MSO Textbook List (Rev. Fall 2019)

MSO115 Thinking Theologically

·      The Bible. Preferably a modern and reliable translation such as NIV, CEV, NKJV, NASV, or NRSV.

·      Augustine’s Confessions (strongly recommend the updated version from Bridge-Logos Publishers)

·      Bowman, Robert and Komoszewski, J. Ed, Putting Jesus In His Place, Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel.

·      Grudem, W. and Purswell, J. Bible Doctrine, Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.

MSO116 Assemblies of God Doctrine and History

·      Menzies, William W. and Stanley M. Horton. Bible Doctrines: A Pentecostal Perspective. Springfield: Logion Press, 1993. (or later)

MSO122 New Testament Survey: Dr. Ron Hall

·      Gundry, Robert H. A Survey of the New Testament. 5th Edition. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2003. ISBN: 9780310238256

MSO133 Introduction to Biblical Interpretation

·      Fee, Gordon D. & Douglas Stuart. How To Read the Bible For All Its Worth, 3rd ed. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2003.

·      Hendricks, Howard G. and William D. Hendricks. Living By the Book, revised and updated edition. Chicago: Moody Press, 2007.

·      The Bible. Preferably a modern and reliable translation such as NIV, CEV, NKJV, NASV, or NRSV.

MSO144 Old Testament Survey

·      The Bible. Preferably a modern and reliable translation such as NIV, CEV, NKJV, NASV, or NRSV.

·      Beyer and Arnold, Encountering the Old Testament: A Christian Survey. 3rd edition (Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Book House, 2008).

MSO311 Life Formation

·      Scorgie, Glen G. A Little Guide to Christian Spirituality. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2007

·      Foster, Richard. Spiritual Classics: Selected Readings on the Twelve Spiritual Disciplines Paperback, Renovare – Harper One (Latest Available Edition)

YSO211 Youth Culture

·      Gerali, S. (2006). Teenage Guys: Exploring Issues Adolescent Guys Face and Strategies to Help Them, Grand Rapids, MI.: Zondervan.

·      Olson, G. (2006). Teenage Girls: Exploring Issues Adolescent Girls Face and Strategies to Help Them, Grand Rapids, MI.: Zondervan.

·      McDowell, J. (1996) Josh McDowell’s Handbook on Counseling Youth, Dallas, London, Vancouver, Melbourne: Word Publishing.

YSO223 Youth Evangelism

·      McKee, Jonathan. Connect: Real Relationships in a World of Isolation. El Cajon, CA: Zondervan, 2009.

·      Hasselgrave, David J. “Great Commission Contextualization”. International Journal of Frontier Missions, vol. 12:3 July – Sep 95. pp. 139-144. (Available on Moodle – Free Download)

·      Powell, Kara. Deep Justice In A Broken World, El Cajon, CA:  Zondervan, 2007

·      Shaw, Daniel. “Contextualization and the Power of the Gospel”. International Journal of Frontier Missions, vol. 12:3 July – Sep 95. pp. 155 – 160. (Available on Moodle – Free Download)

·      Stier, Greg. Outbreak – Creating a Contagious Youth Ministry Through Viral Evangelism. Chicago, IL: Moody Press, 2006.

YSO333 Minister of Youth

·      Hybels, Bill. Courageous Leadership. Zondervan, 2008.

·      Stanley, Andy. Deep and Wide. Zondervan, 2012

·      Cordeiro, Wayne. Leading on Empty. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2009.

YSO344 Foundations of Youth Ministry

·      Fields, Doug. Your First Two Years in Youth Ministry. Youth Specialties. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2002.

·      Dean, Kenda Creasy. OMG: A Youth Ministry Handbook. Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 2010.

·      Fields, Doug & McGill, Matt. Small Groups Start to Finish. Youth Specialties. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2006.

YSO315 Youth Ministry Leadership

·      Work, Mike & Olson, Ginny. Youth Ministry Management Tools 2.0 – Everything You Need To Know To Successfully Manage Your Youth Ministry. Youth Specialties. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2014.

·      Stanley, Andy. The Seven Checkpoints, Andy Stanley. Howard Books, New York NY, 2001.

·      Edwards, Gene. A Tale of Three Kings. Wheaton, IL: Tyndale, 1992.

PSO315 Theology of Christian Worship

·      Marshall, Todd. Worship is Life: Finding Our Identity in the Story of Worship. Lulu Publishing, 2017.

·      Deyo, Jeff. Awakening Pure Worship. Shippensburg, PA: Destiny Image, 2018.

·      Quicke, Michael J. Preaching as Worship. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2011.

 

PSO223 The Art of Preaching

·      Stanley, Andy. Communicating for a Change. Sisters, OR: Multnomah, 2006.

·      Heisler, Greg. Spirit-Led Preaching. B&H Academic, 2007

 

PSO 211  Theology and End Time Events

·      Holy Bible (NIV, NKJV or another modern translation)

·      Horton, Stanley M. Systematic Theology, Revised Edition. Gospel Publishing House, Springfield 1995.

 

GSO315 Global Missions Strategies

·      Terry, John Mark, and J. D. Payne. Developing a Strategy for Missions: A Biblical, Historical, and Cultural Introduction. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2013. ISBN: 978-1-4412-4482-6.

·      AGWM Africa Strategic Plans and Opportunities. Springfield, MO: AGWM Africa, 2016.

 

GSO211 Biblical Theology of Missions

·      The Bible

·      Kaiser, Walter C. Jr. Mission in the Old Testament: Israel as a Light to the Nations. Grand Rapids, MI, 2012.

·      Wright, J. H. Christopher. The Mission of God’s People: A Biblical Theology of the Church’s Mission. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2010.

·      Piper, John. Let the Nations be Glad: The Supremacy of God in Missions. Grand Rapids, Baker Academic, 2003.

 

KSO344 Foundations of KidMin

·      Terry, John Mark, and J. D. Payne. Developing a Strategy for Missions: A Biblical, Historical, and Cultural Introduction. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2013. ISBN: 978-1-4412-4482-6.

·      AGWM Africa Strategic Plans and Opportunities. Springfield, MO: AGWM Africa, 2016.

 

KSO344 Foundations of KidMin

·      9780840785077      Children’s Ministries Resource Bible

·      9781499273199      Your Children’s Ministry From Scratch

·      9781607314783      Foundations of Children’s Evangelism