MCM Required Texts

MCM Style Guide

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Textbooks - Spring 2016

  • TBA

Textbooks-Summer 2015

  • BI 5300-Biblical Interpretation - Dr. Michael White
    (Online – May 19 to July 13)
    Klein, William W., Craig L. Blomberg, and Robert L. Hubbard, Jr. Introduction to Biblical Interpretation, rev. ed.  Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2004. ISBN: 9780785252252.

    Vaughan Roberts, God's Big Picture:  Tracing the Storyline of the Bible.  Downers Grove:  InterVarsity, 2002.  ISBN:  9780830853649.
  • CM 5005-Theology of the Christian Life - Dr. Larry McDonald

    Bridges, Jerry and Gary Bevington. The Bookends of the Christian Life. Wheaton: Crossway, 2009. ISBN # 1433503190.

    McDonald, Larry S. The Merging of Theology and Spirituality: An Examination of the Life and Work of Alister E. McGrath. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2006. ISBN # 0761834680. (This book may also be purchased directly from Dr. McDonald.)

    Packer, J.I. Rediscovering Holiness: Know the Fullness of Life with God. Ventura, CA: Regal, 2009. ISBN # 0830751068.

    Tidball, Dereck. The Message of Holiness. The Bible Speaks Today series. Downers Grove: InterVaristy, 2010. ISBN # 083082412X.

    Stetzer, Ed, Planting Missional Churches.  Nashville, TN:  Broadman and Holman, 2003.  ISBN:  0805443703.
  • CM 5334-Practicum in the Southern Baptist Convention (Columbus, OH) - Dr. Larry McDonald
    Brand, Chad and David Hankins.  One Sacred Effort:  The Cooperative Program of Southern Baptist.  Nashville:  B & H, 2006.  ISBN:  0805431632.

    George, Timothy and David S. Dockery.  Theologians of the Baptist Tradition, rev. ed.  Nashville:  B & H, 2001.  ISBN:  0805417729.

    McDonald, Larry Steven and Matt Queen, eds.  A Passion for the Great Comission:  Essays in Honor of Alvin Reid. Greer, SC:  Towering Oaks Books, 2013.  ISBN:  9780615981154.  (This book may also be purchased directly from Dr. McDonald.)

    Norman, R. Stanton.  The Baptist Way:  Distinctives of a Baptist Church.  Nashville:  B & H, 2005.  ISBN-13:  9780805431520.
  • CM5356-Practicum in North American Missions - Dr. Larry McDonald
    (See professor concerning textbook)

    Fairview Campus Intensive Course - June 18-19 and 22-24
  • CM 5345-Intro to Missiology - Dr. Bill Cashion
    (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)

    Hesselgrave, David J. Paradigms in Conflict: Ten Questions in Christian Missions Today. Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, 2005. ISBN: 0825427703.

    Ashford, Bruse Riley. Theology and Practice of Mission: God, the Church, and the Nations. Nashville: B&H Academic, 2011. ISBN: 978-0-8054-6412-2

  • CM 5355-Practicum in International Missions - Dr. Bill Cashion
    (Costa Rica, Central America - Trip Dates - July 3-11)

    Koutnik, Jane.  Costa Rica - Culture Smart!:  The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture, 2nd Revised edition.  London:  Kuperard, 2012.  ISBN:  1857336658

    Elmer, Duane.  Cross-cultural Servanthood:  Serving the World in Christlike Humility.  Downers Grove:  IVP Books, 2006.  ISBN-10:  0830833781.

    Complete registration for courses through the student portal at www.ngu.edu.

NOTE

If you plan to take the Integration Project course in the fall, please see Dr. Cashion this semester to begin the process of selecting your topic. A group Integration Project meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 11, 2015 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.


Textbooks - Fall 2015

  • CM 5000 - Spiritual Formation - Dr. Larry McDonald
    (Fairview Campus – Monday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 n – August 17 to November 23)

    McDonald, Larry S. The Merging of Theology and Spirituality: An Examination of the Life and Work of Alister E. McGrath. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2006. ISBN # 0761834680.  (This book may also be purchased directly from Dr. McDonald.)

    McDonald, Larry Steven and Matt Queen, eds. A Passion for the Great Commission: Essays in Honor of Alvin Reid. Greer, SC: Towering Oaks Books, 2013. ISBN: 9780615981154.  (This book may also be purchased directly from Dr. McDonald.)

    McGrath, Alister E. Christian Spirituality: An Introduction: Malden, MA: Blackwell, 1999.  ISBN: 0631212817.

    Whitney, Donald. Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life, updated anniversary edition. Colorado Springs: NavPress, 2014. ISBN: 1615216170.

  • CM 5006 Angelology and Spiritual Warfare - Dr. Steve Crouse
    (Fairview Campus – Monday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. – August 17 to November 23)

    Arnold, Clinton. 3 Crucial Questions about Spiritual Warfare. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1997. ISBN: 978-0801057847.

    Boyd, Gregory. God at War: The Bible and Spiritual Conflict. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 1997. ISBN: 978-0830818853.

    Lawless, Chuck. Discipled Warriors: Growing Healthy Churches that Are Equipped for Spiritual Warfare. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2002. ISBN: 978-0825431593.

    Lightner, Robert. Angels, Satan, and Demons: Invisible Beings that Inhabit the Spiritual World.         Nashville: Word, 1998. ISBN: 978-0849913716.

    Akin, Daniel L., ed. A Theology for the Church., 2nd ed. Nashville: B & H, 2014. ISBN: 9780805426403. (For this course you will need this book for the chapter by Peter R. Schemm, Jr., “The Agents of God: Angels.” This book is also the textbook for the course Christian Theology.)

  • CM 5310 Evangelism and Church Planting - Dr. Bill Cashion
    (Fairview Campus – Tuesday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. – August 17 to November 23)

    Brock, Charles, Indigenous Church Planting: A Practical Journey. Neosho, MO: Church

    Growth International, 1994. ISBN # 978-188504454. ($6.00 (U.S.) if ordered from www.churchgrowthinternational.com)

    Payne, Jervis David, Discovering Church Planting: An Introduction to the Whats, Whys, and Hows of Global Church Planting. Colorado Springs, CO: Authentic/Paternoster, 2009. ISBN: 13-978-1-60657-029-6.

    Stetzer, Ed, Planting Missional Churches. Nashville, TN: Broadman and Holman, 2003. ISBN: 0-8054-4370-3.

  • CM 5330 Christian Education in the Local Congregation:  Building a Great Commission Sunday School - Dr. Ken Hemphill
    (Fairview Campus – Thursday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. – August 17 to November 23)

    Hemphill, Ken. Revitalizing the Sunday Morning Dinosaur:  A Sunday School Growth Strategy for the 21st Century. Nashville: Broadman, 1996. ISBN # 0805461744.

    Hemphill, Ken. Eternal Impact: The Passion of Kingdom-Centered Communities. Nashville:  Broadman, 2008. ISBN # 0805446605.

    Hemphill, Ken. The Bonsai Theory of Church Growth.Overcoming Artificial Barriers to Growth, 2nd ed. Auxano Press, 2011. ISBN # 978-0-578-07988-2

    Parr, Steve R. Sunday School That Really Works: A Strategy for Connecting Congregations and Communities. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2010. ISBN # 9780825435676.

  • CM 5332  Leadership Development - Dr. Bill Cashion
    (Online – August 3 to September 27)

    Arbinger Institute, Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box, 2nd ed. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2010. ISBN # 9780785288381.

    MacArthur, John. The Book on Leadership. Nashville: Nelson, 2004. ISBN # 0-7852-6251-2.

    Pue, Carson, Mentoring Leaders: Wisdom for Developing Character, Calling, and Competency. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2005. ISBN # 0-8010-9187-X.

    Sanders, J. Oswald. Spiritual Leadership: Principles of Excellence for Every Believer, New Edition. Chicago: Moody, 2007. ISBN # 0802482279.

  • CM 5345 Introduction to Christian Missions - Dr. Bill Cashion
    (Online – October 5 to December 6)

    Allen, Roland. Missionary Methods: St. Paul’s or Ours. Lutterworth Press: 2006. ISBN # 0718891686.

    Guthrie, Stan. Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century.  Paternoster: 2002. ISBN # 1842270427.

    Terry, John Mark, Ebbie Smith, Justice Anderson, eds. Missiology: An Introduction to the Foundation, History & Strategies of World Missions. Nashville: B&H Books, 1998. ISBN # 0805410759.

  • CM 6390 Integration Project - Dr. Bill Cashion, Dr. Larry McDonald
    (Online – August 3 to December 6)

    (A group Integration Project meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 11, 2015 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.)

    Strunk, William and E. B. White. The of Elements Style, 4th ed. New York: Longman, 2000. ISBN: 020530902X.

    Turabian, Kate L. A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 8th ed, Chicago: University of Chicago, 2013. ISBN: 0226816389.

    Vyhmeister, Nancy Jean. Your Guide to Writing Quality Research Papers: For Students of Religion and Theology, 3rd ed., Zondervan, 2014. ISBN: 0310514029.

  • NT 5300 New Testament Research and Application - Dr. Michael White
    (Online – October 5 to December 6)

    Carson, D.A. and Douglas Moo. An Introduction to the New Testament, 2nd edition. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2005. ISBN # 978-0310238591.

    McKnight, Scott. The King Jesus Gospel: The Original Good News Revisited. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2011. ISBN # 978-0310492986.

  • OT 5300 Old Testament Research and Application - Dr. Matt Wireman (Fairview Campus – Monday, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. – August 17 to November 23)

    Merrill, Eugene H., Mark Rooker, and Michael A. Grisanti. The World and the Word: An Introduction to the Old Testament. Nashville: B & H, 2011. ISBN: 0805440313.

  • TH 5300 Christian Theology - Dr. Larry McDonald
    (Online – August 3 to September 27)

    Akin, Daniel L., ed. A Theology for the Church., 2nd ed. Nashville: B & H, 2014. ISBN: 9780805426403.

    Stott, John R. W. Your Mind Matters: The Place of the Mind in the Christian Life. IVP Classics Series. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 2007. IBSN: 0830834087.

    NOTE

    If you plan to take the Integration Project course in the spring, please see Dr. Cashion this semester to begin the process of selecting your topic. A group Integration Project meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 12, 2016 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.