the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Required Textbooks

Nashville, TN

Textbooks required for each course are listed on this information sheet.  Textbook lists can also be found in the course’s syllabus on Moodle. If you need any assistance, contact the on-campus LifeWay Christian Bookstore at (502) 897-4506 or visit their webpage at:

Fall 2013

30000     Christian Preaching      Payne

Chapell, Bryan. Christ Centered Preaching: Redeeming the Expository Sermon. 2nd Ed. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2005.

Goldsworthy, Graeme. Gospel and Kingdom in The Goldsworthy Trilogy. Waynesboro, GA: Paternoster, 2000.

Johnson, Dennis E. Him We Proclaim: Preaching Christ From All the Scriptures. Phillipsburg: P&R Publishing, 2007.

Kuruvilla, Abraham. Privilege the Text. Moody Publishers, 2013.

McDill, Wayne V. The Twelve Essential Skills for Great Preaching. 2nd Ed. Nashville: B&H, 2006.

Washer, Paul. The Gospel’s Power & Message. Reformation Heritage Books, 2012.

30020     Preaching Practicum     Mims

22100     Biblical Hermeneutics     Carter

Robert L. Plummer. 40 Questions About Interpreting the Bible. Kregel Publishing. ISBN 978-0-8254-3498-3.

Robert H. Stein. A Basic Guide to Interpreting the Bible, 2nd Ed. Baker Publishing. ISBN 978-0-8010-3373-5.

Graeme Goldsworthy. Gospel-Centered Hermeneutics. IVP Publishing. ISBN 978-0-8308-3869-1.

Dave Brunn. One Bible, Many Versions. IVP Publishing. ISBN 978-0-8308-2715-2.

D.A. Carson. Exegetical Fallacies. Baker Publishing. ISBN 978-0-8010-2086-5.

22200     Intro to New Testament I     Vickers

Strauss, Mark. Four Portraits, One Jesus: A Survey of Jesus and The Gospels. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2007. ISBN-10: 031022697X

Pennington, Jonathan. Reading the Gospels Wisely: A Narrative and Theological Introduction. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2012. ISBN-10: 0801039371

Book Review: (choose 1)

Longenecker, Richard. The Lost Letters of Pergamum. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2003. ISBN: 0801026075:


Stott, John R. The Incomparable Christ. Downers Grove, IVP, 2004. ISBN-10: 083083222X


Leithart, Peter. The Four: An Introduction to the Gospels (Moscow ID: Canon Press), 2010. ISBN-10: 159128080X

22220     Intro to New Testament II     Vickers

Kostenberger, Kellum, and Quarles. The Cradle, the Cross, and the Crown: An Introduction to the New Testament. Nashville: Broadman and Holman, 2009. ISBN: 9780805443657

**NOTE: We will follow canonical order (Acts, Rom, 1 Cor, etc.) in class. The text book does not cover Acts-Rev in canonical order. Adjust your reading to fit the class schedule.

Bird, Michael. Introducing Paul. IVP. ISBN: 0830828974

Longenecker, Richard. The Lost Letters of Pergamum. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2003. ISBN: 0801026075.

20200     Intro to Old Testament I     Akin

The Bible: a standard translation (not a paraphrase)

Merrill, Rooker, and Grisanti, The World and the Word

Dempster, Dominion and Dynasty

Leithart, A House for My Name

22400     Elementary Greek     Carlson

Ray Summers and Thomas Sawyer, Essentials of New Testament Greek (Nashville: B&H, 1995).
The related workbook is recommended but not required: Steven L. Cox, Essentials of New Testament Greek: A Student’s Guide (Nashville: B&H, 1999).

The Greek New Testament, Fourth Revised Edition (Munster, Germany: Univted Bible Societies, 1994).

20400     Elementary Hebrew     Martin

Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia.

Brown, Driver, Briggs, and Gesenius.  The New Brown-Driver-Briggs-Gesenius Hebrew Lexicon.  (or a lexicon of your choice; you may consult the professor on this choice)

J Weingreen.  A Practical Grammar for Classical Hebrew.  2nd ed.  New York:  Oxford University Press, 1959.

25100     Church History I     Nettles

Justo Gonzalez.  The Story of Christianity [1]. San Francisco:  Harper & Row, 1984.

Stephen Nichols. For Us and For Our Salvation. Wheaton Crossway, 2007

25120     Church History II     Puckett

That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.