Fall 2020 Book List

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SubjectNumberSectionCourse TitleProfessorTextbookAuthorISBNNotes
THEO 1102 OC Theological Research and Writing Dunn, J. From Topic to Thesis: A Guide to Theological Research (2015) Kibbe, Michael 0830851313 Certificate level class
THEO 1102 OC Theological Research and Writing Dunn, J. A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations (9th edition, 2018) Turabian, Kate 9780226430577 Certificate level class
MNST 3301 VC Biblical Basis for Missions Dunn, J. The Mission of God’s People: A Biblical Theology of the Church’s Mission (2010) Wright, Christopher J. H. 0310291127
MNST 3301 VC Biblical Basis for Missions Dunn, J. Crossing Cultures in Scripture: Biblical Perspectives for Mission Practice (2016) Newell, Marvin J. 9780830844739
THEO 6101 OC Theological Research and Writing Dunn, J. How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading (2014) Adler, Mortimer J. And Charles Van Doren 9780671212094 Graduate level class
THEO 6101 OC Theological Research and Writing Dunn, J. From Topic to Thesis: A Guide to Theological Research (2015) Kibbe, Michael 0830851313 Graduate level class
THEO 6101 OC Theological Research and Writing Dunn, J. A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations (9th edition, 2018) Turabian, Kate 9780226430577 Graduate level class
BIBL 1301 VC Old Testament Survey Eiben, K. The Heart of Hebrew History (1980) Hester, H. I. 0805412174
MNST 2344 / 3344 OC Supervised Ministry Garcia, A. O Shepherd Where Art Thou? (2006) Miller, Calvin 0805440984
MNST 2344 / 3344 OC Supervised Ministry Garcia, A. Letters to a Young Pastor. (2011) Miller, Calvin 9780781405775
MNST 2344 / 3344 OC Supervised Ministry Garcia, A. On Pastoring: A Short Guide to Living, Leading, and Ministering as a Pastor. (2016) Charles, H. B. 978-0-8024-1460-1
MNST 2301 VCh Spiritual Formation Garcia, A. Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth. (3rd Edition, 1998) Foster, Richard J. 0060628391
CHST 1301 VCh Introduction to Christianity Garcia, A. Turning Points: Decisive Moments in the History of Christianity (3rd Edition, 2012) Noll, Mark A. 978-0801039966
CHST 1301 VCh Introduction to Christianity Garcia, A. Streams of Living Water: Essential Practices from the Six Great Traditions of Christian Faith (2001) Foster, Richard J. 978-0060628222 Some editions go by the title: Streams of Living Water: Celebrating the Great Traditions of Christian Faith
MNFR Ministry Formation Group Gonzalez-Moreno, C. God and the Pandemic: A Christian Reflection on the Coronavirus and Its Aftermath (2020) Wright, N. T. 978-0310120803
BIBL 2314 / 4314 VC General Epistles and Revelation Gonzalez-Moreno, C. NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible: Bringing to Life the Ancient World of Scripture (2016) Keener, Craig S. and John H. Walton, eds. 978-0310431589
BIBL 6316 VC Acts Gonzalez-Moreno, C. The Book of Acts: A Commentary Paperback (2008) Wagner, C. Peter 978-0800797348
BIBL 6316 VC Acts Gonzalez-Moreno, C. Between History and Spirit: The Apostolic Witness of the Book of Acts (2020) Keener, Craig S. 978-1532684104
BIBL 5316 VC Acts Gonzalez-Moreno, C. The Book of Acts: A Commentary Paperback (2008) Wagner, C. Peter 978-0800797348
BIBL 5316 VC Acts Gonzalez-Moreno, C. Between History and Spirit: The Apostolic Witness of the Book of Acts (2020) Keener, Craig S. 978-1532684104
THEO 4361 VC Faith and Reason Gonzalez-Moreno, C. Reasonable Faith: Christian Truth and Apologetics (3rd edition, 2008) Craig, William Lane 9781433501159
THEO 4361 VC Faith and Reason Gonzalez-Moreno, C. Jesus Among Secular Gods: The Countercultural Claims of Christ (2017) Zacharias, Ravi and Vince Vitale 978-1455569151
CHST 1301 VC Introduction to Christianity Johnston, M A Short History of Christianity (2005) Tomkins, Stephen 978-0802833822
MNST 6342 VC Advanced Preaching Lyles, R. Preaching (1985) Craddock, Fred B. 978-0687659944
MNST 6342 VC Advanced Preaching Lyles, R. The Witness of Preaching (3rd edition, 2016) Long, Thomas G. 978-0664261429
MNST 6342 VC Advanced Preaching Lyles, R. Christ-Centered Preaching. Redeeming the Expository Sermon (3rd. edition, 2018) Chapell, Bryan 978-0801099748
GREK 2402 VC Intermediate Greek I Miranda, T. Basic Greek: In 30 Minutes a Day.(2012) Found, James 978-0764209857
GREK 2402 VC Intermediate Greek I Miranda, T. Basics of Biblical Greek: Workbook (Fourth Edition, 2019) Mounce, William D. 978-0310537472
GREK 2402 VC Intermediate Greek I Miranda, T. Reading Biblical Greek Workbook: A Translation Guide to Mark 1-4 (2017) Gibson, Richard J., and Constantine R. Campbell 978-0310528036
GREK 2402 VC Intermediate Greek I Miranda, T. Basics of Biblical Greek: Grammar. (Fourth Edition, 2019) Mounce, William D. 978-0310537434
BIBL 6343 VC Interpreting the New Testament I Miranda, T. Four Portraits, One Jesus Workbook: Guided Reading Projects and Exercises in the Gospels (2020) Strauss, Mark L. 978-0310109761 For this class, you need both the textbook and the workbook
BIBL 6343 VC Interpreting the New Testament I Miranda, T. Four Portraits, One Jesus: An Introduction to Jesus and the Gospels. (2020) Strauss, Mark L. 978-0310528678 For this class, you need both the textbook and the workbook
THEO 6301 VC Systematic Theology Miranda, T. Introducing Christian Doctrine (3rd ediion, 2015) Erickson, Millard J. 978-0801049194
THEO 6301 VC Systematic Theology Miranda, T. Christian Theology: An Introduction (6th edition, 2017) McGrath, Alister E. 978-1118869574
THEO 6301 VC Systematic Theology Miranda, T. Fundamentals of the Faith: 13 Lessons to Grow in the Grace and Knowledge of Jesus Christ (2009) MacArthur, John 978-0802438393
THEO 1301 VCh Introduction to Christian Thought Nichols K. Theology: The Basics. (Fourth Edition, 2018) McGrath, Alister E. 9781119158080
THEO 1301 VCh Introduction to Christian Thought Nichols K. Theology: The Basic Readings (ANY Edition) McGrath, Alister E. 9781119158158 You can use any edition of this book you'd like. The link leads to the 3rd edition, but if you can find the 1st or 2nd edition cheaper, please feel free to read one of those instead.
MNST 1321 VC Christianity in a Cultural Context Nichols K. Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes. (2012) Richards, E. Randolph and Brandon J. O’Brien 9780830837823
BIBL 1302 OC New Testament Survey Pagayon, P. The New Testament in Antiquity, a Survey of the New Testament Within Its Cultural Contexts. (2nd edition, 2020) Burge, Gary M., Cohick, Lynn H., and Green, Gene L. 9780310531326
THEO 1302 VCh Introduction to Christian Ethics Pagayon, P. Introducing Christian Ethics: A Short Guide to Making Moral Choices (2016) Rae, Scott B. 978-0-310-52118-1
MNST 2301 VC Spiritual Formation Pinson, G. / Lane, A. The Good and Beautiful Life: Putting on the Character of Christ (2009) Smith, James Bryan 978-0830835324
MNST 4099 VC Church Communications Stapper, C The Non-Designer’s Design Book (4th edition, 2015) Williams, Robin 9780133966152
MNST 4099 VC Church Communications Stapper, C Rethink Communication: A Playbook to Clarify and Communicate Everything in Your Church (2019) Bowdle, Phil 978-1792064562
MNST 2322 VC Principles of Teaching in the Church Villarreal-Cooper, T. Creative Bible Teaching. (1998) Richards, Larry, and Gary J. Bredfeldt 0802416446
BIBL 1304 OC Methods in Biblical Interpretation Williams, F. Grasping God's Word: A Hands-On Approach to Reading, Interpreting, and Applying the Bible. (3rd edition, 2012) Duvall, Scott and J. Daniel Hays 978-0310492573 Please make sure you are buying the textbook, NOT the workbook.
BIBL 1301 OC Old Testament Survey Williams, F. The Heart of Hebrew History (1980) Hester, H. I. 0805412174

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