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Textbook List

Semester 1, 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.

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.

116 Encountering the Bible

No set text.

123 Old Testament: Eighth Century Prophets

No set text.

140 New Testament: Introduction

The required textbook for this course is:

Keown, Mark J. The New Testament: A Taster. Auckland: Morphe Publishers, 2020.

Alternatives to buying hard copies are:
https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-new-testament-a-taster ($8.69 USD—just over $13 NZD)
https://www.amazon.in/New-Testament-Taster-Mark-Keown-ebook/dp/B082Z9FWMD ($9.23 USD—$13.95NZD)

The recommended textbooks for this course are:

Keown, Mark J. Discovering the New Testament: An Introduction to its Background, Theology, and Themes. Vol. 1 The Gospels & Acts. Bellingham, WA: Lexham, 2018.

Keown, Mark J. Exploring the New Testament: Paul, Hebrews, the General Epistles, and Revelation. Auckland: Laidlaw, 2018.
(Given as notes)

DeSilva, David A. An Introduction to the New Testament: Contexts, Methods & Ministry Formation. Nottingham, Eng.: Apollos, 2004.
(Highly recommended)

149 New Testament: Epistles

Full course notes will be given including introductory material, verse by verse exegesis, and some thematic discussions.

Moo, Douglas J. Galatians. Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2013.

202 Theology: Christ and Revelation

O'Collins, S.J. Gerald, Christology: A Biblical, Historical, and Systematic Study of Jesus. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009.

203 Theology: God and Creation

For Level 7 there is one required text: Young, W.P. The Shack. Los Angeles: Windblown Media, 2007.

For Level 6 there is no set textbook for this course, however access to one or more of the following is strongly recommended:

Allen, Michael and Scott R. Swain (eds). Christian Dogmatics. Grand Rapids, MI, Baker Academic, 2016.

Bird, Michael F. Evangelical Theology. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2013.

Van der Kooi, Cornelis and Gijsbert van den Brink, Christian Dogmatics. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2017.

Erickson, Millard J. Christian Theology. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2013 (or another recent edition).

Horton, Michael. The Christian Faith. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2011.

Habets, Myk. The Progressive Mystery: Tracing the Elusive Spirit in Scripture and Tradition. Bellingham: Lexham Press, 2019.

215 Beginning Theology

Recommended textbook is:

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

491 Literacy and Communications Skills

There is no required textbook for this course.

492 Managing Your Learning

There is no required textbook for this course.

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.

NB: Electronic copies are available for purchase on the Laidlaw website: https://www.laidlaw.ac.nz/products/villages-without-walls/

506 Faith in Action

The following book is recommended and gives a good overview of the praxis/pastoral cycle used in this course:

Green, Laurie. Let's Do Theology : Resources for Contextual
Theology. London ; New York: Mowbray, 2009.

857 Human Development

Required textbook is:

Drewery, W. & Clairborne, L. (2014). Human Development: Family, Place, Culture (2nd edition). North Ryde: McGraw Hill.

Recommended textbook is:

Balswick, J., King, P., and Reimer, K. (2016). The Reciprocating Self. Westmont: IVP.

906 Personhood, Relationality and Faith

Olthuis, J. (2006). The beautiful risk: A new psychology of loving and being loved. Eugene, Oregon, Wipf & Stock Publishers.

Level 7 only
Hui, E. C. (2002). At the Beginning of Life: Dilemmas in Theological Bioethics. Downers Grove Illinois, InterVarsity Press.

911 Relationships and Family

Madsen, W. (2007). Collaborative therapy with multi-stressed families: From old problems to new futures. New York, NY: Guildford Press.

921 Theology of Suffering and Hope

Swinton, J. (2007). Raging with Compassion: Pastoral responses to the problem of evil. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans.

Wright, N. T. (2008). Surprised by hope: Rethinking heaven, the resurrection, and the mission of the church. New York, NY: HarperOne. (n.b. any printing of this book eg. 2011, 2018 is fine)