Deacon Sean Mills has compiled this bibliography of further reading for our B.I.G. (Biblical Investigation of God) summer sermon series:

Systematic Theologies

Erickson, Millard. Christian Theology. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1985.

Grudem, Wayne. Systematic Theology. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1994.

Williams, J. Rodman. Renewal Theology – Systematic Theology from a Charismatic Perspective Three Volumes in One. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996.

Theology (The Nature of God)

Lewis, C.S. Mere Christianity. NY: HarperSanFrancisco, 1980.

Packer, J. I. Knowing God. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1973.

Anthropology (The Study of Man in Relation to God)

Fichtner O.S.C., Joseph. Man, The Image of God – A Christian Anthropology. NY: Alba House, 1978.

Hoekema, Anthony A. Created in God’s Image. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1986.

Soteriology (Salvation)

Geisler, Norman. Chosen But Free. Minneapolis: Bethany House Publishers, 1999.

Green, Joel B. Salvation. Understanding Biblical Themes. St. Louis: Chalice Press, 2003.

Hoekema, Anthony A. Saved by Grace. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1989.

Eschatology (The Last Days/End Times)

Clouse, Robert G., Robert N. Hosack, and Richard V. Pierard. The New Millennium Manual, A Once and Future Guide. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1999.

Riddlebarger, Kim. A Case for Amillennialism, Understanding the End Times. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2003.

Strandberg, Todd and Terry James. Are You Rapture Ready? Signs, Prophecies, Warnings, Threats and Suspicions that the Endtime Is Now. NY: Dutton, 2003.

Ecclesiology (The Church)

Avis, Paul. The Christian Church, An Introduction to the Major Traditions. London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 2002.

Mannion, Gerard. Ecclesiology and Postmodernity – Questions for the Church in Our Time. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2007.

McBrien, Richard P. 101 Questions & Answers on The Church. Mawah, NJ: Paulist Press, 1996.

Exegesis and Hermeneutics (Studying and Understanding the Bible)

Carson, D. A. Exegetical Fallacies, Second Edition. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1996.

Fee, Gordon and Douglas Stuart. How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2003.

Gorman, Michael J. Elements of Biblical Exegesis, A Basic Guide for Students and Ministers. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, Inc., 2001.