In my last post, I answered a few questions about seminary experience thus far. I mentioned a recommended reading list I received prior to arriving at PTS and said I would post it separately. The list is not very long but considering it is sent out the summer before students are arriving it seems realistic to me. Of the ones listed, I purchased How to Read the Bible Book by Book prior to my arrival but did not spend much time in it until my Intro to Old Testament Studies class. I purchased Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer at the campus book store and read it over the summer. It was a great read and I highly recommend it!
Comby, Jean, How to Read Church History, vol. 1, From the Beginnings to the Fifteenth Century (New York: Crossroad, 1985).
Bruyneel, Sally and Alan G. Padgett, Introducing Christianity (Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis, 2003).
Olson, Roger E., The Story of Christian Theology: Twenty Centuries of Tradition & Reform (Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity, 1999).
Fee, Gordon, How to Read the Bible Book by Book: A Guided Tour (Grand Rapids, Mich: Zondervan, 2002)
Paul Scott Wilson, The Four Pages of a Sermon: A Guide to Biblical Preaching. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1999.
Clayborne Carson and Peter Holloran(eds.) A Knock at Midnight: Inspiration from the Great Sermons of Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. Grand Central Publishing, 2000.
Elie Wiesel, Night. New York: Hill and Wang, c2006
D. Bonhoeffer’s Life Together. Minneapolis: Fortress 1996
Karl Barth Evangelical Theology: An Introduction. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1963.