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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BS510 Bible Study Methods & Hermeneutics

  • No textbook required

BS531 Physical Settings of the Bible 

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

BS570 / LF506 Life of Prayer: Biblical Portrait & Spiritual Practices

  • To check with Instructors when course commences

IS409 Missions Foundations

  • Winter, Ralph D. & Steven C. Hawthorne, eds. Perspectives on the World Christian Movement: A Reader, 4th ed. Pasadena, CA: William Carey Library, 2009. Available through the DTL.

IS501 Building Spiritual Movements

  • Randy Newman. Questioning Evangelism: Engaging People’s Hearts the Way Jesus did. Kregel Publications, 2nd ed., 2017.
  • Edmund Chan, A Certain Kind (Intentional Disciplemaking That Redefines Success in Ministry), 2013.

IS520/TS570 Contextualization

  • Sedmak, Clemens. “Doing Local Theology: A Guide for Artisans of a New Humanity”. New York: Orbis Books, 2002. Not available on DTL.

IS570 / TS573 Religious Movements in Asia

  • Farhadian, Charles E. “Introducing World Religions: A Christian Engagement”. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2015.  Available through the DTL.

LF411 The Significant Woman

  • Heckmann, Susan, Gail Porter, and Diann Feldman. The Significant Woman: Connecting With God, Discovering Your Personal Mission. 2nd edition. The Significant Woman, 2011.

LF510 Christian Leadership Foundations

  • Blackaby, Henry T, and Richard Blackaby. Spiritual Leadership: Moving People on to God’s Agenda (version Rev. & expanded). Rev. & expanded ed. Nashville: B & H Pub. Group, 2011.  Available in EAST Library and through the DTL.

LF530 Teaching and Learning 1

  • Hendricks, Howard. Teaching to Change Lives. Multnomah Books, 2003.
  • Richards, Lawrence O and Gary J. Bredfieldt. Creative Bible Teaching. Revised & Expanded. Moody Publishers, 1998.

LF532 Introduction to Educational Ministry& Leadership

  • Mark A. Maddox and James Riley Jr Estep. Practicing Christian Education: An Introduction for Ministry. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2017.

LF555 Expository Preaching 1

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

NT510 New Testament Narratives

  • No textbook required

OT501 Biblical Hebrew 1: Elementary Hebrew

  • Pratico, Gary and Miles, Van Pelt. Basics of Biblical Hebrew Grammar.  3rd Ed. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2019.  Available through the DTL.

OT511 Old Testament Poetry, Wisdom & Prophets

  • Arnold, Bill and Bryan, Beyer. Encountering the Old Testament. 2nd Ed. Grand Rapids: Baker Academics, 1999.
  • History of Israel Timeline Chart by Precept Ministries International.

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.
  • Shelley, Bruce, Church History in Plain Language, 2d ed., Word Publishing, 1995.

TS506 Theological Methods

  • Putman, Rhyne R. The Method of Christian Theology: A Basic Introduction. Nashville, TN: B&H Academic, 2021.  NOT available through the DTL.
  • Kapic, Kelly M. A Little Book for New Theologians: Why and How to Study Theology. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2012.  Available through the DTL.
  • McGrath, Alister E. Christian Theology: An Introduction. 6th edition. West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, 2017. Available through the DTL.
  • Vanhoozer, Kevin J. “‘One Rule to Rule Them All?’ Theological Method in an Age of World Christianity,” in Globalizing Theology: Belief and Practice in an Era of World Christianity. Eds. Craig Ott and Harold A. Netland. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2006.  Available through the DTL.

TS510 Theology 1

  • Bird, Michael F. Evangelical Theology: A Biblical and Systematic Introduction. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2013.
  • 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: Baker Academic, 2013.
  • Grudem, Wayne. Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine. Leicester, England: Inter-Varsity Press; Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1994.

TS560 Worldview & Biblical Decision Making 

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


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
For operating hours, please visit their website:

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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