Textbook List

Fall Textbooks
Classes Book(s)
BIB1113 Old Testament History and Literature Arnold, Bill T. and Bryan E. Beyer. Encountering the Old Testament: A Christian Survey. 3rd Edition. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic. ISBN: 978-0801049538.
BIB4343 Pentateuch Hamilton, Victor P. Handbook on the Pentateuch, 2nd Edition, Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2005, ISBN-13: 978-0801027161
THE2213 Biblical Hermeneutics Duvall, J. Scott, and J. Daniel Hays. Grasping God’s Word: A Hands-On Approach to Reading, Interpreting and Applying the Bible, 4th Edition. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, Inc. 2020. ISBN: 978-0310109174.
BIB3113 Life of Christ Textbook 1: Blomberg, Craig L. Jesus and the Gospels: An Introduction and Survey. Second Edition. 2009. ISBN: 978-0805444827. Textbook 2: Blomberg, Craig L. Interpreting the Parables. Second Edition. 2012. ISBN: 9780830839674
COM1113 Fundamentals of Speech Hoogterp, Bill. Your Perfect Presentation. (New York: McGraw Hill Education, 2014 ). ISBN-13: 9780071825009.
ATH1113 Theology of Prayer Textbook 1: The Spirit Helps Us Pray by R. L. Brandt and Zenas J. Bicket. ISBN: 978-0882436784. Textbook 2: Grubb, Norman. Reese Howells Intercessor. Christian Literature Crusade, Fort Washington, Pa; 1973.
GEN1113 College Success Ellis, David B., and Doug Toft. Becoming A Master Student. 14th ed. Boston: Wadsworth/Cengage Learning, 2013. ISBN13: 9781133311584 available on e-book/Kindle
GEO2113 Historical Geography of The Ancient Near East, Greece, and Rome
Brisco, Thomas. Bible Atlas: A Complete Guide to the Expansive Geography of Biblical History. Nashville: Broadman and Holman Publishers, 1998 (2014).(ISBN 978-1558197091) OR 2nd Edition (ISBN 978-0805497601) 2.
THE3113 Theology 1 Erickson, Millard J. Introducing Christian Doctrine, 3rd ed. Edited by Arnold Hustad. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House 2015. ISBN 978-0801049194. Or a student may use: Erickson, Millard J. Christian Theology. 3rd ed. Grand Rapids. Baker Book House, 2013. ISBN 978-0801036439 (expanded edition – 1173 pages).
THE3313 Theology of Missions Missions in the Age of the Spirit by John V. York. ISBN: 978-0882434643.
BIO2113 Life Science Wright, Richard T. Biology Through the Eyes of Faith. Harper One, 2002. ISBN: 978-0060696955.
ATH2113 Evangelism in the 21st Century Textbook 1: Coleman, Robert E. The Master Plan of Evangelism. Baker Books, 2006. ISBN: 9780800731229. Textbook 2: Comfort, Ray. Hell’s Best Kept Secret. Whitaker House, 1989. ISBN: 978-0883682067.
ATH4113 Pastoral Theology Textbook 1: The Pentecostal Pastor: A Mandate for the 21st Century. Edited by Thomas E. Trask, Wayde I. Goodall, Zenas J. Bicket. Gospel Publishing House, 2012. ISBN: 978-1607313281. Textbook 2: Senkbeil, Harold L. and Lucas Woodford. Pastoral Leadership. Lexham Press, 2021. ISBN: 9781683594758.
ATH3243 Urban Youth and Children’s Ministry Textbook 1: Kilbourn, Phillis, ed. Children in Crisis: A New Commitment. Monrovia, California: 1996. Textbook 2: Completing the Big Picture of Youth Ministry (20 Unavoidable Principles) by Bret L. Allen.
ATH4153 Urban Compassion Ministry Textbook 1: Christensen, Michael J. City Streets, City People: A Call for Compassion. Nashville, Tn: Abingdon, 1988. Textbook 2: Hopler, Tom and Marcia. Reaching the World Next Door: How to Spread the Gospel in the Midst of Many Cultures. Illinois: InterVarsity Press, 1993, rev.
THE3413 Intro. to Pentecostal Theology Textbook 1: Palma, Anthony D. The Holy Spirit: A Pentecostal Perspective. Gospel Publishing House, 2008. ISBN: 978-0882437866 Textbook 2: Menzies, Spirit and Power: Foundations for Pentecostal Experience. Zondervan Academic, 2000. ISBN: 9780310235071. Textbook 3: Grenz, Stanley J., Ed. Pocket Dictionary of Theological Terms. Intervarsity Press, 2010. ISBN: 9780830867073.
ATH3244 Cross-Cultural Adjustment Textbook 1: Lingenfelter, Sherwood G., and Marvin K. Mayers. Ministering Cross-Culturally: An Incarnational Model for Personal Relationships. Baker Academic, 2003. Textbook 2: Johnson, Alan R. Apostolic Function in 21st Century Missions. William Carey Library, 2009. Textbook 3: Psychology of Missionary Adjustment 9780882433219 Marge Jones, E. Grant Jones Gospel Publishing House.
ATH4223 Pastoral Counseling
Textbook 1: Worden, J. William. Grief Counseling and Grief Therapy: A Handbook for the Mental Health Practitioner. Fourth Edition. ISBN: 978-0826101204. Textbook 2: Gilert, Marvin G. and Raymond T. Brock. The Holy Spirit and Counseling. ISBN: 978-0913573419.
COU2313 Development Across the Lifespan
Textbook 1: Feldman, Robert S. Development Across the Lifespan. 7th Edition. Pearson New International Edition. ISBN: 978-1292022598 . Textbook 2: Burley-Allen, Madelyn. Listening, The Forgotten Skill: A Self-Teaching Guide. ISBN: 978-0471015871.
COU4313 Cross Cultural Counseling
Textbook 1: McGoldrick, Giordano, and Pearce. Ethnicity and Family Therapy. 2nd Edition. Guilford Press: NY, NY. ISBN: 978-0898629590. Textbook 2: Sue, Derald Wing. Case Studies in Multicultural Counseling and Therapy. 1st Edition. John Wiley & Sons: Hoboken, NJ. ISBN: 978-1118487556 .
Winter Textbooks
Class Book(s)
BIB1213 New Testament History and Literature Elwell, Walter A. and Robert W. Yarbrough. Encountering the New Testament: A Historical and Theological Survey (Encountering Biblical Studies) 3rd Edition.
ENG1213 English Composition 1 Keys to Successful Writing: A Handbook for College and Career. by Ann Raimes and Maria Jerskey. ISBN: 978-1111353698.
MAT1213 Applied College Mathematics The student will purchase a subscription to Hawkes Learning. The student will receive an email with directions.
PSY2213 Intro. to Psychology
Textbook 1: Myers, David G. Psychology. Tenth Edition. Worth Publishing, 2011. ISBN: 978-1429261784. Textbook 2: Myers, David G. Psychology Through the Eyes of Faith. Revised Edition. November, 2002. ISBN: 978-0060655570.
COU2323 Psychology and the Christian Faith
Textbook 1: Entwistle, David N. Integrative Approaches to Psychology and Christianity: An Introduction to Worldview. Second Edition. Wipf and Stock Publishing, 2010. ASIN:  B00N4EL8C8. Textbook 2: McMinn, Mark R. Psychology, Theology, and Spirituality in Christian Counseling. Tyndale House Publishers, 1996. ISBN: 978-0842352529.
BIB2213 Pastoral Epistles 1 & 2 Timothy and Titus: Understanding the Bible Commentary Series By Gordon D. Fee ISBN: 9780801046230
THE3113 Theology 1 Erickson, Millard J. Introducing Christian Doctrine, 3rd ed. Edited by Arnold Hustad. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House 2015. ISBN 978-0801049194. Or a student may use: Erickson, Millard J. Christian Theology. 3rd ed. Grand Rapids. Baker Book House, 2013. ISBN 978-0801036439 (expanded edition – 1173 pages).
ATH3113 Homiletics 1 Biblical Preaching: The Development and Delivery of Expository Messages by Haddon W. Robinson. ISBN: 978-0801049125
ATH3313 Church Business Administration Textbook 1: Hammar, Richard, and Frank Sommerville. 8 Legal Pitfalls for Churches (and How to Avoid Them) (Church Law & Tax Book 1). Kindle ed. Carol Stream, IL: Christianity Today, 2016. Textbook 2: Hammar, Richard. 10 Finance Questions Churches Ask (Church Law and Tax Book 3). Kindle ed. Carol Steam, IL: Christianity Today, 2016. (30 Pages) Textbook 3: Hammar Richard. 10 Tax and Employment Questions Churches Ask (Church Law & Tax Book 2). Kindle ed. Carol Stream, IL: Christianity Today, 2016.
BIB4323 Corinthian Correspondence 1 & 2 Corinthians. Expositor’s Bible Commentary: Revised Edition. By Verlyn Verbrugge and Murray Harris ASIN: B06WRPKX4M.
ATH3233 Youth Ministry Your First Two Years in Youth Ministry: A Personal and Practical Guide to Starting Right by Doug Fields. ISBN: 9780310240457
BIB4333 Biblical Models of Women in Leadership Textbook 1: Instruments for His Glory (Joyce Strong) (ISBN: 088419646-1). Textbook 2: Why not Women? (Cunningham) (ISBN: 1-57658-183-7). Textbook 3: God’s Women Then and Now (Gill and Cavaness) (ISBN: 0-09749539-0-3).
ATH3243 Urban Youth and Children’s Ministry Textbook 1: Kilbourn, Phillis, ed. Children in Crisis: A New Commitment. Monrovia, California: 1996; Textbook 2: Completing the Big Picture of Youth Ministry (20 Unavoidable Principles) by Bret L. Allen
ATH4263 Urban Church Planting Textbook 1: Conn, Harvey. Planting and Growing Urban Churches: From Dream to Reality. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 1977. Textbook 2: Benesh, Sean. Exegeting the City: What you need to know about church planting in the city today. Portland, 2015.
ATH1213 A Spirit-Empowered Church Textbook 1: A Spirit-Empowered Church by Alton Garrison. ISBN: 978-1681540016. Textbook 2: A Spirit-Empowered Life by Mike Clarensau. Springfield, MO; Vital Resources, 2015.
BIB4343 O. T. Major Prophets Handbook on the Prophets by Robert B. Chisholm, Jr. ISBN: 978-0801038600.
HEB2313 Hebrew Biblical Hebrew Grammar by D. Waylon Bailey and John O. Strange. ISBN: 978-0914520238.
HUM2213 Ancient Greco-Roman Literature Textbook 1: Barrett, C. K. The New Testament Background: Writings from Ancient Greece and the Roman Empire That Illuminate Christian Origins. San Francisco, CA: HarperOne, 1995. ISBN: 978-0060608811. Textbook 2: Wilken, Robert Louis. The Christians as the Romans Saw Them. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2003. ISBN: 978-0300098396.
ATH4223 Christian Spiritual Formation Textbook 1: Mulholland, M. Robert. Invitation to a Journey: A Road Map for Spiritual Formation. Downers Grove, Ill: InterVarsity, 1993. Textbook 2: RENOVATION OF THE HEART by Dallas Willard
GRK2213 First Century Greek Basics of Biblical Greek: Grammar by William D. Mounce. ISBN: 978-0310287681.
ATH4363 Understanding the Spirit World
Textbook 1: Anderson, Neil. The Bondage Breaker. Harvest House, 2003. ISBN: 978-0736975919. Textbook 2: McGee, Robert. The Search for Significance. Ralpha, 2000. ASIN: B006X50SLM.
Spring Textbooks
Class Book(s)
HIS1313 History of the Pentecostal Movement Textbook 1: McGee, Gary B., George O. Wood, and Charlie E. Self. People of the Spirit: The Assemblies of God. Springfield, MO: Gospel Publishing House, 2014.; Textbook 2: Blumhofer, Edith L. Restoring the Faith: The Assemblies of God, Pentecostalism, and American Culture. Champaign: University of Illinois, 1993. (ISBN: 978-0252062810); Textbook 3: Bartelman, Frank. Azusa Street. Whitaker House, 2000. (ISBN: 9780883686386)
BIB3313 Book of Romans Keener, Craig S. Romans: A New Covenant Commentary. Lutterworth Press, 2011. ISBN: 978-0718892388
ATH3213 Homiletics 2 Textbook 1: Preaching to a Shifting Culture. 12 Perspectives. ISBN: 978-0801091629; Textbook 2: Bradford, James T. Preaching: Maybe It is Rocket Science. Gospel Publishing House, 2012. ISBN: 9781607311386.
HTH1313 Health Education Health and Wellness: Honoring God in Body, Mind, and Spirit. Robert T. Harper, General Editor. ISBN: 9781931283045
ATH3343 Leadership Development Textbook 1: Bradford, James T. Lead So Others Can Follow: 12 Practices and Principles for Ministry. Springfield, MO: Salubris Resources, 2015. Textbook 2: Ken Blanchard and Phil Hodges, Lead Like Jesus: Thomas Nelson (ISBN: 978-0-8499-1872-8).
BIB2363 Book of Revelation Textbook 1: Horton, Stanley M. The Ultimate Victory: An Exposition of the Book of Revelation. Logion Press, 2016. ISBN: 9781607314387. Textbook 2: Hindson, Ed and Mark Hitchcock. Can We Still Believe in the Rapture?. Harvest House Publishers, 2018. ISBN: 978-0736971898.
ATH4233 Crisis Intervention Textbook 1: Yperen, Jim Van. Making Peace: A Guide to Overcoming Church Conflict. Moody Publishers, 2002. Textbook 2: Competent Christian Counseling by Clinton and Ohlschlager. ISBN: 978-1578565177
BIB2313 Book of Acts Textbook 1: Horton, Stanley. Acts. Logion Press. 2001. ISBN: 978-1607311393. Textbook 2: Laurito, Timothy. Speaking in Tongues: A Multidisciplinary Defense. Wipf and Stock, 2021. ISBN: 978-1666713879.
ENG1313 English Composition 2 Textbook 1: VanderMey, Randall, and Verne Meyer, John Van Rys, Pat Sebranek. The College Writer Brief: A Guide to Thinking, Writing, and Researching. 5th Edition. Chicago: Cengage Learning. 2014. ISBN 978-1285437965 (Available on Kindle for $53.49), Textbook 2: Turabian, Kate L., Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, Joseph M. Williams, Joseph Bizup, and William T. FitzGerald. A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations Chicago Style for Students and Researchers. 9th Edition. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018. OPTIONAL TEXTBOOK: Booth, Wayne C., and Gregory C. Colomb, Joseph M. Williams. The Craft of Research. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2008.
PHI1313 Intro. to Philosophy Nash, Ronald H. Life’s Ultimate Questions: An Introduction to Philosophy. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1999. ISBN 978-0310223641 (Available on Kindle)
THE4313 Theological Ethics Textbook 1: Ministerial Ethics by Joel Trull & James Carter ISBN: 0-8010-2755-1. Textbook 2: Meilaender, Gilbert. Bioethics: A Primer for Christians, Fourth Edition. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 2020. ISBN: 978-0802878168.
ATH2313 Intro. to Urban Missions Textbook 1: The Urban World by J. John Palen. 9th Edition. ISBN: 978-0199946044;
ATH2323 World Religions Textbook 1: Fisher, Mary Pat. Living Religions. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Publishing Co., 2010 (8th Edition). Textbook 2: Baker, W. David, Ed. Biblical Faith and Other Religions: An Evangelical Assessment. Kregel Academic & Professional, November 4, 2004.
HIS2213 Survey of Church History Shelley, Bruce L. Church History in Plain Language. 4th Edition. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2013. ISBN: 978-1401676315 
ATH3233 Youth Ministry
Mcgarry, Michael. A Biblical Theology of Youth Ministry: Teenagers in the Life of the Church. Randall House, 2019. ISBN: 978-1614840961.
THE3213 Theology 2 Erickson, Millard J. Introducing Christian Doctrine, 3rd ed. Edited by Arnold Hustad. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House 2015. ISBN 978-0801049194. Or a student may use: Erickson, Millard J. Christian Theology. 3rd ed. Grand Rapids. Baker Book House, 2013. ISBN 978-0801036439 (expanded edition – 1173 pages).
COU4323 Counseling Teenagers
Textbook 1: Clinton, Tim, Clark, Chap and Straub, Joshua, The Quick Reference Guide to Counseling Teenagers, Baker Books (August 1, 2010); ISBN-10: 0801072352. Textbook 2: McWhirter, J., McWhirter, B., McWhirter, E., and McWhirter R. At-Risk Youth (5th Edition), Brooks/Cole; 5th edition (February 9, 2012); ISBN-10: 0840028598.