Summer 2020 Textbooks

Please make every effort to order your books in time for the first day of class as your assignments will begin immediately! Since Christian Book Distributors is currently closed, Amazon is your best option. Amazon offers which sends a portion of the sale back to the college.


The Art & Science of Teaching

Understanding by Design (2005) by Wiggins & McTiighe
The New Art & Science of Teaching (2017) by Marzano


Case Studies in Ministry

Rae, Scott B. Moral Choices: An Introduction to Ethics. 4th ed. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2018.
Swetland, Kenneth L. Facing Messy Stuff in the Church: Case Studies for Pastors and Congregations. Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications, 2005.

Graduate Students select 1 book from the list of optional texts or another approved by the professor and write a book review.

Blodgett, Barbara J. and Matthew Floding, eds. Brimming with God: Reflecting Theologically on Cases in Ministry. Eugene, Or: Wipf and Stock Publishers. 2015
Stassen, Glen and David Gushee. Kingdom Ethics. Second Edition. Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. 2016
Sande, Ken and Kevin Johnson. Resolving Everyday Conflict. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2011.
Scazzero, Peter L., with Warren Bird. The Emotionally Healthy Church: A Strategy for Discipleship that Actually Changes Lives, Updated and Expanded Edition. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2010. ISBN 978-0-310-29335-4 (hardcover, jacketed).


Effective Prayer Ministry Tools: Wholeness Care Prayer Ministry

Living From the Heart Jesus Gave You by James Wilder (be sure to purchase the 2013, “15th Anniversary” edition)
Christ the Healer by F.F. Bosworth
God Secrets: A Life Filled with Words of Knowledge by Shawn Bolz
The Pressure’s Off: Breaking Free from Rules & Performance by Larry Crabb
Sharing Jesus Without Freaking Out by Alvin Reid


Psychology & Theology: Building Joy-filled Relationships

Joy-Filled Relationships by Barbara Moon
Re-Framing Your Hurts by Barbara Moon


Theology of Missions

Ott, Craig, Stephen Strauss with Timothy Tennet. Encountering Theology of Mission: Biblical Foundations, Historical Developments and Contemporary Issues”. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2010.
Hesselgrave, David. Paradigms in Conflict. Grand Rapids: Kregel. 2002.