MCM Required Texts

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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 2014

  • 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 5305-Personal Evangelism - Dr. Larry McDonald
    (Online – May 19 to July 13)
    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.)

    Packer, J. I.  Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God, IVP Classics.  Downers Grove:  InterVarsity, 2008.  ISBN:  9780830837991.

    Reid, Alvin L., Evangelism Handbook:  Biblical, Spiritual, Intentional, Missional.  Nashville:  B & H, 2009.  ISBN:  0805445420.

    Fairview Campus Intensive course - June 19-20 and 23-25
  • CM 5310-Evangelism and Church Planting - Dr. Bill Cashion
    (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
    Brock, Charles, Indigenous Church Planting:  A Practical Journey.  Neosho, MO:  Church Growth International, 1994.  ISBN:  1885504276.

    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:  9780830856343.

    Stetzer, Ed, Planting Missional Churches.  Nashville, TN:  Broadman and Holman, 2003.  ISBN:  0805443703.
  • CM 5334-Practicum in the Southern Baptist Convention (Baltimore, MD) - 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.
  • CM 5355-Practicum in International Missions - Dr. Bill Cashion
    (Costa Rica, Central America - Trip Dates - July 11-19)

    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 12, 2014 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.


Textbooks - Fall 2014

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

    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.

    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 5311-Effective Evangelism in the Local Church - Dr. Todd Stewart
    (Online - October 12 - December 5)

    Reid, Alvin. Radically Unchurched: Who They Are and How to Reach Them, 3rd ed. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2002. ISBN:  0825436338.

    Terry, John M. Church Evangelism: Creating a Culture for Growth in Your Congregation. Nashville: Broadman and Holman, 1997. ISBN:  0805410651.

    Towns, Elmer, Ed Stetzer, and Warren Bird. Eleven Innovations In The Local Church: How Today’s Leaders Can Learn, Discern, and Move Into the Future. Regal, 2007. ISBN:  0830743782.

    Warren, Rick. The Purpose Driven Church. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1995. ISBN:   0310201063.

  • CM 5332-Leadership Development - Dr. Bill Cashion
    (Online - August 18 - October 10)

    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:  9780785288381.

    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, 3rd rev. Chicago: Moody, 1994. ISBN:  9780802482273.


  • CM 5337-Spiritual gifts:  Discovering, Developing, and Mobilizing the Membership - Dr. Ken Hemphill (Fairview Campus)

    Hemphill, Ken. You Are Gifted: Your Spiritual Gifts and the Kingdom of God. Nashville: Broadman and Holman, 2009. ISBN: 0805448624.

    Hemphill, Ken. You Are Gifted Workbook. Travelers Rest, SC: Auxano Press, 2009.

    Keener, Craig S.  Gift & Giver: The Holy Spirit for Today. Baker Academic, 2001. ISBN: 9780801022661.


  • CM 6390-Integration Project - Dr. Bill Cashion/Dr. Larry McDonald
    (Online Course - August 18 to December 5)

    *A group Integration Project meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 12, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

    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 Course October 12 to December 5)

    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 5335-The Gospel of Mark - Dr. Hayne Griffin (Fairview Campus)

    Brooks, James A. Mark: An Exegetical and Theological Exposition of Holy Scripture in the New American Commentary Series, vol. 22. Nashville: Broadman, 1991. ISBN: 0805401237.

  • 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
    (Fairview Campus)
    Akin, Daniel L., ed. A Theology for the Church., 2nd ed. Nashville: B & H, 2014. ISBN: 978-1433682131.

    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.

  • TH 5340-Christian Apologetics - Dr. Walter Johnson
    (Online - August 18 - October 10)

    Cabal, Ted, ed. The Apologetics Study Bible: Understand Why You Believe. Nashville: Holman, 2012. ISBN: 978-1433602856.

    Taylor, James E. Introducing Apologetics: Cultivating Christian Commitment. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2006. ISBN: 0801027861.

    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 13, 2015 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.