Recommended 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 too (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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IS571 Engaging with Religious Identity

  • Low, Daniel H.Y. The Dimensions that Establish and Sustain Religious Identity: A Study of Chinese Singaporeans who are Buddhists or Taoists. Wipf & Stock, an Imprint of Wipf and Stock Publishers, May 7, 2018. (Not available in DTL)
  • Elmer, Duane. Cross Cultural Servanthood. IVP Books; Illustrated edition, March 8, 2006. (Available in DTL)
  • Jenkins, Richard. Social Identity. Routledge; 3rd edition, July 27, 2008. (Not available in DTL)

NT519 The Letters of Paul: A Window into the Heart of a Pastor, Missionary, and Apologist

  • Carson and Moo, Introduction to the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2005.
  • Carson, D. A., Praying with Paul: A Call to Spiritual Reformation, 2nd edition, Grand Rapids: Baker, 2015.
  • Ridderbos, Herman. Paul: An Outline of His Theology. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2005.






BS413 Biblical Foundations 2: New Testament

  • Gundry, Robert H. A survey fo the New Testament. 5th ed. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2012.

IS510 World Missions 

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

IS560/TS561 Church, Society & Ethical Issues In Asia

  • Bruce Riley Ashford, Ed., Theology and Practice of Mission, B&H Publishing, 2011. (Available in DTL)
  • Dennis P. Hollinger, Choosing the Good: Christian Ethics in a Complex World, Baker Academic, 2002. (Available in DTL)
  • Scott Rae, Moral Choices: An Introduction to Ethics, (4th edition), Zondervan, 2008. (Available in DTL)

IS561 Urban Ministry

  • Greenway, Roger S, ed. Discipling the City: A Comprehensive Approach to Urban Mission. Eugene, OR: WIPF and STOCK Publishers, 2000. (Not available in DTL)

LF511 Transforming Leadership

  • Blanchard, Ken & Phil Hodges. Lead Like Jesus Revisited: Lessons from the Greatest Leadership Role Model of All Time. W Publishing Group. 2016.
  • The Arbinger Institute. The Outward Mindset: Seeing Beyond Ourselves, How to Change Lives and Transform Organizations. Oakland, CA: Barrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc. 2016.
  • Keith, M Kent. The Christian Leader at Work: Serving by Leading. Honolulu, HI: Terrace Press Inc. 2015. [The book is available for free download as a PDF from the author’s official website at]

LF512 Theology of Leadership

  • Ledbetter, Bernice M., Robert J. Banks, and David C. Greenhalgh. Reviewing Leadership: A Christian Evaluation of Current Approaches. 2nd Ed. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2004, 2016.o be advised. (Available in DTL and Kindle edition available)
  • Nouwen, Henri. In the Name of Jesus: Reflections on Christian Leadership. New York: Crossroad, 1989, 1992.

LF531 Teaching and Learning 2

  • No textbook required.

LF556 Expository Preaching 2

  • Bryan Chapell. Christ-centered preaching: redeeming the expository sermon. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Academic, 3rd edition, 2018. (Available in DTL)

LF560 Christian Marriage & Family in Asia

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

LF561 Biblical Counseling in Ministry

  • MacArthur, John and the Master’s College Faculty, Counseling. How to Counsel Biblically. Nashville, TN : Nelson reference and electronic, 2005.
  • Greggo, Stephen P. and Sisemore Timothy A. eds. Counseling and Christianity: Five Approaches. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2012. (Available in DTL)

NT502 Biblical Greek 2: Exegesis using Tools

  • Larkin, William J. Greek is Great Gain: A Method for Exegesis and Exposition. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2008. Larkin  (You are highly encouraged to purchase you own copy. E-version is shared for online reading only.  A hardcopy is available in EAST library.)
  • Mounce, William D. Greek for the Rest of Us: The Essentials of Biblical Greek. 2nd ed. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2013. GRU
  • Zacharias, H. Daniel. Biblical Greek Made Simple: All the Basics in One Semester. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2018. BGMS

NT530 Exposition of Matthew

  • No Textbook required.

NT511 New Testament Epistles & Revelation

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

OT510 Old Testament Narratives

  • Bill T. Arnold. Encountering the Old Testament (Encountering Biblical Studies): A Christian Survey. Baker Academic; 3rd edition, 2015. (Available in DTL)

TS501 Church History 2

  • González, Justo L. The Story of Christianity, Vol 2, rev. HarperOne, 2010.
  • Shelley, Bruce. Church History in Plain Language, 2nd ed., Word Publishing, 1995.

TS511 Theology 2

  • Millard Erickson, Christian Theology 3rd Ed. Baker Academic, 2013. (Available in DTL)

TS532 Spiritual Life & 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.  Second 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.


For more information, please contact the Academic Assistant at 62919744 ext 183 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
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SKS Books Warehouse (identify yourself as an EAST student)
315 Outram Road, #09-03, Tan Boon Liat Building, Singapore 169074
Tel: 6227 9700
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