Textbooks

How to Obtain Textbooks

Textbooks can be obtained from the Lifeway Bookstore on the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Fort Worth Campus. They make sure to have all of the required textbooks in stock for the current semester. If you are within driving distance, you can visit the store at 4540 James Ave., Fort Worth, TX. Call or email the bookstore for directions. Or the bookstore can ship you these books. You may contact them at 1.800.656.2215, southwesternseminary.4688@lifeway.com, or https://www.facebook.com/lifeway.swbts.  In addition, try your local bookstore or an online bookstore such as Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

Fall 2015 Online Textbook List

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School of Theology
 

APLMN 4011 I – Applied Ministry – Disc. Making in the Local Church
Stan Fike

Operation Multiplication Packet (Available in Southwestern Outfitters for $22.00)

  • Hanks, Billie, Jr. A Call to Growth – Discipler’s Guide. Salado, TX: International Evangelism Association, 1993.
  • Hanks, Billie, Jr. A Call to Growth – Timothy’s Guide. Salado, TX: International Evangelism Association, 1993.
  • Hanks, Billie, Jr. A Call to Joy – Discipler’s Guide. Salado, TX: International Evangelism Association, 1993.
  • Hanks, Billie, Jr. A Call to Joy– Timothy’s Guide. Salado, TX: International Evangelism Association, 1993.
  • Hanks, Billie, Jr. “Assured of Heaven: A Friendship CD.” Salado, TX: International Evangelism Association, 1998. Compact disk.
  • Hanks, Billie, Jr. Operation Multiplication [CD-ROM] (Salado, TX: International Evangelism, 1998)
  • Hanks, Billie, Jr., and Billy Beacham. The Spiritual Journal. Salado, TX: International Evangelism Association, 1981-96.
  • Hanks, Billie, Jr., and Randy Craig. Operation Multiplication. Salado, TX: International Evangelism Association, 1998-2004.

APLMN 4021 I – Applied Ministry – Mentoring
Stan Fike

  • Seidel, Andrew. Charting a Bold Course. Chicago: Moody Publishers, 2003. ISBN 0-8024-3422-3. The student must buy a textbook for himself and for the mentor, if the mentor does not already have one.

BIBST 3203 I – Biblical Hermeneutics
Terry Wilder

  • Bible (any English translation), Dr. Wilder prefers the New American Standard. I also recommend the NET Bible with its 60,000+ translator notes for those who do not have any facility with the biblical languages.
  • Lawrence, Michael. Biblical Theology in the Life of the Church: A Guide for Ministry. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2010.
  • Plummer, Robert. 40 Questions About Interpreting the Bible. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2010.
  • The Southwestern Seminary Manual of Style (latest edition). This manual is available on Blackboard in a pdf file. First, log in. Under “My Courses: Courses in Which You are Enrolled,” click on “Writing Center.” Then click on “Access the Style Manual (Full-text).”

CHAHT 3103 I – Church History I
Robert Caldwell

  • Please get the specific editions of the works below; specifically, you must get the 4th edition of Shelley, and Pine-Coffin translation of Augustine’s Confessions.
  • Shelley, Bruce L. Church History in Plain Language, 4th ed. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2013. ISBN: 1401676316.
  • McGrath, Alister. Historical Theology: An Introduction to the History of Christian Thought, 2nd Edition. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013.  ISBN: 0470672862
  • Cyril Richardson, editor. The Early Christian Fathers. Touchstone, 1995. ISBN: 0684829517
  • Augustine. Confessions. Trans. R. S. Pine-Coffin. Penguin Classics, 1961. ISBN: 014044114X
  • Jenkins, Philip. The Lost History of Christianity: The Thousand-Year Golden Age of the Church in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia—and How It Died. Harper Collins, 2008. ISBN: 0061472816

ETHIC 4433 I (MISSN 5393 I) – Cross-Cultural Ethics
Bill Goff

  • The Bible (Concentrating on a set of biblical studies on character development and its application to Christian decision making and the discipling of others, especially spiritual leaders).
  • Richards, E. Randolph and Brandon J. O’Brien. Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes: Removing Cultural Blinders to Better Understand the Bible. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2012.
  • Waltke, Bruce K. Finding the Will of God: A Pagan Notion? Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1995 (There is newer edition in 2002, but either edition is acceptable).

GREEK 3313 I – Biblical Greek I
David Hutchison

  • Aland, Barbara, Kurt Aland, Johannes Karavidopoulos, Carlo M. Martini, and Bruce M. Metzger, eds. The Greek New Testament with Greek-English Dictionary. 5th rev. ed. Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, 2014. ISBN: 3438051189. This text, known as UBS5 (United Bible Societies 5th edition), is one of two standard Greek New Testament texts – the other is NA28 (Nestle-Aland 28th edition). You will use this text in all of your Greek courses, and you should begin to take it with you to church and to Bible studies. Discreetly read along in the Greek and it will be exciting to see things that you know.
  • Black, David Alan. Learn to Read New Testament Greek: Third Edition. Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 2009. ISBN: 0805444939. This introductory Greek grammar is our primary text for the course.
  • DeMoss, Matthew S. Pocket Dictionary for the Study of New Testament Greek. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2001. ISBN: 0830814647. A short, inexpensive, and helpful reference tool.

Bible Software (Required in the Spring)

  • Southwestern requires all second-semester language students to purchase the Southwestern-edition Bible collection from Accordance or Logos or else the regular edition of BibleWorks. In addition, the student needs to purchase the HALOT (Hebrew) and BDAG (Greek) lexicons in the second semester of taking each respective language.

GREEK 4313 I – Trans. & Interp. – Pauline Rdg.
David Hutchison

  • Aland, Barbara, Kurt Aland, Johannes Karavidopoulos, Carlo M. Martini, and Bruce M. Metzger, eds. The Greek New Testament with Greek-English Dictionary. 5th rev. ed. Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, 2014. ISBN: 3438051189. You may also use the 4th revised edition if you have already purchased it.
  • Bible Software: Accordance, BibleWorks, or Logos. Purchase the Southwestern edition Bible collection from Accordance or Logos or else the regular edition of BibleWorks.  See student email for further information.
  • Danker, Frederick William, ed. A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature, 3rd ed. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2000. ISBN: 0226039331. Purchase electronically in your Bible software program.
  • DeMoss, Matthew S. Pocket Dictionary for the Study of New Testament Greek. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2001. ISBN: 0830814647.
  • Wallace, Daniel B. Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics: An Exegetical Syntax of the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996. ISBN: 0310218950.

HEBRW 4313 I – Biblical Hebrew I
Eric Mitchell

  • Russell Fuller and Kyoungwon Choi, Invitation to Biblical Hebrew: A Beginning Grammar (Kregel)
  • Russell Fuller and Kyoungwon Choi, Invitation to Biblical Hebrew: Workbook (Kregel)
  • BHS – Hebrew Bible – either a hard copy or the BHS Logos SESB 2.0 version…see Logos Biblical Languages Library below.
  • HALOT Lexicon– explained in syllabus
  • Eric Mitchell, Elementary Hebrew I and II Lectures on CD.  Playable on Computers, Available at the Lifeway store on the Fort Worth campus – These are the lectures for both semesters of Hebrew I and Hebrew II.
  • These textbooks will be used in the second semester as well.
  • Andrews, Stephen, "Some Knowledge of Hebrew Possible to All: Old Testament Exposition and the Hebraica Veritas." -- read by 3rd day. (Available on Blackboard)
  • Braun, Frank X.  English Grammar for Language Students -- read before chapter 7. (Available on Blackboard)

Recommended:

  • Gary Long, Grammatical Concepts 101 for Biblical Hebrew (Hendrickson, 2002). To read before 2nd semester begins.
  • Bill Arnold & John Choi, A Guide to Biblical Hebrew Syntax (Cambridge Press).
  • Todd J. Murphy.  Pocket Dictionary for the Study of Biblical Hebrew (InterVarsity Press, 2003)
  • L. Koehler, W. Baumgartner, et al Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament (HALOT) (5 vols.) [available in LOGOS BIBLE SOFTWARE]. This will be utilized late in the second semester.

NEWTS 3313 I – Basic New Testament I
Jim Wicker

  • Please see the class Blackboard website for the list of required textbooks.

NEWTS 4073 I – Book Study: 1 Corinthians
Paige Patterson

  • Coming Soon

OLDTS 3313 I – Basic Old Testament I
Eric Mitchell

  • Please see the class Blackboard website for the list of required textbooks.

PASMN 3313 I – Foundation for Christian Ministry
Mike Wilson

  • Bisagno, John. 2001. Letters to Timothy: A Handbook for Pastors. Nashville: Broadman & Holman.
  • Dean, Jennifer Kennedy. 1999. He Restores My Soul: A Forty-Day Journey Toward Personal Renewal. Nashville: Broadman & Holman.
  • Bryant, James W and Mac Brunson. 2007. The New Guidebook for Pastors. Nashville: Broadman and Holman.
  • MacArthur, John. 2005. Pastoral Ministry: How to Shepherd Biblically. Nashville: Thomas Nelson.

PASMN 4323 I (CNSLN 3203 I) – Principles of Biblical Counseling
Dale Johnson

  • Ganz, Richard. PsychoBabble, Wheaton: Crossway, 1993. Available at www.richardganz.com or at LifeWay campus store.
  • MacArthur, John F. Counseling: How to Counsel Biblically.  Nashville: Thomas Nelson, Inc., 2005.
  • Tripp, David Paul.  Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands.  Phillipsburg, New Jersey: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Company, 2002.
  • Welch, Edward T. When People Are Big and God Is Small.  Phillipsburg, New Jersey: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Company, 1997ISBN: 978-0875526003
  • Whitaker, Robert, Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America, New York: Broadway Books, 2010.

PHILO 4373 I – Christian Apologetics
Travis Dickinson

  • Reasonable Faith (3rd Edition) by William Lane Craig (Crossway: 2008, ISBN: 1433501155).

PRCHG 3313 I – Intro to Expository Preaching
Matthew McKellar

  • Haddon Robinson. Biblical Preaching, 2nd edition.
  • Jerry Vines and Jim Shaddix.  Power in the Pulpit.
  • Bryan Chapell. Christ-Centered Preaching, 2nd edition.
  • Daniel Akin, David Allen and Ned Mathews, eds. Text-Driven Preaching.

PRCHG 3323 I – Advanced Expository Preaching
Vern Charette

  • Coming Soon

PRCHG 4463 I – Rhetoric I
Calvin Pearson

  • Alan of Lille. The Art of Preaching. Tr. Gillian R. Evans.  Kalamazoo, MI: Cistercian Publications, 1981. ISBN: 0-087907-923-1
  • Aristotle. On Rhetoric: A Theory of Civil Discourse. Ed. George A. Kennedy. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1991. Be sure you get the Kennedy edition.
  • Augustine. Teaching Christianity.  New City Press, 1996.  ISBN: 1565480554. Again- get this edition- it is the best translation.
  • Bizzell, Patricia and Bruce Herzberg, eds. The Rhetorical Tradition: Reading from Classical Times to the Present. 2nd ed. Boston and New York: Bedford, 2001.  ISBN:  0-312-14839-9. Get the 2001 edition, not the 1990 edition.
  • McCroskey, James C. An Introduction to Rhetorical Communication. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 2001. Avoid the latest edition- it is $$$. Any edition will be fine; just don’t buy a new book, unless you can get it at a low price.

SPFRM 3101 IA – Spiritual Formation I
Jim Wicker

  • Bible (any translation).
  • Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life, by Donald S. Whitney.  NavPress, 1991.

SPFRM 3101 IB – Spiritual Formation I
Steven Ortiz

  • Bible (any translation).
  • Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life, by Donald S. Whitney.  NavPress, 1991.

SYSTH 3003 I – Systematic Theology I
Malcolm Yarnell

  • Daniel L. Akin, ed., A Theology for the Church (Nashville: B&H Academic, 2007), sections 1-3.
  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Discipleship, Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works [or German original or comparable translation], pp 37-145 [Chapters 1-6, concluding with his theological interpretation of Matthew 5].
  • Malcolm B. Yarnell III, The Formation of Christian Doctrine (Nashville: B&H Academic, 2007), chs 1-3.
Evangelism and Missions
 

EVANG 3303 I – Contemporary Evangelism
Matt Queen

  • Coming Soon

MISSN 3363 I – Intro to Missiology
Dietmar Schulze

  • Please see the class Blackboard website for the list of required textbooks.

MISSN 4653 I – Applied Anthropology for Bib. Ch. Planting
Daniel Sanchez

  • Hiebert, Paul. Anthropological Insights for Missionaries, Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1985. (This book can be purchased in print or in Kindle electronic format.)
  • Sanchez, Daniel, Starting Reproducing Congregations, Second Edition, Fort Worth: Church Starting Network, 2012 (This book can be purchased in print or in Kindle electronic format).
  • The Alliance for Saturation Church Planting. Readings taken from this manual have been placed on Blackboard under the title of “Manual Readings.” These are available to you electronically.

MISSN 5393 I (ETHIC 4433 I) – Cross-Cultural Ethics
Bill Goff

  • The Bible (Concentrating on a set of biblical studies on character development and its application to Christian decision making and the discipling of others, especially spiritual leaders).
  • Richards, E. Randolph and Brandon J. O’Brien. Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes: Removing Cultural Blinders to Better Understand the Bible. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2012.
  • Waltke, Bruce K. Finding the Will of God: A Pagan Notion? Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1995 (There is newer edition in 2002, but either edition is acceptable).
Church and Family Ministries
 

EVANG 3303 I – Contemporary Evangelism
Matt Queen

Coming Soon

ADMIN 3313 I – Administration and Church Law
Paul Stutz

  • Welch, Robert H., Church Administration, B & H, 2011.
  • Malphurs, Aubrey, Being Leaders, Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2002.

CNSLN 3203 I (PASMN 4323 I) – Principles of Biblical Counseling
Dale Johnson

  • Ganz, Richard. PsychoBabble, Wheaton: Crossway, 1993. Available at www.richardganz.com or at LifeWay campus store.
  • MacArthur, John F. Counseling: How to Counsel Biblically.  Nashville: Thomas Nelson, Inc., 2005.
  • Tripp, David Paul.  Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands.  Phillipsburg, New Jersey: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Company, 2002.
  • Welch, Edward T. When People Are Big and God Is Small.  Phillipsburg, New Jersey: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Company, 1997ISBN: 978-0875526003
  • Whitaker, Robert, Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America, New York: Broadway Books, 2010.

EDMIN 3003 I – Ministry of Education
Chris Shirley

  • Please see the class Blackboard website for the list of required textbooks.

FOUND 5902 I – Foundations Field Experience (OJT)
Matt Harrison

  • Kent and Barbara Hughes. Liberating Ministry from the Success Syndrome. Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2008.

STMIN 4333 I – Ministry w/ Families of Teens
Richard Ross

  • Accelerate: Parenting Teenagers Toward Adulthood, Richard Ross, ed.
  • Parenting with Kingdom Purpose by Ken Hemphill and Richard Ross
  • Soul Searching by Christian Smith and Melinda Denton
  • The Senior Pastor and the Reformation of Youth Ministry, Richard Ross
Cursos en Español
 

CHAHT 3103 IS – Historia de la Iglesia I
Gerardo Alfaro

  • Próximamente aquí

NEWTS 3313 IS – Nuevo Testamento Básico I
Rudy Gonzalez

  • Biblia: El profesor usará la versión Reina y Valera, revisión 1960 para este curso.
  • Texto Principal: Thomas D. Lea, El Nuevo Testamento: Su Trasfondo y Su Mensaje. Trad. Rubén O. Zorzoli (El Paso, TX.: Editorial Mundo Hispano, 2004), designado “Lea”.
  • Texto Principal: A.T. Robertson, Una Armonía de los Cuatro Evangelios, (El Paso, Tex: Casa Bautista de Publicaciones, edición 2006), designado “Rbt”.
  • Libro de Repaso: El estudiante escogerá un libro, con relevancia directa a cualquier de los cuatro evangelios, el problema sinóptico, o el Libro de los Hechos. Este libro será la base para un requisito del curso (descrito p., 3).

OLDTS 3313 IS – Antiguo Testamento Básico I
Efrain Salcedo

  • La Santa Biblia (Cualquier Versión Moderna).
  • Lasor, William S., David A. Hubbard, Frederic W. Bush. Panorama del Antiguo Testamento:Mensaje, Forma y Trasfondo. Libros Desafios, 2001.

SYSTH 3003 IS – Teología Sistemática I
Gerardo Alfaro

  • Próximamente aquí

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