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Bible: Recommended Bibliographies

Recommended Bibliographies


Bromiley, Geoffrey W., ed. The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. 4 vols. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1979-86.

            Ref BS440 .I6 1979 v. 1-4

Freedman, David N., ed. The Anchor Bible Dictionary, 6 vols. New York: Doubleday, 1993.

            Ref BS440 .A54 1992 v. 1-6

Green, Joel B., ed. Dictionary of Scripture and Ethics. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2011.

            BS680.E84 D53 2011

Ryken, Leland, et al., eds. Dictionary of Biblical Imagery. Downers Grove: IVP, 1998.

            Ref BS537 .D48 1998

Sakenfeld, Katharine D., ed. New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, 6 vols. Nashville: Abingdon, 2006.

            Ref BS440 .N443 2006 v. 1-4

Tenney, Merrill C. and J.D. Douglas, eds., rev. Moisés Silva, eds. The Zondervan Illustrated Bible Dictionary. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2011.

            BS440 .Z66 2011

Vanhoozer, Kevin J., ed. Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2005.

            Ref BS440 .D495 2005



For general information on commentaries, see:

Stuart, Douglas K. A Guide to Selecting and Using Bible Commentaries. Dallas: Word Pub., 1990. 

            BS491.2 .S78 1990

Evans, John F. A Guide to Biblical Commentaries and Reference Works. 10 th ed. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2016.

            Z7770 .E92 2016 BS482


Abingdon Old/New Testament Commentary (AbOTC/ANTC)

The Abingdon Old and New Testament Commentaries is a compact, critical commentary series. They are written with special attention to the needs and interests of theological students, as well as for pastors. They contain basic information about the biblical texts and insights into their meanings, as well as exemplify the tasks and procedures of detailed critical biblical exegesis.


Anchor Bible Commentary (AB)

The Anchor Bible commentary series is the premier commentary series focused on historical criticism. It aims to present the best contemporary scholarship in a way that is accessible not only to scholars but also to the educated nonspecialist. It contains detailed discussion of the nuances of language and translation of the ancient languages and an appreciation of the historical and cultural context in which the biblical books were written, followed by discussions of modern methods such as sociology and literary criticism.


Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture (ACCS)

The Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture presents the biblical text supplemented by writings of the early church fathers. A wide range of ancient commentary by the church fathers has been searched to supply the most insightful commentary on the biblical text from the history of the church. The comments chosen provide the best theological, spiritual, and pastoral insights from the biblical text from scholars of the first 600 years of church history. The series promotes a vital link of communication between the varied Christian traditions of today and their common ancient ancestors in the faith.


Apollos Old Testament Commentaries (AOTC)

The Apollos Old and New Testament Commentary is a confessional series that aims to take with equal seriousness the divine and human aspects of Scripture. It interprets the Bible in a scholarly manner that is also accessible to non-experts, and it shows the relevance of the Bible to modern readers. It is intended to serve the needs of those who preach and teach, as well as scholars and all serious students of the Bible.


Baker's New Testament Commentary (BNTC)

This commentary series is for intermediate students of the Bible and pastors who want intermediate level evangelical scholarship. The focus is on exegesis of unit of text, a simplified explanation of critical notes on the Greek text, and application of the text from a Reformed Evangelical perspective.


Berit Olam & Sacra Pagina

This series is written for lay people, Bible scholars, students, and religious leaders. The interpretation focuses on the final form of the texts as literary works, with the Old Testament series especially focusing on the narrative artistry of the texts. The title of the Old Testament series as "Berit Olam" (eternal covenant) showcases the central theme that the authors trace from the Old Testament throughout the series, as the authors make available to all of God’s people the words of the everlasting covenant in all of their beauty. The New Testament volumes are written by an international team of Catholic scholars, as a guide intended for biblical professionals, graduate students, theologians, clergy, and religious educators. Sacra Pagina (sacred page) contains critical analysis without any loss of sensitivity to religious meaning, as shaped by the context of the Catholic tradition. 



This series is written by theologians, with a focus on theological interpretation. The aim of the series is to interpret scripture for today’s church, providing guidance for reading the Bible under the rule of faith. It is aimed at supporting preaching, teaching in the church, to show the continuing intellectual and practical viability of theological interpretation of the Bible.


Bible Speaks Today - IVP (BST)

The Bible Speaks Today commentaries seek to expound the biblical text with accuracy, to relate it to contemporary life and to be readable to a wide range of audiences; the authors are each noted scholars as well as pastor. This series is great for preaching or teaching, as it contains extensive discussion of applying the biblical message to the church today.


Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture (CCSS)

This series from leading Catholic scholars focuses on interpreting the New Testament in the light of the whole of the Bible, with an emphasis on theological and pastoral questions. The series highlights the relationship of Scripture to Catholic theology and personal spiritual formation.


Eerdmans Critical Commentary (ECC)

This series is critical in approach, seeking to give insight into the biblical text and its background, but also discussing issues of theological interpretation, and its application.

The authors  seek to combine sensitivity to the original meaning of the text and explication of the relevance of the text for today. The commentaries contain critical notes on the history of the text, and commentary on literary, historical, cultural, and theological aspects of the text, reflecting the contributions of recent textual, philological, literary, historical, and archaeological inquiry, with also discussions of newer sociological methodological approaches. The series is accessible to serious general readers as well as scholars.



The Hermeneia series is a critical and historical commentary to the Bible, reflecting philological and historical tools, including textual criticism, the methods of the history of tradition, and the history of religion. The aim is to provide the student or scholar with full critical discussion of each problem of interpretation and with the primary data upon which the discussion is based. The series is for advanced studies of the biblical text, with a focus on original languages.


International Critical Commentary (ICC)

The ICC series is one of the longest running commentary series, with the earliest works from the early 1900's. Classically this series has combined a strong focus on exegesis and linguistics, with archaeological, historical, literary and theological reflection at a very academic level. Many of the volumes in this series may be dated, but the series is currently being updated with new editions by modern scholars.



Interpretation is an accessible, yet high-quality resource for those who interpret the Bible in the church. It bridges the gap between critical and expository commentaries to the needs of the church. The volumes are each written by scholars who are outstanding academics in each area of the Bible, who also have a passion to make the text relevant for preaching and teaching by including models of expositing the text in the church today.


JPS Torah Commentary

The JPS Torah Commentary series is written by leading scholars from a Jewish perspective, combining the best insights from modern critical scholarship with Jewish traditional exegesis in a succint yet perceptive fashion. The commentary is selective and may not discuss every verse or issue that a reader is interested in, but the comments and discussions that are included are outstanding, and the series is essential for studies of the Books of Moses.


New American Commentary (NAC)

The New American Commentary series is an intermediate exegetical commentary. It is primarily geared for students, ministers, and educated laity seeking to grasp Scripture in a full and in a unified way without having to wade through discussions of technical matters.


New Cambridge Bible Commentary (NCBC)

The New Cambridge Bible Commentary is academically rigorous, but does not assume the reader has a great deal of specialized theological knowledge or an impressive command of the Hebrew, Aramaic, or biblical Greek. It is an update of the earlier Cambridge Bible Commentary from the mid 20th century, which incorporates scholarly insights from recent biblical studies. In addition to a strong focus on the language and historical context of the text, the series also incorporates rhetorical criticism, social scientific criticism, and narrative criticism to provide a fresh look at biblical texts.


New International Commentary on the Old and New Testament (NICOT/NICNT)

This advanced commentary series is accessible to scholars as well as pastors and serious Bible students. The commentary is academically rigorous, from a perspective of a desire to hear the message of the biblical text with greatest accuracy today.


Each volume has an extensive introduction on the authorship, date, purpose, structure, and theology of the books, with the commentary itself having a focus on detailed exegesis of the original languages, followed by an exposition of the biblical text's theology and application.


New Interpreters Bible (NIB)

The New Interpreter's Bible Commentary offers brief but high-quality commentary on the biblical text by leading scholars. It contains concise introductions to historical, social, literary, and theological issues of the text, built on an exegetical analysis of the text. It is accessible and easy to use, and contains extensive reflection on the exposition of the text for the use of the church.


New International Greek Text Commentary (NIGTC)

This series offers outstanding detailed analysis of the Greek text of the New Testament, questions of textual criticism, and historical context of the text. The series is aimed at scholars and advanced Bible students.


New International Version Application Commentary (NIVAC)

The NIV Application commentary is written by leading scholars, with a focus on application of the biblical text for Christian communities. Building on academic scholarship, the emphasis of the series is to give readers the necessary historical information of the text and show how to teach and preach the message of the text today.


Old Testament Library/New Testament Library (OTL/NTL)

The Old Testament Library is one of the most respected commentary series produced in the last 50 years. The focus of this series is on historical-critical issues and a detailed analysis of the biblical text, in a concise format. Introductory matters cover historical concerns, cultural issues, the reception of the text, the integrity of the text, and other interpretive issues.


Pillar New Testament Commentary (PNTC)

The Pillar commentary series combines rigorous exegesis and scholarship with exposition and pastoral sensitivity, with a goal towards contemporary communities understanding biblical theology and seeking the contemporary relevance of the Bible.


Smyth & Helwys Bible Commentary

This series is written by outstanding scholars, and seeks to provide academic analysis of the biblical text in an attractive and simple format. The commentary is filled with illustrations, images, references to literature and culture, in order to discern where the biblical text intersects with modern concerns.


Teach the Text Commentary (TTC)

The TTC series contains selective discussion of features of the biblical text, with a focus on teaching the Bible for modern audiences. The series is formatted as a quick and accessible reference for information, illustrations, and tips for exposition in preparation for teaching and preaching.


Tyndale Old/New Testament Commentary (TOTC/TONC)

The Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries are written by leading evangelical scholars, with clear and relevant explanations of the text. The commentary examines the text section by section, drawing out its main themes, with also individual verses discussed, and problems of interpretation considered. The aim is to understand the original meaning of the Bible and to make its message plain to readers today.


Two Horizons Old/New Testament Commentary (THOTC/THNTC)

The Two Horizons Old/New Testament Commentary series combines theological exegesis and theological reflection. It offers detailed attention to philology, grammar, syntax, and concerns of a historical nature, in addition to social-scientific, political, or canonical questions. This series bridges those questions with theological readings of texts, past and present. The result is a paragraph-by-paragraph engagement with the text that is deliberately theological in focus. The theological reflection places each book of the Bible in relation to the whole of Scripture and in conversation with constructive theology of today. The series is written primarily for students, pastors, and Christian leaders seeking to engage in theological interpretation of Scripture.


Word Biblical Commentary (WBC)

The Word Biblical Commentary is a scholarly and technical academic series focused on the exegetical details of the text. It is for pastors and scholars trained in the original languages and exegetical skills. It contains extensive textual and linguistic analysis, along with bibliographies. It is a highly respected series reflecting a range of scholarship from different perspectives.


Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the Old/New Testament (ZECNT/ZECOT)

This series focuses on exegetical analysis of the original languages of the text, in a way accessible to beginning and intermediate students of Hebrew and Greek. The series is from an evangelical perspective, with a concern for literary and theological features of the text as well.


Old Testament Introductions:

Archer, Jr., Gleason A Survey of Old Testament Introduction. Revised edition. Moody, 1994.

            BS1140.2 .A7 1985

Birch, Bruce C., Walter Brueggemann, Terence E. Fretheim, and David L. Peterson. A Theological Introduction to the Old Testament. Nashville: Abingdon, 1999.

            BS1192.5 .T43 1999

Childs, B.S. Introduction to the Old Testament as Scripture. Fortress, 1979.

            BS1140.2 .C48 1979

Collins, John J. Introduction to the Hebrew Bible. Second edition. Fortress, 2014.

            BS1140.3 .C65 2004

Coogan, Michael D. The Old Testament: A Historical and Literary Introduction to the Hebrew Scriptures. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.

            BS1197 .C56 2006

Dillard, Raymond, and Tremper Longman III. An Introduction to the Old Testament. 2nd ed. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2006.

Gertz, J.C., Angelika Berjelung, Konrad Schmid, and Markus Witte, eds. T&T Clark Hand- book of the Old Testament. Bloomsbury: T&T Clark, 2012.

Goldingay, John. An Introduction to the Old Testament: Exploring Text, Approaches and Issues. Downers Grove, Ill.: IVP, 2015.

            BS1194 .G635 2015

Harrison, R. K. An Introduction to the Old Testament. Eerdmans, 1969; Hendrickson, 2004.                    

BS1140.2 .H35

Hess, R. S. The Old Testament: A Historical, Critical, and Theological Introduction. Baker, 2016.

Hill, Andrew E. and John H. Walton. Old Testament Today: The Journey from Ancient Context to Contemporary Relevance. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2014.

            BS1194 .W33 2013

Knight, Douglas A., and Amy-Jill Levine. The Meaning of the Bible: What the Jewish Scriptures and Christian Old Testament Can Teach Us. New York: HarperOne, 2011.

            BS1173.3 .K55 2011

Pemberton, Glenn. The God Who Saves: An Introduction to the Message of the Old Testament. Abilene: ACU Press, 2015.

            BS1197 .P394 2015

Schlimm, Matthew R. This Strange and Sacred Scripture: Wrestling with the Old Testament and its Oddities. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2015.

            BS1140.3 .S35 2015


Old Testament Theology:

Brueggemann, Walter. Theology of the Old Testament: Testimony, Dispute, Advocacy. Fortress, 1997.

            BS1192.5 .B79 1997

Eichrodt, W. Old Testament Theology. 2 vols. OTL. Philadelphia: Westminster, 1961-67.                        

BS1192.5 .E353 v. 1 & 2

Feldmeier, Reinhard, and Hermann Spieckermann. God of the Living: A Biblical Theology. Trans. Mark E. Biddle. Waco, TX.: Baylor University Press, 2011.

            BS544 .F4513 2011

Goldingay, John. Old Testament Theology. Volume One. Israel's Gospel. InterVarsity Press, 2003; Volume Two. Israel's Faith. InterVarsity Press, 2006; Volume Three.   Israel’s Life. InterVarsity Press, 2009.  

            BS1182.3 .G65; BS1182.3 .G645 2006; BS1182.3 .G65 2003

Ollenburger, Ben C., Elmer A. Marten, and Gerhard F. Hasel, eds. The Flowering of Old Testament Theology. Sources for Biblical and Theological Study. Eisenbrauns, 1992.

            BS1192.5 .F564 1992

Vanhoozer, Kevin J. ed.  Theological Interpretation of the Old Testament: A Book-by-Book Survey.   Baker, 2008.  

            BS1171.3 .T493 2008

Von Rad, G. Old Testament Theology. 2 vols. Harper and Row, 1962-65.

            BS1192.5 .R3132 v. 1 & 2

Waltke, Bruce K.  An Old Testament Theology: An Exegetical, Canonical, and Thematic Approach.   Zondervan, 2007.  

            BS1192.5 .W35 2007


History of Israel, Religion, & Archaeology:

Bright, J. A History of Israel. 4th ed. Westminster John Knox, 2000.

            DS121 .B72 1972

Hess, Richard S.  Israelite Religions: An Archaeological and Biblical Survey.   Grand Rapids: Baker, 2007.  

            BM165 .H47 2007

Hoffmeier, James K., and Dennis R. Magary, eds. Do Historical Matters Matter to Faith? A Critical Appraisal of Modern and Postmodern Approaches to Scripture. Wheaton, Ill.: Crossway, 2012.

            BS635 .D56 2012

Kaufmann, Yehezkel. The Religion of Israel, from its Beginnings to the Babylonian Exile. Trans. Moshe Greenberg. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1960.

            BM155 .K3743

Keel, Othmar and Christoph Uelinger. Gods, Goddesses, and Images of God in Ancient Israel. Translated by Allan W. Mahnke. Fortress, 1998.

            BL1640 .K4413 1998

Kitchen, Kenneth. On the Reliability of the Old Testament. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2003.

            BS1180 .K56 2003

Lawrence, Paul, Alan Millard, Heinrich von Siebenthal and John Walton, eds. The IVP Atlas of Bible History. Downers Grove, Ill.: IVP Academic, 2006.

            Oversize BS630 .L38 2006

Long, V. Philips, David W. Baker, and Gordon J. Wenham, eds. Windows into Old Testament History: Evidence, Argument, and the Crisis of "Biblical Israel". Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2002.

            BS1180 .W56 2002

Merrill, Eugene. Kingdom of Priests: A History of Old Testament Israel. Baker, 1987.

            BS1197 .M45 1996

Miller, J. Maxwell and John H. Hayes.  A History of Ancient Israel and Judah.   Second edition.   Westminster John Knox, 2006.  

            DS117 .M6 2006

Rainey, Anson F. and R. Steven Notley. Carta's New Century Handbook and Atlas of the Bible. Jerusalem: Carta, 2007.

            BS630 .R35 2007

Shanks, Hershel, ed. Ancient Israel. From Abraham to the Roman Destruction of the Temple.  Biblical Archaeology Society, 1999.

            DS121 .A53 1999

King, Philip J. and Lawrence E. Stager. Life in Biblical Israel. Library of Ancient Israel. Westminster John Knox, 2001.

            DS112 .K48 2001

Meyers, Eric M. (ed.). The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East. Five vols. Oxford University, 1997.

            Ref DS56 .O9 1997 v. 1-5

Miller, Patrick D. The Religion of Ancient Israel. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2000.

            BS1171.2 .M55 2000

Miller, Patrick D., Paul D. Hanson, and S. Dean McBride, eds. Ancient Israelite Religion: Essays in Honor of Frank Moore Cross. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1987.

            BS1171.2 .A53 1987

Stern, Ephraim (ed). The New Encyclopedia of Archaeological Excavations in the Holy Land. Simon and Schuster, 1995.

            Ref DS111.A2 E5813 1993 v. 1-4

Walton, John H.  Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary: Old Testament. 5 volumes. Zondervan, 2009.

            BS1151.52 .Z66 2009 v. 1-5

Yamauchi, Edwin M., and Marvin R. Wilson eds. Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical and Post-Biblical Antiquity. Hendrickson, 2015.

            BS440 .Y37 2014


Ancient Near Eastern Backgrounds to the Old Testament:

Arnold, Bill T. and Bryan E. Beyer, eds. Readings from the ancient Near East: Primary Sources for Old Testament Study. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2002.

            BL1060 .R42 2002

Coogan, Michael D. ed., The Oxford History of the Biblical World. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.

            BS635.2 .O94 1998

Evans, Carl D., William W. Hallo, and John B. White, eds. Scripture in Context: Essays on the Comparative Method. Pittsburg: Pickwick Press, 1980.

            BS1171.2 .S35

Hays, Christopher B. Hidden Riches: A Sourcebook for the Comparative Study of the Hebrew Bible and ancient Near East. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2014.

            BS1184 .H39 2014

Jacobsen, Thorkild. Treasures of Darkness: A History of Mesopotamian Religion. New Haven: Yale, 1976.

            BL2350.I7 J3

Matthews, Victor H., and Don C. Benjamin. Old Testament Parallels: Laws and Stories from the ancient Near East. New York: Paulist Press, 1997.

            BS1180 .M42 1997

Pritchard, J.B. (ed.). Ancient Near Eastern Texts Relating to the Old Testament. 3rd. ed. Princeton University Press, 1969.

            Ref BS1180 .P83

Sasson, Jack M. ed., Civilizations of the Ancient Near East. 4 volumes. New York: Scribner, 1995.

            Ref DS57 .C55 1995 v. 1-4

Snell, Daniel C. Life in the Ancient Near East, 3100-332 B.C.E. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1997.

            DS62.23 .S65 1997

Sparks, Kenton L.  Ancient Texts for the Study of the Hebrew Bible: A Guide to the Background Literature.   Hendrickson, 2005.  

            BS1184 .S63 2005

von Soden, Wolfram. The Ancient Orient: An Introduction to the Study of the Ancient Near East. Trans. Donald G. Schley. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1994.

            DS57 .S5813 1994

Walton, John. Ancient Near Eastern Thought and the Old Testament. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2006.

            BS1171.3 .W35 2006


Hebrew Language:

Arnold, Bill T. and John H. Choi, A Guide to Biblical Hebrew Syntax. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.

            PJ4701 .A76 2003

Brown, F., S.R. Driver, and C.A. Briggs. Hebrew and English Lexicon of the Old Testament. Hendrickson, 1979.

            Ref PJ4833 .B73 1996

Botterweck, G. J., H. Ringgren, H.-J. Fabry (eds.). Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament. Eerdmans, 1977-2006.

            Ref BS440 .B5713 v. 1-15

Chisholm, Jr., Robert B. From Exegesis to Exposition: A Practical Guide to Using Biblical Hebrew. Baker, 1998.

            BS1171.2 .C55 1998

Cowley, A.E., and E. Kautzsch (eds.). Gesenius' Hebrew Grammar. 2d Eng. edition. Oxford, 1910.

            PJ4563 .G4713 1985

Even-Shoshan, E. A New Concordance of the Old Testament Using the Hebrew and Aramaic Text.  Baker, 1985.

            Ref BS1121 .E93 1985

Goodrick, E.W., and J.R. Kohlenberger, III. The NIV Exhaustive Concordance. Zondervan, 1990.

            Ref BS425 .G62 1990

Holladay, W.L. A Concise Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament. Eerdmans, 1971.

            PJ4833 .H6

Jenni, E. and C. Westermann (eds.). Theological Lexicon of the Old Testament. 3 vols. Hendrickson, 1997.

            Ref BS440 .T4813 1997 v. 1-3

Koehler, L., and W. Baumgartner et al. (eds.). The Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament. 3rd ed. 5 vols. Brill, 1994-2001; Study edition, 2 vols. Brill, 2001.

            Ref PJ4833 .K61813 1994 v. 1

Landes, George M. A Student's Vocabulary of Biblical Hebrew: Listed According to Frequency and Cognate. New York: Scribner, 1961.

            PJ4845 .L25

VanGemeren, Willem A. ed., New International Dictionary of Old Testament Theology and Exegesis. 5 vols. Zondervan, 1997.

            Ref BS440 .N438 1997 v. 1-5

Sáenz-Badillos, Angel. A History of the Hebrew Language. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993.

            PJ4545 .S2313 1996

Seow, C. L. A Grammar for Biblical Hebrew. Revised edition. Abingdon, 1995.

            PJ4567 .S424 1995

Waltke, B.K., and M. O'Connor. An Introduction to Biblical Hebrew Syntax. Eisenbrauns, 1990.

            PJ4707 .W35 1990


Old Testament Interpretation, Methodology, & Exegesis:

Alter, Robert. The Art of Biblical Poetry. Basic Books, 1985.

            BS1405.2 .A48 1985

Alter, Robert and Frank Kermode (eds.) The Literary Guide to the Bible. Harvard University Press, 1987.

            BS535 .L54 1987

Arnold, Bill T., and David W. Baker, eds. The Face of Old Testament Studies: A Survey of Contemporary Approaches. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1999.

            BS1193 .F33 1999

Barton, John, ed. The Cambridge Companion to Biblical Interpretation. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1998.

Barton, John. Reading the Old Testament: Method in Biblical Study. Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1996.

            BS1171.2 .B33 1996

Brettler, Mark Zvi, and Adele Berlin, eds. The Jewish Study Bible. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.

            BS895 .J4 2004

Fishbane, Michael A. Biblical Interpretation in Ancient Israel. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1988.

            BS1186 .F57 1985

Fokkelman, Jan. Reading Biblical Narrative: An Introductory Guide.  Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 1999.

            BS535 .F65 1999

Jobes, Karen H. and Moisés Silva, Invitation to the Septuagint. Baker, 2000. Second edition, 2015.

            BS744 .J63 2000

Knight, Douglas A. and Gene M. Tucker. The Hebrew Bible and its Modern Interpreters. Chico, CA.: Scholars Press, 1985.

            BS1160 .H43 1985

Kugel, James. The Bible as it Was. Cambridge: Belknap, 1997.

            BS1225.2 .K84 1997

Kugel, James. The Idea of Biblical Poetry: Parallelism and its History. New Haven: Yale, 1981.

            BS1405.2 .K83

Levenson, Jon D. The Hebrew Bible, the Old Testament, and Historical Criticism: Jews and Christians in Biblical Studies. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 1993.

            BS476 .L48 1993

Mays, James L., David L. Peterson, and Kent H. Richards, eds. Old Testament Interpretation: Past, Present, and Future. Nashville: Abingdon, 1995.

            BS1171.2 .O43 1995

Ryken, Leland and Tremper Longman III (eds.). A Complete Literary Guide to the Bible. Zondervan, 1993.

            BS535 .C56 1993

Schertz, Mary H, and Perry B. Yoder. Seeing the Text: Exegesis for Students of Greek and Hebrew. Nashville: Abingdon, 2001.

            BS476 .S325 2001

Soulen, Richard N. and R. Kendall Soulen. Handbook of Biblical Criticism. 3rd ed. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2001.

            Ref BS511.3 .S68 2001

Steck, Odil Hannes. Old Testament Exegesis: A Guide to the Methodology. Trans. James D. Nogalski. Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1998.

            BS1174.2 .B3713 1998

Stuart, Douglas. Old Testament Exegesis. A Handbook for Students and Pastors. 2nd edition. Westminster John Knox, 1984.

            BS476 .S83 1984

Tov, Emmanuel. Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible. 3rd edition. Fortress, 2011.

            BS1136 .T6813 2012

Watson, Wilfred G.E. Classical Hebrew Poetry: A Guide to its Techniques. Sheffield: JSOT Press, 1986.

            BS1405.2 .W348 1984

Würthwein, Ernst. The Text of the Old Testament. 2nd edition. Eerdmans, 1995.

            BS1136 .W813 1979



Alexander, T. Desmond, and David W. Baker, eds. Dictionary of the Old Testament : Pentateuch. Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press, 2003.

            Ref BS1225.52 .D53 2003

Alexander, T. D.  From Paradise to the Promised Land: An Introduction to the Pentateuch.   Second edition.   Grand Rapids: Baker, 2002.  

            BS1225 .A542 1998

Blenkinsopp, Joseph. The Pentateuch: An Introduction to the First Five Books of the Bible. ABRL. New York: Doubleday, 1992.

            BS1225.2 .B544 1992

Briggs, Richard S. and Joel N. Lohr, eds. A Theological Introduction to the Pentateuch: Interpreting the Torah as Christian Scripture. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2012.

            BS1225.52 .T54 2012

Crüsemann, Frank. The Torah: Theology and Social History of Old Testament Law. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1996.

            BS1225.6.L3 C7813 1996

Dozeman, Thomas. The Pentateuch: Introducing the Torah. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2017.

            BS1225.52 .D69 2017

Gafney, Wilda. Womanist Midrash: A Reintroduction to the Women of the Torah and the Throne. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2017.

            BS1181.8 .G34 2017

Gane, Roy E. Old Testament Law for Christians: Original Context and Enduring Application. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2017.

Hamilton, Victor R.  Handbook to the Pentateuch.  Grand Rapids:   Baker, 1982.

            BS1225.2 .H35 1982

Sailhammer, John. The Meaning of the Pentateuch: Revelation, Composition, and Interpretation. Downers Grove, Ill.: IVP, 2009.

            BS1225.52 .S25 2009

Walton, John H., and Victor Harold Matthews. The IVP Bible Background Commentary : Genesis- -Deuteronomy. Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press, 1997.

            BS1225.3 .W34 1997


Historical Books (Joshua-2 Kings):

Arnold, Bill T., and H.G.M. Williamson, eds. Dictionary of the Old Testament: Historical Books. Downers Grove, Ill.: IVP, 2005.

            BS1205.55 .D53 2005

Campbell, Antony F. Unfolding the Deuteronomistic History: Origins, Upgrades, Present Text. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2000.

            BS1286.5 .C36 2000 

Ducher-Walls, Patricia. Reading the Historical Books: A Student's Guide to Engaging the Biblical Text. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2014.

            BS1205.55 .D88 2014

Joseph, Alison L. Portrait of the Kings: The Davidic Prototype in Deuteronomistic Poetics. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2015.

            BS1335.52 .J68 2015

Knoppers, Gary N. and J. Gordon McConville, eds. Reconsidering Israel and Judah: Recent Studies on the Deuteronomistic History. Winona Lake, Ind.: Eisenbrauns, 2000.

            BS1286.5 .R43 2000

McKenzie, Steven L. Introduction to the Historical Books: Strategies for Reading. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2010.

            BS1205.52 .M35 2010

Römer, Thomas. The So-Called Deuteronomistic History: A Sociological, Historical, and Literary Introduction. New York: T&T Clark, 2007.

            BS1286.5 .R66 2007

Walton, John H. The Lost World of the Israelite Conquest: Covenant, Retribution, and the Fate of the Canaanites. Downers Grove, Ill.: IVP, 2017.

            BS1199.V56 W35 2017


Hebrew Prophets:

Blenkinsopp, Joseph. A History of Prophecy in Israel. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 1983.

            BS1198 .B53 1983

Brueggemann, Walter. The Prophetic Imagination. Minneapolis: Fortress, 1984.

            BS1198 .B84

Firth, David G., and H.G.M. Williamson, eds. Interpreting Isaiah: Issues and Approaches. Downers Grove, Ill.: IVP, 2009.

            BS1515.52 .I58 2009

Gowan, Donald E. Theology of the Prophetic Books: The Death and Resurrection of Israel. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 1998.

            BS1505.2 .G67 1998

Heschel, Abraham J. The Prophets. Prince Press/Hendrickson, 1962.

            BS1505.2 .H4 1962

Lundbom, Jack R. The Hebrew Prophets: An Introduction. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2010.

            BS1505.52 .L86 2010

McConville, J. Gordon. Exploring the Old Testament, Volume 4: A Guide to the Prophets. Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity, 2002.

            BS1140.3 .M33 2002

Nogalski, James D. Interpreting Prophetic Literature: Historical and Exegetical Tools for Reading the Prophets. Westminster John Knox, 2015.

            BS1505.52 .N64 2015

Petersen, David L. The Prophetic Literature: An Introduction. Westminster John Knox, 2002.

            BS1198 .P46 2002


Psalms, Wisdom, Writings:

Bartholomew, Craig G., and Ryan P. O'Dowd. Old Testament Wisdom Literature: A Theological Introduction. Downers Grove, Ill.: IVP, 2011.

            BS1455 .B27 2011

Brueggemann, Walter. The Message of the Psalms: A Theological Commentary. Minneapolis: Augsburg, 1984.

            BS1430.3 .B78 1984

Bullock, C. Hassell. Encountering the Book of Psalms: A Literary and Theological Introduction. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2001.

            BS1430.2 .B85 2004

Camp, Phillip G. and Tremper Longman III, eds. Praying with Ancient Israel: Exploring the Theology of Prayer in the Old Testament. Abilene: ACU Press, 2015.

            BS1199.P68 P739 2015

Crenshaw, James L. Old Testament Wisdom: An Introduction. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2010.

            BS1455 .C65 2010

Futato, Mark D. and David M. Howard. Interpreting the Psalms: An Exegetical Handbook. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2007.

Jacobsen, Rolf A. Soundings in the Theology of Psalms: Perspectives and Methods in Contemporary Scholarship. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2011.

            BS1430.52 .S63 2011

Keel, Othmar. The Symbolism of the Biblical World: Ancient Near Eastern Iconography and the Book of Psalms. Winona Lake, Ind.: Eisenbrauns, 1997.

            BS1430.5 .K4313 1997

Longman, Tremper III., and Peter Enns, eds. Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry, & Writings. Downers Grove, Ill.: IVP, 2008.

            BS440 .D53 2008

McCann, Clinton J. A Theological Introduction to the Book of Psalms: The Psalms as Torah. Nashville: Abingdon, 1993.

            BS1430.5 .M35 1993

Perdue, Leo G. The Sword and the Stylus: An Introduction to Wisdom in the Age of Empires. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2008.

            BS1455 .P38 2008

Perdue, Leo G. Wisdom and Creation: The Theology of Wisdom Literature. Nashville: Abingdon, 1994.

            BS1455 .P39 1994

Sneed, Mark. The Social World of the Sages: An Introduction to Israelite and Jewish Wisdom Literature. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2015.

            BS1455 .S68 2015


New Testament Introduction:

Anderson, Paul N. From Crisis to Christ: A Contextual Introduction to the New Testament. Nashville: Abingdon, 2014.

            BS2330.3 .A53 2014

Carson, D. A. and Douglas J. Moo. An Introduction to the New Testament. 2nd edition. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2005.

            BS2330.3 .C37 2005

Carter, Warren and Amy-Jill Levine. The New Testament: Methods and Meanings. Nashville: Abingdon, 2013.

            BS2341.52 .C374 2013

deSilva, David A. An Introduction to the New Testament: Context, Methods and Ministry Formation. Downers Grove: IVP, 2004.

            BS2330.3 .D47 2004

Elwell, Walter A. and Robert W. Yarbrough. Encountering the New Testament and Readings from the First-Century World. 2nd edition. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2005.

            BR167 .R43 1998

Holladay, Carl R. A Critical Introduction to the New Testament: Interpreting the Message and Meaning of Jesus Christ. Nashville: Abingdon, 2005.

            BS2361.3 .H65 2005

Johnson, Luke T. The Writings of the New Testament. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2010.

            BS2330.2 .J64 1986

Köstenberger, Andreas J., L. Scott Kellum and Charles L. Quarles. The Cradle, The Cross, and the Crown: An Introduction to the New Testament. Nashville: B&H, 2009.

            BS2330.3 .K637 2009

Powell, Mark A. Introducing the New Testament: A Historical, Literary, and Theological Survey. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2009.

            BS2330.3 .P67 2009

Witherington, Ben III. Invitation to the New Testament: First Things. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.

            BS2330.3 .W575 2013


Greek Language:

Balz, Horst and Gerhard Schneider, eds. Exegetical Dictionary of the New Testament, 3 vols. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1990-93.

            Ref BS2312 .E913 1990 v. 1-3.

Black, David A. It's Still Greek to Me: An Easy-to-Understand Guide to Intermediate Greek. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1998.

            PA817 .B545 1998

Blass, Friedrich, Albert Debrunner, and Robert W. Funk. A Greek Grammar of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1961.

            Ref PA813.B513 1961

Liddell, H. G. and Robert Scott. A Greek-English Lexicon, 9th ed. Oxford: Clarendon, 1925-40; repr. 1968 [for classical Greek].

            Ref PA445.E5 L6 1961

Louw, Johannes P. and Eugene A. Nida. A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament Based on Semantic Domains, 2 vols. New York: UBS, 1988.

            Ref PA881 .G68 1989 v. 1-2

Moule, C.F.D. An Idiom Book of New Testament Greek. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1959.

            PA851 .M6 1960

Mounce, William D. The Morphology of Biblical Greek. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1994.

            PA836 .M68 1994

Trenchard, Warren C. Complete Vocabulary Guide to the Greek New Testament. Rev. ed. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing, 1998.

            PA863 .T74 1998

Wallace, Daniel B. Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996.

            PA851 .W34 1996


Textual Criticism of the New Testament:

Aland, Kurt and Barbara Aland. The Text of the New Testament. 2nd edition. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1989.

            BS1937.5 .A42 1989

Black, David A. New Testament Textual Criticism: A Concise Guide. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1994.

            BS2325 .B63 1994

Greenlee, J. Harold. Introduction to New Testament Textual Criticism. 2nd edition. Peabody: Hendrickson, 1995.

            BS2325 .G67 1995

Metzger, Bruce. The Text of the New Testament: Its Transmission, Corruption, and Restoration. New York: Oxford, 1992.

            BS2325 .M4 1992

Wegner, Paul D. A Student's Guide to Textual Criticism of the Bible: Its History, Methods, and Results. Westmont: IVP Academic, 2012.



New Testament Backgrounds:

Evans, Craig A. and Stanley E. Porter, eds. Dictionary of New Testament Background. Downers Grove: IVP, 2000.

            Ref BS2312 .D53 2000

Barclay, John M. G. Jews in the Mediterranean Diaspora: From Alexander to Trajan (323 BCE to 117 CE. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999.

            DS135.M43 B37 1996

Bauckham, Richard. The Jewish World Around the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2010.

            BS2387 .B38 2010

Charlesworth, James H. The Old Testament Pseudepigrapha and the New Testament. 2nd edition. Valley Forge: Trinity Press Intl., 1998.

            BS1700 .C44 1985

Charlesworth, James H., ed. Jesus and Archaeology. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2006.

            BS621 .J47 2006

Cohick, Lynn H. Women in the World of the Earliest Christians: Illuminating Ancient Ways of Life. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2009.

            BR195.W6 C63 2009

deSilva, David A. Introducing the Apocrypha: Message, Context, and Significance. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2002.

            BS1700 .D44 2002

Evans, Craig A. Ancient Texts for New Testament Studies: A Guide to the Background Literature. Peabody: Hendrickson, 2005.

            BS2530 .E93 2011

Evans, Craig A. Jesus and His World: The Archaeological Evidence. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2012.

            BS621 .E885 2012

Ferguson, Everett. Backgrounds of Early Christianity. 2nd edition. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1987.

            BR129 .F47 1987

Green, Joel B. and Lee M. McDonald. The World of the New Testament: Cultural, Social, and Historical Contexts. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2013.

            DS122 .W67 2013

Hengel, Martin. Judaism and Hellenism. Trans. John Bowden. 2 Vols. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1974.

            BM176 .H413 1981

Hengel, Martin. The Zealots: Investigations into the Jewish Freedom Movement in the Period from Herod I until 70 A.D.. Trans. David Smith. Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 1989.

            BM175.Z4 H413 1989

Jeffers, James S. The Greco-Roman World of the New Testament Era. Downers Grove: IVP, 1999.

            BS2410 .J44 1999

Jobes, Karen H. and Moisés Silva. Invitation to the Septuagint. 2nd edition. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2015.

            BS744 .J63 2000

Keener, Craig S. The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament. Downers Grove, Ill.: IVP, 2014.


Mason, Steve. Josephus and the New Testament. Peabody: Hendrickson, 1992.

            DS115.9.J6 M38 1992

Skarsaune, Oskar. In the Shadow of the Temple: Jewish Influences on Early Christianity. Downers Grove: IVP, 2002.

            BR165 .S59 2002

VanderKam, James C. The Dead Sea Scrolls Today. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1994.

            BM487 .V26 1994

Witherington, Ben, III. New Testament History: A Narrative Account. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2001.

            BS2410 .W55 2001

Wright, N. T. The New Testament and the People of God. Minneapolis: Fortress, 1992.

            BS2398 .W75 1992


New Testament Theology

Beale, G. K. A New Testament Biblical Theology: The Unfolding of the Old Testament in the New. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2011.

            BS2397 .B39 2011

Brown, Colin, ed. New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology, 3 vols. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1978.

            Ref BS2397 .N48 v. 1-3

Hurtado, Larry W. Lord Jesus Christ: Devotion to Jesus in Earliest Christianity. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2003.

            BT198 .H87 2005

Kittel, Gerhard and Gerhard Friedrich, ed. Theological Dictionary of the New Testament, 10 vols. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1964-76.

            BS2312 .K5813 1964

Ladd, George E. A Theology of the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1974.

            BS2397 .L33

Marshall, I. Howard. New Testament Theology: Many Witnesses, One Gospel. Downers Grove: IVP, 2004.

            BS2397 .M37 2004

Schnelle, Udo. Theology of the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2009.

            BS2397 .S4613 2009

Schreiner, Thomas R. Magnifying God in Christ: A Summary of New Testament Theology. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2010.

            BS2397 .S468 2010

Thielman, Frank. New Testament Theology: A Canonical and Synthetic Approach. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2005.

            BS2397 .T445 2005

Witherington, Ben III. The Indelible Image: The Theological and Ethical World of the New Testament, 2 vols. Downers Grove: IVP, 2009-10.

            BS2361.3 .W58 2009


New Testament Interpretation, Methodology, & Exegesis:

Bartholomew, Craig. Introducing Biblical Hermeneutics: A Comprehensive Framework for Hearing God in Scripture. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2015.

            BS476 .B37 2015

Beale, G. K. and D. A. Carson, eds. Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2007.

            BS511.3 .C653 2007

Bray, Gerald L. Biblical Interpretation: Past and Present. Downers Grove: IVP, 1996.

            BS476 .B59 1996

Brown, Jeannine. Scripture as Communication: Introducing Biblical Hermeneutics. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2007.

            BS476 .B68 2007

Carson, D. A. Exegetical Fallacies. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1984.

            BS540 .C36 1984

Green, Joel B., ed. Hearing the New Testament. 2nd edition. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2010.

            BS2331 .H43 2010

Osborne, Grant R. The Hermeneutical Spiral. Downers Grove, Ill.: IVP, 1991.

            BS476 .O79 1991

Porter, Stanley E., ed., Handbook to Exegesis of the New Testament. New York: Brill, 1997.

            Ref BS2331 .H35 1997

Soulen, Richard N. and R. Kendall Soulen. Handbook of Biblical Criticism. 4th edition. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2011.

            Ref BS511.3 .S68 2001

Vanhoozer, Kevin J. Is There a Meaning in this Text? The Bible, the Reader, and the Morality of Literary Knowledge. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1998.

            BS476 .V34 1998


Jesus and the Gospels

Barnett, Paul. Jesus and the Rise of Early Christianity: A History of New Testament Times. Downers Grove: IVP, 1999.

            BS2410 .B277 1999

Blomberg, Craig L. The Historical Reliability of the Gospels. Downers Grove, Ill.: IVP, 1987.

            BS2555.2 .B585 1987

Bock, Darrell L. and Robert L. Webb, Key Events in the Life of the Historical Jesus. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2010.

            BT303.2 .K475 2010

Dunn, James D. G. Jesus Remembered. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2003.

            BT203 .D86 2003

Green, Joel B., Jeannine K. Brown, and Nicholas Perrin, eds. Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels. 2nd edition. Downers Grove: IVP, 2013.


Hays, Richard B. Echoes of Scripture in the Gospels. Waco: Baylor University Press, 2016.

            BS2555.52 .H385 2016

Hays, Richard B. Reading Backwards: Figural Christology and the Fourfold Gospel. Waco: Baylor University Press, 2014.

            BS2555.52 .H39 2014

Holmén, Tom and Stanley E. Porter, eds. Handbook for the Study of the Historical Jesus, 4 vols. Leiden: Brill, 2010.


Keener, Craig S. Miracles. 2 vols. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2011.

            BS2548 .K44 2011 v. 1 v. 1-2

Meier, John P. A Marginal Jew, 5 vols. New York: Doubleday, 1991-2001.

            BT303.2 .M465 1991 v. 1-3

Pennington, Jonathan T. Reading the Gospels Wisely: A Narrative and Theological Introduction. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2012.

            BS2555.52 .P455 2012

Watson, Francis. The Fourfold Gospel: A Theological Reading of the New Testament Portraits of Jesus. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2016.

Wright, N. T. Jesus and the Victory of God. Minneapolis: Fortress, 1996.

            BS2398 .W75 1992 v. 2          

Wright, N. T. The Resurrection of the Son of God. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2003.

            BS2398 .W75 1992 v.3


Acts of the Apostles:

Blomberg, Craig L. From Pentecost to Patmos: An Introduction to Acts through Revelation. Nashville: B & H, 2006.

            BS2619 .B56 2006

Hemer, Colin J. The Book of Acts in the Setting of Hellenistic History, ed. Conrad Gempf. Winona Lake, Ind.: Eisenbrauns, 1990.

            BS2625.2 .H415 1990

Marshall, I. Howard and David Peterson. Witness to the Gospel: The Theology of Acts. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1998.

            BS2625.2 .W575 1998

Rowe, C. Kavin. World Upside Down: Reading Acts in the Graeco-Roman Age. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009.

            BS2625.52 .R69 2009

Winter, Bruce W., ed. The Book of Acts in Its First-Century Setting, 5 vols. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1993-96.

            BS2625.2 .B65 v. 1-5


Apostle Paul:

Barclay, John M. G. Paul and the Gift. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2015.

            BS2655.G65 B37 2015

Dunn, James D. G. The New Perspective on Paul. 2nd edition. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2008.

            BS2651 .D837 2008

Dunn, James D. G. The Theology of Paul the Apostle. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1998.

            BS2651 .D84 1998

Hays, Richard B. The Conversion of the Imagination: Paul as Interpreter of Israel's Scripture. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2005.

            BS2655.R32 H38 2005

Hays, Richard B. Echoes of Scripture in the Letters of Paul. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1989.

            BS2655.R32 H39 1989

Hawthorne, Gerald F., Ralph P. Martin, and Daniel G. Reid, eds. Dictionary of Paul and His Letters. Downers Grove: IVP, 1993.

            Ref BS2650.2 .D53 1993

Martyn, J. Louis. Theological Issues in the Letters of Paul. Nashville: Abingdon, 1997.

            BS2651 .M38 1997

Ridderbos, Herman. Paul: An Outline of His Theology. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1975.

            BS2651 .R513

Schreiner, Thomas E. Paul: Apostle of God’s Glory in Christ. Downers Grove: IVP, 2001.

            BS2651 .S277 2006

Wenham, David. Paul: Follower of Jesus or Founder of Christianity? Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1995.

            BS2653 .W45 1995

Wright, N.T. The Paul Debate: Critical Questions for Understanding the Apostle. Waco: Baylor University Press, 2015.

            BS2650.52 .W75 2015

Wright, N.T. Paul and His Recent Interpreters: Some Contemporary Debates. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2015.

            BS2651 .W75 2015


General Epistles & Revelation:

Bauckham, Richard, ed. The Epistle to Hebrews and Christian Theology. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2009.

            BS2775.55 .E64 2009

Bauckham, Richard. The Theology of the Book of Revelation. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993.

            BS2825.2 .B387 1993

Bauckham, Richard. The Climax of Prophecy: Studies in the Book of Revelation. Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 1999.

            BS2825.2 .B385 1999

Bauckham, Richard. Jude and the Relatives of Jesus in the Early Church. Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 1990.

            BS2545.J44 B38 1990

Blomberg, Craig L. From Pentecost to Patmos: An Introduction to Acts through Revelation. Nashville: B & H, 2006.

            BS2619 .B56 2006

Bockmuehl, Markus. Simon Peter in Scripture and Memory: The New Testament Apostle in the Early Church. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2012.

            BS2515 .B635 2012

Bond, Helen, and Larry Hurtado, eds. Peter in Early Christianity. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2015.

Chilton, Bruce, and Craig A. Evans, eds. James the Just and Christian Origins. Leiden: Brill, 1999.

            BS2454.J3 .J36 1999

Collins, John J. Apocalypse, Prophecy, and Pseudepigraphy: On Jewish Apocalyptic Literature. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2015.

            BS646 .C649 2015

deSilva, David A. The Jewish Teachers of Jesus, James, and Jude: What Earliest Christianity Learned from the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.

            BS1700 .D47 2012

Gorman, Michael J. Reading Revelation Responsibly: Uncivil Worship and Witness: Following the Lamb into the New Creation. Eugene, OR.: Cascade, 2011.

            BS2825.52 .G67 2011

Jobes, Karen H. Letters to the Church:A Survey of Hebrews and the General Epistles. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2011.

            BS2775.55 .J63 2011

Martin, Ralph P. and Peter H. Davids, eds. Dictionary of the Later New Testament and Its Developments. Downers Grove: IVP, 1998.

            Ref BS2625.5 .D53 1997

Murphy, Frederick J. Apocalypticism in the Bible and its World. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2012.

            BS646 .M87 2012



Theology Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

Atkinson, David J, & David H. Field, eds. New Dictionary of Christian Ethics & Pastoral Theology. Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press, 1995.

Ref BJ1199.N495 1995

Beinert, Wolfgang, & Francis Schüssler Fiorenza, eds. Handbook of Catholic Theology. New York: Crossroad, 1995.

BX1745.5.L4913 1995

Bercot, David W. A Dictionary of Early Christian Beliefs: A Reference Guide to More than 700 Topics Discussed by the Early Church Fathers. Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson, 1998.

Ref BR66.5.D53 1998

Brown, Colin. The New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1975-1978.

Ref BS2397.N48 v.1-3.

Byrne, Peter, & Leslie Houlden, eds. Companion Encyclopedia of Theology. New York: Routledge, 1995.

Ref BR118.C66 1995

Cannon, Katie G., and Pinn, Anthony B., ed. The Oxford Handbook of African American Theology. Oxford UP, 2018. 


Clarke, Paul Barry, & Andrew Linzey, eds. Dictionary of Ethics, Theology, and Society. New York: Routledge, 1996.

Ref BJ63.D53 1996

Collinge, William J. Historical Dictionary of Catholicism. Lanham: Scarecrow Press, 2012.


BX945.3.C65 2012

Copan, Paul, Tremper Longman III, Christopher L. Reese, & Michael G. Strauss, eds. Dictionary of Christianity and Science: The Definitive Reference for the Intersection of Christian Faith and Contemporary Science. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2017.


Cross, F.L., ed. The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997.

Ref BR95.O8 1997

Di Berardion, Angelo, ed. Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity. Downers Grove, Ill.: IVP Academic, 2014. 3 Volumes.

Ref BR 66.5.D5813 2014 v.1-3

Elwell, Walter A., ed. Evangelical Dictionary of Theology. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2001. 

Ref BR95.E87 2001

Fahlbusch, Erwin, ed. The Encyclopedia of Christianity. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1999. 5 Volumes.

Ref BR95.E8913 1999 v.1-5

Ferguson, Sinclair B., David F. Wright, & J.I. Packer, eds. New Dictionary of Theology. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 1988.

Ref BR95.N39 1988

Flint, Thomas P, & Michael C. Rea, eds. The Oxford Handbook of Philosophical Theology. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.

BT40.O94 2011

Hart, Trevor A, ed. The Dictionary of Historical Theology. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2000.

Ref BT21.2.D53 2000

Hastings, Adrian, Alistair Mason, & Hugh Pyper, eds. The Oxford Companion to Christian Thought. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.

Ref BR95.O94 2000

Komonchak, Joseph A., Mary Collins, & Dermot A. Lane, eds. The New Dictionary of Theology. Wilmington: Michael Glazier, 1987.

BR95.N38 1987

McDermott, Gerald R. The Oxford Handbook of Evangelical Theology. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.

BR1640.O83 2010

McFarland, Ian A., ed. The Cambridge Dictionary of Christian Theology. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011.

BV2.5.C36 2011

McGrath, Alister, ed. The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Modern Christian Thought. Cambridge: Blackwell, 1993.

Ref BR95.B58 1993

Russell, Letty M., and J. Shannon Clarkson, eds. Dictionary of Feminist Theologies. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 1996.

BT83.55.D53 1996

Stuhlmueller, Carroll, ed. The Collegeville Pastoral Dictionary of Biblical Theology. Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 1996.

Ref BS417.C735 1996

VanGemeren, Willem A, ed. New International Dictionary of Old Testament Theology & Exegesis. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1997.

Ref BS440.N438 1997 v.1-5.

Vanhoozer, Kevin J, ed. Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2005.

Ref BS440.D495 2005

Walls, Jerry L, ed. The Oxford Handbook of Eschatology. Oxford UP, 2008. 

BT821.3 .O94 2010

Webster, John, Kathryn Tanner, & Iain Torrance, eds. The Oxford Handbook of Systematic Theology. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009.

BT10.O83 2009


Introductory Theology Textbooks

Allison, Gregg R. Historical Theology: An Introduction to Christian Doctrine: A Companion to Wayne Grudem's Systematic Theology. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2011.

BT21.3.A44 2011

Baker-Fletcher, Karen. Dancing with God: The Trinity from a Womanist Perspective. St Louis: Chalice Press, 2006


Bell, David N. A Cloud of Witnesses: An Introduction to the Development of Christian Doctrine to AD 500. 2nd Revised Ed. Cistercian Studies 218. Kalamazoo: Cistercian Publications, 2007.


Donald G. Bloesch, Essentials of Evangelical Theology, 2 vols. New York: Harper & Row, 1982. 

BR1640.B54 v.1

Carmody, John Tully, & D.L. Carmody. Contemporary Catholic Theology. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1985.

BX1747.C35 1985

Coakley, Sarah. God, Sexuality, and the Self: An Essay ‘On the Trinity.’ Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013. 

BT111.3 .C63 2013

Duke, James O., and Howard W. Stone. How to Think Theologically. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 2006. 

BR118.S75 2006

Erickson, Millard. Introducing Christian Doctrine. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1992.

BT75.2.E76 1992

Fiorenza, Elisabeth. In Memory of Her: A Feminist Theological Reconstruction of Christian Origins. New York: Crossroad, 1994.

BR129.S365 1994

Frame, John M. Salvation Belongs to the Lord: An Introduction to Systematic Theology. Phillipsburg, N.J.: P & R Publishing, 2006.

BX94223.F73 2006

Gonzalez, Justo L. A Concise History of Christian Doctrine. Nashville: Abingdon, 2005.

BT77.G66 2005

Gonzalez, Justo L. Christian Thought Revisited: Three Types of Theology. Revised Edition. New York: Orbis Books, 1999. 

BT21.2.G59 1989

Gonzalez, Justo L. Manana: Christian Theology from a Hispanic Perspective. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1990. 

BT30.U6 G65 1990

Gonza╠ülez, Justo L. A Concise History of Christian Doctrine. Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 2005.

BT77.G66 2005

Grenz, Stanley J. and Roger E. Olson. Who Needs Theology? An Invitation to the Study of God. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 1996. 

BT65.G75 1996

Grenz, Stanley J. and Roger E. Olson. 20th-Century Theology: God & the World in a Transitional Age. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1992. 

BT28.G746 1992

Grenz, Stanley and Jay Smith. Created for Community: Connecting Christian Belief with Christian Living. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1998.

BT78.G75 1998

Grudem, Wayne. Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1994.

BT75.2.G78 1994

Horton, Michael. The Christian Faith: A Systematic Theology for Pilgrims On the Way. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2011.

BT75.3.H67 2011

Horton, Michael. Pilgrim Theology: Core Doctrines for Christian Disciples. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2013. 

BT75.3.H675 2011

Kapic, Kelly M. A Little Book for New Theologians: Why and How to Study Theology. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2012. 

BV4020.K37 2012

Lennan, Richard, ed. An Introduction to Catholic Theology. New York: Paulist Press, 1998.

BX1751.2.I58 1998

Lewis, Gordon R. Integrative Theology. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996.

BT75.2.L475 1996

McGrath, Alister E. ed, The Christian Theology Reader. Cambridge: Blackwell, 1995.

BT77.C47 1995

McGrath, Alister E. Christian Theology: An Introduction. Cambridge: Blackwell, 1997.

BT65.M34 1997

McGrath, Alister. Historical Theology: An Introduction to the History of Christian Thought. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 1998.

BT21.2.M17 1998

McKim, Donald. Theological Turning Points: Major Issues in Christian Thought. Atlanta: John Knox Press, 1988. 


Naselli, Andrew David, et. al. Four Views on the Spectrum of Evangelicalism. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2011. 

BR1640.F69 2011

Oden, Thomas C. Classic Christianity: A Systematic Theology. New York: HarperCollins, 1992. 

BT75.3 .O34 2009

Olson, Roger E., The Mosaic of Christian Belief: Twenty Centuries of Unity and Diversity. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2002. 

BT77.O28 2002

Olson, Roger. The Story of Christian Theology: Twenty Centuries of Tradition and Reform. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 1999. 

BT21.2.O57 1999

Osmer, Richard R. Practical Theology: An Introduction. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. 2008.

BV3 .O86 2008

Reeves, Michael.  Delighting in the Trinity: An Introduction to the Christian Faith. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2012.

BT111.3.R44 2012

Volf, Miroslav, & Matthew Croasmun. For the Life of the World: Theology that Makes a Difference. Grand Rapids: Brazos, 2019.

BV3 .V59 2019

Wright, N. T. Simply Christian. San Francisco: Harper San Francisco, 2010. 

BR121.3 .W75 2006


Specialized Areas of Theology

African-American Theology 

Cone, James. God of the Oppressed. Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books, 1997.

BT83.57 .C67 1997

Cone, James. A Black Theology of Liberation. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1970.


BT78.C59 1970


Cone, James. The Spirituals and the Blues. Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis, 1991.

ML3556.C66 1991

Cone, James. The Cross and the Lynching Tree. Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis, 2013.

BR563.N4 C648 2013

Evans, Jr., James H. We Have Been Believers: An African American Systematic Theology. 2nd edition. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 2012.  

BT82.7 .E84 2012


Eastern Orthodox Theology

Clendenin, Daniel B. Eastern Orthodox Christianity: A Western Perspective. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1994.


BX320.2.C45 1994 

Louth, Andrew. Introducing Eastern Orthodox Theology. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2013. 


Meyendorff, John. Byzantine Theology: Historical Trends and Doctrinal Themes. New York: Fordham University Press, 1999. 


Pomazansky, Michael. Orthodox Dogmatic Theology. Platina, CA: St. Herman of Alaska Brotherhood, 2015. 

BX320.3 .P66 2005

Schmemann, Alexander. The Historical Road of Eastern Orthodoxy. Crestwood, N.Y.: St. Vladimir's Seminary Press, 2003.

BX290.S373 2003

Ware, Kallistos, The Orthodox Way. Crestwood, NY: St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 1981.

BX320.2.W37 1981

Zizioulas, John D. Lectures in Christian Dogmatics. London: T. & T. Clark, 2009. 

BT80 .Z59 2008


Charismatic Theology

Kärkkäinen, Veli-Matti. Christology: A Global Introduction. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2016.

BT203 .K37 2016

Kärkkäinen, Veli-Matti. The Trinity: Global Perspectives. Louisville: WJK, 2007.

BT111.3 .K37 2007

Kärkkäinen, Veli-Matti. Creation and Humanity: A Constructive Christian Theology for the Pluralistic World, Volume 3. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2015.


Kärkkäinen, Veli-Matti. Spirit and Salvation: A Constructive Christian Theology for the Pluralistic World, Volume 4. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2016.


Williams, J. Rodman. Renewal Theology: God, the World & Redemption. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1988. 3 volumes.


BT75.2.W54 1988 v.1-3

Yong, Amos. Learning Theology: Tracking the Spirit of Christian Faith. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2018.

BR118 .Y665 2018

Yong, Amos. The Hermeneutical Spirit: Theological Interpretation and Scriptural Imagination for the 21st Century. Cascade, 2018.



Protestant Theology

Buschart, W. David. Exploring Protestant Traditions: An Invitation to Theological Hospitality. Grand Rapids: InterVarsity Press, 2006. 

BT77.B97 2006

George, Timothy. Theology of the Reformers. Nashville: Broadman Press, 1988. 

BT27.G46 1988

Grenz, Stanley. Theology for the Community of God. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1994. 

BT75.2.G74 1994

Jones, Joe. A Grammar of the Christian Faith: Systematic Explorations in Christian Life and Doctrine, 2 vols. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2002. 


McClendon, James William, Jr. Systematic Theology, 3 vols. Nashville: Abingdon, 1986.

BT75.2.M392 1986 v.1-3

Migliore, Daniel L. Faith Seeking Understanding: An Introduction to Christian Theology. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2004. 

BT65.M54 1991

Moltmann, Jurgen. Theology of Hope. New York: Harper & Row, 1967. 

BT821.2.M6313 1967

Moltmann, Jurgen. Trinity and the Kingdom. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1993.


BT111.2.M613 1993

Moltmann, Jurgen. Crucified God: The Cross of Christ as the Foundation and Criticism of Christian Theology. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1993.


BT202.M5513 1993

Moltmann, Jurgen. God in Creation: A New Theology of Creation and the Spirit of God. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1985.


BT695.M5813 1985

Moltmann, Jurgen. The Church in the Power of the Spirit: A Contribution to Messianic Ecclesiology. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1993.


BV600.2.M6413 1993

Moltmann, Jurgen. The Coming of God: Christian Eschatology. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1996.


BT821.2.M62613 1996 

Pannenberg, Wolfhart. Systematic Theology, 3 vols. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1998.

BT75.2.P2613 1991 v.1-3

Williamson, Clark M. Way of Blessing, Way of Life: A Christian Theology. St. Louis, 
MO: Chalice Press, 1999. 

BT75.2.W547 1999


Theological Hermeneutics 

Billings, J. Todd. The Word of God for the People of God: An Entryway to the Theological Interpretation of Scripture. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2010.

BS476.B5 2010

Green, Joel B. Seized by Truth: Reading the Bible as Scripture. Nashville: Abingdon, 2007.

BS476.G725 2007

Treier, Daniel J. Introducing Theological Interpretation of Scripture: Recovering a Christian Practice. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2008.

BS476.T74 2008

Williams, D.H. Tradition, Scripture, and Interpretation: A Sourcebook of the Ancient Church. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2006.

BR160.A2 T73 2006

Zimmerman, Jens. Recovering Theological Hermeneutics: An Incarnational-Trinitarian Theory of Interpretation. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2004.

BT55.Z56 2004



Ashbrook, Thomas. Mansions of the Heart: Exploring the Seven Stages of Spiritual Growth. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2019.

     BV4511 .A84 2019

Bakke, Jeannette. Holy Invitations. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2000.

     BV5053 .B345 2000

Barry, William, and William J. Connolly. The Practice of Spiritual Direction. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1982. 

     BV5053 .B37 1982

Beckman, Betsey, and Christine Paintner. Awakening the Creative Spirit: Bringing the Arts to Spiritual Direction. New York: Morehouse, 2010.

     BR115.A8 P34 2010

Benner, David. The Gift of Being Yourself: Sacred Call to Self-Discovery. IVP, 2015.

     BV4501.3 .B457 2015

Benner, David, & Gary W. Moon, eds. Spiritual Direction and the Care of Souls: A Guide to Christian Approaches and Practices.  IVP, 2004.

     BV5053 .S68 2004

Bill, Brent, and Beth Booram. Awaken Your Senses: Exercises for Exploring the Wonders of God. IVP Press, 2013.

     BV4509.5 .B542 2012

Boa, Kenneth. Conformed to His Image: Biblical and Practical Approaches to Spiritual Formation. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2001.

     BV4501.2 .B592 2001

Booram, Beth. Picturing the Face of Jesus: Encountering Christ through Art. Nashville: Abingdon, 2010.

     BT590.P45 B66 2009

Booram, Beth. Starting Something New: Spiritual Direction for Your God-Given Dream. IVP, 2015. 


Boyd, Jared. Imaginative Prayer : A Yearlong Guide for Your Child’s Spiritual Formation. IVP, 2017.

     BV214 .B69 2017

Brown, Christopher. Reflected Love: Companioning in the Way of Jesus. Eugene: Wipf & Stock, 2012.

     BV4509.5 .B76 2012

Brown, Jeannine K., Carla M. Dahl, and Wyndy Corbin Reuschling. Becoming Whole and Holy: An Integrative Conversation about Christian Formation. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2011.

     BV4511 .B74 2011

Byrne, Brendan. Freedom in the Spirit: An Ignatian Retreat with Saint Paul. New York: Paulist Press, 2016.


Calhoun, Adele, Doug Calhoun, Clare Loughrige & Scott Loughrige. Spiritual Rhythms for the Enneagram: A Handbook for Harmony and Transformation. IVP, 2019.


Camp, Lee C. Mere Discipleship: Radical Christianity in a Rebellious World. Grand Rapids: Brazos, 2008.

     BX4817 .C36 2008

Cetuk, Virginia. What to Expect in Seminary: Theological Education as Spiritual Formation. Nashville: Abingdon, 1998.

     BV4020 .C47 1998

Chandler, Diane, Cindy Kiple, and Beth Hagenberg. Christian Spiritual Formation: An Integrated Approach for Personal and Relational Wholeness. IVP, 2014.


Crisp, Thomas M., Steven L. Porter, and Gregg A. Ten Elshof, eds. Psychology and Spiritual Formation in Dialogue: Moral and Spiritual Change in Christian Perspective. IVP, 2019.


Culliford, Larry. The Psychology of Spirituality: An Introduction. London: Kingsley, 2010.


de Sales, Francis. Letters of Spiritual Direction. New York: Paulist Press, 1988.

     BX2349 .F694 1988

Daelemans, Bert. An Ignatian Journey of the Cross: Exercises in Discernment. Minnesota: Liturgical Press, 2015.


Dougherty, Rose Mary. Group Spiritual Direction: Community for Discernment. New York: Paulist Press, 1995.

     BV5053 .D68 1995

Dougherty, Rose Mary, ed. The Lived Experience of Group Spiritual Direction. New York: Paulist Press, 2003.

     BV5053 .L59 2003

Douglas, Julie M. Handbook for Spiritual Directors. New York: Paulist Press, 1998.

     BX2350.7 .D58 1998

Dubay, Thomas. Authenticity: A Biblical Theology of Discernment. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1997

     BV5083 .D83 1997

Dubay, Thomas. Happy are You Poor: The Simple Life and Spiritual Freedom. Ignatius Press, 2003.

     BV4647.S48 D83 2003

Edwards, Tilden. Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion: Guide to Tending the Soul. New York: Paulist Press, 2001.

     BV5053 .E37 2001

Fryling, Alice. Seeking God Together: An Introduction to Group Spiritual Direction. IVP, 2009.


Gallagher, Timothy. The Discernment of Spirits. Crossroad, 2005.

     BX2350 .G35 2005

Graybeal, Lynda. Prayer and Worship: A Spiritual Formation Guide. New York: HarperOne, 2007.

     BV220 .G73 2007

Gubi, Peter. What Counsellors and Spiritual Directors Can Learn from Each Other: Ethical Practice, Training, and Supervision. London: Kingsley, 2017.


Guenther, Margaret. Holy Listening: The Art of Spiritual Direction. Cambridge: Cowley, 1992.

     BV5053 .G84 1992

Guenther, Margaret. Toward Holy Ground: Spiritual Directions for the Second Half of Life. Cambridge: Cowley, 1995.

     BV4579.5 .G84 1995

Haase, Albert, & M. Robert Mulholland. Coming Home to Your True Self. IVP, 2008.

     BV4501.3 .H325 2008

Hagberg, Janet, and Robert Guelich. The Critical Journey: Stages in the Life of Faith. 2nd edition. Sheffield Publishing Company, 2004.

     BV4501.2 .H248 2005

Howard, Evan. A Guide to Christian Spiritual Formation: How Scripture, Spirit, Community, and Mission Shape Our Souls. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2018.

     BV4511 .H69 2018

Howard, Evan. Brazos Introduction to Christian Spirituality. Grand Rapids: Brazos, 2008.

     BV4501.3 .H693 2008

Houdek, Francis Joseph. Guided by the Spirit: A Jesuit Perspective on Spiritual Direction. Chicago: Loyola UP, 1996.

     BX2350.7 .H68 1996

Jones, Alan. Exploring Spiritual Direction. Cambridge, Mass.: Cowley, 1999.

     BV5053 .J63 1999

Kidd, Sue Monk. When the Heart Waits: Spiritual Direction for Life's Sacred Questions. San Francisco: Harper, 1992.

     BV4501 .K427 1992

King, Mike. Presence-centered Youth Ministry: Guiding Students into Spiritual Formation. IVP, 2006.

     BV4447 .K56 2006

Law, Eric. The Wolf Shall Dwell with the Lamb: A Spirituality for Leadership in a Multicultural Community (St. Louis, MO: Chalice Press, 1993).


Leonard, Bill J. A Sense of the Heart: Christian Religious Experience in the United States. Abingdon, 2019.

      BR515 .L465 2014

Liebert, Elizabeth. The Way of Discernment: Spiritual Practices for Decision making. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2008.

      BV4509.5 .L54 2008

Maddix, Mark A. and Diane LeClerc. Spiritual Formation: A Wesleyan Paradigm. Kansas City: Nazarene Publishing House, 2011.


Martin, James. The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything: A Spirituality for Real Life. New York: HarperOne, 2010.

     BX2350.3 .M265 2010

May, Gerald G. Care of Mind, Care of Spirit: Psychiatric Dimensions of Spiritual Direction. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1982.

     BV5053 .M38 1982

McLaren, Brian. Finding Our Way: The Return of Ancient Practices. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2008.

     BV4490 .M37 2008

Meyer, Keith. Whole Life Transformation: Becoming the Change your Church Needs. IVP, 2010.

     BV4011.6 .M49 2010

Miller, Wendy. Jesus, Our Spiritual Director: A Pilgrimage Through the Gospels. Nashville: Upper Room, 2004.

     BV5053 .M54 2004

Mulholland, M. Robert. Invitation to a Journey: A Road Map for Spiritual Formation. IVP, 1993.

     BV4501.2 .M744 1993

Nouwen, Henri. In the Name of Jesus: Reflections on Christian Leadership with Study Guide for Groups and Individuals. New York: Crossroad, 2002.

      BV652.1 .N68 2002

Nouwen, Henri. Finding My Way Home: Pathways to Life and the Spirit. New York: Crossroad, 2001.

     BX2350.3 .N68 2001

Nouwen, Henri. Spiritual Direction: Wisdom for the Long Walk of Faith. San Francisco: Harper, 2006.

     BV4501.3 .N677 2006

Nouwen, Henri. Spiritual Formation: Following the Movements of the Spirit. New York: HarperOne, 2010.

     BV4501.3 .N6775 2010

Nouwen, Henri. The Way of the Heart: Desert Spirituality and Contemporary Ministry. San Francisco: Harper, 1991.

     BV4011 .N682 1991

Payne, Leanne. Listening Prayer: Learning to Hear God’s Voice and Keep a Prayer Journal. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2002.

     BV215 .P39 1999

Peace, Richard. Spiritual Autobiography: Discovering and Sharing your Spiritual Story. Colorado Springs: NavPress, 1998.

     BV4511 .P4 1998

Peterson, Eugene. The Contemplative Pastor: Returning to the Art of Spiritual Direction. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1993.

     BV5053 .P48 1993

Phillips, Susan. Candlelight: Illuminating the Art of Spiritual Direction. Harrisburg: Morehouse, 2008.

     BV5053 .P49 2008

Pickering, Sue. Spiritual Direction: A Practical Introduction. Canterbury Press, 2011.

     BL624 .P53 2008

Pohl, Christine D. Living Into Community: Cultivating Practices that Sustain Us. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 2012.

     BV4501.3 .P635 2012

Rice, Howard. The Pastor as Spiritual Guide. Nashville: Upper Room, 1998.

     BV660.2 .R53 1998

Rohr, Richard. Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and the Twelve Steps. Cincinnati: Franciscan Media, 2011.


Rohr, Richard. Everything Belongs: The Gift of Contemplative Prayer. New York: Crossroad, 2003.

     BV5091.C7 R64 2003

Sanders, Oswald. Spiritual Discipleship: With Study Guide. Chicago: Moody Press, 1994.

     BV4501.2 .S215 1994

Schner, George. Ignatian Spirituality in a Secular Age. Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2006.


Silf, Margaret. Inner Compass: An Invitation to Ignatian Spirituality. Chicago: Loyola Press, 2007.

     BX2179.L8 S54 2007

Smith, James Bryan. A Spiritual Formation Workbook: Small Group Resources for Nurturing Christian Growth. San Francisco: Harper, 1993.

     BV4511 .S65 1993

Smith, Gordon T. Called to Be Saints: An Invitation to Christian Maturity. IVP, 2014.


Stairs, Jean. Listening for the Soul: Pastoral Care and Spiritual Direction. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2000.

     BX8349.S67 S73 2000

Thibodeaux, Mark E. Armchair Mystic: Easing into Contemplative Prayer. Cincinnati: St. Anthony Messenger Press, 2001.

     BV5091.C7 T44 2001

Thibodeaux, Mark E. God's Voice Within: The Ignatian Way to Discover God's Will. Chicago: Loyola Press, 2010.

     BV5083 .T45 2010

Wardle, Terry. The Transforming Path: A Christ-Centered Approach to Spiritual Formation. Siloam Springs, Ark: Leafwood, 2003.

     BV4501.2 .W373 2003

Webb, Heather. Small Group Leadership as Spiritual Direction. El Cajon, CA: Youth Specialties, 2005.

     BV5053 .W42 2005

Willard, Dallas. Knowing Christ Today: Why We Can Trust Spiritual Knowledge. New York: HarperOne, 2009. 

     BT50 .W473 2009

Willard, Dallas. The Great Omission: Rediscovering Jesus' Essential Teachings on Discipleship. San Francisco: Harper, 2006.

     BS2417.C5 W55 2006

Willard, Dallas. Renovation of the Heart: Putting on the Character of Christ. Colorado Springs: NavPress, 2002.

     BV4511 .W535 2002

Willard, Dallas. The Spirit of the Disciplines: Understanding How God Changes Lives. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1988.

     BV4501.2 .W533 1988

Willard, Dallas. Hearing God: Developing a Conversational Relationship with God. IVP, 1999.

     BV4501.2 .W5327 1999

Willard, Dallas. The Divine Conspiracy: Rediscovering Our Hidden Life in God. San Francisco: Harper, 1998.

     BV4501.2 .W5326 1998

Willimon, William, ed. The Pastor's Guide to Personal Spiritual Formation. Kansas City: Beacon Hill, 2005.

     BV4011.6 .P37 2005


Anderson, Gary L. & Kathryn Herr, eds. Encyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2007.

Barram, Michael D. Missional Economics: Biblical Justice and Christian Formation. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2018.

Brown Douglas, Kelly. Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 2015.
     E185.615. D664 2015

Cannon, Mae Elise. Social Justice Handbook: Small Steps for a Better World. Downers Grove, ILL: IVP, 2009.

Cannon, Mae Elise. Beyond Hashtag Activism: Comprehensive Justice in a Complicated Age. Downers Grove, ILL: IVP, 2020.
     BR115.J8 C36 2020

Cavanaugh, William T., Jeffrey W. Bailey, and Craig Hovey, eds. An Eerdmans Reader in Contemporary Political Theology. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2012.
     BT83.59.E47 2012

Cone, James. The Cross and the Lynching Tree. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 2013.

Copeland, M. Shawn. Enfleshing Freedom: Body, Race, and Being. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2010.
     BT702.C67 2010

Donahue, John R. Seek Justice that you may Live: Reflections and Resources on the Bible and Social Justice. New York: Paulist Press, 2014.
     BS680.J8 D66 2014

DuBois Gilliard, Dominique. Rethinking Incarceration: Advocating for Justice That Restores. Downers Grove, ILL: IVP, 2018.

Elliott, Neil. Liberating Paul: The Justice of God and the Politics of the Apostle. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 1994.
     BS2651.E49 1994

Gardner, E. Clinton. Justice and Christian Ethics. New York: Cambridge UP, 1995.

Gingerich, Ray C., and Ted Grimsrud. Transforming the Powers: Peace, Justice, and the Domination System. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2006.
     BS2545.P663 T73 2006

Gorringe, Timothy. A Theology of the Built Environment: Justice, Empowerment, Redemption. New York: Cambridge UP, 2002.

Gottlieb, Roger S. Liberating Faith: Religious Voices for Justice, Peace, and Ecological Wisdom. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2003.

Hart, Stephen. What Does the Lord Require? How American Christians Think About Economic Justice. New York: Oxford UP, 1992.
     BR115.J8 H37 1992

Haugen, Gary. Good News About Injustice: A Witness of Courage in a Hurting World. Downers Grove, ILL: IVP, 1999.
     BR115.J8 H388

Horsley, Richard. Covenant Economics: A Biblical Vision of Justice for All. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 2009.
     BS670.H67 2009

Houston, Walter. Justice: The Biblical Challenge. Oakville, CT: Equinox, 2010.
     BS680.J8 H68 2010

Heuertz, Christopher L, and Christine D. Pohl. Friendship at the Margins: Discovering Mutuality in Service and Mission. Downers Grove, ILL: IVP, 2010.
     BV639.P6 H58 2010

Keller, Timothy. Generous Justice: How God's Grace Makes us Just. New York: Dutton, 2010.

Kemeny, Paul. Church, State, and Public Justice: Five Views. Downers Grove, ILL: IVP, 2007.
     BR516.C497 2007

Knight, Douglas. Law, Power, and Justice in Ancient Israel. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 2011.

Malchow, Bruce V. Social Justice in the Hebrew Bible: What is New and What is Old. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1996.
     BR1199.J8 M35 1996

Marsh, Charles. The Beloved Community: How Faith Shapes Social Justice, From the Civil Rights Movement to Today. New York: Basic, 2005.

Marsh, Charles, & John Perkins. Welcoming Justice: God's Movement Toward Beloved Community. Downers Grove, ILL: IVP, 2009.

Marsh, Charles, Shea Tuttle, and Daniel P. Rhodes, eds. Can I Get a Witness? Thirteen Peacemakers, Community Builders, and Agitators for Faith and Justice. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2019.
     BR517.C3165 2019

McLaren, Brian D, Elisa Padilla, and Ashley Bunting Seeber, eds. The Justice Project. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2009.
     BR115.J8 J877 2009

Mott, Stephen. Biblical Ethics and Social Change. 2nd edition. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.
     BJ1251.M66 2011

Myers, Bryant L. Walking with the Poor: Principles and Practices of Transformational Development. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 1999.
     BX2347.8.P66 M94 1999

Nardoni, Enrique. Rise Up, O Judge: A Study of Justice in the Biblical World. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 2004.
     BS680.J8 N3713 2004

Nash, Ronald H. Social Justice and the Christian Church. Milford, MI: Mott, 1983. 
     BR115.J8 N38 1983

Peters, Rebecca Todd, & Elizabeth Hinson-Hasty, eds. To Do Justice: A Guide for Progressive Christians. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2008.

Pleins, J. David. The Social Visions of the Hebrew Bible: A Theological Introduction. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 2000.

Romero, Robert C. Brown Church: Five Centuries of Latina/o Social Justice, Theology, and Identity. Downers Grove, ILL: IVP, 2020.

Samson, Will and Lisa, eds. Justice in the Burbs: Being the Hands of Jesus Wherever You Live. Grand Rapids: MI: Baker, 2007.
     BR115.J8 S36 2007

Sider, Ronald J. Just Generosity: A New Vision for Overcoming Poverty in America. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 1999.

Stearns, Richard. The Hole in Our Gospel. Nashville, TN: Nelson, 2009.

Villafane, Eldin. Beyond Cheap Grace: A Call to Radical Discipleship, Incarnation, and Justice. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2006.
     BT761.3.V55 2006

Wallis, Jim. God's Politics: Why the Right Gets it Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get it. San Francisco, CA: Harper, 2005.
     BR526.W265 2005

Williams, Thaddeus J. Confronting Injustice Without Compromising Truth: 12 Questions Christians Should Ask About Social Justice. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2020.
     BR115.J8 W55

Wolterstorff, Nicholas. Justive in Love. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2011.
     BV4639.W63 2011