Fall 2018 Textbooks

Be aware that the textbooks with links can be purchased from christianbook.com, and when you purchase through these links, our college receives 7.5% of the proceeds as a donation towards our Student Scholarshp Fund! For those books without links they may be available on christianbook.com as an e-book.  Otherwise Amazon is an option.  It is benefical to have textbooks on the first day of class.

Old Testament Survey:

Old Testament – Bill T. Arnold and Bryan E. Beyer, Encountering the Old Testament: A Christian Survey (ISBN: 978-0801049538). 

Students need to purchase one of these two books:
Brent A Strawn, The Old Testament is Dying: A Disgnosis and Recommended Treatment (Theological Explorations for the Church Catholic) (ISBN: 9780801048883)
Ellen F. Davis, Getting Involved with God: Rediscovering the Old Testament (ISBN: 9781561011971)

The Book of Romans:

Romans (The Story of God Bible Commentary)

Spiritual Exercises Based on Paul’s Epistle to the Romans

When in Romans: An Invitation to Linger with the Gospel according to Paul (Theological Explorations for the Church Catholic) 

Systematic Theology:

Systematic Theology – Roger E. Olson, The Mosaic of Christian Belief: Twenty Centuries of Unity and Diversity (ISBN: 978-0830851256).

Kelly M Kapic, A Little Book for New Theologians: Why and How to Study Theology (ISBN: 9780830839759)

Spiritual Warfare and Victory in Christ:

Systematic Theology by Wayne Grudem (You are not required to purchase this book – we will read only three chapters, and Dr. Genteman will make arrangements for those chapters to be available)

Confronting Powerless Christianity by Charles Kraft

The Ministry of Intercession by Andrew Murray

Three Crucial Questions about Spiritual Warfare by Clinton Arnold

The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis

The Great Commission: Evangelism:

Ahn, Ché.  Spirit-led Evangelism: Reaching the Lost through Love and Power.  Grand Rapids, MI: Chosen, 2006.

Bock, Darrell L.  Recovering the Real Lost Gospel: Reclaiming the Gospel as Good News.  Nashville, TN: B & H Academic, 2010.

Cawley, Luke.  The Myth of the Non-Christian: Engaging Atheists, Nominal Christians and the Spiritualbut Not Religious.  Downers Grove, IL: IVP Books, 2016.

Copan, Paul.  That’s Just Your Interpretation: Responding to Skeptics Who Challenge Your Faith.  Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2001.

Flemming, Dean.  Contextualization in the New Testament: Patterns for Theology and Mission.  Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2005. (You are not required to purchase this book – we will read only one chapter, and Dr. Dunn will make arrangements for that chapter to be available)

Green, Michael.  Evangelism in the Early Church.  Revised edition.  Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2003.

Hunter III, George G.  Church for the Unchurched.  Nashville, TN: Abingdon, 1996.

Lathem, R. Warren and Dan W. Dunn.  Preaching for a Response: Leading New Believers into Spiritual Maturity.  Anderson, IN: Bristol House, 2008.  (You are not required to purchase this
book – Dr. Dunn will loan his copy to selected students at various points during the semester)