Recommended Textbooks

Please note that if you intend to audit a class, you are not required to purchase the textbooks. To find out availability or list price 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).

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May/June 2018 Intensive Courses

LF512/TS522 Theology Of Leadership

  • Clinton, Robert. The Making of a Leader: Recognizing the Lessons and Stages of Leadership Development. 2nd Edition, NavPress, 2012.
  • Nouwen, Henri. In the Name of Jesus: Reflections on Christian Leadership. New York: Crossroad, 1989, 1992. (Kindle Edition Not Available).
  • Sacks, Jonathan. Lessons in Leadership: A Weekly Reading of the Jewish Bible. Jerusalem: Maggid Books, 2015.

LF563 Crisis Counseling

  • Wright, Norman. The Complete Guide to Crisis & Trauma Counseling: What to Do and Say When It Matters Most!  Bethany House Publishers; Revised, Updated edition (December 14, 2011).
  • Bridges, William and Susan.  Managing Transitions, 25th anniversary edition: Making the Most of Change.  Hachette Book Group, 2017.

 NT516/TS516 Interpreting The Synoptic Gospels

  • MacEwen, Robert K. Matthean Posteriority: An Exploration of Matthew’s Use of Mark and Luke as a Solution to the Synoptic Problem. Library of New Testament Studies, ed. Chris Keith, vol. 501. London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2015.
  • Pentecost, J. Dwight.  A Harmony of the Words and Works of Jesus Christ: From the New International Version. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1981.
  • Porter, Stanley E., and Bryan R. Dyer, eds. The Synoptic Problem: Four Views. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2016.


(July to November 2018)

Evening Courses

OT557 Exposition of Isaiah

  • Bryan E. Beyer. Encountering the Book of Isaiah, Grand Rapid: Baker Academic, 2007.


Day Courses

BS510 Bible Study Methods and Hermeneutics

  • No Textbook Required.

IS409 Missions Foundations

  • Moreau, A. Scott,‎ Gary R. Corwin,‎ and Gary B. McGee. Introducing World Missions: A Biblical, Historical, and Practical Survey (Encountering Mission), 2nd Edition, Baker Academic, 2015.

IS501 Building Spiritual Movements

  • Randy Newman. Questioning Evangelism: Engaging People’s Hearts the Way Jesus did. Kregel Publications, 2004.
  • Edmund Chan, A Certain Kind (Intentional Disciplemaking That Redefines Success In Ministry), 2013.

IS520/TS570 Contextualisation

  • Sedmak, Clemens. Doing Local Theology. Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books, 2002.

IS522 Missionary Anthropology

  • Textbook can be free download.  Check with lecturer.

LF556 Expository Preaching 2

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

LF510 Christian Leadership Foundations

  • Henry & Richard Blackaby. Spiritual Leadership: Moving People on to God’s Agenda. Singapore: C.O.S. Printers Pte Ltd, 2011.

LF530 Teaching and Learning 1

  • Hendricks, Howard. Teaching to Change Lives.
  • Richards, Lawrence O and Gary J. Bredfieldt. Creative Bible Teaching. Revised & Expanded. Moody Publishers, 1998.

LF555 Expository Preaching 1

  • Robinson, Haddon W. Biblical Preaching: The Development and Delivery of Expositional Messages. 3rd edition. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 2014.

NT503 Greek 3: Intermediate Grammar & Exegesis

  • Campbell, Constantine R. Advances in the Study of Greek: New Insights for Reading the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2015.

NT510 New Testament Narratives

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

OT500A Hebrew 1: Introduction to Biblical Hebrew Tools & Methods

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

OT500B Hebrew 1: Introduction to Biblical Hebrew Grammar

  • 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.

OT511 Old Testament Poetry, Wisdom & Prophets

  • Arnold, Bill T. And Bryan E. Beyer. Encountering the Old Testament: A Christian Survey, 3rd ed. Baker Academic, Grand Rapids: MI, 2005.

TS500 Church History 1

  • Gonzalez, Justo.  The Story of Christianity: Volume I, The Early Church to the Reformation.  2nd ed.  San Francisco, CA: HarperOne, 2010.
  • Gonzalez, Justo.  The Story of Christianity: Volume II, The Reformation to the Present Day.  2nd ed.  San Francisco, CA: HarperOne, 2010.
  • Hannah, John D.  The Kregel Pictorial Guide to Church History.  Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications, 2000.

 TS510 Theology 1

  • Erickson, Millard J. Christian Theology, 3rd edition. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2013.
  • Tennent C. Timothy. Theology in the Context of World Christianity: How the Global Church Is Influencing the Way We Think about and Discuss Theology, Zondervan, 2007.

 TS560 Worldview and Biblical Decision Making

  • Paul G. Hiebert.  Transforming Worldviews: An Anthropological Understanding of How People Change.  Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2008.
  • Dennis P. Hollinger.  Choosing the Good: Christian Ethics in a Complex World.  Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2002.

For more information, please contact the Academic Assistant at 62919744 ext 183 or email.

Christian Bookstores for Purchase of Textbooks

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Tel: 6589 9661
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