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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Intensive Courses

NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2019

IS502/TS584 Defending the Faith in Asia

  • No textbook required.

IS521  Intercultural Communications

  • Georges, Jayson, The 3D Gospel: Ministry in Guilt, Shame, and Fear Cultures, 2014.
  • Lingenfelter, Sherwood & Mayers, Marvin Ministering Cross Culturally: A Model for Effective Personal Relationships, 2016.
  • Moreau, Scott, Contextualization in World Missions: Mapping and Assessing Evangelical Models, 2012.

LF562 Marriage and Family Counseling

  • Required texts: Harley, Willard.  His Needs, Her Needs: Building an Affair-Proof Marriage.  Grand Rapids, Michigan: Revell, 2011.
  • Harley, Willard.  His Needs, Her Needs Participant’s Guide: Building an Affair-Proof Marriage.  Grand Rapids, Michigan: Revell, 2013.
  • Grunlan, Stephen.  Marriage and the Family: A Christian Perspective.  Eugene, Oregon: WIPF and Stock Publishers, 2013.

LF551 Pastoral Leadership

  • Oden, Thomas C. Pastoral Theology: Essentials of Ministry. San Francisco: Harper, 1983.
  • Daniel, Lillian, and Copenhaver, Martin B., “This Odd and Wondrous Calling,” Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2009.
  • Peterson, Eugene H. The Pastor., New York: HarperOne, 2011.

 

 

FIRST SEMESTER COURSES

JULY – NOVEMBER 2019

Day Courses

BS412 Biblical Foundations 1

  • DeRouchie, Jason S. What the Old Testament Authors Really Cared About: A Survey of Jesus’ Bible. Grand Rapids: Kregel Academic, 2013.

BS510 Bible Study Methods and Hermeneutics

  • No textbook required

IS501 Building Spiritual Movements

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

IS520/TS570 Contextualisation

  • Sedmak, Clemens. Doing Local Theology: A Guide for Artisans of a New Humanity. New York: Orbis Books, 2002.

IS540 Theology of Missions

  • Ott, Craig and Stephen J. Strauss. Encountering Theology of Mission: Biblical Foundations, Historical Developments, and Contemporary Issues. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2010.

LF510 Christian Leadership Foundations

  • Blackaby, Henry & Richard. 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. Reprint Edition. Sisters, OR: Multnomah Press. 2003.
  • Richards, Lawrence and Gary Bredfelt. Creative Bible Teaching. Revised and Expanded Edition. Chicago, IL: Moody Publishers. 1998.

LF532  Educational Ministry of the Church

Students must choose ONE of the following books according to their interest of ministry area (age group) along with the textbook.

  • Textbook: Maddox, Mark A. and James Riley Jr Estep. Practicing Christian Education: An Introduction for Ministry. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2017.
  • Youth: Clark, Chap, ed. Integrating Emerging Generations into the Family of Faith: Adoptive Youth Ministry. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2016.
  • Children: Houser, Tina. Building Children’s Ministry : A Practical Guide. Thomas Nelson Inc, 2008.
  • Adult: Gangel, Kenneth O. and James C. Wilhoit, eds., The Christian Educator’s Handbook on Adult Education. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 1993.
  • Non Adult: Lindhard, Terry, ed. Teaching the Next Generation: A Comprehensive Guide for Teaching Christian Formation. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2016.
  • College & Young Adult: Setran, David P. and Chris A Kiesling. Spiritual Formation in Emerging Adulthood: A Practical Theology for College and Young Adult Ministry. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic. 2013.

LF555 Expository Preaching 1

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

NT500A Greek 1: Introduction to Biblical Greek Tools

  • Mounce, William D. Greek for the Rest of Us: The Essentials of Biblical Greek. 2nd ed. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2013.

NT500B Greek 1: Introduction to Biblical Greek Grammar

  • Mounce, William D. Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar. 4th ed. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2019.
  • Mounce, William D. Basics of Biblical Greek Workbook. 4th ed. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2019.

NT510 New Testament Narratives

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

OT503 Hebrew 3: Intermediate Grammar and Exegesis

  • Chisholm, Robert B., Jr. A Workbook for Intermediate Hebrew: Grammar, Exegesis, and Commentary on Jonah and Ruth. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2006.

OT505 Hebrew Reading

  • No textbook required.  (Readings will be provided)

OT511 Old Testament Poetry, Wisdom, and Prophets

  • Arnold, Bill T., and Bryan E. Beyer. Encountering the Old Testament: A Christian Survey, 3rd edition. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2015.

TS500 Church History 1

  • Gonzalez, Justo.  The Story of Christianity: Volume I, The Early Church to the Reformation. 2 ed. San Francisco, CA: HarperOne, 2010.
  • Gonzalez, Justo.  The Story of Christianity: Volume II, The Reformation to the Present Day. 2 ed. San Francisco, CA: HarperOne, 2010.
  • Hannah, John D. The Kregel Pictorial Guide to Church History: Volume 1-Overview.  Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications, 2001.

TS510 Theology 1

  • Enns, Paul P. The Moody Handbook of Theology, Revised and Expanded. Chicago, IL: Moody Publishers, 2014.
  • Erickson, Millard J. Christian Theology, 3rd ed. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2013.

TS560 Worldview and Biblical Decision Making

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

 

 

Evening Courses

NT534/LF598 Acts and Leadership

  • Stott, John R. W. The Message of Act: The Spirit, The Church and The World. Bible Speaks Today. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1994.

BS531/BS532 Physical Settings of the Bible

  • Beitzel, Barry. The New Moody Atlas of Bible, 2009.

 

For more information, please contact the Academic Assistant at 62919744 ext 139 or emailPlease note that no additional copies of textbooks will be available for sale during class time besides those with prior confirmed textbook orders.

Christian Bookstores for Purchase of Textbooks

Media Ministry of Cru Singapore (identify yourself as an EAST student)
18 Verdun Road, #02-01, Cru Centre, Singapore 207280
Tel: 6589 9661
For operating hours, please visit their website: www.media.cru.org.sg

SKS Books Warehouse (identify yourself as an EAST student)
315 Outram Road, #09-03, Tan Boon Liat Building, Singapore 169074
Tel: 6227 9700
For operating hours, please visit their website: www.sksbooks.com