Basic Library Booklist

Prepared by the Faculty Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary 2018

This list has been prepared to assist students at Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary in selecting books for their future ministries. It has been specifically designed to answer the question of which books are the best on a particular book of the Bible or theological subject. In the case of commentaries, best means those that are the most helpful in exegesis and exposition, as well as understanding the overall argument of a book. Commentaries of a sermonic and/or devotional nature, though helpful and oftentimes essential for sermon preparation, are not generally represented in this list. The books are listed in order of importance. The first book listed, if available, is the one the student should purchase first. However, it should not be assumed that one commentary will suffice for the task of teaching or preaching through a book. This is almost never the case.

Some books that are out of print are still listed because they may be available in some bookstores or used copies may often be obtained.

It is difficult to find any book with which the faculty would completely agree; therefore, the student should understand that a book’s inclusion on the list does not mean an unqualified endorsement of everything in the book.

* indicates that a book, although valuable, contains some theological errors and, therefore, must be used with special discernment. Books that differ from a premillennial, dispensational viewpoint are not so marked.

**Title pulled by publisher for ethical reasons but retains significant value within the body of available literature.

BOOKLIST

THE OLD TESTAMENT

  1. Kenneth L. Barker and John R. Kohlenberger III, eds. The Expositor’s Bible Commentary—Abridged Edition: Old Testament. Zondervan, 2004.
  2. Walvoord, John F. and Roy B. Zuck, eds. BKCOT. Victor, 1985.

Old Testament History

  1. Merrill, Eugene H. Kingdom of Priests: A History of Old Testament Israel. 2nd ed. Baker, 2008.
  2. Provan, Iain, Philip V. Long, and Tremper Longman III. A Biblical History of Israel. 2nd ed., Westminster/John Knox, 2015.
  3. Wood, Leon J. A Survey of Israel’s History. 2nd ed. Baker, 1986.
  4. Kaiser, Walter C., Jr. A History of Israel. B & H, 1998.
  5. Steinmann, Andrew E. From Abraham to Paul: A Biblical Chronology. Concordia, 2011.

Pentateuch

  1. Hamilton, Victor P. Handbook on the Pentateuch. 2nd ed., Baker, 2005.
  2. Alexander, T. Desmond. From Paradise to the Promised Land. 3rd ed., Baker, 2012.
  3. Wolf, Herbert. An Introduction to the Old Testament Pentateuch. 2nd ed., Moody, 2007.
  4. Sailhamer, John H. The Pentateuch As Narrative. Zondervan, 1992.
  5. Vogt, Peter. Interpreting the Pentateuch: An Exegetical Handbook. Kregel, 2009.

Genesis

  1. Wenham, Gordon J. Genesis. 2 vols. WBC. Word, 1987, 1994.
  2. Mathews, Kenneth A. Genesis. 2 vols. NAC. B & H, 1996, 2005.
  3. Hamilton, Victor P. The Book of Genesis. 2 vols. NICOT. Eerdmans, 1990, 1995.
  4. Currid, John D. Genesis. 2 vols. Evangelical Press, 2015.
  5. Ross, Allen P. Creation and Blessing: A Guide to the Study and Exposition of Genesis. Baker, 1988.

Exodus

  1. Stuart, Douglas K. Exodus. NAC. B & H, 2006.
  2. Carpenter, Eugene. Exodus. 2 vols. EEC. Lexham, 2017.
  3. Currid, John D. Exodus. 2 vols. Evangelical Press, 2000, 2001.
  4. Hamilton, Victor P. Exodus. Baker, 2011.
  5. Garrett, Duane A. Exodus. Kregel, 2014.

Leviticus

  1. Wenham, Gordon J. The Book of Leviticus. NICOT. Eerdmans, 1979.
  2. Hartley, John E. Leviticus. WBC. Word, 1992
  3. Rooker, Mark. Leviticus. NAC. B & H, 2000.
  4. Currid, John D. Leviticus. Evangelical Press, 2004.
  5. Ross, Allen P. Holiness to the Lord: A Guide to the Exposition of the Book of Leviticus. Baker, 2002.

Numbers

  1. Cole, R. Dennis. Numbers. NAC. B & H, 2000.
  2. Ashley, Timothy R. The Book of Numbers. NICOT. Eerdmans, 1993.
  3. Wenham, Gordon J. Numbers. TOTC. InterVarsity, 2008.
  4. Milgrom, Jacob A. Numbers. JPS Torah Commentary. Jewish Publication Society, 1990.
  5. Harrison, R. K. Numbers. WEC. Baker, 1992.

Deuteronomy

  1. Craigie, Peter C. The Book of Deuteronomy. NICOT. Eerdmans, 1976.
  2. Merrill, Eugene H. Deuteronomy. NAC. B & H, 1994.
  3. McConville, J. G. Deuteronomy. AOTC. InterVarsity, 2002.
  4. Currid, John D. Deuteronomy. EPSC. Evangelical Press, 2006.
  5. Thompson, J. A. Deuteronomy. TOTC. InterVarsity, 1974.

Historical Books

  1. Davis, John J. and John C. Whitcomb. A History of Israel: From Conquest to Exile. Reprint ed., BMH, 1989.
  2. Howard, David M., Jr. An Introduction to the Old Testament Historical Books. Moody, 2007.
  3. Hamilton, Victor P. Handbook on the Historical Books. Baker, 2001.
  4. Howard, David M., Jr., and Michael A. Grisanti, eds. Giving the Sense: Understanding and Using Old Testament Historical Texts. Kregel, 2003.
  5. Chisholm, Robert B. Interpreting the Historical Books: An Exegetical Handbook. Kregel, 2006.

Joshua

  1. Howard, David M., Jr. Joshua. NAC. B & H, 1998.
  2. Hess, Richard S. Joshua. TOTC. InterVarsity, 1996.
  3. Butler, Trent C. Joshua 1–12 & Joshua 13–24. 2nd ed. WBC. Zondervan, 2014.
  4. Woudstra, Marten H. The Book of Joshua. NICOT. Eerdmans, 1981.

Judges

  1. Block, Daniel I. Judges, Ruth. NAC. B & H, 1999.
  2. Wood, Leon. Distressing Days of the Judges. Reprint ed. Wipf & Stock Publishers, 1998.
  3. Webb, Barry G. The Book of Judges. NICOT. Eerdmans, 2012.
  4. Chisholm, Robert B. A Commentary on Judges and Ruth. KEL. Kregel, 2013.
  5. Younger, K. Lawson. Judges/Ruth. NIVAC. Zondervan, 2002.

Ruth

  1. Hubbard, Robert L., Jr. The Book of Ruth. NICOT. Eerdmans, 1988.
  2. Block, Daniel I. Judges, Ruth. NAC. B & H, 1999.
  3. Bush, Frederic. Ruth, Esther. WBC. Word, 1996.
  4. Chisholm, Robert B. A Commentary on Judges and Ruth. KEL. Kregel, 2013.
  5. Younger, K. Lawson, Jr. Judges/Ruth. NIVAC. Zondervan, 2002.

1 & 2 Samuel

  1. Bergen, Robert D. 1, 2 Samuel. NAC. B & H, 1996.
  2. Tsumura, David Toshio. The First Book of Samuel. NICOT. Eerdmans, 2007.
  3. Gordon, Robert P. 1 & 2 Samuel. Zondervan, 1986.
  4. Arnold, Bill T. 1 & 2 Samuel. NIVAC. Zondervan, 2002.
  5. McCarter, P. Kyle, Jr. I Samuel & II Samuel. AB. Doubleday, 1980, 1984.

1 & 2 Kings

  1. House, Paul R. 1, 2 Kings. NAC. B & H, 1995.
  2. Hubbard, Robert L, Jr. First & Second Kings. EvBC. Moody Press, 1991.
  3. Hobbs, T. R. 2 Kings. WBC. Word, 1985.
  4. Wiseman, Donald J. 1 and 2 Kings. TOTC. InterVarsity, 1993.
  5. Cogan, Mordecai. 1 Kings & 2 Kings. AB. Doubleday, 2001, 1988.

1 & 2 Chronicles

  1. Selman, Martin J. 1 Chronicles. 2 Chronicles. TOTC. InterVarsity, 1994.
  2. Pratt, Richard L. 1 and 2 Chronicles. Christian Focus, 1998.
  3. Hill, Andrew E. 1 & 2 Chronicles. NIVAC. Zondervan, 2003.
  4. Merrill, Eugene H. A Commentary on 1 & 2 Chronicles. KEL. Kregel, 2015.
  5. Braun, Roddy, and Raymond Dillard. 1 Chronicles & 2 Chronicles. WBC. Word, 1986, 1987.

Ezra & Nehemiah

  1. Fensham, F. Charles. The Books of Ezra and Nehemiah. NICOT. Eerdmans, 1982.
  2. Kidner, Derek. Ezra and Nehemiah. TOTC. InterVarsity, 1979.
  3. Williamson, H. G. M. Ezra, Nehemiah. WBC. Word, 1985.
  4. Breneman, Mervin. Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther. NAC. B & H, 1993.
  5. Yamauchi, “Ezra, Nehemiah.” Vol. 4 of ExBCrev. Zondervan, 2010.

Esther

  1. Breneman, Mervin. Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther. NAC. B & H, 1993.
  2. Whitcomb, John C., Jr. Esther. Rev. ed., BMH, 2010.
  3. Jobes, Karen H. Esther. NIVAC. Zondervan, 1999.
  4. Baldwin, Joyce G. Esther. TOTC. InterVarsity, 1984.
  5. Bush, Frederic. Ruth, Esther. WBC. Word, 1996.

OT Poetic Books

  1. Estes, Daniel J. Handbook on the Wisdom Books and Psalms. Baker, 2005.
  2. Bullock, C. Hassell. An Introduction to the Old Testament Poetic Books. 2nd ed. Moody, 1998.
  3. Bartholomew, Craig G. & Ryan P. O’Dowd. Old Testament Wisdom Literature: A Theological Introduction. InterVarsity, 2011.
  4. Lucas, Ernest C. Exploring the Old Testament: A Guide to the Psalms & Wisdom Literature. InterVarsity, 2003.

Job

  1. Clines, David J. A. Job 1–20, Job 21–37, & Job 38–41. WBC. Word, 1989, 2005, 2011.
  2. Andersen, Francis I. Job. TOTC. InterVarsity, 1976.
  3. Alden, Robert. Job. NAC. B & H, 1993.
  4. Hartley, John E. The Book of Job. NICOT. Eerdmans, 1988.
  5. Konkel, August. Job, Ecclesiastes & Song of Songs. Tyndale, 2006.

Psalms

  1. Wilson, Gerald H. Psalms—Volume 1. NIVAC. Zondervan, 2002.
  2. Goldingay, John. Psalms 1–41, Psalms 42–89, Psalms 90–150. Baker, 2006, 2007, 2008.
  3. Ross, Allen P. A Commentary on the Psalms, Volume 1:1–41, A Commentary on the Psalms, Volume 2:42–89, & A Commentary on the Psalms, Volume 3:90–150. KEL. Kregel 2012, 2013, 2014.
  4. de-Claissé-Walford, Nancy, Rolf A. Jacobson, and Beth L. Tanner. The Book of Psalms. NICOT. Eerdmans, 2014.
  5. Craigie, Peter C., and Marvin E. Tate. Psalms 1–50 & Psalms 51–100. WBC. Word, 1983, 1990.
  6. Allen, Leslie C. Psalms 101–150. 2nd ed. WBC. Word, 2002.

Proverbs

  1. Waltke, Bruce K. The Book of Proverbs. 2 vols. NICOT. Eerdmans, 2004, 2005.
  2. Longman, Tremper, III. Proverbs. Baker, 2006.
  3. Steinmann, Andrew E. Proverbs. CC. Concordia Publishing House, 2009.
  4. Kitchen, John A. Proverbs. Mentor, 2006.
  5. Koptak, Paul E. Proverbs. NIVAC. Zondervan, 2003.

Ecclesiastes

  1. Bartholomew, Craig G. Ecclesiastes. Baker, 2009.
  2. Bollhagen, James. Ecclesiastes. CC. Concordia Publishing House, 2011.
  3. Fredericks, Daniel C. & Daniel J. Estes. Ecclesiastes & the Song of Songs. AOTC. InterVarsity, 2010.
  4. Longman, Tremper, III. The Book of Ecclesiastes. NICOT. Eerdmans, 1998.
  5. Ogden, Graham. Qoheleth. Sheffield Academic Press, 2nd ed., 2007.

Song of Solomon

  1. Hess, Richard S. Song of Songs. Baker, 2005.
  2. Garrett, Duane A. Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs. NAC. B & H, 1993.
  3. Longman, Tremper, III. Song of Songs. NICOT. Eerdmans, 2001.
  4. Fredericks, Daniel C. & Daniel J. Estes. Ecclesiastes & the Song of Songs. AOTC. InterVarsity, 2010.
  5. Provan, Iain W. Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs. NIVAC. Zondervan, 2001.

Prophetic Books

  1. Bullock, C. Hassell. An Introduction to the OT Prophetic Books, 2nd ed. Moody, 2007.
  2. Chisholm, Robert B. Handbook on the Prophets. Baker, 2002.
  3. Hays, J. Daniel. The Message of the Prophets. Zondervan, 2010.
  4. Freeman, Hobart E. An Introduction to the Old Testament Prophets. Moody, 1981.
  5. Wood, Leon J. The Prophets of Israel. Baker, 1979.

Isaiah

  1. Oswalt, John. The Book of Isaiah, 2 vols. NICOT. Eerdmans, 1986, 1987.
  2. Walker, Larry. Isaiah. CBC. Tyndale, 2005.
  3. Grogan, Geoffrey. “Isaiah.” Vol. 6 of ExBCrev. Zondervan, 2008.
  4. Motyer, J. Alec. The Prophecy of Isaiah. InterVarsity, 1993.
  5. Young, Edward J. The Book of Isaiah. 3 vols. NICOT. Eerdmans, 1965−72.

Jeremiah

  1. Thompson, J. A. The Book of Jeremiah. NICOT. Eerdmans, 1980.
  2. Huey, F. B., Jr. Jeremiah, Lamentations. NAC. B & H, 1993.
  3. Feinberg, Charles. “Jeremiah.” Vol. 6 of ExBC. Zondervan, 1986.
  4. Brown, Michael L. “Jeremiah.” Vol. 7 of ExBCrev. Zondervan, 2010.

Lamentations

  1. Garrett, Duane, and Paul House. Song of Songs, Lamentations. WBC. Thomas Nelson, 2004.
  2. Martens, Elmer. Jeremiah & Lamentations. CBC. Tyndale, 2005.
  3. Longman, Tremper, III. Jeremiah, Lamentations. UBC. Baker, 2012.
  4. Hays, J. Daniel. Jeremiah and Lamentations. TTC. Baker, 2016.
  5. Ferris, Paul W. Jr. “Lamentations.” Vol. 7 of ExBCrev. Zondervan, 2010.

Ezekiel

  1. Block, Daniel. The Book of Ezekiel. 2 vols. NICOT. Eerdmans, 1997, 1998.
  2. Cooper, Lamar. Ezekiel. NAC. B & H, 1994.
  3. Thompson, David L. “Ezekiel.” Cornerstone Biblical Commentary. Tyndale, 2010.
  4. Feinberg, Charles. The Prophecy of Ezekiel. Moody, 1969.
  5. *Allen, Leslie C. Ezekiel. 2 vols. WBC. Word, 1994, 1990.

Daniel

  1. Miller, Stephen. Daniel. NAC. B & H, 1994.
  2. Archer, Gleason, Jr. “Daniel.” Vol. 7 of ExBC. Zondervan, 1985.
  3. Walvoord, John F. Daniel. Rev. and ed. by Philip E. Rawley and Charles H. Dyer. Moody, 2012.
  4. Hill, Andrew. “Daniel.” Vol. 8 of ExBCrev. Zondervan, 2008.
  5. Whitcomb, John C. Daniel. EBC. Moody, 1985.

Minor Prophets

  1. Chisholm, Robert B., Jr. Interpreting the Minor Prophets. Zondervan, 1990.
  2. Patterson, Richard D. and Andrew E. Hill. Minor Prophets: Hosea-Malachi. CBC. Tyndale House, 2008.
  3. McComiskey, Thomas E. The Minor Prophets. 3 vols. Baker, 1992–98.
  4. *Achtemeier, Elizabeth, et al. Minor Prophets. 2 vols. UBC. Zondervan, 2012.
  5. Feinberg, Charles. The Minor Prophets. Moody, 1976.

Hosea

  1. Garrett, Duane. Hosea, Joel. NAC. B & H, 1997.
  2. Patterson, Richard D. Hosea: An Exegetical Commentary. Biblical Studies, 2013.
  3. Wood, Leon. “Hosea.” Vol. 7 of ExBC. Zondervan, 1985.
  4. Carroll-Rodas, M. Daniel. “Hosea.” Vol. 8 of ExBCrev. Zondervan, 2008.
  5. *Dearman, J. Andrew. The Book of Hosea. NICOT. Eerdmans, 2010.

Joel

  1. Finley, Thomas J. Joel, Amos, Obadiah. Reprint of 1990 Moody ed., Biblical Studies Press, 2004.
  2. Busenitz, Irvin A. Joel & Obadiah. MC. Christian Focus, 2003.
  3. Patterson, Richard D. “Joel.” Vol. 8 of ExBCrev. Zondervan, 2008.
  4. Hubbard, David Allan. Joel and Amos. TOTC. InterVarsity, 2009.
  5. Baker, David W. Joel, Obadiah, Malachi. NIVAC. Zondervan, 2006.

Amos

  1. Finley, Thomas J. Joel, Amos, Obadiah. Reprint of 1990 Moody ed., Biblical Studies Press, 2004.
  2. Smith, Billy and Frank Page. Amos, Obadiah, and Jonah. NAC. B & H, 1995.
  3. Patterson, Richard D. and Andrew E. Hill. Minor Prophets: Hosea-Malachi. CBC. Tyndale House, 2008.
  4. McComiskey, Thomas E. and Tremper Longman III. “Amos.” Vol. 8 of ExBCrev. Zondervan, 2008.
  5. Smith, Gary V. Hosea, Amos, Micah. NIVAC. Zondervan, 2001.

Obadiah

  1. Finley, Thomas J. Joel, Amos, Obadiah. Reprint of 1990 Moody ed., Biblical Studies Press, 2004.
  2. Armerding, Carl E. “Obadiah.” Vol. 8 of ExBCrev. Zondervan, 2008.
  3. Smith, Billy and Frank Page. Amos, Obadiah, and Jonah. NAC. B & H, 1995.
  4. Block, Daniel L. Obadiah: The Kingship belongs to YHWH. Zondervan, 2014.
  5. Baker, David. Joel, Obadiah, Malachi. NIVAC. Zondervan, 2006.

Jonah

  1. Smith, Billy and Frank Page. Amos, Obadiah, and Jonah. NAC. B & H, 1995.
  2. Walton, John. “Jonah.” Vol. 8 of ExBCrev. Zondervan, 2008.
  3. Youngblood, Kevin J. Jonah: Discourse Analysis of the Hebrew Bible. ECOT. Zondervan, 2015.
  4. Baker, David, Desmond Alexander, and Bruce Waltke. Obadiah, Jonah, and Micah. TOTC. InterVarsity, 1988.
  5. Bruckner, James. Jonah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah. NIVAC. Zondervan, 2004.

Micah

  1. Barker, Kenneth and Waylon Bailey. Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah. NAC. B & H, 1998.
  2. Waltke, Bruce. A Commentary on Micah. Baker, 2007.
  3. McComiskey, Thomas and Tremper Longman III. “Micah.” Vol. 8 of ExBCrev. Zondervan, 2008.
  4. Baker, David, Desmond Alexander, and Bruce Waltke. Obadiah, Jonah, and Micah. TOTC. InterVarsity, 1988.
  5. *Allen, Leslie C. The Books of Joel, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah. NICOT. Eerdmans, 1976.

Nahum

  1. Patterson, Richard. Nahum, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah: An Exegetical Commentary. Biblical Studies, 2013.
  2. Barker, Kenneth and Waylon Bailey. Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah. NAC. B & H, 1998.
  3. Armerding, Carl. “Nahum.” Vol. 8 of ExBCrev. Zondervan, 2008.
  4. Robertson, O. Palmer. The Books of Nahum, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah. NICOT. Eerdmans, 1990.
  5. Baker, David. Nahum, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah. TOTC. InterVarsity, 1988.

Habakkuk

  1. Patterson, Richard. Nahum, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah: An Exegetical Commentary. Biblical Studies, 2013.
  2. Barker, Kenneth and Waylon Bailey. Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah. NAC. B & H, 1998.
  3. Armerding, Carl. “Habakkuk.” Vol. 8 of ExBCrev. Zondervan, 2008.
  4. Robertson, O. Palmer. The Books of Nahum, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah. NICOT. Eerdmans, 1990.
  5. Baker, David. Nahum, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah. TOTC. InterVarsity, 1988.

Zephaniah

  1. Patterson, Richard. Nahum, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah: An Exegetical Commentary. Biblical Studies, 2013.
  2. Barker, Kenneth and Waylon Bailey. Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah. NAC. B & H, 1998.
  3. Walker, Larry L. “Zephaniah.” Vol. 8 of ExBCrev. Zondervan 2008.
  4. Robertson, O. Palmer. The Books of Nahum, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah. NICOT. Eerdmans, 1990.
  5. Baker, David. Nahum, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah. TOTC. InterVarsity, 1988.

Haggai

  1. Merrill, Eugene. Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi. Reprint of 1994 Moody ed., Biblical Studies, 2004.
  2. Taylor, Richard and E. Ray Clendenen. Haggai and Malachi. NAC. B & H, 2004.
  3. Hill, Andrew E. Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi. TOTC. InterVarsity, 2012.
  4. *Verhoef, Pieter. The Books of Haggai and Malachi. NICOT. Eerdmans, 1987.
  5. Baldwin, Joyce G. Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi. TOTC. InterVarsity Press, 1981.

Zechariah

  1. Merrill, Eugene H. Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi. Reprint of 1994 Moody ed., Biblical Studies, 2004.
  2. Klein, George L. Zechariah. NAC. B & H, 2008.
  3. Hill, Andrew E. Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi. TOTC. InterVarsity, 2012.
  4. Barker, Kenneth L. “Zechariah.” Vol. 7 of ExBC. Zondervan, 1985.
  5. Boda, Mark J. Haggai, Zechariah. NIVAC. Zondervan, 2004.

Malachi

  1. Merrill, Eugene H. Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi. Reprint of 1994 Moody ed., Biblical Studies, 2004.
  2. Ross, Allen P. Malachi Then and Now: An Expository Commentary. Weaver, 2016.
  3. Taylor, Richard and E. Ray Clendenen. Haggai and Malachi. NAC. B & H, 2004.
  4. Hill, Andrew. Malachi. AB. Doubleday, 1998.
  5. *Petterson, Anthony R. Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi. AOTC. InterVarsity Press, 2015.

THE NEW TESTAMENT

Matthew

  1. Carson, D. A. “Matthew.” Vol. 9 of ExBCrev. Zondervan, 2010.
  2. Turner, David L. Matthew. BECNT. Baker, 2008.
  3. Osborne, Grant R. Matthew. ZECNT. Zondervan, 2010.
  4. Blomberg, Craig L. Matthew. NAC. B & H, 1992.
  5. Morris, Leon. The Gospel According to Matthew. PNTC. Eerdmans, 1992.

Mark

  1. Stein, Robert H. Mark. BECNT. Baker, 2008.
  2. Edwards, James R. The Gospel According to Mark. PNTC. Eerdmans, 2002.
  3. *France, R. T. The Gospel of Mark. NIGTC. Eerdmans, 2002.
  4. Strauss, Mark L. Mark. ZECNT. Zondervan, 2014.
  5. Hiebert, D. Edmond. Mark. 2nd ed. BJU Press, 1994.

Luke

  1. Bock, Darrell L. Luke, 2 vols. BECNT. Baker, 1994, 1996.
  2. Edwards, James R. The Gospel According to Luke, Eerdmans, 2015.
  3. Garland, David E. Luke. ZECNT. Zondervan, 2011.
  4. *Green, Joel B. The Gospel of Luke. NICNT. Eerdmans, 1997.
  5. *Nolland, John. Luke. 3 vols. WBC. Word, 1989−93.

John

  1. Carson, D. A. The Gospel According to John. PNTC. Eerdmans, 1991.
  2. Klink, Edward W., III. John. ZECNT. Zondervan, 2017.
  3. Morris, Leon. The Gospel According to John. 2nd ed. NICNT. Eerdmans, 1995.
  4. **Köstenberger, Andreas J. John. BECNT. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2004.
  5. Kent, Homer, Jr. Light in Darkness: Studies in the Gospel of John. Baker, 1974. Reprinted by BMH, n.d.

Acts

  1. Bock, Darrell L. Acts. BECNT. Baker, 2007.
  2. Longenecker, Richard N. “Acts.” Vol. 10 of ExBCrev. Zondervan, 2007.
  3. Schnabel, Eckhard J. Acts. ZECNT. Zondervan, 2012.
  4. Peterson, David G. The Acts of the Apostles. PNTC. Eerdmans, 2009.
  5. Kent, Homer A., Jr. Jerusalem to Rome: Studies in the Book of Acts. Baker, 1972.

Romans

  1. Moo, Douglas J. Romans. NICNT. Eerdmans, 1996.
  2. Schreiner, Thomas R. Romans. BECNT. Baker, 1998.
  3. Morris, Leon. The Epistle to the Romans. PNTC. Eerdmans, 1988.
  4. Kruse, Colin G. Paul’s Letter to the Romans. PNTC. Eerdmans. 2012.
  5. Longenecker, Richard. The Epistle to the Romans. NIGTC. Eerdmans, 2016.

1 Corinthians

  1. *Fee, Gordon D. The First Epistle to the Corinthians. 2nd ed. NICNT. Eerdmans, 2014.
  2. Garland, David E. 1 Corinthians. BECNT. Baker, 2003.
  3. Ciampa, Roy E. and Brian S. Rosner. The First Letter to the Corinthians. PNTC. Eerdmans, 2010.
  4. Taylor, Mark. 1 Corinthians. NAC. B & H, 2014.
  5. Thiselton, Anthony C. The First Epistle to the Corinthians. NIGTC. Eerdmans, 2000.

2 Corinthians

  1. Belleville, Linda L. 2 Corinthians. IVPNTC. InterVarsity, 1996.
  2. Harris, Murray J. “2 Corinthians.” Vol. 11 of ExBCrev. Zondervan, 2008.
  3. Guthrie, George H. 2 Corinthians. BECNT. Baker, 2015.
  4. Martin, Ralph P. 2 Corinthians. 2nd ed. WBC. Zondervan, 2014.
  5. Seifrid, Mark A. The Second Letter to the Corinthians. PNTC. Eerdmans, 2014.

Galatians

  1. Moo, Douglas J. Galatians. BECNT. Baker. 2013.
  2. Schreiner, Thomas R. Galatians. ZECNT. Zondervan, 2010.
  3. George, Timothy. Galatians. NAC. B & H, 1994.
  4. Fung, Ronald Y. K. The Epistle to the Galatians. NICNT. Eerdmans, 1988.
  5. Bruce, F. F. The Epistle to the Galatians. NIGTC. Eerdmans, 1982.

Ephesians

  1. Hoehner, Harold W. Ephesians. Baker, 2002.
  2. **O’Brien, Peter T. The Letter to the Ephesians. PNTC. Eerdmans, 1999.
  3. Baugh, S. M. Ephesians. EEC. Lexham, 2016.
  4. Thielman, Frank. Ephesians. BECNT. Baker, 2010.
  5. *Lincoln, Andrew T. Ephesians. WBC. Word, 1990.

Philippians

  1. Fee, Gordon D. Paul’s Letter to the Philippians. NICNT. Eerdmans, 1995.
  2. **O’Brien, Peter T. The Epistle to the Philippians. NIGTC. Eerdmans, 1991.
  3. Hansen, G. Walter, The Letter to the Philippians. PNTC. Eerdmans, 2009.
  4. Keown, Mark. Philippians. 2 vols. EEC. Lexham, 2017.
  5. Silva, Moisés. Philippians. 2nd ed. BECNT. Baker, 2005.

Colossians & Philemon

  1. Moo, Douglas J. The Letters to the Colossians and to Philemon. PNTC. Eerdmans, 2008.
  2. Pao, David W. Colossains & Philemon. ZECNT. Zondervan, 2012.
  3. **O’Brien, Peter T. Colossians, Philemon. WBC. Word, 1982.
  4. *Dunn, James D. G. The Epistles to the Colossians and to Philemon. NIGTC. Eerdmans, 1996.
  5. Kent, Homer A., Jr. Treasures of Wisdom: Studies in Colossians and Philemon. Baker, 1978.

1 & 2 Thessalonians

  1. Green, Gene L. The Letters to the Thessalonians. PNTC. Eerdmans, 2002.
  2. Fee, Gordon D. The First and Second Letters to the Thessalonians. NICNT. Eerdmans, 2009.
  3. Weima, Jeffrey A. 1-2 Thessalonians. Baker, 2014.
  4. Shogren, Gary S. 1 & 2 Thessalonians. ZECNT. Zondervan, 2012.
  5. *Wanamaker, Charles A. The Epistles to the Thessalonians. NIGTC. Eerdmans, 1990.

1 & 2 Timothy & Titus

  1. Mounce, William D. Pastoral Epistles. WBC. Word, 2000.
  2. Köstenberger, Andreas J. Commentary on 1–2 Timothy and Titus. BTCP. B & H, 2017.
  3. *Towner, Philip H. The Letters to Timothy and Titus. NICNT. Eerdmans, 2006.
  4. Knight, George W. The Pastoral Epistles. NIGTC. Eerdmans, 1992.
  5. Lea, Thomas D. and Hayne P. Griffin, Jr. 1, 2 Timothy; Titus. NAC. B & H, 1992.

Hebrews

  1. Bruce, F. F. The Epistle to the Hebrews, 2nd ed. NICNT. Eerdmans, 1990.
  2. **O’Brien, Peter T. The Letter to the Hebrews. PNTC. Eerdmans, 2010.
  3. *Lane, William L. Hebrews. 2 vols. WBC. Word, 1992.
  4. Schreiner, Thomas R. Commentary on Hebrews. BTCP. B & H, 2015.
  5. Kent, Homer A., Jr. The Epistle to the Hebrews. Baker, 1972.

James

  1. Hiebert, D. Edmond. The Epistle of James. Moody, 1979.
  2. Moo, Douglas J. The Letter of James. PNTC. Eerdmans, 2000.
  3. *Martin, Ralph P. James. WBC. Word, 1988.
  4. McCartney, Dan G. James. BECNT. Baker, 2009.
  5. McKnight, Scot. The Letter of James. NICNT. Eerdmans, 2011.

1 Peter

  1. Hiebert, D. Edmond. First Peter. 2nd ed. Moody, 1992. Reprinted by BMH, 1997.
  2. Schreiner, Thomas R. 1, 2, Peter, Jude. NAC. B & H, 2003.
  3. *Jobes, Karen H. 1 Peter. BECNT. Baker, 2005.
  4. *Michaels, J. Ramsey. 1 Peter. WBC. Word, 1988.
  5. *Davids, Peter H. The First Epistle of Peter. NICNT. Eerdmans, 1990.

2 Peter

  1. Hiebert, D. Edmond. Second Peter and Jude. BJU Press, 1989.
  2. Schreiner, Thomas R. 1, 2 Peter, Jude. NAC. B & H, 2003.
  3. Green, Gene L. Jude and Second Peter. BECNT. Baker, 2008.
  4. Moo, Douglas J. 2 Peter, Jude. NIVAC. Zondervan, 1996.
  5. *Davids, Peter H. The Letters of 2 Peter and Jude. PNTC. Eerdmans, 2006.

Johannine Epistles

  1. Burdick, Donald W. The Letters of John the Apostle. Moody, 1985.
  2. Yarbrough, Robert W. 1−3 John. BECNT. Baker, 2008.
  3. Jobes, Karen H. 1, 2, & 3 John. ZECNT. Zondervan, 2014.
  4. Akin, Daniel L. 1, 2, 3 John. NAC. B & H, 2001.
  5. Hiebert, D. Edmond. The Epistles of John. BJU Press, 1991.

Jude

  1. Hiebert, D. Edmond. Second Peter and Jude. BJU Press, 1989.
  2. Schreiner, Thomas R. 1, 2 Peter, Jude. NAC. B & H, 2003.
  3. Green, Gene L. Jude and Second Peter. BECNT. Baker, 2008.
  4. Moo, Douglas J. 2 Peter, Jude. NIVAC. Zondervan, 1996.
  5. Bateman, Herbert W., IV. Jude. EEC. Lexham, 2017.

Revelation

  1. Thomas, Robert L. Revelation. 2 vols. Moody, 1992, 1995.
  2. Patterson, Paige. Revelation. NAC. B & H, 2012.
  3. Osborne, Grant R. Revelation. BECNT. Baker, 2002.
  4. Smalley, Stephen S. The Revelation to John. InterVarsity, 2005.
  5. Beale, G. K. The Book of Revelation. NIGTC. Eerdmans, 1999.

THEOLOGY

Hermeneutics

  1. Silva, Moisés. God, Language and Scripture. Zondervan, 1995.
  2. Zuck, Roy B. Basic Bible Interpretation. Victor, 1991.
  3. Köstenberger, Andreas J., and Richard D. Patterson. Invitation to Biblical Interpretation. Kregel, 2011.
  4. Kaiser, Walter C., and Moisés Silva. An Introduction to Biblical Hermeneutics. Baker, 1994.
  5. Fee, Gordon D. and Douglas Stuart. How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth. 4th ed. Zondervan, 2014.

Theology General

  1. McCune, Rolland D. A Systematic Theology of Biblical Christianity. 3 vols. DBTS, 2008–2010.
  2. MacArthur, John, and Richard Mayhue, eds. Biblical Doctrine. Crossway, 2017.
  3. *Grudem, Wayne. Systematic Theology. 2nd ed. Zondervan, 2000.
  4. Erickson, Millard J. Christian Theology. 3rd ed. Baker, 2013.
  5. Reymond, Robert L. A New Systematic Theology of the Christian Faith. Nelson, 1998.

Dispensationalism

  1. Ryrie, Charles C. Dispensationalism. 2nd ed. Moody, 1995.
  2. Vlach, Michael. Dispensationalism: Essential Beliefs and Common Myths. 2nd Theological Studies Press, 2017.
  3. Feinberg, John S., ed. Continuity and Discontinuity. Crossway, 1988.
  4. Bateman, Herbert W., IV. Three Central Issues in Contemporary Dispensationalism. Kregel, 1999.

Bibliology

  1. Frame, John M. The Doctrine of the Word of God. P & R, 2010.
  2. Carson, D. A., The Enduring Authority of the Christian Scriptures. Eerdmans, 2016.
  3. Geisler, Norman L., ed. Inerrancy. Zondervan, 1979.
  4. Beale, G. K. The Erosion of Inerrancy in Evangelicalism. Crossway, 2008.

Theology Proper

  1. Feinberg, John S. No One Like Him: The Doctrine of God. Crossway, 2001.
  2. John M. Frame. The Doctrine of God. P & R, 2002.
  3. Storms, C. Samuel. The Grandeur of God. Baker, 1984.
  4. Packer, J. I. Knowing God. InterVarsity, 1973.

Christology

  1. Wellum, Stephen J. God the Son Incarnate. Crossway, 2016.
  2. Walvoord, John F. Jesus Christ Our Lord. Moody, 1969.
  3. Peterson, Robert A. Salvation Accomplished by the Son. Crossway, 2012.
  4. Reymond, Robert L. Jesus, Divine Messiah: Combined NT & OT Witness. Christian Focus, 2003.

Pneumatology (see also listing under “Tongues issue”)

  1. Ferguson, Sinclair. The Holy Spirit. InterVarsity, 1996.
  2. Pettegrew, Larry D. The New Covenant Ministry of the Holy Spirit. Kregel, 2001.
  3. Cole, Graham A. He Who Gives Life: The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit. Crossway, 2007.
  4. Palmer, Edwin. The Holy Spirit: His Person and Ministry. P & R, 1985.

Sanctification

  1. Murray, John. Principles of Conduct. Eerdmans, 1957.
  2. Packer, J. I. Keep in Step with the Spirit. 2nd ed. Baker, 2005.
  3. Five Views on Sanctification. Zondervan, 1987 [esp. Hoekema, “The Reformed View”].
  4. DeYoung, Kevin. The Hole in Our Holiness. Crossway, 2012.

Tongues Issue

  1. Edgar, Thomas R. Miraculous Gifts: Are They for Today? Loizeaux, 1983; also his Satisfied by the Promise of the Spirit. Kregel, 1996.
  2. MacArthur, John. Strange Fire. Nelson, 2014.
  3. Are Miraculous Gifts for Today? Four Views. Zondervan, 1996 [esp. Gaffin, “Cessationist”].
  4. Waldron, Samuel E. To Be Continued? Are the Miraculous Gifts for Today? Calvary Press, 2005.

Angelology

  1. Dickason, C. Fred. Angels: Elect and Evil. Rev. and exp. ed. Moody, 1995.
  2. Leahy, Frederick S. Satan Cast Out: A Study in Biblical Demonology. Banner of Truth, 1975.
  3. Page, Sydney. Powers of Evil: A Biblical Study of Satan and Demons. Baker, 1995.
  4. Konya, Alex. Demons: A Biblically Based Perspective. Regular Baptist Press, 1990.

Anthropology

  1. Hoekema, Anthony A. Created in God’s Image. Eerdmans, 1986.
  2. Machen, J. Gresham. The Christian View of Man. Banner of Truth, 1965.
  3. Piper, John, and Wayne Grudem, eds. Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood. Crossway, 2006.
  4. Berkouwer, G. C. Man: The Image of God. Eerdmans, 1962.

Hamartiology

  1. Murray, John. The Imputation of Adam’s Sin. P & R, 1979.
  2. Morgan, Christopher W., and Robert A. Peterson. Fallen: A Theology of Sin. Crossway, 2013.
  3. **Campbell, Iain D. The Doctrine of Sin. Mentor, 1999. Also his Pocket Guide to Sin. Christian Focus, 2015.
  4. Berkouwer, G. C. Sin. Eerdmans, 1971.

Soteriology

  1. Murray, John. Redemption: Accomplished and Applied. Eerdmans, 1955.
  2. Hoekema, Anthony A. Saved by Grace. Eerdmans, 1989.
  3. MacArthur, John F., Jr. The Gospel According to Jesus. Zondervan, 1988.
  4. Schreiner, Thomas R. and Bruce A. Ware. Still Sovereign: Contemporary Perspectives on Election, Foreknowledge, and Grace. Baker, 2000.

Apologetics

  1. Van Til, Cornelius. The Defense of the Faith. 4th ed. P & R, 2008.
  2. Bahnsen, Greg. Van Til’s Apologetic: Readings and Analysis. P & R, 1998.
  3. Oliphint, Scott. Covenantal Apologetics: Principles and Practice in Defense of Our Faith. Crossway, 2013.
  4. Bahnsen, Greg. Always Ready: Directions for Defending the Faith. Covenant Media Foundation, 1996. 

Ecclesiology

  1. Radmacher, Earl D. The Nature of the Church. Western Baptist Press, 1972. Reprinted by Schoettle, 1996.
  2. Hammett, John S. Biblical Foundations for Baptist Churches: A Contemporary Ecclesiology. Kregel, 2005.
  3. Saucy, Robert L. The Church in God’s Program. Moody, 1972.
  4. Dever, Mark. The Church: The Gospel Made Visible. B & H, 2012.

Baptist Polity and Practice

  1. Hiscox, Edward T. Principles and Practices for Baptist Churches. Kregel, 1980.
  2. Dever, Mark E. Polity: A Collection of Historic Baptist Documents. Center for Church Reform, 2001.
  3. Bauder, Kevin. Baptist Distinctives and New Testament Church Order. Regular Baptist Press, 2012.
  4. Leeman, Jonathan. The Church and the Surprising Offense of God’s Love. Crossway, 2010.

Eschatology

  1. Hoyt, Herman A. The End Times. Moody, 1969. Reprinted by BMH, 1995.
  2. MacArthur, John, and Richard Mayhue. God’s Prophetic Plans. Moody Press, 2012.
  3. Pentecost, J. Dwight. Things to Come. Zondervan, 1958.
  4. Lightner, Robert P. The Last Days Handbook. 2nd ed. Nelson, 1997.

Rapture/Tribulation Issue

  1. Walvoord, John F. The Rapture Question. 2nd ed. Zondervan, 1979.
  2. Three Views on the Rapture: Pre; Mid; or Post-Tribulation? 2nd ed. Zondervan, 1984 [esp. Feinberg].
  3. Three Views on the Rapture: Pre; Mid; or Post-Tribulation? Zondervan, 2010 [esp. Blaising].
  4. Stanton, Gerald B. Kept from the Hour. 4th ed. Schoettle Publishing Co., 1991.

Millennial Issue

  1. McClain, Alva J. The Greatness of the Kingdom. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1959. Reprinted by BMH, 1974.
  2. Vlach, Michael J. He Will Reign Forever. Lampion, 2017. [Also his Premillennialism (Theo. Studies Press, 2015)].
  3. Bock, Darrell, ed. Three Views of the Millennium and Beyond. Zondervan, 1999 [esp. Blaising].
  4. Campbell, Donald K. and Jeffrey L. Townsend. The Coming Millennial Kingdom. Kregel, 1997.

Biblical Creationism

  1. Mortenson, Terry, ed. Coming to Grips with Genesis: Biblical Authority and the Age of the Earth. New Leaf, 2008.
  2. Snelling, Andrew. Earth’s Catastrophic Past. 2 vols. Institute for Creation Research, 2009, 2010.
  3. Kelly, Douglas F. Creation and Change. Rev. ed., Christian Focus, 2015.
  4. Pipa, Joseph & David Hall, eds. Did God Create in Six Days? Tolle Lege, 2005.
  5. Fields, Weston W. Unformed and Unfilled: A Critique of the Gap Theory. Burgener Enterprises, 1997.

Contemporary Theology

  1. Elwell, Walter A., ed. Evangelical Dictionary of Theology. 3rd ed. Baker, 2017.
  2. Carson, D. A. The Gagging of God. Zondervan, 2002.
  3. DeYoung, Kevin, and Greg Gilbert. What Is the Mission of the Church? Crossway, 2011.
  4. Wells, David F. No Place for Truth: Or Whatever Happened to Evangelical Theology? Eerdmans, 1993.

HISTORICAL THEOLOGY

Church History: Reference

  1. Douglas, J. D., ed. The New International Dictionary of the Christian Church. Rev. ed. Zondervan, 1988.
  2. Elwell, Walter A., ed. Evangelical Dictionary of Theology. 2nd ed. Baker, 2001.
  3. Cross, F. L. and E. A. Livingstone, eds. The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church. 3rd ed. Hendrickson, 2007.
  4. Reid, Daniel G., et al., eds. Dictionary of Christianity in America. InterVarsity, 1990.
  5. McKim, Donald K., ed. Dictionary of Major Biblical Interpreters. InterVarsity, 2007.

Church History: General

  1. González, Justo L. The Story of Christianity. 2 vols. Rev. ed. HarperOne, 2010.
  2. Ferguson, Everett. Church History: vol. 1: From Christ to the Pre-Reformation. 2nd ed. Zondervan, 2013.
  3. Woodbridge, John D. and Frank A. James III. Church History: vol. 2: From Pre-Reformation to the Present Day Zondervan, 2013.
  4. Noll, Mark A. Turning Points: Decisive Moments in the History of Christianity. 3rd ed. Baker, 2012.
  5. Hill, Jonathan. Zondervan Handbook to the History of Christianity. Zondervan, 2006.

Early Church History

  1. Needham, Nick. 2,000 Years of Christ’s Power Vol. 1: The Age of the Early Church Fathers. Christian Focus, 2016.
  2. Chadwick, Henry. The Early Church. Rev. ed. Penguin, 1993.
  3. Pelikan, Jaroslav. The Emergence of the Catholic Tradition (100–600). The Christian Tradition, vol. 1. University of Chicago Press, 1971.
  4. Haykin, Michael A. G. Rediscovering the Church Fathers. Crossway, 2011.
  5. Evans, G. R., ed. The First Christian Theologians: An Introduction to Theology in the Early Church. Blackwell, 2004.

Medieval Church History

  1. Cook, William R. and Ronald B. Herzman. The Medieval Worldview: An Introduction. 3rd ed. Oxford, 2012.
  2. Needham, Nick. 2,000 Years of Christ’s Power Vol. 2: The Middle Ages. Christian Focus, 2016.
  3. Bredero, Adriaan H. Christendom and Christianity in the Middle Ages. Eerdmans, 1994.
  4. Evans, G. R., ed. The Medieval Theologians: An Introduction to Theology in the Medieval Period. Blackwell, 2001.
  5. Ozment, Steven. The Age of Reform, 1250–1550: An Intellectual and Religious History of Late Medieval and Reformation Europe. Yale, 1980.

The Reformation

  1. Lindberg, Carter. The European Reformations. 2nd ed. Blackwell, 2010.
  2. Bagchi, David and David C. Steinmetz. The Cambridge Companion to Reformation Theology. Cambridge, 2004.
  3. McGrath, Alister E. Reformation Thought: An Introduction. 3rd ed. Blackwell, 1999.
  4. George, Timothy. Theology of the Reformers. ed. B & H, 2013.
  5. Needham, Nick. 2,000 Years of Christ’s Power Vol. 3: Renaissance and Reformation. Christian Focus, 2016.

Modern Church History

  1. Needham, Nick. 2,000 Years of Christ’s Power Vol. 4: The Age of Religious Conflict. Christian Focus, 2016.
  2. Pearse, Meic. The Age of Reason: From the Wars of Religion to the French Revolution, 1570–1789. Baker History of the Church, vol. 5. Baker, 2006.
  3. Noll, Mark A. The New Shape of World Christianity: How American Experience Reflects Global Faith. InterVarsity, 2009.
  4. Noll, Mark A. The Rise of Evangelicalism: The Age of Edwards, Whitefield and the Wesleys. InterVarsity, 2003.
  5. Wolffe, John. The Expansion of Evangelicalism: The Age of Wilberforce, More, Chalmers, and Finney. InterVarsity, 2007.

American Church History

  1. Noll, Mark A. A History of Christianity in the United States and Canada. Eerdmans, 1992.
  2. Holifield, E. Brooks. Theology in America: Christian Thought from the Age of the Puritans to the Civil War. Yale, 2003.
  3. Gaustad, Edwin S. and Leigh Schmidt. The Religious History of America. Rev. ed. Harper Collins, 2004.
  4. Butler, Jon, Grant Wacker, and Randall Balmer. Religion in American Life: A Short History. 2nd ed. Oxford, 2011.
  5. Ahlstrom, Sydney A. A Religious History of the American People. 2nd ed. Yale, 2004.

Baptist History and Theology

  1. McBeth, H. Leon. The Baptist Heritage: Four Centuries of Baptist Witness. B & H, 1987.
  2. Bebbington, David W. Baptists Through the Centuries. Baylor University Press, 2010.
  3. Nettles, Tom. The Baptists: Key People Involved in Forming a Baptist Identity. 3 vols. Mentor, 2005–7.
  4. George, Timothy and David S. Dockery, eds. Theologians of the Baptist Tradition. B & H, 2001.
  5. Lumpkin, William L. and Bill J. Leonard, eds. Baptist Confessions of Faith. 2nd rev. ed. Judson Press, 2011.

Fundamentalism/Evangelicalism

  1. McCune, Rolland. Promise Unfulfilled: The Failed Strategy of Modern Evangelicalism. Ambassador International, 2004.
  2. Dorrien, Gary. The Remaking of Evangelical Theology. Westminster John Knox, 1998.
  3. Marsden, George M. Reforming Fundamentalism: Fuller Seminary and the New Evangelicalism. Eerdmans, 1995.
  4. Carpenter, Joel A. Revive Us Again: The Reawakening of American Fundamentalism. Oxford, 1997.
  5. Machen, J. Gresham. Christianity and Liberalism. Eerdmans, 1923.

History of Christian Doctrine

  1. González, Justo L. A History of Christian Thought. 3 vols. Rev. ed. Abingdon, 1988.
  2. Allison, Gregg R. Historical Theology: An Introduction to Christian Doctrine. Zondervan, 2011.
  3. Hägglund, Bengt. History of Theology. 4th ed. Concordia, 2007.
  4. Berkhof, Louis. The History of Christian Doctrines. Reprint ed. Banner of Truth, 1985.
  5. Hannah, John D. Our Legacy: The History of Christian Doctrine. NavPress, 2001.

PRACTICAL THEOLOGY

Church Management

  1. Michael J. Anthony and James Estep, Jr., eds. Management Essentials for Christian Ministries. B & H, 2005.
  2. Robert H. Welch. Church Administration. B & H, 2005.
  3. Malphurs, Aubrey. Advanced Strategic Planning. Baker, 2005.

Counseling

  1. Tripp, Paul. Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands. P & R, 2002.
  2. Lane, Timothy S. and Paul David Tripp. How People Change. New Growth Press, 2006.
  3. Pierre, Jeremy. The Dynamic Heart in Daily Life. New Growth Press, 2016.

Evangelism and Discipleship

  1. Metzger, Will. Tell the Truth. 2nd ed. InterVarsity, 1984.
  2. Dever, Mark. The Gospel and Personal Evangelism. Crossway, 2007.
  3. Green, Michael. Evangelism in the Early Church. 2nd ed. Eerdmans, 2003.
  4. Hull, Bill. The Disciple-Making Church. Revell, 1988.
  5. Packer, J. I. Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God. InterVarsity, 1961.

Homiletics

  1. Sunukjian, Donald. Invitation to Biblical Preaching. Kregel, 2007.
  2. Robinson, Haddon W. Biblical Preaching: The Development and Delivery of Expository Messages. 2nd ed. Baker, 2001.
  3. Akin, Daniel, Bill Curtis, and Stephen Rummage. Engaging Exposition. B & H, 2011.
  4. Richard, Ramesh. Preparing Expository Sermons. Baker, 2001.
  5. Chapell, Bryan. Christ-Centered Preaching: Redeeming the Expository Sermon. Baker, 1994.

Missions Theology and Philosophy

  1. Doran, David M. and Pearson L. Johnson III. For the Sake of His Name. SGI, 2002.
  2. Kostenberger, Andreas J., and Peter T. O’Brien. Salvation to the Ends of the Earth. InterVarsity, 2001.
  3. Schnabel, Eckhard J. Paul the Missionary: Realities, Strategies and Methods. InterVarsity, 2008.
  4. Hesselgrave, David. Paradigms in Conflict. Kregel, 2005.
  5. DeYoung, Kevin and Greg Gilbert. What is the Mission of the Church? Crossway, 2011.

Pastoral Theology

  1. Bridges, Charles. The Christian Ministry. Banner of Truth, 1958.
  2. Ascol, Tom, ed. Dear Timothy: Letters on Pastoral Ministry. Founders Press, 2004.
  3. Witmer, Timothy. The Shepherd Leader. P & R, 2010.
  4. Baxter, Richard. The Reformed Pastor. Banner of Truth, 1974.
  5. Prime, Derek and Alistair Begg. On Being a Pastor. Moody Press, 2006.
  6. Piper, John. Brothers, We Are Not Professionals. B & H, 2002.

Philosophy of Ministry

  1. Doran, David M. and Pearson L. Johnson III. For the Sake of His Name. SGI, 2002.
  2. Dever, Mark and Paul Alexander. The Deliberate Church. Crossway, 2005.
  3. Carson, D. A. The Cross and Christian Ministry. Baker, 1993.
  4.  Marshall, Colin and Tony Payne. The Trellis and the Vine. Matthias Media, 2009.

 

PUBLISHERS KEY:

 

AB Anchor Bible. Edited by William F. Albright and David N. Freedman. Doubleday & Co.
Baker Baker Book House, Grand Rapids, MI
BMH BMH Books, Winona Lake, IN
B & H Broadman & Holman Publishers, Nashville, TN
Crossway Crossway Books, Wheaton, IL
Doubleday Doubleday & Co., Garden City, NY
Eerdmans William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., Grand Rapids, MI
Fortress Fortress Press, Minneapolis, MN
Hendrickson Hendrickson Publishers, Peabody, MA
InterVarsity InterVarsity Press, Downers Grove, IL
Kregel Kregel Publications, Grand Rapids, MI
Moody Moody Press, Chicago, IL
Nelson Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville, TN
P & R P & R Publishing [Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Co.], Phillipsburg, NJ
Revell Fleming H. Revell Co., Old Tappan or Westwood, NJ
Victor Victor Books, Wheaton, IL
Westminster Westminster Press, Philadelphia, PA
Word Word Books, Waco, TX
Zondervan Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids, MI

 

SERIES KEY:

 

AB Anchor Bible. Edited by William F. Albright and David N. Freedman. Doubleday & Co.
AOTC Apollos Old Testament Commentary. Edited by David W. Baker and Gordon J. Wenham. InterVarsity.
BECNT Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament. Edited by Robert W. Yarbrough and Robert H. Stein. Baker.
BKCOT Bible Knowledge Commentary: Old Testament. Edited by John F. Walvoord and Roy B. Zuck. Victor, 1985.
BST The Bible Speaks Today, Edited by J. A. Motyer and John R. W. Stott. InterVarsity.
CC Concordia Commentary
EPSC Evangelical Press Study Commentary
EvBC Everyman’s Bible Commentary. Moody Press.
ExBC Expositor’s Bible Commentary. Edited by Frank E. Gaebelein. Zondervan.
ExBCrev Expositor’s Bible Commentary. Revised edition. Edited by Tremper Longman and David E. Garland. Zondervan
ICC International Critical Commentary. Edited by S. R. Driver et al. T. & T. Clark.
IVPNTC IVP New Testament Commentary. Edited by Grant R. Osborne. InterVarsity.
KEL Kregel Exegetical Library
NAC New American Commentary. Edited by E. Ray Clendenen. Broadman & Holman
NCB New Century Bible Commentary. Edited by Ronald E. Clements and Matthew Black. Eerdmans.
NICNT New International Commentary on the New Testament. Edited by Gordon D. Fee. Eerdmans.
NICOT New International Commentary on the Old Testament. Edited by Robert L. Hubbard, Jr. Eerdmans.
NIGTC New International Greek Testament Commentary. Edited by I. Howard Marshall and Donald A. Hagner. Eerdmans.
NIVAC New International Version Application Commentary. Edited by Terry Muck. Zondervan.
OTL Old Testament Library. Edited by Bernhard W. Anderson, James L. Mays, James Barr, Peter Ackroyd. Westminster.
PNTC Pillar New Testament Commentary. Edited by D. A. Carson, Eerdmans.
TNTC Tyndale New Testament Commentaries. Edited by Leon Morris. Eerdmans.
TOTC Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries. Edited by Donald J. Wiseman. InterVarsity.
WBC Word Biblical Commentary. Edited by David A. Hubbard and Glenn W. Barker. Word or Nelson.
WEC Wycliffe Exegetical Commentary. Edited by Kenneth Barker. Moody.
ZECNT Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament. Edited by Clinton E. Arnold. Zondervan.