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Textbook List

BMin, BTheol, GradCertTh, GradDipTh, PGDipTh, MTh, DipCS(TS), DipCS(CL), BTh, BTh(Hons), DipCS(IS), PGCertTh

Summer 2022/2023

Christchurch, Henderson, Manukau, Distance Learning

Please Note

Books that are designated under “Required Texts” are books that you will need for your course. “Recommended Texts” will be helpful for your assignment writing and worthwhile texts to add to your library, but won’t be needed for course reading.

Following are websites that you can order your textbooks from. The Book Depository does not charge postage. Alternatively you could order through the Manna Store henderson@manna.co.nz or through Manna Online. If you choose to do this, allow plenty of time for delivery.

Electronic books: Be aware that you can often buy the books cheaper through Amazon as electronic Kindle books. To read these you can down load free software “Kindle for PC” and read them on a laptop or you can buy a Kindle e-Reader or use a tablet (ipad etc). The advantages are price (often about $10) and instant delivery. The possible downside is having to read it on a laptop.

111 Interpreting the Bible

Distance Learning


Gorman, Michael J. Elements of Biblical Exegesis: A Basic Guide for Students and Ministers. Revised and Expanded Edition. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 2009.

Klein, W., Blomberg, C. and R. Hubbard, Introduction to Biblical Interpretation. 3rd edition; Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2017.

115 Reading the Bible

Distance Learning


Bartholomew, Craig G, and Michael W. Goheen. The Drama of Scripture: Finding Our Place in the Biblical Story. 2nd Edition. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2014.

201 Engaging Theology

Distance Learning


Ben C. Blackwell and R. L. Hatchett, Engaging Theology: A Biblical, Historical, and practical Introduction. Grand rapids: Zondervan Academic, 2019.

202 Christology

Distance Learning

There is no required textbook for the course, as significant and detailed lecture notes are provided.
However, students are encouraged to have access to the following:

Michael Bird, Evangelical Theology, 2nd edn. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Academic, 2020.

Scott McKnight. A Community Called Atonement. Nashville: Abingdon, 2007.

Myk Habets, The Anointed Son: A Trinitarian Spirit Christology. Eugene, OR.: Pickwick, 2010.

205 Church: Theology and Practice

Distance Learning

Brad Harper and Paul Louis Metzger. Exploring Ecclesiology: An Evangelical and Ecumenical Introduction. Grand Rapids: Brazos Press, 2009.

As an alternative, you could read

Gary D. Badcock. The House Where God Lives: Renewing the Doctrine of the Church for Today. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2009.

401 Formation

Distance Learning

No set text.

480 Faithful Living: Intro to Reflective Practice

Distance Learning

No set text.