Below is a recommended reading list and reference books that will help you grow

 in your study of God's Word.

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1. Foundations of Pentecostal Theology (Life Bible College)
2. Lectures in Systematic Theology (Thayer)
3. The Knowledge of the Holy (Tozer)
4. The Blood Covenant (Trumbull)
5. Exploring the Old Testament (Purkiser)
6. New Testament Survey (Tenney)
7. A Short Life of Christ (Harrison)
8. The Gospel of the Kingdom (Ladd)
9. The Holy Spirit and You (Bennett)
10. Study Courses: Prayer, Faith, Spiritual Gifts (Hagin)
11. Plan, Purposes, and Pursuits (Hagin)
12. The Ministry Gifts (Hagin)
13. The Believer's Authority (Hagin)
14. Redeemed From Poverty, Sickness and Death (Hagin)
15. Christ the Healer (Bosworth)
16. Healing the Sick (Osborn)
17. Love, Acceptance and Forgiveness (Cook)
18. The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse (Johnson)
19. Celebration of Discipline (Foster)
20. The Practice of the Presence of God (Lawrence)
21. New Seeds of Contemplation (Merton)
22. Experiencing the Depths of Jesus Christ (Guyon)
23. The Pursuit of God (Tozer)
24. The Divine Conquest (Tozer)
25. Absolute Surrender (Murray)
26. The Inner Life (Murray)
27. Intense Moments with the Savior (Gire)
28. The Cost of Discipleship (Bonhoffer)
29. Saying it with Love (Hendricks)
30. The Spirit-Filled Pastor's Guide (Riggs)
31. The Ministry of Management (Douglas, Cook, Hendricks)
32. Delta Recourse: A basic Philosophy of Church Planting (Brown)
33. Lion Handbook: The History of Christianity
34. Lion Handbook: Christian Thought

Study Aids

1. Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
2. W. E. Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
3. Unger's Bible Dictionary
4. Baker's Dictionary of Theology (Harrison)
5. Amplified Bible
6. Thompson Chain Reference Bible
7. Good Bible study software (QuickVerse, E-Sword {free!}, PC Study Bible
8. The Message Bible

 

Specialized Reading

1. Systematic Theology

Foundations of Pentecostal Theology, Dutton-Van Cleave, Life Bible College
Introducing Christian Doctrine, Millard J. Erickson, Baker Books
Foundations of Christian Doctrine, Kevin Conner, Bible Temple
Lectures in Systematic Theology, Henry C. Thiessen, Eerdmans Publishing
Bible Doctrines: A Pentecostal Perspective, Stanley Horton, Longion Publishers
Bible Doctrines, P. C. Nelson, GPH
Knowing the Doctrines of the Bible, Myer Pearlman, GPH
Systematic Theology Volumes 1, 2, & 3, E. S. Williams
The Knowledge of the Holy, A. W. Tozer
The Gospel of the Kingdom, Eldon Ladd, Eerdmans
Know Why You Believe, Paul E. Little, Victor Books
A History of God, Karen Armstrong, Ballantine
The Doctrine of Salvation, Charles Horne, Moody Press
The Attributes of God, A. W. Pink, Baker Books
Biblical Inspiration, I. Howard Marshall, Eerdmans
Biblical Authority, Jack Rodgers, Word Books
Baker's Dictionary of Theology, Everett Harrison, Baker Books
End Time Events, Charles Capps, Harrison House
The Holy Spirit and You, Dennis Bennett, Logos
The Person and the Work of the Holy Spirit, R. A. Torrey
The Holy Spirit Today, Dick Iverson, Bible Temple

2. Church History

A History of Christianity Volumes 1&2, Kenneth Scott Latourette, Harper Collins
Lion Handbook, The History of Christianity, Lion Publishers
The Lion Handbook of Christian Thought, Lion Publishers
Documents of the Early Church, Henry Betterson, Oxford Press
Documents from Old Testament Times, D. Winton Thomas, Harper
The Orthodox Church, Timothy Ware, Penquin Books
Christianity Through the Century Earle Caims, Zondervan
The Story of the Christian Church, Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
The Imitation of Christ, Thomas a'Kempis, Image Books
The New Foxes Book of Martyrs, John Fox, Logos
Aimee Semple McPherson, Edith C. Bumhofer, Eerdmans
Charles Finney, Basil Miller , Dimension
The Life of D. L. Moody, William Moody, Sword of the Lord
The Dark Night of the Soul, St. John of the Cross, Harper Row
The Apostle of Faith: Smith Wigglesworth, Stanley Frodsham, GPH
With Signs Following, Stanley Frodsham, GPH
The Bright Wind of the Spirit, Steve Durasoff, Logos
The History of the Assemblies of God, Ralph Riggs, GPH
The Progress of World Wide Missions, Robert Hall Glover, Harper
Women Who Made Bible History, Harold J. Ockenga, Zondervan
History of the New Testament in Plain Language, Clayton Harrop, Word Books
The Glossolalia Phenomenon, Wade Horton, Pathway Press
Paul's Idea of Community: Early Churches in a Historical Setting, Robert Banks Eerdmans

3. Pastoral Ministry and Church Administration

Delta Recourse: A Basic Philosophy of Church Planting, Dr. Daniel Brown, Coastlands
The Spirit-Filled Pastor's Guide, R.M. Riggs, GPH
A Theology of Personal Ministry, Lawrence O. Richard, Zondervan
The Ministry of Management, Stephen Douglas, Campus Crusade for Christ
Leadership, Management and the Five Essentials for Success, Rick Joyner, Morningstar
Calling and Separation: Opening the Door to Your Ministry, Bob Yandian, Harrison House
Ministry Gifts, Kenneth E. Hagin, Kenneth Hagin Ministries
He Gave Gifts Unto Men, Kenneth E. Hagin, Kenneth Hagin Ministries
Plans, Purposes & Pursuits, Kenneth E. Hagin, Kenneth Hagin Ministries
Following God's Plan For Your Life, Kenneth E. Hagin, Kenneth Hagin Ministries
The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse, Johnson-Van Vonderen, Bethany House
The Purpose Driven Church, Rick Warren, Zondervan
Missions: The How To, Jim Zirkle, Living Water Teaching
Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire, Jim Cymbala, Zondervan
Corporate Protocol, Valerie Grant-Sokolosky, Honor Books
In Search of Excellence, Thomas Peterson, Warner Books
Successful Home Cell Groups, Dr. Paul Yonggi Cho, Logos
Disciple, Juan Carlos Ortiz, Creation House
The Church on the Way, Jack Hayford, Chosen Book
Love, Acceptance & Forgiveness, Jerry Cook, Regal Books
The Pastoral Ministry, RHEMA Bible Training Center
The Ministry of Helps, RHEMA Bible Training Center

4. New Testament Studies and New Testament Greek

How to Use New Testament Greek Study Aids, W. Clark
Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar, William Mounce
Life of Christ, Irving L. Jensen, Moody Press
A Short Life of Christ, Everett F. Harrison, Eerdmans
The Life and Teachings of Jesus: Volumes 1,2 & 3, Gordon Lindsay, CFTN
The Life of Christ Visualized, Ray E. Baughman, Moody Press
The Words and Works of Jesus Christ, J. Dwight Pentecost, Academie Books
New Testament Survey, Merrill Tenney, Eerdmans
Expositor's Commentary: Volumes 10 & 11, Frank Gaebelin, Zondervan
Mastering the New Testament: 1&2 Thessalonians; 1&2 Timothy; Titus, Ogilvie
The Message of Galatians, John W. Stott, Inter Varsity Press
Romans: Good News for the World, John R. W. Stott, Inter Varsity Press
Galatians: Letter of Liberation, Charles Swindoll, Insight for Living
Romans Verse by Verse, William R. Newall, Moody Press


5. Homiletics and Interpersonal Communication

How to Prepare Biblical Message, James Braga
Effective Speaking, Arthur Edwards Phillips, The Newton Company
Creative Classroom Communication, Winifred Currie, GPH
A Pronouncing Dictionary of the English Language, John S. Kenyon, G&C Merriam
A Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names, J.B. Jackson, Loizeaux Brothers
Each Other: an Introduction to Interpersonal Communication, John Bittner, Prentice-Hall
Speech Communication: A Contemporary Introduction, Gordon Zimmerman, West
The Art of Interpretive Speech, Charles Woolbert, Appleton-Century-Crofts
Positioning: The Battle for Your Mind, Al Ries, McGraw-Hill
Preparing to Teach God's Word, G. Raymond Carlson
Say It with Love, Howard Hendricks, Victor Books
Great Quotes & Illustrations, George Sweeting, Word Books
Jesus the Teacher, Dr. Clifford Wilson, Hill of Content

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