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Undergraduate 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.

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.

Some titles on this list may be available as e-books through the Moody library website. Be sure to check there before making your purchases if you so desire.

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 1103 Reading the Old Testament

Online 8-Week Format: Amazon.

  • Babcock, Bryan C., James Spencer, Russell L. Meek. Trajectories: A Gospel-Centered Introduction to Old Testament Theology. Pickwick, 2018. ISBN 9781498232845. Available at amazon.com & wipfandstock.
  • Fee, Gordon D. and Douglas Stuart. How to Read the Bible for All It’s Worth. Fourth Edition. Zondervan, 2014. ISBN: 9780310517825. Available at amazon.com.
  • Klein, William W., Craig L. Blomberg, and Robert L. Hubbard, Jr. Introduction to Biblical Interpretation. 3rd ed.Thomas Nelson, 2017. ISBN: 978-0310524175. 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. Zondervan, 2014. ISBN: 9780310517825. Available at amazon.com.
  • Klein, William W., Craig L. Blomberg, and Robert L. Hubbard, Jr. Introduction to Biblical Interpretation. 3rd ed. Thomas Nelson, 2017. ISBN: 978-0310524175. 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. B&H Publishing Group, 2012. ISBN: 978-1433677076. Available at amazon.com & B&H Academic.
  • Ryken, Leeland. How to Read the Bible as Literature. Zondervan, 1984. ISBN: 978-0310390213. Available at amazon.com & Zondervan.
  • Bartholomew, Craig G., and Michael Goheen. The Drama of Scripture: Finding Our Place in the Biblical Story. 2nd Edition. Baker Academic, 2014. ISBN: 978-0801049569. Available at amazon.com & Baker Academic.

Independent Study Format:

  • Walton, John H. Chronological and Background Charts of the Old Testament. 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. 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. 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. Baker Academic, 2014. ISBN: 978-0801049569. Available at amazon.com & Baker Academic.

Independent Study Format:

  • Tenney, Merrill C. New Testament Survey. Eerdmans,1985. ISBN 0802836119. Available at amazon.com.

BI 2201 Interpreting Scripture

Online 8-Week & Self-Paced 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. Zondervan, 2012. 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 Trend. Baker, 2007. IBSN: 978-0801031670. 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, 1999. ISBN: 978-0830815890. Available at amazon.com.
  • Tenney, Merrill C. John: The Gospel of Belief: An Analytic Study of the Text. Eerdmans, 1997. ISBN: 978-0802843517. Available at amazon.com.

Independent Study Format:

  • Tenney, Merrill C. John: The Gospel of Belief: An Analytic Study of the Text. 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). Eerdmans, 1988. ISBN 0802825052. Available at amazon.com.

BI 2230 Bible Introduction

Online 8-Week and Self-Paced Formats:

  • Wegner, Paul D.  The Journey from Texts to Translations: The Origin and Development of the Bible. Baker Academic, 2004. ISBN: 0801027993. Available at amazon.com.

Independent Study Format:

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

BI 2260 Historical Geography of Ancient Israel

Online 8-Week Format:

BI 2280 Hermeneutics/Bible Study Methods

Independent Study Format:

  • McQuilkin, Robertson. Understanding and Applying the Bible. 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. 3rd edition. Thomas Nelson, 2017. IBSN: 9780310524175. Available at amazon.com.
  • Vanhoozer, K. J., Anderson C. A., and M. J. Sleasman, eds. Everyday Theology: How to Read CulturalTexts and Interpret Trends. 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. Eerdmans,1999. ISBN: 9780802860002. Available at amazon.com.
  • Lamerson, Samuel. English Grammar to Ace New Testament Greek. Zondervan, 2004. ISBN: 0310255341.Available at amazon.com.
  • Novum Testamentum Graece with Dictionary: Nestle-Aland (Ancient Greek Edition).* 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. Zondervan, 2011. ISBN: 9780310286882. Available at Zondervanamazon.com
  • Walton, John H. Ancient Near Eastern Thought and the Old Testament. 2nd ed. Baker, 2018. ISBN: 978-1540960214. Available at Baker & amazon.com

BI 3302 Second Temple Jewish Backgrounds

Online 8-Week Format:

  • Elwell, Walter A. and Robert W. Yarbrough. Readings from First Century World. Baker, 1998. ISBN 080102157X. Available at Bakeramazon.com.
  • Scott, J. Julius Jr. Jewish Backgrounds of the New Testament. Baker Academic, 2000. ISBN 0801022401. Available at amazon.com

BI 3312 Genesis

Online 8-Week and Self-Paced Formats:

  • Alter, Robert. Genesis: Translation and Commentary. W.W. Norton and Company, 1997. ISBN 039331670X. Available at amazon.com.
  • Fokkelman, J.P. Reading Biblical Narrative. 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. Baker, 2018. ASIN: B079332KX6. Available at amazon.com.

BI 3316 Major Prophets I

Independent Study Format:

  • Bullock, C. Hassell. An Introduction to the Old Testament Prophetic Books. 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. Zondervan, 2007. ISBN: 978-0310226970. Amazon.
  • Student Choice (Purchase one or the other):
    • Thomas, Robert L., and Stanley N. Gundry. The NIV Harmony of the Gospels. Harper and Row, 1988.
      ISBN: 978-0060635237. Available at amazon.com & Barnes & Noble.
    • Thomas, Robert L., and Stanley N. Gundry. A Harmony of the Gospels-New American Standard Version.
      Harper and Row, 1978. ISBN: 978-0060635244. Available at amazon.com.

Independent Study Format:

  • Harrison, Everett F. A Short Life of Christ. 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 ed. 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 ed. 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. Cadre International, 2004. Available at cadreministries.com.
  • Richards, Lawrence O., and Gary J. Bredfeldt. Creative Bible Teaching. Moody Publishers, 1998. 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. Image, 2015. ISBN: 9780804138963. Available at amazon.com
  • Dietrich, Walter and Ulrich Luz. The Bible in a World Context: An Experiment in Contextual Hermeneutics. William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2002. ISBN: 9780802849885. Available at amazon.com & christianbook.com.
  • Parris, David Paul. Reading the Bible with Giants: How 2000 Years of Biblical Interpretation Can Shed New Light on Old Texts, 2nd Edition. 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. Zondervan,1996. ISBN: 978-0310211389. Available at amazon.com.
  • Oswalt, John. Isaiah, The NIV Application Commentary. Zondervan, 2003. ISBN: 978-0310206138. Available at amazon.com.
  • Goldengay, John. The Theology of the Book of Isaiah. IVP Academic, 2014. ISBN: 978-0830840397. Available at ivpress.com.

BI 4406 Interpreting Romans for Teaching 

Online 8-Week Format:

  • Moo, Douglas J. The NIV Application Commentary: Romans. Zondervan, 2000. ISBN:978-0310494003. Available at amazon.com & Zondervan.
  • Westerholm, Stephen. Perspectives Old and New on Paul. Eerdmans, 2004. ISBN:978-0802848093. Available at amazon.com & Eerdmans (This is an on demand book offered through Eerdmans. Please allow up to 2 weeks for the book to arrive to a U.S. address.)

BI 4410 Romans

Independent Study Format:

  • Johnson, Alan F. Romans: The Freedom Letter. 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. Eerdmans, 2003. ISBN: 0802848095. Available at amazon.com.
  • Moo, Doug. Romans. Zondervan, 2000. ISBN: 0310494001. Available at amazon.com.
  • Jeffers, J. S. The Greco-Roman World of the New Testament Era: Exploring the Background of Early Christianity. InterVarsity, 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. Baker, 2005. ISBN 080106483X. Available at amazon.com.
  • Husbands, Mark A. and D.J. Treier. The Community of the Word: Toward and Evangelical Ecclesiology. InterVarsity, 2005. ISBN 0830827978. Available at amazon.com.
  • Karkkainen, Veli-Matti. An Introduction to Ecclesiology: Historical and Global Perspectives. InterVarsity, 2002. ISBN 0830826882. Available at amazon.com.
  • McGrath, Alister E. The Genesis of Doctrine. Regent College Publishing, 1997. ISBN 1573830720. Available at amazon.com.

BI 4499 Directed Study in Bible- New Testament Emphasis, 1 credit

Directed Study Format:

  • Jeffers, J. S. The Greco-Roman World of the New Testament Era: Exploring the Background of Early Christianity. Intervarsity, 1999. ISBN: 978-0830815890. Available at amazon.com.

BI 4499 Directed Study in Bible- New Testament Emphasis, 2 credit

Directed Study Format:

  • Jeffers, J. S. The Greco-Roman World of the New Testament Era: Exploring the Background of Early Christianity. Intervarsity, 1999. ISBN: 978-0830815890. Available at amazon.com.

BI 4499 Directed Study in Bible- Old Testament Emphasis, 1 credit

Directed Study Format:

  • Fokkelman, J. P. Reading Biblical Narrative: An Introductory Guide. Westminster John Knox Press, 1999. ISBN: 978-0664222635. Available at amazon.com

BI 4499 Directed Study in Bible- Old Testament Emphasis, 2 credit

Directed Study Format:

  • Fokkelman, J. P. Reading Biblical Narrative: An Introductory Guide. Westminster John Knox Press, 1999. ISBN: 978-0664222635. Available at amazon.com
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CRI 2208 Introduction to Statistics

Online 8-Week Format:

  • Huff, Darrell. How to Lie with Statistics. Paperback reissue. W. W. Norton & Company, 1993. ISBN: 978-0393310726. Available at amazon.com.
  • Mlodinow, Leonard. The Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives. Vintage Books, 2009. ISBN: 978-0307275172. Available at amazon.com.
  • Wheelan, Charles. Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data. 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. St. Martin’s Press, 2016. ISBN: 978-1250106940. Available at amazon.com.
  • Richards, Jay W. Money, Greed, and God, Why Capitalism Is the Solution and Not the Problem. HarperOne, 2009. ISBN: 978-0-06-190057-0. Available at amazon.com.
  • Schiff, Peter, D., and Andrew J. Schiff. How an Economy Grows and Why It Crashes. John Wiley and Sons, 2010. ISBN: 978-0470526705. 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. 2nd ed (1st edition is also fine). Wiley, 2018. ISBN: 978-1119453895 (paperback) or ASIN: B07BFK92M8 (eBook). Available at amazon.com.
  • Malphurs, Aubrey, and Steve Stroope. Money Matters in Church: A Practical Guide for Leaders. Baker, 2007. ISBN: 978-0801066276 (paperback) or ASIN: B0050PABSG (Kindle version). Available at amazon.com.

CRI 2299 Directed Study in Critical Thinking and Math- Critical Thinking Emphasis, 1 credit

Directed Study Format:

  • Stone, Howard W., and James O. Duke. How to Think Theologically. 3rd ed., Fortress, 2013. ISBN: 978-0800699321. Available at amazon.com.

CRI 2299 Directed Study in Critical Thinking and Math- Critical Thinking Emphasis, 2 credit

Directed Study Format:

  • Stone, Howard W., and James O. Duke. How to Think Theologically. 3rd ed., Fortress, 2013. ISBN: 978-0800699321. 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. Kregel Publications, 2005. ISBN: 9780825436963. Available at Christian Bookamazon.com.

CUL 2200 Introduction to Cultural Studies

Online 8-Week Format:

  • Elmer, Duane. Cross-Cultural Servanthood: Serving the World in Christlike Humility. IVP Books, 2006. ISBN:978-0830833788. Available at amazon.com.
  • Howell, Brian M., and Jenell Williams Paris. Introducing Cultural Anthropology: A Christian Perspective. 2nd edBaker Academic, 2019. ISBN: 978-1540961013. Available at Amazon.
  • Lingenfelter, Sherwood G., and Marvin K. Mayers. Ministering Cross-Culturally: A Model for Effective Personal Relationships. 3rd edition. Baker Academic, 2016. ISBN 978-0801097478. Available at amazon.com.  

CUL 2201 Understanding Worldviews

Online 8-Week Format:

  • Sire, James W. The Universe Next Door. 5th ed. InterVarsity Press, 2009. ISBN: 978-0830838509. 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. Baker: 2009. ISBN: 978-0801035890 Available at amazon.com
  • Livermore, David A. Serving with Eyes Wide Open: Doing Short-Term Missions with Cultural Intelligence. Baker, 2013. ISBN: 978-0801015199 Available at amazon.com

CUL 3301 Analyzing Cultural Challenges

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

CUL 4400 Discourse and Globalization

Online 8-Week Format:

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

CUL 4401 Leading Cultural Change

Online 8-Week Format:

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

CUL 4402 Innovation and Cultural Challenges

  • Drucker, Peter F. Innovation and Entrepreneurship. HarperBusiness, 2006. ISBN: 978-0060851132. Available at amazon.com
  • Jones, L. Gregory. Christian Social Innovation: Renewing Wesleyan Witness. Abingdon Press, 2016. ISBN: 978-1501825774. Available at amazon.com
  • Johnson, Steven. Where Good Ideas Come from: The Natural History of Innovation. Riverhead Books, 2011. ISBN: 978-1594485381. Available at amazon.com

CUL 4403 Cultural Studies Project Research

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

CUL 4404 Cultural Studies Major Project

  • There are no textbooks for this course. Content is presented as PDFs and AV materials.
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ED 1111 Foundations of Biblical Leadership

Online 8-Week Format:

  • Blanchard, Ken, Phil Hodges, and Phyllis Hendry. Lead Like Jesus Revisited: Lessons from the Greatest Leadership Role Model of all Time. Thomas Nelson, 2016. ISBN: 978-0718077259. 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 & Zondervan

ED 3303 Foundations for Children and Family Ministry

Online 8-Week Format:

  • Carlson, Greg, et al. Perspectives on Children's Spiritual Formation: 4 Views. B&H Academic, 2006. ISBN: 978-0805441864. Available at amazon.com.
  • Micheal, David. Established in the Faith: A Discipleship Guide for Discerning and Affirming a Young Person's Faith. Truth78, 2019. Available at Truth78.org
  • Michael, Sally, Jill Nelson, and Bud Burk. Helping Children to Understand the Gospel. Children Desiring God, 2011. Available at Truth78.org.
  • Murphy, Art. The Faith of a Child:  A Step-by-step Guide to Salvation for Your Child. Moody Publishers, 2000. ISBN: 978-0802451460. 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. ossey-Bass, 2006. ISBN: 0787983373. Available at amazon.com.
  • Bolsinger, Tod. Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory. InterVarsity Press, 2018. ISBN: 978-0830841479. Available at amazon.com.
  • Thrall, Bill and Bruce McNicol. Beyond Your Best: Develop Your Relationships, Fulfill Your Destiny. 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. PACE Publishing, 2004. ISBN: 1930856482. 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 $17.95 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. Broadman and Holman Publishers, 2005. ISBN 0805431233. Available at amazon.com.
  • Voges, Ken and Ron Braund. Understanding How Others Misunderstand You. Moody Publishers, 1995. ISBN 0802411061. Available at amazon.com and moodypublishers.com.

ED 3322 Special Needs Children and Family Ministry

Online 8-Week Format:

  • Horning, Krista. Just the Way I Am: God’s Good Design in Disability. Desiring God, 2011. ISBN: 978-1845508067. Available at amazon.com.
  • Lavin, Judith Loseff. Special Kids Need Special Parents: A Resource for Parents of Children with Special Needs. Berkley, 2001. ISBN: 978-0425176627. Available at amazon.com.
  • Mason, Amy. Bible Promises: For Parents of Children with Special Needs.Tyndale, 2017. ISBN: 978-1496417275. Available at amazon.com.
  • Piper, John. Disability and the Sovereign Goodness of God. Desiring God, 2012. (Provided as a pdf in online week 1 folder).
  • Tada, Joni Eareckson, et al. Beyond Suffering: A Biblical View on Disability Ministry. Joni and Friends, 2015. ISBN: 978-1500438654. Available at amazon.com.

 The Irresistible Church Series

  • Brueck, Kate. Call Me Friend: Building Compelling Relationships Through One-on-one Ministry. Joni and Friends, 2016. ISBN: 978-1946237026. Available at amazon.com.
  • ---. Start with Hello: Introducing Your Church to Special Needs Ministry. Joni and Friends, 2015. ISBN: 978-0996552202. Available at amazon.com
  • Howard, Ali. Engaging Game Changers: Recruiting and Coaching Volunteers for Disability Ministry. Joni and Friends, 2016. ISBN: 978-0996552257. Available at amazon.com
  • Lillo, Debbie. Pathways to Belonging: Creating Inclusive Ministry Environments for All Ages. Joni and Friends, 2016. ISBN: 978-0996552295. Available at amazon.com
  • ---. We’ve Got This: Providing Respite for Families Affected by Disability. Joni and Friends, 2016. ISBN: 978-0996552226. Available at amazon.com.
  • Roberts, Karen. Shout for JOY: Engaging the Whole Church in Accessible Worship. Joni and Friends, 2017. ISBN: 978-1946237057. Available at amazon.com.

ED 3340 Marriage and Family Systems

Online 8-Week Format:

  • Chapman, Gary and Jennifer Thomas. When Sorry Isn't Enough. Northfield Publishing, 2013. ISBN: 978-0802407047. Available at amazon.com and moodypublishers.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 alexchediak.comamazon.com.
  • Crabb, Larry. The Marriage Builder: Creating True Oneness to Transform Your Marriage. Zondervan, 2013. ISBN: 978-0310336877. Available at amazon.com
  • Hollinger, Dennis P. The Meaning of Sex: Christian Ethics and the Moral Life. Baker, 2009. ISBN: 9780801035715. Available at Bakeramazon.com.
  • Matlock, Mark. Real World Parents: Christian Parenting for Families Living in the Real World. Zondervan, 2010. ISBN: 9780310669364. Available at Zondervanamazon.com.

ED 3342 Teaching and Ministry Skills for Children and Family Ministry

Online 8 Week Format:

  • Bettis, Chap. The Disciple Making Parent: A Comprehensive Guidebook for Raising Your Children to Love and Follow Jesus Christ. Diamond Hill Publishing, 2016. ISBN: 978-0692671054. Available at amazon.com.
  • Bunyan, John. The Pilgrim’s Progress. Answers in Genesis, 2006. ISBN: 978-1893345775. OR You may download the free version by following this link: https://cdn.desiringgod.org/website_uploads/documents/books/the-pilgrim-s-progress.pdf?1417090573. Available at amazon.com
  • Dunlop, Cheryl. Follow Me as I Follow Christ: A Guide for Teaching Children in a Church Setting. Moody Press, 2000. ISBN: 978-0802410948. Available at amazon.com.
  • Klumpenhower, Jack. Show Them Jesus: Teaching the Gospel to Kids. New Growth Press, 2014. ISBN: 978-1939946393. Available at amazon.com
  • Trent, John, Kurt Bruner, and Rick Osborne. Teaching Kids about God: An Age by Age Plan for Parents of Children from Birth to Age Twelve. Tyndale, 2003. ISBN: 978-0842376792. Available at amazon.com.
  • Ware, Bruce. Big Truths for Young Hearts. Crossway Books, 2009. ISBN: 978-1433506017. Available at amazon.com
  • Wideman, Jim. Children’s Ministry Leadership: The You Can Do It Guide. Group Publishing, 2003. ISBN: 978-0764425271. Available at amazon.com.

ED 3343 Curriculum Development

  • Fink, Dee. Creating Significant Learning Experiences: An Integrated Approach to Designing College Courses. Jossey-Bass, 2013. ISBN: 978-1118124253. Available at amazon.com.
  • Richards, Lawrence O. and Gary J. Bredfeldt. Creative Bible Teaching. Moody Press, 1998. ISBN: 978-0802416445. Available at amazon.com & Moody Publishers
  • Shaw, Perry. Transforming Theological Education: A Practical Handbook for Integrative Learning. Langham Global Library, 2014. ISBN: 978-1783689576. Available at amazon.com.

ED 3360 Issues and Counseling Youth

  • Diede, Brian, et al. Emergency Response Handbook for Youth Ministry. Group Publishing, 2007. ISBN: 978-0764435744. Available at amazon.com
  • Miller, Patricia. Quick Scripture Reference for Counseling Youth. Baker, 2014. ISBN: 978-0801015830. Available at amazon.com.
  • Nelson-Jones, Richard. Basic Counseling Skills: A Helper’s Manual. SAGE, 2015. ISBN: 1473912997. Available at SAGE Publications
  • Smith-Adcock, Sondra, and Catherine Tucker. Counseling Children and Adolescents: Connecting Theory, Development, and Diversity. SAGE, 2016. ISBN: 1483347745. Available at SAGE Publications

ED 3366 People Helping Skills

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

ED 3371 Introduction to Disability and Church

Online 8-Week Format:

  • Beates, Michael S. Disability and the Gospel. Crossway. 2012. ISBN: 978-1433530456. Available at amazon.com.
  • Focus on the Family. The Dignity and Sanctity of Every Human Life Resource Guide. Focus on the Family, 2016. Can be obtained at: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/the-sanctity-and-dignity-of-human-life-resource-guide.
  • Inclusion Handbook: Everybody Belongs, Everybody Serves. Edited by DeYoung, Terry and Mark Stephenson. Reformed Church Press, 2013. ISBN: 978-0916466169. Available at faithaliveresources.org; e-book edition available.
  • Reynolds, Thomas E. Vulnerable Communion: A Theology of Disability and Hospitality. Brazos Press, 2008. ISBN: 978-1587431777. Available at amazon.com.

ED3372 Engaging Disability in the Church

Online 8 Week Format:

  • Carter, Erik W. Including People with Disabilities in Faith Communities: A Guide for Service Providers, Families, and Congregations. Brookes Publishing, 2016. ISBN: 978-1557667434. Available at amazon.com.
  • Newman, Barbara J. Accessible Gospel, Inclusive Worship, CLC Network, 2015. ISBN: 978-1530893003. Available at amazon.com
  • Vanier, Jean and John Swinton. Mental Health: The Inclusive Church Resource, Darton, Longman, and Todd, 2014. ISBN: 978-0232530667. Available at amazon.com.
  • Vanier, Jean. From Brokenness to Community, Paulist Press, 1992. ISBN: 978-0809133413. Available at amazon.com.

ED 3373 Supporting Families Impacted by Disabilities

Online 8 Week Format:

  • Becker, Amy Julia. A Good and Perfect Gift: Faith, Expectations, and a Little Girl Named Penny. Bethany House Publishers, 2011. ISBN: 978-0764209178. Available at Amazon
  • Wilson, Andrew and Rachel Wilson. The Life We Never Expected. Crossway, 2016. ISBN: 978-1433550997. Available at Amazon
  • Kim, Diane Dokko. Unbroken Faith: Spiritual Recovery for the Special Needs Parent. Worthy Books, 2018. ISBN: 978-1683971344. Available at Amazon.

ED 4405 Parenting and Family Programming Ministry

Online 8 Week Format:

  • Anthony, Michelle and Megan Marshman. 7 Family Ministry Essentials: A Strategy for Culture Change in Children's and Student Ministries. David C Cook Publishing, 2015. ISBN: 978-0781412971. Available at amazon.com.
  • Bell, Phil. Team Up: The Family Ministry Playbook for Partnering with Parents. Group, 2015. ISBN: 978-1470724016. Available at Group Publishing.
  • Dobson, James. Complete Marriage and Family Home Reference Guide. Tyndale, 2000. ISBN: 978-0842352673. Available at Tyndale House Publishers.
  • Garland, Diana. Family Ministry: A Comprehensive Guide. 2nd ed. IVP Academic, 2012. ISBN: 978-0830839711. Available at amazon.com.
  • Rainey, Dennis,  et al. Building Strong Families. Crossway, 2002. ISBN: 978-1581343823. Available at amazon.com.
  • Renfro, Paul et al. Perspectives on Family Ministry: Three Views. B&H Academic, 2009. ISBN: 978-0805448450. Available at B&H Academic

ED 4424 Practices of Leadership

Online 8-Week Format:

  • Allison, Bill and Dave Garda. Disciplemaker's Guide to Grow, Minister, & Lead. Cadre Ministries, 2012.
    Available at cadreministries.com.
  • Wiseman, Liz. Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter. 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. Broadman & Holman, 1994. ISBN 0805411631. Available at amazon.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. InterVarsity Press, 2016. ISBN 978-0830851317. Available at amazon.com.
  • Smith, Gordon. Courage and Calling: Embracing your God-given Potential. Intervarsity Press, 2011. ISBN: 978-0830835546. Available at amazon.com & IVP Press.
  • SmarterMeasure. https://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

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

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. Pearson Longman, 2015. ISBN: 978-0321952950. 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 and Self-Paced Format:

  • Klein, William W., Craig L. Blomberg, and Robert L. Hubbard, Jr. Introduction to Biblical Interpretation. 3rd ed. Thomas Nelson, 2017. ISBN: 978-0310524175. Available at amazon.com
  • Vang, Preben, and Terry G. Carter. Telling God’s Story: the Biblical Narrative from Beginning to End, 2nd ed. B&H Academic, 2013. ISBN: 978-1433680007. Available at amazon.com & B & H Academic

GSU 1120 Speech Communication

Online 8-Week and Self-Paced Formats:

  • Young, Kathryn Sue and Howard Paul Travis. Oral Communication: Skills, Choices, and Consequences, 4th edition (3rd edition is also fine). Waveland Press, 2018. ISBN 978-1478635796. 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. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2016. ISBN: 9781119049685. Available at Wileyamazon.com.

GSU 1132 Life Sciences

Online Self-Paced Format:

GSU 2202 Introduction to Critical Thinking

Online 8-Week Format:

  • Klein, Gary.  Seeing What Others Don’t: The Remarkable Ways We Gain Insights. Public Affairs, 2013. ISBN: 1610392515. Available at amazon.com, Barnes & Noble.
  • Stone, Howard W. and, James O. Duke. How to Think Theologically., 3rd ed. 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. Branding Pays Media, 2013. ISBN: 978-0988437500. Available at amazon.com.

GSU 2210 Introduction to Psychology

Independent Study Format:

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

GSU 2213 Introduction to Sociology

Online Self-Paced Format:

  • Giddens, Anthony, Mitchell Duneier, Richard P. Appelbaum, and Deborah Carr. Introduction to Sociology (Seagull 11E). W.W. Norton & Company, Inc, 2018. ISBN: 978-0393639452. Available at amazon.com
  • Schaeffer , Francis. A Christian Manifesto. Crossway. 1981. ISBN: 978-1581346923. 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.  John Knox Press; 2004. ISBN 0664225241. Available at amazon.com.
  • Sproul, R.C. The Consequences of Ideas: Understanding the Concepts that Shaped our World. Crossway, 2009 (redesign 2018). ISBN: 978-1433563775. Available at amazon.com.

Independent Study Format:

  • Geisler, Norman L. and Paul D. Feinberg. Introduction to Philosophy: A Christian Perspective. 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. WaterBrook, 2002. ISBN: 0877881235. Available at amazon.com.

Online Self-Paced Format:

  • Cather, Willa. My Ántonia. Project Gutenberg, n.d. Project Gutenberg Etext. Available at Moody Online Library (free). 
  • Ryken, Leland. Christian Guides to the Classics: Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Crossway, 2014 Available at Moody Online Library  (free).
  • Shakespeare, William. Hamlet. The Floating Press, 2008. Available at Moody Online Library (free).

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. 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. Hope Company, 1990. ISBN 0916642437. Available at amazon.com.
  • Hustad, Donald P. True Worship: Reclaiming the Wonder and Majesty. 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. 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. 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. Random House, 2011. 978-1847940681. amazon.com
  • Stanley, Andy. The Principle of the Path: How to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be. 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. Kessinger Publishers, 2010. ISBN: 1169236383. Available at amazon.com.
  • DeYoung, Kevin and Ted Kluck. Why We Love The Church.  Moody Publishers 2009. ISBN 0802458378. Available at amazon.com.
  • Koessler, John. True Discipleship: The Art of Following Jesus. Moody Publishers 2003. ISBN 080241642X. Available at amazon.com.
  • Tennant, Kyle. Unfriend Yourself, Detox, Discern, and Decide about Social Media. Moody Publishers, 2012. ISBN 0802409539. Available at amazon.com.
  • Willard, Dallas. Spirit of the Disciplines: Understanding How God Changes Lives. 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. Garden Growth Press, 2012. ISBN 0615319807. Available at amazon.com.
  • Hendricks, Howard and Hendricks, William. Living by the Book, revised.  Moody Publishers, 2007. ISBN 978-0802408235. Available at amazon.com.
  • Richards, Lawrence O. and Gary J. Bredfeldt. Creative Bible Teaching. 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. Moody Publishers, 1991. ISBN 0802408230. Available at amazon.com.
  • Keller, Timothy. Preaching: Communicating Faith in an Age of Skepticism. Penguin Random House, 2015. ISBN: 978-0525953036. Available at amazon.com
  • Richards, Lawrence O. and Gary J. Bredfeldt. Creative Bible Teaching. Moody Publishers, 1998. ISBN 0802416446. Available at amazon.comcbd.com.
  • English Standard Version Study Bible. Crossway, 2008. ISBN: 978-1433530838. Available at amazon.com.

MS 1103 Christian Missions

Online 8-Week & Self-Paced Format:

  • Moreau, A. Scott, Gary R. Corwin and Gary B. McGee. Introducing World Missions: A Biblical, Historical, and Practical Survey, 2nd ed. Baker Academic, 2015. ISBN 978-0801049200. Available at amazon.com.

Independent Study Format:

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

MS 4401 Integration of Faith, Work, and Economy

Online 8-Week Format:

  • Green, David, and Bill High. Giving It All Away...And Getting It All Back Again: The Way of Living Generously. Zondervan, 2017. ISBN: 978-0310347941. Available at amazon.com.
  • Meyers, Jeffrey. Ecclesiastes through New Eyes: A Table in the Mist. Athanasius Press, 2007. ISBN: 978-0975391440. Available at amazon.com
  • Volf, Miroslav. Work in the Spirit: Toward a Theology of Work. Wipf and Stock, 2001. ISBN: 978-1579106416. 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. 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. IVP Books, 2013. ISBN: 978-0830856619. Available at amazon.com.
  • Gould, Meredith. The Social Media Gospel: Sharing the Good News in New Ways. Liturgical Press, 2015. ISBN: 978-0814647073. Available at amazon.com.
  • Wise, Justin. The Social Church: A Theology of Digital Communication. Moody Publishers, 2014. ISBN: 978-0802409874. Available at amazon.com.

OWC 2299 Directed Study in Oral and Written Communication- Audio/Video Emphasis, 1 credit

Directed Study Format:

  • Bourgeois, David T. Ministry in the Digital Age: Strategies and Best Practices for a Post-Website World. IVP Books, 2013. ISBN: 978-0830856619. Available at amazon.com.
  • Wise, Justin. The Social Church: A Theology of Digital Communication. Moody Publishers, 2014. ISBN: 978-0802409874. Available at amazon.com.

OWC 2299 Directed Study in Oral and Written Communication- Audio/Video Emphasis, 2 credit

Directed Study Format:

  • Bourgeois, David T. Ministry in the Digital Age: Strategies and Best Practices for a Post-Website World. IVP Books, 2013. ISBN: 978-0830856619. Available at amazon.com.
  • Gould, Meredith. The Social Media Gospel: Sharing the Good News in New Ways. Liturgical Press, 2013. ISBN: 978-0814635582. Available at amazon.com.
  • Wise, Justin. The Social Church: A Theology of Digital Communication. Moody Publishers, 2014. 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. Waveland Press, Inc., 2010. ISBN: 9781577666400. Available at amazon.com
  • Maxwell, John. Everyone Communicates, Few Connect: What the Most Effective People Do Differently. Thomas Nelson, 2010. ISBN: 9780785214250. 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. Zondervan, 2005. ISBN 9780310254379. Available at amazon.com.
  • Keller, Kathy. Jesus, Justice, and Gender Roles: A Case for Gender Roles in Ministry. Zondervan, 2014. ISBN: 978-0310519287. Available at Zondervan & amazon.com
  • Sumner, Sarah.  Men and Women in the Church: Building Consensus on Christian Leadership. 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. Zondervan, 1987. ISBN 9780310457411. Available at Zondervanamazon.com.

PS 2264 Contemporary Strategies for Ministry to Women

Online 8-Week Format:

  • Barthel, Tara Klena and Judy Dabler. Peacemaking Women: Biblical Hope for Resolving Conflict. Baker Books, 2005. ISBN 9780801064951. Available at amazon.com.
  • Edwards, Sue and Kelley Mathews, Organic Ministry to Women: A guide to Transformational Ministry with Next-Generation Women. Kregel Ministry, 2019. ISBN: 978-0825446153. Available at amazon.com
  • James, Carolyn Custis. Half the Church: Recapturing God's Global Vision for Women. Zondervan, 2011. ISBN: 978-0310325567. Available at amazon.com & Zondervan
  • Kristof, Nicholas D. and Sheryl WuDunn. Half The Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. Vintage Press, 2010. ISBN: 9780307387097. Available at amazon.com.
  • Wilkin, Jen. Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible With Both Our Hearts and Our Minds. Crossway Books, 2014. ISBN: 978-1433541766. 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. Moody Publishers, 2003. Print. ISBN: 978-0802441997. Available at amazon.com.
  • Saucy, Robert. The Church in God’s Program. 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. InterVarsity Press, 1999. ISBN 0830822100. Available at amazon.com & IVP Books.
  • Hislop, Beverly White. Shepherding a Woman’s Heart: A New Model for Effective Ministry to Women. Moody Publishers, 2003. ISBN 0802433545. Available at amazon.com.
  • Schaeffer, Francis. The Mark of a Christian, 2nd edition. InterVarsity Press, 2006. ISBN 0830834079. Available at amazon.com.
  • Spader, Dann. 4 Chair Discipling: Growing a Movement of Disciple Makers. Moody Publishers, 2014. ISBN: 978-0802412072. 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. NavPress, 1999. ISBN: 978-1576831809. Available at amazon.com.
  • Hislop, Beverly. Shepherding Women in Pain: Real Women, Real Issues and What You Need to Know to Truly Help. Moody Publishers, 2009. ISBN: 978-0802477057. Available at amazon.com. Kindle version available. For print copy call Moody Publishers- 1-800-678-8812.
  • Nouwen, Henri J.M. The Wounded Healer. Doubleday, 1972. ISBN: 978-0385148030. Only Chapter IV and the Conclusion. Available at amazon.com.
  • Scazzero, Peter. Emotionally Healthy Spirituality: Unleash a Revolution In Your Life in Christ. Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2011. ISBN: 978-0849946424. Available at amazon.com.
  • Yancey. Philip. Disappointment With God. Zondervan, 1992. ISBN: 978-0310214366. 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. Zondervan, 2011. ISBN: 978-0310325611. Available at amazon.com.
  • Robinson, Haddon. Biblical Preaching. Second edition. Baker Academic, 2014. ISBN: 978-0801049125. Available at amazon.com.

Independent Study Format:

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

PS 3340 Theology of Biblical Preaching

Online 8-Week Format:

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

PS 3342 Ministry Leadership and Staff Relationships

Online 8-Week Format:

  • Chand, Samuel R. Culture Catalyst: Seven Strategies to Bring Positive Change to Your Organization. Whitaker House, 2018. ISBN: 978-1641230780. Available at amazon.com.
  • Fagerstrom, Douglas L. The Ministry Staff Member: A Contemporary, Practical Handbook to Equip, Encourage and Empower. Zondervan, 2009. ISBN: 978-0310263128. Available at amazon.com.
  • Hull, Bill. The Christian Leader: Rehabilitating our Addiction to Secular Leadership. Zondervan, 2016. ISBN: 978-0310525332. Available at amazon.com.
  • McIntosh, Gary L. One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Bringing Out the Best in Any Size Church. Revell, 1999. ISBN 0800756991. Available at amazon.com.
  • Osborn, Larry. Sticky Teams. Zondervan, 2010. ISBN: 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. Crossway, 2013. ISBN: 978-1433512544. Available at amazon.com.
  • McNeal, Reggie. A Work of Heart: Understanding How God Shapes Spiritual Leaders. Jossey-Bass, 2011. ISBN: 1118103181. Available at amazon.com.
  • Peterson, Eugene H. The Contemplative Pastor. Eerdmans, 1993. ISBN: 0802801145. Available at amazon.com.
  • Whitney, Donald S. Ten Questions to Diagnose Your Spiritual Health. NavPress, 2001. ISBN: 9781576830963. Available at amazon.com.

PS 4410 The Church and the Community

Online 8-Week Format:

  • Fuder, John. Neighborhood Mapping. Moody Publishers, 2014. ISBN: 978-0802411341. Available at amazon.com.
  • Jacobsen, Eric O. The Space Between: A Christian Engagement with the Built Environment. Baker Academic, 2012. ISBN: 978-0801039089. Available at Baker Academic.
  • Keller, Tim. Center Church: Doing Balanced, Gospel-Centered Ministry in Your City. 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. Basic Books, 1983. ISBN: 046500427X. Available at amazon.com.
  • Block, Daniel I. Judges, Ruth. The New American Commentary. Broadman and Holman, 1999. ISBN: 0805401067. Available at amazon.com.
  • Mathewson, Steven D. The Art of Preaching Old Testament Narrative. Baker Academic, 2002. ISBN: 0801022967. Available at amazon.com.  

PS 4433 Evangelistic Messages

Online 8-Week Format:

  • Gilbert, Greg.  What is the Gospel? 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. Dutton, 2011. ISBN 1594485496. Available at amazon.com.
  • Packer, J. I.  Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God. InterVarsity Press, 2012. ISBN: 978-0830837991. Available at amazon.com.
  • Richard, Ramesh. Preparing Evangelistic Sermons, Updated and Expanded Edition: A Seven-Step Method for Preaching Salvation. Baker, 2015. ISBN: 978-0801018381. Available in Kindle and Barnes & Noble

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. Kregel Academic & Professional, 2007. ISBN 0825420199. Available at amazon.com.
  • McKenzie, Alyce M. Novel Preaching: Tips from Top Writers on Crafting Creative Sermons. 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. InterVarsity, 2013. ISBN 0830833943. Available at amazon.com.
  • Myers, Jospeh R. The Search to Belong: Rethinking Intimacy, Community, and Small Groups. Zondervan, 2003. ISBN 0310255007. Available at amazon.com & Zondervan.
  • Branson, Mark and Juan F. Martinez. Churches, Cultures, and Leadership: A Practical Theology of Congregations and Ethnicities. IVP, 2003. ISBN: 978-0830868544. Available at amazon.com & IV Press.
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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 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. 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. IVP Academics, 2015. ISBN: 978-0830824670. 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. Crossway, 2002. ISBN: 978-1581344394. 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. Crossway, 2012. ISBN: 978-1433507601. Available at Crosswayamazon.com.
  • Cole, Graham A. He Who Gives Life: The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit. Crossway, 2007. ISBN: 978-1581347920. Available at Crosswayamazon.com.

SF 4402 Communities and Spiritual Formation

Online 8-Week Format:

  • Hauerwas, Stanley, Michael Cartwright, and John Berkman. The Hauerwas Reader. 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. Kregel, 2008. ISBN: 978-0825434693. Available at amazon.com.

SF 4403 Theological Ethics and Christian Life

Online 8-Week Format:

  • Holmes, A.F. Ethics: Approaching Moral Decisions, 2
    nd Edition. IVP, 2007. ISBN: 978-0830828036. Available at InterVarsity Press.

SF 4404 Reflection and Practice in Spiritual Formation

Online 8-Week Format:

  • Saucy, Robert. Minding the Heart: The Way of Spiritual Transformation. Kregal Publications, 2013. ISBN: 978-0825436659. Available at amazon.com.
  • Smith, James K.A. You Are What You Love. The Spiritual Power of Habit. Brazos Press, 2016. ISBN: 978-1587433801. Available at amazon.com.

SF 4405 Discipline in Spiritual Formation

Online 8-Week Format:

  • Calhoun, Adele Ahlberg. Spiritual Disciplines Handbook: Practices That Transform Us. IVP, 2005. ISBN: 978-0830833306. Available at amazon.com
  • Whitney, Donald. Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life. NavPress, 2014. ISBN: 978-1615216178. 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. Brazos Press, 2013. Available at amazon.com.
  • Detweiler, Craig, and Barry Taylor. A Matrix of Meanings: Finding God in Pop Culture. Baker Academic, 2003. Available at Baker Academicamazon.com.
  • Hipps, Shane. The Hidden Power of Electronic Culture: How Media Shapes Faith, The Gospel, and Church. Zondervan/Youth Specialties, 2006. Available at Zondervanamazon.com.

SOC 2299 Directed Study in Social and Behavioral Sciences- Sociology Emphasis, 1 credit

Directed Study Format:

  • Hiebert, Paul G. The Gospel in Human Contexts: Anthropological Explorations for Contemporary Missions. Baker, 2009. ISBN 978-0801036811. Available at amazon.com.
  • Poythress, Vern Sheridan. Redeeming Sociology: A God-Centered Approach. Crossway, 2011. ISBN 978-1433521294. Available at amazon.com.

SOC 2299 Directed Study in Social and Behavioral Sciences- Sociology Emphasis, 2 credit

Directed Study Format:

  • Hiebert, Paul G. The Gospel in Human Contexts: Anthropological Explorations for Contemporary Missions. Baker, 2009. ISBN 978-0801036811. Available at amazon.com.
  • Poythress, Vern Sheridan. Redeeming Sociology: A God-Centered Approach. Crossway, 2011. ISBN 978-1433521294. 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. InterVarsity, 2007. ISBN: 978-0-8308-2806-7 [Milne]
          NOTE: A PDF of this book is located in the online course in Course Documents. You can download the PDF.

SOC 4402 Applied Human Development I

Online 8-Week Format:

  • Papalia, Diane E. and Gabriela Martorell. Experience Human Development, 13th ed. McGraw-Hill, 2014. ISBN: 978-0077861841. [Papalia and Martorell]

  • Smith, Elizabeth. God Never Changes, but My Family Always Does. Amazon, 2019. ISBN: 978-1687790507. [Smith]

SOC 4403 Applied Human Development II

Online 8-Week Format:

  • Papalia, Diane E., and Gabriela Martorell. Experience Human Development. 13th ed., McGraw-Hill, 2014. ISBN: 978-0077861841 [Papalia and Martorell]

  • Smith, Elizabeth. God Never Changes, but My Family Always Does. Amazon, 2019. ISBN: 978-1687790507 [Smith]

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. Brazos Press, 2013. ISBN: 978-1587433313. Available at amazon.com. & Baker Publishing
  • Jobes, Karen H. Esther. Zondervan, 1999. ISBN:978-0310206729. Available at amazon.com.

TH 1106 The New Testament and Theology

Online 8-Week Format:

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

TH 1110 The Church and Its Doctrines

Online 8-Week and Self-Paced Formats:

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

        Note: The 2008 edition is acceptable.

Independent Study Format:

  • Dorman, Ted M. A Faith for All Seasons: Historic Christian Belief in Its Classical Expression. Broadman & Holman, 2001. ISBN 0805423982. Available at amazon.com.
  • Grentz, Stanley J. and Cherith Fee Nording. Pocket Dictionary of Theological Terms. InterVarsity Press, 1999. ISBN 0830814493. Available at amazon.com.
  • Koessler, John. Foundational Faith: Unchangeable Truth for an Ever-Changing World. Moody Publishers, 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.  Eerdmans, 1962. ISBN: 978-0802811981. Available at amazon.com & christianbook.com
  • Ward, Timothy.  Words of Life. 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. InterVarsity Press, 2013.  ISBN 978-0830837557. Available at amazon.com.
  • Mouw, Richard J. When the Kings Come Marching In. Eerdmans, 2002.  ISBN 978-0802839961. Available at amazon.com.
  • Vanhoozer, Kevin. Everyday Theology. Baker Academic, 2007. ISBN 978-0801031670. Available at Baker Academicamazon.com.
  • Hegeman, David Bruce. Plowing in Hope: Toward a Biblical Theology of Culture. Canon Press, 2007. ISBN: 978-1591280491. 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. William Carey Library, 2003. ISBN: 978-0878084517. Available at amazon.com.
  • Ott, Craig, and Harold A. Netland. Globalizing Theology: Belief and Practice in an Era of World Christianity. Baker Academic, 2006. ISBN: 978-08010-31120. Available at Baker Academicamazon.com.

TH 3302 Method for Biblical Theology

Online 8-Week Format:

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

TH 3304 Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

Online 8-Week Format:

  • Holmes, Christopher. The Holy Spirit. Zondervan, 2015. 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?  Farrar, Straus and Giroux,2009.  ISBN: 978-0374180652. Available at amazon.com.
  • Wolterstorff, Nicholas P. Journey Toward Justice: Personal Encounters in the Global South. Baker Academic, 2013. ISBN: 978-0801048456. 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. Eerdmans, 1994. ISBN: 978-0802808509. Available at amazon.com.

TH 4402 The Church and Salvation

Online 8-Week Format:

  • Chapell, Bryan. What is the Gospel. Crossway, 2011. ISBN 1433526751. Available at amazon.com.
  • Harper, Brad, and Paul Louis Metzger. Exploring Ecclesiology: an Evangelical and Ecumenical Introduction. Brazos, 2009. ISBN 1587431734. Available at amazon.com.
  • Savage, Timothy. The Church: God's New People. Crossway, 2011. ISBN 1433526794. Available at amazon.com.
  • Murray, John. Redemption Accomplished and Applied.  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). Abingdon Press, 2006. ISBN: 978-0687331260. Available at amazon.com.
  • Kuhn, Thomas. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions.  University of Chicago Press, 2012. ISBN: 978-0226458120. Available at amazon.com.
  • Benson, Bruce. Graven Ideologies. 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. Crossway, 2010. ISBN: 978-1433507021. Available at amazon.com & Crossway.
  • Torrey, R. A. Treasury of Scripture Knowledge. 2nd edition. Hendrickson, 2002. ISBN: 978-0917006227. 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. Zondervan, 1999. ISBN 978-0310222330. Available at amazon.com.
  • Johnson, Keith L. Theology as Discipleship. InterVarsity Press, 2015. ISBN 978-0830840342. Available at amazon.com.
  • Jones, Beth Felker. Practicing Christian Doctrine. Baker Academic, 2014. ISBN 978-0801049330. Available at amazon.com.
  • Lawrence, Michael. Biblical Theology in the Life of the Church: A Guide for Ministry. 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. 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. 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.  Zondervan, 2015. ISBN: 978-0310517924. Available at amazon.com.
  • Cavanaugh, William T. Being Consumed: Economics and Christian Desire. Eerdmans, 2008. ISBN: 978-0802845610. Available at amazon.com.
  • Stone, Howard W. How to Think Theologically. Fortress, 2013. ISBN: 978-0800699321. Available at amazon.com.

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

Online 8-Week Format:

  • Horsley, Richard A. Jesus and Empire: The Kingdom of God and the New World Disorder. Fortress, 2003. ISBN: 978-0800634902. Available at amazon.com.
  • McConville, J. G. God and Earthly Power: An Old Testament Political Theology. T & T Clark, 2008. 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. NavPress, 2012. ISBN 978-1617479007. Available at amazon.com.
  • Wilkins, Steve and Mark L. Sanford.  Hidden Worldviews: Eight Cultural Stories that Shape Our Lives. 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. Westview Press, 2001. ISBN: 978-0813365664. Available at amazon.com.
  • St. Augustine. On Christian Teaching. Oxford University Press, 2008. ISBN: 978-0199540631. Available at amazon.com.
  • Treier, Daniel. Introducing Theological Interpretation of Scripture: Recovering a Christian Practice. Baker Academic, 2008. ISBN: 978-0801031786. Available at amazon.com.
  • Westphal, Merold. Whose Community? Which Interpretation?: Philosophical Hermeneutics for the Church. Baker Academic, 2009. ISBN: 978-0801031472. Available at amazon.com.