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Textbook List

Semester 2, 2020

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.

107 Biblical Hebrew: Introduction 2


Gary D. Pratico and Miles V. Van Pelt, Basics of Biblical Hebrew Grammar, second edition (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2008). The textbook also includes a CD containing additional learning resources.

Gary D. Pratico and Miles V. Van Pelt, Basics of Biblical Hebrew Workbook, second edition (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2008).


Zondervan Biblical Hebrew Study Guide (laminated sheet).

109 Biblical Greek: Introduction 2


Duff, Jeremy. The Elements of New Testament Greek. 3rd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005.

Decker, Rodney J. Koine Greek Reader: Selections from the New Testament, Septuagint, and Early Christian Writers. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2007.


Zondervan New Testament Greek Study Guide (laminated sheet).

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.

120 Old Testament: Introduction


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

122 Old Testament: Pentateuch


Wenham, G. Exploring the Old Testament: Pentateuch. London: SPCK, 2003.


Alexander, T. D. From Paradise to the Promised Land: An Introduction to the Pentateuch. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2012.

Vogt, Peter T. Interpreting the Pentateuch: An Exegetical Handbook. Grand Rapids: Kregal Academic, 2013.

143 New Testament: John


Carson, D.A. The Gospel According to John. Leicester: IVP, 1991.

Highly recommended:

Kruse, C.G. The Gospel According to John. Second Edition. Leicester: IVP, 2017.

Moloney, F.J. The Gospel of John. Revised Edition. Collegeville, Minnesota: Liturgical, 2005.

201 Introduction to Systematic Theology


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

205 Theology: Church and the Mission of God


Erickson, M.J. Christian Theology. 3rd Edition. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker, 2013. (The 1998 edition will also be fine for this course).

Grenz, Stanley J. Theology for the Community of God. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker, 1994. (Also published by Broadman and Holman in 1994, and by Eerdmans and Regent College in 2000 - any of these editions will be fine for this course.)

Highly recommended:

Ferguson, S.B. and D.F. Wright. New Dictionary of Theology. Leicester: IVP, 1988.

McGrath, Alister E. Christian Theology: An Introduction (6th edn). Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley Blackwell, 2017.

211 Theology: Ethics


Messer, Neil G. Christian Ethics. SCM Studyguide. London: SCM Press, 2006.

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.

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.

406 Historical and Contemporary Models of Spirituality

No set text.

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.

475 Leadership Internship II


Malphurs, Aubrey. Being Leaders: The Nature of Authentic Christian Leadership. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2003.

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 can be purchased here: https://www.laidlaw.ac.nz/products/villages-without-walls/)

550 Theology & Experience of Disability


Reynolds, Thomas E. Vulnerable Communion: A Theology of Disability and Hospitality. Grand Rapids: Brazos, 2008.

Yong, Amos. The Bible, Disability, and the Church: A New Vision of the People of God. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2011.


Tada, Joni Eareckson, Steve Bundy, and Pat Verbal, eds. Beyond Suffering: A Christian View on Disability Ministry. Agoura Hills, CA: Christian Institute on Disability, Joni and Friends International Disability Centre, 2011.

575 Pastoral Leadership and Management


Malphurs, Aubrey. Being Leaders: The Nature of Authentic Christian Leadership. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2003.

Wright, Walter C. Relational Leadership: A Biblical Model for Leadership Service. 2nd ed.Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press, 2009.

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

Dyrness, W A (ed). Emerging Voices in Global Christian Theology. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2003.

Tennent, Timothy C. Theology in the Context of World Christianity. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2007.