Recommended Textbooks

Please note that if you intend to audit a class, you are not required to purchase the textbooks. To find out availability of textbooks, please contact Academic Assistant at 62919744 ext 183 or via email. Textbooks may be available from local Christian bookstores as well (see section below). Please note that no additional copies of textbooks will be available for sale during class time besides those with prior confirmed textbook orders.

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(November 2018)

Intensive Courses

LF550 The Art and Science of Mentoring and Spiritual Direction 

  • Benner, David G. Sacred Companions: The Gift of Spiritual Friendship & Direction. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2002.
  • Anderson, Keith R. and Randy D. Reese.  Spiritual Mentoring.  Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1999.

LF569 Mental Health In Christian Ministry

  • Kristen Kansiewicz.  On Edge: Mental Illness in the Christian Context Leader’s Guide.  CreateSpace, 2017.
  • Stephen Grcevich.  Mental Health and the Church: A Ministry Handbook for Including Children and Adults with ADHD, Anxiety, Mood Disorders, and Other Common Mental Health Conditions.  Zondervan, 2018.
  • Matthew S. Stanford.  Grace for the Afflicted: A Clinical and Biblical Perspective on Mental Illness.  InterVarsity Press, 2017.
  • Tim Clinton and Jared Pingleton.  The Struggle is Real: How to Care for Mental and Relational Health Needs in the Church.  WestBow Press, 2017.

LF516 Organisational Leadership

  • Allan Calarco, Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), Joan Gurvis.  Adaptability: Responding Effectively to Change.  Pfeiffer,  Edition 1.  Mar 19, 2007.
  • Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), Talula Cartwright.  Changing Yourself and Your Reputation. Pfeiffer, Edition 1.  Jul 23, 2009.
  • David Baldwin, Talula Cartwright.  Communicating Your Vision (Ideas into Action Guidebooks).  Center for Creative Leadership, Dec 1, 2006.
  • William Bridges and Susan Bridges.  Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change (Revised 4th Edition).  Nicholas Brealey Publishing.


(JAN – MAY 2019)

Evening Courses

LF511 Transforming Leadership

  • Blanchard, Ken & Hodges, Phil. 2016. Lead Like Jesus Revisited: Lessons from the Greatest Leadership Role Model of All Time. Thomas Nelson; Revised edition.
  • The Arbinger Institute. 2016. The Outward Mindset: Seeing Beyond Ourselves, How To Change Lives And Transform Organizations. Oakland, CA: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.

NT520 / NT520A Exposition of Ephesians

  • Roberts, Mark D. Ephesians. Story of God Bible Commentary. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2016.
  • Witherington, Ben, III. The Letters to Philemon, the Colossians, and the Ephesians: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on the Captivity Epistles. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2007.


Day Courses

IS510 World Missions

  • Moreau, A. Scott, Gary R. Corwin, and Gary B. McGee. Introducing World Missions: A Biblical, Historical, and Practical Survey. 2nd Edition. Grand Rapid, MI: Baker Academic, 2004.

IS523 Honour, Shame, Guilt & Sin

  • Georges, Jayson, and Mark D. Baker. Ministering in Honor-Shame Cultures: Biblical Foundations and Practical Essentials. Downers Grove, IL: Inter-Varsity Press, 2016.
  • Georges, Jayson. The 3D Gospel: Ministry in Guilt, Shame, and Fear Cultures. Time Press. 2017.

IS541A / TS571A Asian Theology

  • Simon Chan, Grassroots Asian Theology: Thinking Faith from the Ground Up.  IVP Academic, 2014.

IS560 / TS561 Church, Society, and Ethical Issues in Asia

  • Scott B. Rae’s Moral Choices: An Introduction to Ethics, Zondervan, 2009.

LF531 Teaching and Learning 2

  • No textbook required

LF546 / TS546 Discipleship, Soul Care & Spiritual Growth

  • Chandler, Diane. Christian Spiritual Formation: An Integrated Approach for Personal and Relational Wholeness. Downers Grove, Ill: IVP Academic, 2014.
  • Foster, Richard. Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth. London. Revised edition.  UK: Hodder & Stoughton, 2005.
  • Smith, James Bryan.  The Good and Beautiful God: Falling in Love with the God Jesus Knows. (The Apprentice Series), 2009.

LF556 Expository Preaching 2

  • Bryan Chapell, Christ Centered Preaching Redeeming the Expository Sermon, 2010.

LF560 Christian, Marriage & Family in Asia

  • David W. Jones. Wheaton, IL God, Marriage, and Family: Rebuilding the Biblical Foundation. . 2nd Edition. (2010).  Andreas J. Kostenberger with: Crossway
  • Kenneth O. Gangel and James C. Wilhoit.  The Christian Educator’s Handbook on Family Life Education: A Comprehensive Resource on Family Life Issues in the Local Church. eds., (2000). Grand Rapids. MI: Baker Books.

LF561 Biblical Counselling in Ministry

  • John F. MacArthur (Ed). Counseling: How to counsel Biblically. MacArthur Pastor’s library 6th Printing Edition. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson 2005.
  • Stephen P. Greggo and Timothy A. Sisemore (Eds), Counseling and Christianity: Five Approaches Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2012.

NT504 Greek 4: Advanced Greek Exegesis

  • Long, Frederick J. In Step with God’s Word: Interpreting the New Testament with God’s People. GHTS 1. Wilmore, KY: GlossaHouse, 2017.

NT511 New Testament Epistles and Revelation

  • Walter A. Elwell & Robert W. Yarborough. Encountering the New Testament. A Historical and Theological Survey. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2013.

OT501A Hebrew 2: Elementary Hebrew (Tools)

  • Fields, Lee M. Hebrew for the Rest of Us: Using Hebrew Tools without Mastering Biblical Hebrew. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2008.

OT501B Hebrew 2: Elementary Hebrew

  • Gary D. Pratico and Miles V. Pelt. Basics of Biblical Hebrew Grammar, Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2007, 2nd Edition.
  • Gary D. Pratico and Miles V. Pelt. Basics of Biblical Hebrew Workbook, Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2007, 2nd Edition.

OT510 Old Testament Narratives

  • Arnold, Bill T & Brian E, Beyer. Encountering the Old Testament: A Christian Survey (Encountering Biblical Studies), 2008.

TS410 Theological Foundations

  • Enns, Paul. The Moody Handbook of Theology. Chicago, IL: Moody Bible Institute, 1989.

TS511 Theology 2

  • Erickson, Millard J.  Christian Theology, 3rd ed.  Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2013.

TS532 Spiritual Life and Transformation

  • Anderson, Neil T. The Steps to Freedom in Christ Study Guide: A Step-By-Step Guide to Help You. Bloomington, MN: Bethany House Publishers, 2004.
  • Anderson, Neil T. Victory Over the Darkness: Realizing the Power of Your Identity in Christ. 2nd Edition. Bloomington, MN: Bethany House Publishers, 2000.
  • Ryrie, Charles C. Balancing the Christian Life.  25th Anniversary edition. Chicago, IL: Moody Press, 1994.
  • Willard, Dallas. The Spirit of the Disciplines: Understanding How God Changes Lives. New York, NY:  HarperOne, 1991.


Intensive Courses

May 2019


LF568 Study on Gender and Sexuality in Christian Ministry

  • John Piper and Wayne Grudem, Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (Redesign): A Response to Evangelical Feminism, Crossway, 2012. (Free Pdf Download)
  • John Piper and Justin Taylor, The Supremacy of Christ in a Postmodern World, Crossway, 2007. (Free Pdf Download)

NT530 Exposition of the Gospel of Matthew

  • Pentecost, J. Dwight. A Harmony of the Words and Works of Jesus Christ: From the New International Version. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1981.
  • Talbert, Charles H. Matthew. Paideia Commentaries on the New Testament, ed. Mikeal C. Parsons and Charles H. Talbert. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2010.


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