MCM Required Texts

MCM Style Guide

An important resource for use in written work throughout the course of the MCM degree. Familiarize yourself with these standards and rely upon this guide as a reference when formatting your papers and documenting your research. 

Textbooks - Spring 2014

  • BI 5300 - Biblical Interpretation - Dr. Michael White
    (Fairview Campus - January 20 to April 25)

    Roberts, Vaughan, God's Big Picture:  Tracing the Storyline of the Bible.  Downers Grove:  InterVarsity, 2002.  ISBN:  978-0-8308-5364-9.

    Kostenberger, Andreas and Richard Patterson.  Invitation to Biblical Interpretation:  Exploring the Hermeneutical Triad of History, Literature, and Theology, in Invitation to Theological Studies Series.  Grand Rapids:  Kregel, 2011. ISBN:  082543047X.

  • CM 5000 - Spiritual Formation - Dr. Larry McDonald
    (Online Course - January 13 to March 7)

    Bunyan, John. The Pilgrim’s Progress. Oxford World’s Classics. W. R. Owens, edited with introduction and notes. New York: Oxford, 2003. ISBN: 0192803611.

    McDonald, Larry Steven and Matt Queen.  A Passion for the Great Commission:  Essays in Honor of Alvin L. Reid.  Bloomington, IN:  CrossBooks, 2013.  ISBN:  9781462729296.

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

    Whitney, Donald. Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life. Colorado Springs: NavPress, 1991. ISBN: 1576830276.

  • CM 5010 Devotional Classics - Dr. Larry McDonald
    (Fairview Campus - January 20 to April 25)

    Augustine.  Confessions.  Oxford World's Classics.  Henry Chadwick, translator.  New York:  Oxford, 1998.  ISBN:  0199537828.

    Bonhoeffer, Dietrich.  Life Together and Prayerbook of the Bible, in Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works, Volume 5, edited by Geffrey B. Kelly.  Translated by Daniel W. Bloesch and James H. Burtness.  Minneapolis:  Fortress, 1996.  ISBN:  9780800683252.

    Bunyan, John.  Grace Abounding:  With Other Spiritual Autobiographies.  Oxford World's Classics.  John Stachniewski and Anita Pacheco, eds.  New York:  Oxford, 2008.  ISBN:  0199554986.

    Calvin, John.  Golden Booklet of the True Christian Life.  Henry J. Van Andel, trans.  Grand Rapids:  Baker, 2004.  ISBN:  0801065283.

    Edwards, Jonathan.  Revival.  Carlisle, PA:  Banner of Truth, 1984.  ISBN:  0851514316.

  • CM 5312 - Prayer and Spiritual Awakening - Dr. Todd Stewart
    (Fairview Campus - January 20 to April 25)

    Blackaby, Henry, Richard Blackaby, and Claude King.  Fresh Encounter:  God's Pattern for Spiritual Awakening, revised and expanded edition.  Nashville:  Broadman and Holman, 2009.  ISBN:  9780805447804.

    Sacks, Cheryl.  the Prayer Saturated Church:  A Comprehensive Handbook for Prayer Leaders.  Colorado Springs:  NavPress, 2007.  ISBN:  1600061982. 

    Hardman, Keith J.  Seasons of Refreshing:  Evangelism and Revivals in America.  Grand Rapids:  Wipf and Stock, 2006.  ISBN 10:  159752512X.  ISBN 13:  9781597525121.

  • CM 5332 - Leadership Development - Dr. Bill Cashion
    (Fairview Campus - January 20 to April 25)

    Blanchard, Ken. The Heart of a Leader: Insights on the Art of Influence. Colorado Springs: Cook, 2007.  ISBN: 978-0781445436.

    Blanchard, Ken and Phil Hodges. Lead Like Jesus: Lessons from the Greatest Leadership Role Model of All Time. Nashville: Nelson, 2008. ISBN: 9781400314201.  

    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.

  • CM 5345 - Introduction to Christian Missions - Dr. Bill Cashion
    (Online Course - March 10 to May 2)

    Allen, Roland.  Missionary Methods:  St. Paul's or Ours?  Grand Rapids:  Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1962.  ISBN:  9870802810014.

    Guthrie, Stan.  Missions in the Third Millennium:  21 Key Trends for the 21st Century.  Waynesboro, GA: Paternoster Publishing, 2000.  ISBN:  1842270427.

    Terry, John Mark, Ebbie Smith, Justice Anderson, eds.  Missiology:  An Introduction to the Foundations, History, and Strategies of World Missions.  Nashville:  Broadman and Holman Publishers, 1998.  ISBN:  0805410759.
  • CM 6390 - Integration Project - Dr. Larry McDonald - Dr Bill Cashion
    (Class meeting on January 14, 6-9 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, 7th ed, Chicago: University of Chicago, 2007. ISBN: 0226823377.

    Vyhmeister, Nancy Jean. Your Guide to Writing Quality Research Papers: For Students of Religion and Theology, 2nd ed., Zondervan, 2008. ISBN: 031027440-0.

  • NT 5300 - New Testament Research and Application - Dr. Ken Hemphill
    (Fairview Campus - January 20 to April 25)

    Kostenberger, Andreas J., L. Scott Kellum and Charles L. Quarles. The Cradle, the Cross, and the Crown. Nashville: B & H, 2009.  ISBN # 978-080544365-3.

    Bowan, Kie.  New Testament Survey:  the King and His Community.  Tigerville, SC:  Auxano Press 2013.  ISBN:  9870988985407.

  • OT 5300 - Old Testament Research and Application - Dr. Keith Lester
    (Online Course - March 10 to May 2)

    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.

    Walton, John H.  Chronological and Background Charts of the Old Testament.  Grand Rapids:  Zondervan, 1994.  ISBN:  0310481619.

    Students should also select 1 of the 3 books below for a paper:

    Lamb, David T.  God Behaving Badly:  Is the God of the Old Testament Angry, Sexist and Racist?  Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Books, 2011 (205 pages, paperback). ISBN:  9780830838264.

    Longman, Temper III.  Making Sense of the Old Testament:  Three Crucial Questions.  Grand Rapids:  Baker Academic, 1999 (156 pages, paperback).  ISBN:  9780801058288.

    Copan, Paul.  Is God a Moral Monster?  Making Sense of the Old Testament God.  Grand Rapids:  Baker Books, 2011 (252 pages, paperback). ISBN:  9780801072758.

  • TH 5345 - Christian Faith and World Religions - Dr. Bill Cashion
    (Online Course - January 13 to March 7)

    Corduan, Winfried. Neighboring Faiths: A Christian Introduction to World Religions, 2nd ed., Downers Grove:  IVP Academic, 2012.  ISBN:  0830839704. 

    Olasky, Marvin. The Religions Next Door: What We Need to Know About Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam - And What Reporters Are Missing. Nashville: B & H, 2004. ISBN: 9780805431438.

    Tennent,Timothy C.  Christianity at the Religious Roundtable.  Grand Rapids:  Baker Academic, 2002.  ISBN:  0801026024.

Textbooks-Summer 2013

  • BI 5300-Biblical Interpretation - Dr. Donny Mathis
    (Online – May 20 to July 15)
    Klein, William W., Craig L. Blomberg, and Robert L. Hubbard, Jr. Introduction to Biblical Interpretation, rev. ed.  Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2004. ISBN: 9780785252252.

    Stein, Robert H.  A Basic Guide to Interpreting the Bible, 2nd ed.  Grand Rapids:  Baker Academic, 2011.  ISBN:  978-0-8010-3373-5.

    Metzger, Bruce.  The Bible in Translation:  Ancient and English Versions.  Grand Rapids:  Baker Academic, 2001.  ISBN:  978-0-8010-2282-1. 

  • CM 5005-Theology of the Christian Life - Dr. Larry McDonald
    (Online – May 20 to July 15)
    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, 20006.  ISBN:  0761834680.

    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:  InterVarsity, 2010.  ISBN:  083082412X.

    Fairview Campus Intensive course - June 6-7 and 10-12

  • CM 5345-Introduction to Christian Missions - Dr. Bill Cashion
    8:00 am to 5:00 pm

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

    Moreau, A. Scott, et. al.  Introducing World Missions:  A Biblical, Historical, and Practical Survey.  Grand Rapids:  Baker, 2004.  ISBN:  0801026482.


  • CM 5355-Practicum in International Missions - Dr. Bill Cashion
    (Venezuela, South America - Trip Dates - July 19-27)

    Bahuley, Kitt.  CuttureShock!  Venezuela:  A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette.  Oregon City, OR:  Cavendish, Marshall Corporation, 2009.  ISBN-13:  9780761455691.

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

Textbooks - Fall 2013

  • CM 5000-Spiritual Formation - Dr. Larry McDonald
    (Fairview Campus)

    Bunyan, John. The Pilgrim’s Progress. Oxford World’s Classics. W. R. Owens, edited with introduction and notes. New York: Oxford, 2003. ISBN:  0192803611.

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

    Whitney, Donald. Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life. Colorado Springs: NavPress, 1991. ISBN:  1576830276. 
  • CM 5305-Personal Evangelism - Dr. Bill Cashion
    (Fairview Campus)

    Reid, alvin.  Evangelism Handbook:  Biblical, Spiritual, Intentional, Missional.  Nashville:  B & H, 2009.  ISBN:  978-0805445428.

    McRaney, Will.  The Art of Personal Evangelism:  Sharing Jesus in a Changing Culture. Nashville:  B & H Academic. ISBN:  0805426248.
  • CM 5316-Church Revitalization - Dr. Ken Hemphill
    (Fairview Campus)

    Required:
    Deutschman, Alan.  Change or die:  The Three Keys to Change at Work and in Life.  New York:  Harper collins, 2007.  ISBN:  0061373672. 

    Hemphill, Ken.  The Bonsai Theory of Church Growth:  Grow Your church to Its Natural God-Given Size, rev. ed., Travelers Rest, SC:  Auxano, 2011.

    Hemphill, Ken.  External Impact:  The Passion of Kingdom-Centered Communities.  Nashville:  B & H, 2008.  ISBN:  9780805446609.

    Rainer, Thom S.  Breakout Churches:  Discover How to Make the Leap.  Grand Rapids:  Zondervan, 2005.  ISBN:  0310293472.

    Recommended:
    Putman, David and Ed Stetzer.  Breaking the Missional Code:  Your Church Can Become a Missionary in Your Community.  Nashville:  B & H, 2006.  ISBN:  0805443592.
  • CM 5331-Discipleship - Dr. Bill Cashion
    (Online Course – October 14 to December 6)

    Coleman, Robert E. The Master Plan of Evangelism. Grand Rapids: Revell, 1993. ISBN:  0800731220.

    Hull, Bill. The Complete Book of Discipleship: On Being and Making Followers of Christ. Colorado Springs: NavPress, 2006. ISBN: 1576838978.

    Rainer, Thom and Eric Geiger. Simple Church: Returning to God’s Process for Making Disciples, 2nd ed. Nashville: B & H, 2006.  ISBN: 978-0-8054-4799-6.

    Wilkins, Michael J. Following the Master: A Biblical Theology of Discipleship. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1992. ISBN: 0310521513.

  • CM 5332-Leadership Development - Dr. Bill Cashion
    (Online Course – August 19 to October 11)    

    Arbinger Institute, Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box, 2nd ed. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2010. ISBN:  1576759776.

    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, 2nd rev. Chicago:  Moody, 1994. ISBN:  0-8024-6799-7.

  • CM 6390-Integration Project - Dr. Bill Cashion/Dr. Larry McDonald
    (Online Course - August 19 to December 6)

    A group Integration Project meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 13, 2013 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm)

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

    Turabian, Kate L.  A Manual for writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 7th ed, Chicago:  University of Chicago, 2007.  ISBN:  0226823377.

    Vyhmeister, Nancy Jean.  Your Guide to Writing Quality Research Papers:  For Students of Religion and Theology, 2nd ed., Zondervan, 2008.  ISBN:  031027440-0.

  • NT 5300-New Testament Research and Application - Dr. Michael White
    (Online Course October 14 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.

  • NT 5340-The Book of Romans - Dr. Hayne Griffin
    (Fairview Campus)

    Stott, John R. W.  The Message of Romans:  God's Good News for the World.  The Bible Speaks Today.  Downers Grove:  IVP, 2001.  ISBN:  0830812466. 
  • OT 5300-Old Testament Research and Application - Dr. Keith Lester
    (Fairview Campus)

    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 Course - August 19 to October 11)

    Akin, Daniel L., ed.  A Theology for the Church.  Nashville:  B & H, 2007.  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.  ISBN:  0830834087.