I will be taking the following courses this September 2010, at least that’s when I’ll be officially enrolled. Since I am doing my courses on-line at KEDS I can actually get started now. In preparation for the 3 courses that I will be taking I went out and purchased some of the required and optional textbooks needed.  Some I already had, I may buy others as I go through the class, as one of my goal is to continue growing my library.  I have decided for now to not buy any of these for the iPad, but rather good old traditional books.  Until the iPad, (this includes app developers) makes certain enhancements (i.e. remove certain restrictions “copy/paste”) I cannot rely on it for academic study.  The only exception was the Old Testament survey, I had already purchased it for the iPad.

  1. Old Testament Survey
    1. Required: Longman, Tremper, An Introduction to the Old Testament. 2nd ed. Nottingham: Apollos, 2007 (iBooks)
    2. Optional:
      1. Fee, Gordon D. and Douglas Stuart, How to Read the Bible for all Its Worth. 2nd ed. Grand Rapids, Mich: Zondervan Publishing House, 2003 (already own)
      2. Bromiley, Geoffrey, W. (ed.), International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (already own)
  2. New Testament Survey
    1. Required: D. A. Carson, Douglas Moo, An Introduction to the New Testament, 2nd ed., Grand Rapids:Zondervan, 2005 (already own)
    2. Optional:
      1. Douglas Moo, The Epistle to the Romans. New International Commentary on the
        New Testament. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1996
      2. Anthony C. Thiselton, The First Epistle to the Cornithians, The New International Greek Testament Commentary,  Eerdmans, 2000
  3. The Synoptic Gospels
    1. Required: Donald Guthrie, New Testament Introduction, IVP 1990
      1. Optional: Joel B. Green, Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels, IVP 1992

I am just about done and ready to submit my paper for the “Introduction to the Bible” course, but I bought one more book.  I want to do further research on the subject of inerrancy, so I bought “Donald G. Bloesch, Holy Scriptures, Christian Foundations, IVP 1994.  Also I did a good thing and bought these at my local Christian Academic Book Store, “In Christ Books“.  Amazon gets enough of my money.