< Return Print

Textbook List

Summer 2020/2021

Henderson, 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.

115 Biblical Theology


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.

215 Beginning Theology

The required textbook is supplied as a PDF within Moodle:

Breingan, Lucienne. Beginning Theology: An Introduction for Students. Newcastle, Aus.: Lucienne Breingan, 2015.

Students are also strongly recommended to acquire the following:

Harris, Brian. The Big Picture: Building Blocks of a Christian World View. Milton Keynes: Paternoster, 2015.

271 Gospel and Culture

No set text.

401 Formation

No set text.

403 Spirituality for Ministry

No set text.

505 Mission, Church and Community

Recommended textbook:

Dixon, Nigel. Villages without Walls: An Exploration of the Necessity of Building Christian Community in a Post-Christian World. New Zealand: Vox Humana, 2010.
The eBook is available for purchase on the Laidlaw College website: https://www.laidlaw.ac.nz/products/villages-without-walls/

617 Mercy, Justice and Social Transformation


Myers, Bryant L. Walking With the Poor: Principles and Practices Of Transformational Development, Revised and Expanded edition. Maryknoll: Orbis Books, 2011.

R215 Theologian in Context

No set text.