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Textbook List

DipCS, BMin, BTheol, GradCertTh, GradDipTh

Semester 2, 2020


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.

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107 Biblical Hebrew: Introduction 2


Pratico, Gary D. and Miles V. Van Pelt. Basics of Biblical Hebrew Grammar, third edition. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan, 2019.

Pratico, Gary D. and Miles V. Van Pelt. Basics of Biblical Hebrew Workbook, third edition. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan, 2019.

Van Pelt, Miles V. Biblical Hebrew: A Compact Guide. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan, 2012. (Highly recommended but not essential for the course.)

Zondervan Biblical Hebrew Study Guide (laminated sheet).

120 Old Testament: Introduction


Andrew E. Hill and John H. Walton, A Survey of the Old Testament, 3rd ed. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2009.

126 Old Testament: Wisdom Literature


McLaughlin, John L. An Introduction to Israel's Wisdom Traditions. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2018.

143 New Testament: John


Colin G. Kruse. John (TOTC), London: Inter-Varsity Press, 2017.

Required for Greek option students:

Daniel B. Wallace. Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics: An Exegetical Syntax of the New Testament, Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1997.

201 Introduction to Systematic Theology


Ben Blackwell and R.L. Hatchett, Engaging Theology Zondervan, 2019.

204 Theology: Salvation in History and Beyond


Michael F. Bird, Evangelical Theology: A Biblical and Systematic Introduction. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2013.

271 Gospel and Culture

No set text.

308 The Story of Christianity


Englebrecht, Edward. A. ed. The Church from Age to Age: A History from Galilee to Global Christianity. St. Louis, MO: Concordia, 2011.

401 Formation

No set text.

403 Spirituality for Ministry


Peter Scazzero. The Emotionally Healthy Church: A Strategy for Discipleship that Actually Changes Lives. Expanded ed.; Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2010.

463 Ministry in Context


Ammerman, Nancy, Jackson Carroll, Carl Dudley, and William McKinney. eds. Studying Congregations: A New Handbook.1998

Steinke, Peter L. Healthy Congregations: A Systems Approach. 2nd ed. Virginia: The Alban Institute, 2006

Highly Recommended:

Trebesch, Shelley G. Made to Flourish: Beyond Quick Fixes to a Thriving Organization. Downers Grove: IVP, 2015.

466 Philosophy of Ministry

No set text.

542 Youth Ministry: Leadership


Trotter, Phil and Anglican Youth (NZ). Youth Ministry Well. Christchurch, N.Z.: Phil Trotter, 2017.

(This book can be purchased through Anglican Youth: https://www.anglicanyouth.org.nz/youthministrywell)

575 Pastoral Leadership and Management

Not required but students are encouraged to purchase for purpose of book reflection:

Allender, Dan. Leading With a Limp: Take Full Advantage of Your Most Powerful Weakness. Colorado Springs: Waterbrook Press, 2008.

611 Intercultural Studies: Introduction


Wright, Christopher J H. The Mission of God’s People: A Biblical Theology of the Church’s Mission.Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2010.

612 Majority World Theology


Bevans, Stephen B. Models of Contextual Theology: Revised and Expanded Edition. (Maryknoll:Orbis, 2002).

Jeffrey P. Greenman & Gene L. Green. Global Theology in Evangelical Perspective: Exploring the
Contextual Nature of Theology and Mission (Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2012).

653 Tikanga Rangahau

No set text.

907 Bicultural Relationships

No set text.