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25 Recommended Non-Technical Biblical Resources

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Arranged by Category, with Alternate Choices Given for Certain Categories
Revised 5/2/04

Primary Recommendations

Category

Recommendation

1. Systematic Theology

Moody's Handbook of Theology, by Paul Enns
Moody, 1989, 34.99 list

 

2. New Testament Theology

New Testament Theology, by Donald Guthrie.
IVP, 1981, 45.00 list

 

3. Old Testament Theology

Old Testament Theology, by Paul R. House
IVP, 1998, $35.00 list

 

4. Old Testament Survey

Encountering the Old Testament: A Christian Survey, by Bill T. Arnold
Baker,1999, 49.99 list

 

5. Old Testament Introduction

Introduction to the Old Testament, by Raymond Dillard and Tremper Longman,
Zondervan, 1994, $27.99 list

 

6. New Testament Survey

Encountering the New Testament: A Historical and Theological Survey, by Walter R. Elwell,
Baker, 1998, 44.99 list

 

7. New Testament Introduction

New Testament Theology, 4th Edition, by Donald Guthrie
IVP, 1990, 45.00 list

 

8. Gospels

A Guide to the Gospels, by W. Graham Scroggie
Kregel, 1999, $34.99 list

 

9. Word Studies-New Testament

Complete Word Study Dictionary, NT, by Spiros Zodhiates
AMG Publishers, 2003 Reissue, $49.99 list

 

10. Word Studies-Old Testament

Complete Word Study Dictionary, OT, by Warren Baker and Eugene Carpenter,
AMG Publishers, 2003, 49.99 list

 

11. Concordance

NIV Exhaustive Concordance, 2nd Ed, byEdward Goodrick
Zondervan, 1999, $39.99 list

 

12. Atlas

The Moody Atlas of Bible Lands, by Barry Beitzel
Moody, 1985, $42.99 list

 

13. Bible Dictionaries

Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary, by Trent C. Butler
Broadman & Holman, 2003, $29.97 list

 

14. Dictionary of Theology

Baker Theological Dictionary of the Bible, by Walter Elwell
Baker, 2001, $ 29.99 list

 

15. 1-2 Volume Commentary

Zondervan NIV Bible Commentary, by Kenneth Barker and John Kohlenberger,
Zondervan, 1999, Vol 1 $37.99 list, Vol 2 34.99 list

 

16. Bible Background Commentary-OT

IVP Bible Background Commentary-OT, by John H. Walton, Victor Matthews, and Mark W. Chavalas,
IVP, 2000, $30.00 list

 

17. Bible Background Commentary-NT

IVP Bible Background Commentary-NT, by Craig S. Keener
IVP, 1994, $30.00 list

 

18. Manners and Customs

Nelson's New Illustrated Bible Manners and Customs, by Howard Vos
Thos Nelson, 1999, 34.99 list

 

19. Charts and Outlines-OT

Chronological and Background Charts of the OT, by John H. Walton
Zondervan, 1994 (Revised Edition), 19.99 list

 

20. Charts and Outlines-NT

Chronological and Background Charts of the NT, by H. Wayne House
Zondervan, 1981, 18.99 list

 

21. Charts and Outlines-Theology

Charts of Christian Theology and Doctrine, by H. Wayne House
Zondervan, 1992, $19.99 list

 

22. Bible Difficulties

New International Encyclopedia of Bible Difficulties, by Gleason Archer
Zondervan, 2001 Reprint Edition, $24.99 list

 

23. Bible as Literature

Words of Delight: A Literary Introduction to the Bible, 2nd Ed, by Leland Ryken,
Baker, 1993, $32.99 list

 

24. History of Israel

Kingdom of Priests: A History of OT Israel, by Eugene H. Merrill
Baker, 1997, $34.99

 

25. Church History

Church History in Plain Language, 2nd Ed, by Bruce Shelley,
Thomas Nelson, 1996, $19.99 list

 

Suggested Alternates

Category

Recommendation

1.

Christian Theology, 2nd Ed, by Millard Erickson,
Baker, 1998, $44.99 list , or the abridged version: Introducing Christian Doctrine, 2nd Ed, Baker, 2001, $29.99 list

Systematic Theology, by Wayne Gruden,
Zondervan, 1994, $39.99 list, or the abridged version: Bible Doctrine, Zondervan, 1999, $29.99 list

2.

A Theology of the NT, Revised, by George Eldon Ladd,
Eerdmans, 1993, $36.00 list

4

A Survey of the Old Testament, 2nd Ed, by Andrew E. Hill and John H. Walton,
Zondervan, 2000, $32.99 list

11.

Zondervan NASB Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible,
2000, $39.99 list

12.

Holman Bible Atlas, by Thomas Briscoe,
Broadman & Holman, 1998, $29.97

13.

New Bible Dictionary, 3rd Ed, by I. Howard Marshall,
IVP, 1996, $45.00 list

15.

New Bible Commentary, 21st Century Ed, by G. J. Wenham, D.A. Carson, et al,
IVP, 1994, $45.00 list

17.

The New Manners and Customs of Bible Times, by Ralph Gower,
Moody, 1987, $29.99 list

22.

Hard Sayings of the Bible, by Walter Kaiser, et al,
IVP, 1996, $33.00 list

24.

A History of Israel: From the Bronze Age to the Jewish Wars, by Walter Kaiser,
Broadman & Holman 1998, $34.99 list

25

The Story of the Church (The Essential Bible), by Robert G. Clouse, Richard V. Pierard, and Edwin Yamauchi
Moody Press, 2002, $14.99 list

NOTES:

a). This list was prepared from my own experience and from consultation with the Commentary and Reference Survey: A Comprehensive Guide to Biblical and Theological Resources, 9the Edition, by John Glynn (Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2003).

b) All titles were found at either www.amazon.com or www.christianbook.com and the list prices shown came from one of those two sources.

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