*This is a continual work in progress. Continue to check back or let me know if you’re looking for a specific topic.*
Bruce, F.F. Paul: Apostle of the Heart Set Free. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2000.
Chan, Francis. Forgotten God: Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit. Colorado Springs: David C. Cook, 2009.
Grenz, Stanley J. Theology for the Community of God. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1994.
E.S.V. Study Bible published by Crossway Bibles: Wheaton, IL.
Bruce, F.F. The Canon of Scripture. Downers Grove, III.: Intervarsity Press, 1988.
Bruce, F.F. History of the Bible in English. 3d ed. New Yourk: Oxford University Press, 1978.
Bruce, F.F., J.I. Packer, Philip Comfort, and Carl F.H. Henry. The Origin of the Bible. Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Pub., 2003.
Carson, D.A. and Douglas Moo. An Introduction to the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2005.
Lightfoot, Neil R. How We Got the Bible. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2007.
Linnemann, Eta. Historical Criticism of the Bible: Methodology or Ideology? Trans. By Robert Yarbrough. Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, 2001.
McDonald, L.M. The Formation of the Biblical Canon. Nashville: Abingdon, 1988.
*For further study concerning translations, there is no better source (assuming one does not know the original languages) than Jack P Lewis, The English Bible from KJV to NIV: A History and Evaluation, 2nd ed. (Hester Publications, 1991).*
Barrett, Charles K. New Testament Background: Selected Documents: Revised and Expanded Edition.
Ferguson, Everett. Backgrounds of Early Christianity.
Book of Jonah:
Alexander, T. Desmound. “Jonah and Genre.” Tyndale Bulletin 36 (1985): 35-59.
Allen, Leslie C. New International Commentary of the Old Testament: The Books of Joel, Obadiah, Jonah, and Micah. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1976.
Angel, Hayyim. “The Book of Jonah: A Call to Personal Responsibility.” Tradition 30 (Fall 1995): 56-67.
Boadt, Lawrence. Reading The Old Testament: An Introduction. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 1984.
Brueggemann, Walter. An Introduction to the Old Testament: The Canon and Christian Imagination. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2003.
Craig, Kennith M., Jr. “Jonah and the Reading Process.” Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 47 (June 1990): 103-114.
Dyck, Elmer. “Jonah Among the Prophets: A Study in Canonical Context.” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 33 (March 1990): 63-73.
Goodhard, Sandor. “Prophecy, Sacrifice and Repentance in the Story of Jonah.” Semeia 33 (1985): 43-63.
Green, Barbara. “Beyond Messages: How Meaning Emerges from Our Reading of Jonah.” Word and World 27 (Spring 2007): 149-156.
Landers, George M. “The Kerygma of the Book of Jonah: The contextual Interpretation of the Jonah Psalm.” Interpretation 21 (January 1976): 3-31.
Lessing, R. Reed. Jonah. Saint Louis, MO: Concordia Publishing House, 2007.
Longman, Tremper, III and Raymond B. Dillard. An Introduction To The Old Testament. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2006.
Josephus, Flavius. Jewish Antiquities, Trans. R. Marcus Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1937.
McConville, J. Gordon. A Guide to the Prophets. Vol. 4 of Exploring the Old Testament. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2002.
Newman, Amy. “Talking to the Ninevites.” Reconstructionist 58 (Autumn 1992): 13-14.
Rojeski, Donn K. “Jonah: Deliverance and the Sovereignty of God.” Direction 11 (April 1982): 16-22.
Stanton, Gerald B. “The Prophet Jonah and His Message.” Bibliotheca Sacra 108 (April-June 1951): 237-249.
______. “The Prophet Jonah and His Message.” Bibliotheca Sacra 108 (July-September 1951): 363-376.
Stek, John H. “Message of the Book of Jonah.” Calvin Theological Journal 4 (April 1969): 23-50.
Timmer, Daniel C. “Jonah and Mission: Missiological Dichotomy, Biblical Theology, and the Via Tertia.” Westminster Theological Journal 70 (Spring 2008): 159-175.
Wendland, Ernest R. “Text Analysis and the Genre of Jonah (Part 1).” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 39 (June 1996): 191-206.
______. “Text Analysis and the Genre of Jonah (Part 2).” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 39 (September 1996): 373-395.
Primary Source Material:
DeSilva, D. A. Introducing the Apocrypha. G.R.: Baker, 2002.
Evans, C. A. Ancient Texts for New Testament Studies: A Guide to the Background Literature. Peabody: Hendrickson, 2005.
Book of Mark:
Edwards, James R. The Gospel According to Mark (Pillar New Testament Commentary).Garland, D. Mark (NIVAC). G.R.: Zondervan, 1996.
Acts of the Apostles
Johnson, Luke Timothy. The Acts of the Apostles. Sacra Pagina, 5. Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 1992.
Witherington III, Ben. The Acts of the Apostles: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary. Eerdmans, 1998.
Book of 1 Corinthians:
Fee, Gordon. The First Epistle To The Corinthians.
Oster, Richard E. 1 Corinthians (College Press, NIV Commentary).
Witherington, Ben III. Conflict and Community in Corinth: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on 1 and 2 Corinthians.
Book of 1 Peter:
Horrell, David G. 1 Peter (New Testament Guides).
CHURCH GROWTH & EVANGELISM
Gaylor, Dennis. Reaching the U: A Handbook for Effective Campus Ministry.
Kimball, Dan. The Emerging Church. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2002.
Mancini, Will. Church Unique. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2008.
McLaren, Bruce. More Ready than You Realize. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2002.
DISCIPLESHIP & CHURCH PLANTING
Anderson, Shawn. Living Dangerously: Seven Keys to Intentional Discipleship. Eugene, OR: Wipf &Stock, 2010.
Bonhoefferhe, Dietrich. Life Together.
Bonhoefferhe, Dietrich. The Cost of Discipleship.
Breen, Mike. Building a Discipling Culture. 2009, 2011.
Cole, Neil. Ordinary Hero: Becoming a Disciple Who Makes a Difference. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2008.
Cole, Neil. Organic Church: Growing Faith Where Life Happens. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2005.
Driscoll, Mark. Confessions of a Reformission Reverend: Hard Lessons from an Emerging Missional Church. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2006.
Erwin, Gayle D. The Jesus Style. Cathedral City, CA: Yahshua Publishing, 1997.
Putman, Jim. Real-Life Discipleship: Building Churches that Make Disciples.
Rainer, Thom. Simple Church: Returning to God’s Process for Making Disciples. Nashville: B & H Books, 2006, 2011.
Searcy, Nelson & Thomas, Kerrick. Launch: Starting a New Church from Scratch. Ventura, CA: Regal, 2006.