September 10, 2010

Fall Semester Text Books

So here is the list of books that I have to read this semester.

For my Old Testament class on the book of Daniel:
  • Apocalyptic Imagination, 2nd edition, John J. Collins
  • Prophecy and Apocalyticism. The Post Exilic Social Setting, Stephen Cook
  • First Enoch: A New Translation; Based on the Hermeneia Commentary, George W.E. Nickelsburg
  • Sinai and Zion, Jon Levenson
For my Proclamation & Communication (Preaching) class, the following books:
  • On-Purpose Leadership: Multiplying Your Ministry by Becoming a Leader of Leaders, Galloway & Bird
  • Big Idea of Biblical Preaching: Connecting the Bible to People, Scott Gibson
  • Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die, Chip & Dan Heath
  • Yes!: 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive, Noah J. Goldstein & Steve J. Martin, Robert B. Cialdini
  • Unleashing the Word: Rediscovering the Public Reading of Scripture, Max Maclean & Warren Bird
An optional book I can read, among 28 to choose from, I'll read either:
  • The Moody Handbook of Preaching, John Koessler, or, The Preacher's Portrait, John Stott (I may buy both but read one of them for the class and read the other later).
For my Spiritual Formation Capstone class:
  • Listening to God: Spiritual Formation in Congregations, John Ackerman
  • A Practical Guide to Finding and Fulfilling  Your Mission in Life, Kevin & Kay Marie Brennfleck
  • Betrayal of Trust: Confronting and Preventing Clergy Sexual Misconduct, Stanley Grenz & Roy Bell
  • The Call: Finding and Fulfilling the Central Purpose of Your Life, Os Guiness
  • The Return of the Prodigal Son, Henri Nouwen
  • The Power of Mentoring, Martin Sanders
For my Worship, Arts and Discipline class:
  • Exploring the Worship Spectrum: 6 Views, Paul Basben
  • Emerging Worship: Creating Wrorship Gatherings for New Generations, Dan Kimball & David Crowder
  • The Divine Hours: Prayers for Autumn and Wintertime, Phyllis Tickle
  • Introduction to Christian Worship (3rd. ed), James White
  • Worship Old & New, Robert Webber
For my Hebrew Exegesis class:
  • Old Testament Exegesis:  A Primer for Pastors and Students, 2nd ed. rev. (There are 8 recommended books for this class, but I'll probably choose this one to read).

22 books altogether and most of them are electronic, so I can read them on my Kindle, but some of them I'll have to purchase the paperback for.  

Fortunately I set up a Fall Text book wish list at Amazon to know which books I have to purchase for school this semester.

This is going to be quite the reading challenge for me this semester.


Martin Murphy said...

Thanks for the post. I've taught some courses relative to some of the ones you mentioned, so your book list was enlightening to my ancient mind. My list would probably have been considerably different. God bless you in your studies.

Phil Morgan said...

Do read Stott's "Preachers Portrait". :)

Kurt Michaelson said...

Martin, I have no doubt that your list would have been different.

Pastor Phil, I'll read Stott.