The references held by the divinity school library are linked to the Duke online catalog. This list is not exhaustive, only meant to provide some sound resources. Some of the material comes from a list of recommended references for pastors and seminary/divinity students, so challenge yourself accordingly. You can also find more "How to" Bible study resources at

About Christianity

Mere Christianity (C. S. Lewis)
The Case for Christ (Lee Strobel)

General References

New Dictionary of Theology (Sinclair Ferguson)
New Testament Introduction (Donald Guthrie)
Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels (Green, McKnight, Marshall)
Dictionary of Paul and his letters (Hawthorne, Martin, Reid)


Systematic Theology (Louis Berkhof)
Select Lectures in Systematic Theology (John Murray)
Redemption Accomplished and Applied (John Murray)
Knowing God (J. I. Packer)
The Call of Grace (Norman Shepherd)

Christian Living

Know Your Christian Life (Sinclair Ferguson)
Heart for God (Sinclair Ferguson)
The Mortification of Sin (John Owen)


The Gospels:
Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels (Green, McKnight, Marshall)
The Origins of the Synoptic Gospels (Stonehouse)

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