ethics: Moral Formation for Church Leaders. Grand Rapids, Mich: Baker Academic, 2004. ISBN 9780801027550. Available at amazon.com.
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SF 5506 Biblical Spiritual Formation

  • Logan, Jim. Reclaiming Surrendered Ground. Chicago: Moody Press, 1995. ISBN 0802439489. Available at moodypublishers.com.
  • Thrasher, Bill.  A Journey to Victorious Praying: Finding Discipline and Delight in Your Prayer Life.  Chicago:  Moody Press, 2003. ISBN 0802436986. Available at amazon.commoodypublishers.com.
  • Thrasher, Bill. Living the Life God Has Planned: A Guide to Knowing God's Will. Chicago: Moody Press, 2001. ISBN 0802436994. Available at amazon.commoodypublishers.com.
  • Thrasher, Bill. How to be a Soul Physician: Learning how Christ Meets the Deepest Longings of the Soul through the Grace of Prayer. Berea Publishing, 2010. This book can be ordered directly by contacting Bill.Thrasher@moody.edu.

ST 5534 Systematic Christian Theology I

  • Erickson, Millard J. Christian Theology, 3rdedition. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2013. Logos Bible Software Edition (amazon.com).
  • Reeves, Michael. Delighting in the Trinity: An Introduction to the Christian Faith. Downers Grove, IL: Intervarsity, 2012. ISBN: 9780830839834. Available at amazon.com.

ST 5535 Systematic Christian Theology II

  • Erickson, Millard J. Christian Theology, 3rd edition. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2013. Logos Bible Software Edition (www.logos.com).
  • Vlach, Michael. Dispensationalism: Essential Beliefs and Common Myths. Theological Services Press, 2010. ASIN:B004HILQGI. Available in Kindle version at amazon.com.

ST 7704 Interdisciplinary Theology Seminar

  • Elliott, M. W., S. J. Hafemann, N. T. Wright, and J. Frederick, eds. Galatians and Christian Theology: Justification, the Gospel, and Ethics in Paul's Letter. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2014. ISBN 9780801049514. Available at amazon.com & Baker Academic.
  • Moo, Douglas J. Galatians. BKCNT. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2013. ISBN 9780801027543. Available at amazon.com.
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TH 5525 Theological Foundations for Biblical Interpretation

MA-ABS and MA-BE Online Course Only

  • Babcock, Bryan C., James Spencer, and Russell Meek. Trajectories: A Gospel-Centered Introduction to Old Testament Theology. Eugene: Pickwick, 2018. ISBN: 9781498232845. Available at wipfandstock.com.
  • Hauerwas, Stanley. The Work of Theology. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2015. ISBN: 9780802871909. Available at amazon.com and Eerdmans.com.
  • Heath, Chip, and Dan Heath. Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work. New York: Crown, 2013. ISBN: 9780307956392. Available at amazon.com.
  • Meadors, Gary T., and Stanley N. Gundry, eds. Four Views on Moving beyond the Bible to Theology. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2009. ISBN: 9780310276555. Available at Zondervan.

TH 6601 Church & Culture

MA-BE Online Course Only

  • Crouch, Andy. Culture Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2008. ISBN: 9780830833948. 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. ISBN: 9780801031670 (This book is also used in BI5528.) Available at amazon.com.
  • Jacobsen, Eric O. The Space Between: A Christian Engagement with the Built Environment. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2012. ISBN: 9780801039089. Available at amazon.com.