Fall 2021 Book List

(updated 07-22-2021)

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SubjectNumberSectionCourse TitleProfessorTextbookAuthorISBNNotes
CHST 1301 VC/CC Introduction to Christianity Anderson-Tellado, T. Church History for Modern Ministers: Why Our Past Matters for Everything We Do (2016) Hartman, Dayton 978-1577996606
CHST 1301 VC/CC Introduction to Christianity Anderson-Tellado, T. A Short History of Christianity (2006) Tomkins, Stephen 978-0-8028-3382-2
MNST 2322 VC/CC Principles of Teaching in Church Cooper, T. Creative Bible Teaching (2020) Richards, Larry O. and Gary J. Bredfeldt 9780802498519 1998 edition is also OK
THEO 6101 OC Theological Research and Writing Dunn, J. A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations (2018, 9th edition) Turabian, Kate 9780226430577
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
THEO 6101 OC Theological Research and Writing Dunn, J. From Topic to Thesis: A Guide to Theological Research (2015) Kibbe, Michael 0830851313
THEO 2355/4355 VC/CC World Religions Dunn, J. Understanding World Religions: An Interdisciplinary Approach (2018) Hexham, Irving 9780310598466
BIBL 1302 CC/CR Old Testament Survey Eiben, K. The Heart of Hebrew History (2002) Hester, H. I. 0-8054-1217-4 There are multiple editions of this book available. Any of them will be fine.
MNST 6301 OC Supervised Ministry Garcia, A. African American Pastoral Care (Revised edition, 2004) Wimberly, Edward P. 978-0-687-64949-5 This textbook is for the Masters-level class
MNST 6301 OC Supervised Ministry Garcia, A. Pastor: The Theology and Practice of Ordained Ministry (Revised Edition, 2016) Willimon, William H. 978-1-5018-0490-8 This textbook is for the Masters-level class
MNST 6301 OC Supervised Ministry Garcia, A. The Diary of a Country Priest (2002) Bernanos, Georges 978-0-78670-961-8 This textbook is for the Masters-level class
MNST 3344 OC Supervised Ministry Garcia, A. Under the Unpredictable Plant: An Exploration in Vocational Holiness (1994) Peterson, Eugene 978-0-8028-0848-6 This textbook is for the Bachelor's-level class
MNST 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 This textbook is for the Bachelor's-level class
MNST 3344 OC Supervised Ministry Garcia, A. Letters to a Young Pastor (2011) Miller, Calvin 978-0-7814-0577 This textbook is for the bachelor's-level class
MNST 2344 OC Supervised Ministry Garcia, A. O Shepherd Where Art Thou? (2006) Miller, Calvin 978-0-8054-4098-0 This textbook is for the diploma class
MNST 2344 OC Supervised Ministry Garcia, A. On Being a Pastor: Understanding our Calling and Work (2013) Prime, Derek J. & Alistair Begg 978-0802431226 This textbook is for the diploma class
MNST 2301 VCh/CCh Spiritual Formation Garcia, A. Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth (2007) Foster, Richard J. 9780062803887 Any edition will work
CHST 1301 VCh/CCh Introduction to Christianity Garcia, A. Turning Points: Decisive Moments in the History of Christianity (2012, 3rd edition) Noll, Mark 978-0801039966 Any edition is fine, but 3rd edition is preferable
CHST 1301 VCh/CCh Introduction to Christianity Garcia, A. Streams of Living Water: Celebrating the Great Traditions of Christian Faith (2001) Foster, Richard H. 978-0060628222 Book is sometimes titled: Streams of Living Water: Essential Practices from the Six Great Traditions of Christian Faith
FOUN/MNST 2201/4301 OC Capstone Gonzalez-Moreno, C. Facing Messy Stuff in the Church: Case Studies for Pastors and Congregations. (2005) Swetland, Kenneth L. 0825436966
FOUN/MNST 2201/4301 OC Capstone Gonzalez-Moreno, C. The Leader’s Journey: Accepting the Call to Personal and Congregational Transformation. (2020) Herrington, Jim, R., Robert Creech, and Trisha Taylor. 1540960528
BIBL 2305/4305 VC/MC Old Testament Wisdom Books Gonzalez-Moreno, C. Exploring the Old Testament: A Guide to the Psalms & Wisdom Literature (2003) Lucas, Ernest C. 978-0830853113
BIBL 2305/4305 VC/MC Old Testament Wisdom Books Gonzalez-Moreno, C. Finding Favour in the Sight of God: A Theology of Wisdom Literature (2018) Belcher Jr., Richard P. 978-0830826476
BIBL 1301 VCh/MCh Old Testament Survey Gonzalez-Moreno, C. Encountering the Old Testament: A Christian Survey. ( 2015, 3rd Edition) Arnold, Bill T. and Bryan E. Beyer. 9780801049538
CHST 6302 VC/CC Baptist Heritage and Thought Hugghins, K. The Challenge of Being Baptist (2010) Leonard, Bill J. 978-1-60258-306-1 Graduate students must buy this book in addition to the others required
CHST 5099/6302 VC/CC Baptist Heritage and Thought Hugghins, K. In Search of the New Testament Church: The Baptist Story (2008) Weaver, C. Douglas 978-0-88146-105-3
CHST 5099/6302 VC/CC Baptist Heritage and Thought Hugghins, K. The Baptist Identity: Four Fragile Freedoms (1993) Shurden, Walter B. 978-1880837207
CHST 5099/6302 VC/CC Baptist Heritage and Thought Hugghins, K. Readings in Baptist History: Four Centuries of Selected Documents (2008) Early, Joseph Jr. 978-0-8054-4674-6
BIBL 6341 VC/CC Interpreting the OT I Lyles, R. An Introduction to the Old Testament: The Canon and Christian Imagination (2nd edition, 2012) Brueggemann, Walter and Tod Linafelt 978-0-664-23458-4
BIBL 6341 VC/CC Interpreting the OT I Lyles, R. Encountering the Old Testament: A Christian Survey (3rd edition, 2015) Arnold, Bill T. and Bryan E. Beyer 978-0-8010-4953-8
HEBR 5099/6301 VC/CC Biblical Hebrew I Moore, D. Biblical Hebrew: Text and Workbook (2nd edition, 2004) Kittel, Bonnie Pedrotti, Victoria Hoffer, and Rebecca Abts Wright
THEO 1301 OC Introduction to Christian Thought Nichols, K. Theology: The Basic Readings (ANY EDITION) McGrath, Alister 9781119158158 There are two textbooks for this class. You may purchase ANY EDITION of "The Basic READINGS.
THEO 1301 OC Introduction to Christian Thought Nichols, K. Theology: The Basics (2017, 4th edition) McGrath, Alister 9781119158080 There are two textbooks for this class. You MUST have the 4th edition of "The Basics.
THEO 1301 CC Introduction to Christian Thought Nichols, K. Theology: The Basic Readings (ANY EDITION) McGrath, Alister 9781119158158 There are two textbooks for this class. You may purchase ANY EDITION of "The Basic READINGS.
THEO 1301 CC Introduction to Christian Thought Nichols, K. Theology: The Basics (2017, 4th edition) McGrath, Alister 9781119158080 There are two textbooks for this class. You MUST have the 4th edition of "The Basics.
THEO 1102 VC/CC Theological Research and Writing Nichols, K. A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations (2018, 9th edition) Turabian, Kate 9780226430577
THEO 1102 MC Theological Research and Writing Pagayon, P. A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations (2018, 9th edition) Turabian, Kate 9780226430577
BIBL 1304 MC Methods in Biblical Interpretation Pagayon, P. How to Read the Bible for All its Worth (2014, Fourth Edition) Gordon D. Fee and Douglas K. Stuart 9780310517825 This book is recommended but not required.
BIBL 1304 MC Methods in Biblical Interpretation Pagayon, P. Grasping God's word (2020, Fourth Edition) J. Scott Duvall and J. Daniel Hays 9780310109174 The latest (4th) Edition is the required textbook
BIBL 1302 VCh/MCh New Testament Survey Pagayon, P. Introducing the New Testament: A Short Guide to Its History and Message (2010) Carson, D. A. And Douglas J. Moo 9780310291497
BIBL 1302 VCh/MCh New Testament Survey Pagayon, P. The New Testament in Antiquity (2020, 2nd edition) Burch, Gary M., Lynn H. Cohick, and Gene L. Green 9780310531326
BIBL 1304 VC/CC Methods in Biblical Interpretation Pinson, G. Grasping God's word (2020, Fourth Edition) J. Scott Duvall and J. Daniel Hays 9780310109174 The latest (4th) Edition is the required textbook. Do not buy the workbook.
MNST 2301 BT Spiritual Formation Quintanilla, N. Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth (2007) Foster, Richard J. 9780062803887
THEO 6305 CC/MC Justice: Theology and Ethics Rempel B. The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism (2020) Tisby, Jemar 978-0-310-59726-1
THEO 5099/6304 CC/MC History of Christian Apologetics Rempel B. Five Views on Apologetics (2000) Cowan, Steven B. 9780310224761
THEO 6305 CC/MC Justice: Theology and Ethics Rempel B. Fault Lines: The Social Justice Movement and Evangelicalism’s Looming Catastrophe (2021) Baucham, Voddie T. 978-1-68451-180-8
MNST 6101 OC Capstone Rempel B. The Minister as Moral Theologian: Ethical Dimensions of Pastoral Leadership (2017) Wheeler, Sondra 978-0801097843
BIBL 5312/6312 OC Jesus in the Synoptic Gospels Rempel B. Four Portraits, One Jesus: An Introduction to Jesus and the Gospels (2020, 2nd edition) Strauss, Mark L. 978-0310528678 You MUST purchase the second edition
LEAD 2301 OC Christian Ethics for Leadership Stapper, C. Servant of All: Reframing Greatness and Leadership through the Teachings of Jesus (2019) Enlow, Ralph 978-1683592976
MNST 2380 VC/CC Foundations of Youth Ministry Stapper, C. A Biblical Theology of Youth Ministry (2019) McGarry, Michael 978-1614840961

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