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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BS412 Biblical Foundations 1 

  • Gundry, Robert H. A Survey of the New Testament Fifth ed. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2012.

BS510 Bible Study Methods & Hermeneutics

  • No textbook required.

IS501 Building Spiritual Movements 

  • Newman, Randy. Questioning Evangelism: Engaging People’s Hearts the Way Jesus Did. 3rd ed. Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Pub, 2023.
  • Chan, Edmund. A Certain Kind: Intentional Disciplemaking that Defines Success in Ministry. Singapore, 2013.

IS520 Contextualisation 

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

LF510 Christian Leadership Foundations 

  • Henry and Richard Blackaby.  Spiritual Leadership: Moving People On to God’s Agenda. Rev. & expanded (2011 edition).

LF530 Teaching & Learning 1 

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

LF553 Shepherd Care 

LF555 Expository Preaching 1

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

NT501 Biblical Greek 1: Elementary Greek 

  • Contact Dr Benson Goh regarding textbook and required resources.

NT510 New Testament Narratives 

  • No textbook required.

OT511 Old Testament Poetry, Wisdom, & Prophets 

  • Alter, Robert. The Wisdom Books: Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes: A Translation with Commentary (New York: W. W. Norton, 2011.
  • Bullock, C. Hassell. An Introduction to the Old Testament Prophetic Books, updated ed. Chicago: Moody, 2007.
  • Fokkelman, J. P., Reading Biblical Poetry: An Introductory Guide, trans. Ineke Smit (Louisville, London: Westminster John Knox, 2001.

TS506 Theological Methods

  • Frame, John M.,Theology in Three Dimensions: A Guide to Triperspectivalism and Its Significance.  P & R Publishing September 29, 2017.
  • Gener, Timoteo D. and Stephen T. Pardue, ed. Asian Christian Theology: Evangelical 
  • Perspectives. Carlisle: Langham Publishing, 2019.  Available in DTL.
  • Putman, Rhyne. The Method of Christian Theology: A Basic Introduction. Nashville: B&H Academic, 2021.


  • Bavinck, Herman. The Wonderful Works of God. Translated by Henry Zylstra, Nathaniel Gray Sutanto. Glenside, Pennsylvania: Westminster Seminary Press, 2019.
  • Grudem, Wayne. Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Academic, 1994 OR Bible Doctrine: Essential Teachings of the Christian Faith. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1999.
  • Nee, Watchman. The Spiritual Man. Volume 1 of 3. New York: Christian Fellowship Publishers, 1977. The DTL version with a tree on the cover, choose Three Volumes in One.”
  • Olson, Roger E. The Journey of Modern Theology: From Reconstruction to Deconstruction. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2013.
  • Shleiermacher, Friedrich. The Christian Faith. Edited by Paul T. Nimmo. T&T Clark Cornerstone Series. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2016.

TS510 Theology 1 

  • Millard Erickson, Christian Theology 3rd ed. Baker academic 2013.

TS560 Worldview & Biblical Decision Making

  • Goheen, Michael W, and Craig G Bartholomew. Living at the Crossroads: An Introduction to Christian Worldview. Grand Rapids, Baker, 2008.
  • 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.




LF568 Study on Gender & Sexuality in Christian Ministry 

No textbook required (Pre-course readings assignments from two books:

  • Piper, John, and Wayne Grudem, eds. Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood: A Response to Evangelical Feminism. Wheaton, Illinois: Crossway, 2012.  ( Chapters 3, 5-10.
  • Bilezikian, Gilbert, Beyond Sex Roles: What the Bible Says About a Woman’s place in Church and Family. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Books, 2006.  Chapters 1, 2, 5.

NT530 Exposition of Matthew 

  • Charles H. Talbert. Matthew. Paideia Commentaries on the New Testament, ed. Mikeal C. Parsons and Charles H. Talbert. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2010.
  • J. Dwight Pentecost. A Harmony of the Words and Works of Jesus Christ: From the New International Version. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1981.
  • Aland, Kurt, ed. Synopsis of the Four Gospels: Greek-English Edition of the Synopsis Quattuor Evangeliorum, 12th ed. Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, 2001.


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

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18 Verdun Road, #02-01, Cru Centre, Singapore 207280
Tel: 6589 9661
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