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My Recommended Reading List (2)

Part 1
Bible Versions and Study Bibles
Bible Study Aids
How to Interpret the Bible
Bible Dictionaries
Bible Commentaries
Topical Analysis of the Bible
Theological Dictionaries
Bible Surveys
Bible Introduction (Background)
(Evangelical) Biblical Theology ()
Part 2
Doctrine: Creeds, Catechisms and Study Guides

Textbooks on Systematic Theology

Systematic Theology: Themes
Church History
Modern Thought and Modern Theology
Postmodernism and Paganism
Pastoral Ministry and Counseling
Evangelism and Discipleship
Missions, Culture, Anthropology
Audiotapes and Videotapes
Bookstores, Wholesale Distributors, Publishers
Distributors of Audiotapes and Videotapes
Theological Seminaries
My Recommended Reading List (part 2)


To build ones theological foundation from the beginning, or to teach young

people, I suggest two catechisms: The Shorter Catechism with Scripture Proofs (Banner
of Truth Trust, 3 Murrayfield Road, Edinburgh EH12 6EL, Scotland; or P O. Box 621,
Carlisle, PA 17103, USA; US $1.00) and The First Catechism (Great Commission
Publications, 3640 Windsor Park Drive, Suite 100, Suwanee, GA 30024-1800, 1996, 95
cents). Both can be ordered from the CEP bookstore.
The Shorter Catechism was written by the Westminster Assembly in
England(1647), for use in churches to teach their young people Bible doctrine. Since
then, it has become the best exposition of Protestant doctrines in history! Dr. J. I. Packer
has, on many occasions, required his theology class to memorize all the 100+ answers!
For the contemporary adult, we may need a study guide to accompany it: G. I.
Williamson, The Shorter Catechism for Study Classes (Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and
Reformed Publishing, 1970; 2 volumes), available from CEP bookstore. Reformation
Translation Fellowship has translated this as Ji Du Jiao Yao Dao Chu Jie [First Steps in
Christian Doctrine] (Taipei: Reformation Translation Fellowship
, 1979), useful for training classes for elders, deacons and Sunday
School teachers. I would use it in high school and college Sunday School classes.
The more complete exposition of Reformational doctrine is The Westminster
Confession of Faith, Larger and Shorter Catechisms (Atlanta, GA: Presbyterian Church
in America, 3rd edition, 1990; available from CEP bookstore). Get the version with
scripture texts! I particularly appreciate the Confessions definition of the authority of
the Bible (Chapter 1); its explanation of assurance of salvation (chapter 19); and the
Larger Catechisms explanation of the use of Gods law. Both the Larger and the Shorter
Catechism devotes plenty of space to explaining the Ten Commandments and the Lords
Prayer. G. I. Williamson has written The Westminster Confession of Faith for Study
Classes (Phillipsurg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed, 1964) as a study guide. The
Confession and the Shorter (not the Larger) Catechism has been collected in Reformation
Translation Fellowships creeds volume: Li Dai Jiao Hui Xin Tiao Jing Xuan
[Ecumenical Creeds and Reformed Confessions and Catechisms]
(Taipei: Reformation Translation Fellowship ,1993). Another
standard Chinese collection of creeds is: Li dai ji du jiao xin tiao [Confessions,
Catechisms and Church Councils] (Hong Kong: Chinese Christian
Council , 1957).
The Presbyterian Church (USA) has compiled a volume of creeds known as The
Book of Confessions (Office of the General Assembly, Presbyterian Church (USA), 100
Witherspoon Street, Louisville, KY 40202-1396, 800-524-2612 or 502-569-5000 ext.
2503, 1996; $11.00). Seminary bookstores now carry it regularly. The study version is
more expensive than the regular version. This volume contains most of the Reformed
creeds, along with 20th century statements which may contain a Neo-Orthodox / Barthian
slant. It is an inexpensive, helpful reference work.
A good seminary bookstore will carry several volumes of creeds and confessions.

Baptists should be interested to know that the London Confession (1680s) is now
available in both English and Chinese (Reformed Christian
Book Club, PO Box 25107, Harbour Building Post Office, Hong Kong, 1991)
For many years, the standard Reformed textbook is Louis Berkhof, Systematic
Theology (Carlisle, PA: Banner of Truth, 1939; reprinted in numerous editions). The
contemporary edition has included another work, formerly called The Introductory
Volume, along with Systematic Theology. You should buy this combined one-volume
edition whenever possible! It is well worth the US $35-40 investment.
Dr. Berkhof taught systematic theology for many years at Calvin Seminary, and
can be considered a 20th century heir to Charles Hodge (see below). Berkhof has
written another companion volume: A History of Christian Doctrines (translated as: Ji
du jiao jiao yi shi , Taipei: Reformation Translation Fellowship
, 1984). Solid, comprehensive, succinct.
These three books should be used together.
Berkhof has written a shorter version, A Manual of Christian Doctrine, which has
been translated by Rev. Charles Chao of the Reformation Translation Fellowship,
entitled Ji Du Jiao Jiao Yi Gai Lun (Taipei: Reformation
Translation Fellowship , 1974). English version is still in print.
A still shorter version is A Summary of Christian Doctrine (Grand Rapids, MI:
Eerdmans 1938, reprinted numerous times), published by Tien Dao Publishers in Hong
Kong as Ji Du Jiao Jiao Yi Gai Yao (Hong Kong: Tien Dao
Publishing House , 1978, 1983, 1986). English version is in print both in
Britain and in North America. A must buy!
Two standard works on systematic theology are probably too long for the
beginner, but a worthwhile investment for future study: John Calvin Institutes
of the Christian Religion (tr. Ford Lewis Battles; Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1960;
2 volumes), and Charles Hodge, Systematic Theology (Grand Rapids, MI: William B.
Eerdmans, many editions, 3 volumes; there is a one-volume abridged edition). Calvins
work is unparalled; you can buy a Chinese excerpted version in the Ji Du Jiao Li Dai
Ming Zhu Ji Cheng (Christian Classics Library) series, published
by Chinese Christian Literature Council , Hong Kong. The Chinese
title is Ji Du Jiao Yao Yi . (volumes 5-7 of the series).
Charles Hodge was systematic theology professor at Princeton Seminary in
the 19th century; although many people would no longer use his arguments from
experience, and many cannot read the Latin sections of the 3 volume text, Hodge

remains a tower of strength defending the orthodox, Reformed, evangelical positions.

Fortunately for 21st century readers, there is now a one-volume abridged version. The
passages in Latin have been deleted, the resulting work is much easier to use!
For the average, beginning student (seminarian, layperson or Sunday School
teacher), two easier one-volume texts are: James M. Boice, Foundations of Christian
Faith (Downers Grove, IL: Inter Varsity Press, 1986; formerly 4 volumes), and Wayne
Grudem, Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine (Grand Rapids, MI:
Zondervan, 1994). Boice is pastor at Tenth Presbyterian Church, and a staunch defender
and able expositor of Bible doctrines. He follows the same outline as Calvins Institutes.
Parts I, II and III of Boice has been translated into Chinese as: Quan quan zhi shen
[The Sovereign God] (Milltown, NJ: Christian Renewal Ministries); Jiu shu
zhi shen [God the Redeemer] (Milltown, NJ: Christian Renewal
Ministries, 1997); and Xiang shen jue xing [Awakening to God]
(Milltown, NJ: Christian Renewal Ministries , 1999).
Grudem is Reformed, and sympathetic to certain themes in the contemporary
charismatic movement. Grudem adds a hymn at the end of every chapter, and his
sectional headings are framed in questions; highly readable! There is now a shorter
version by Grudem, called Bible Doctrine. Beginners can consider either the longer or
shorter work!
Chinese-readers should be encouraged to know that Dr. Luke Lu (Lu Pei
yuan) has written a three volume work called Ji yao shen xue (Essential
Theology I, II, III), which has been published by Overseas Campus Magazine
(Lomita, California) and Campus Evangelical Fellowship (Taipei). This
is the newest brief introduction to systematic theology for the beginner!
Doctrine of the Knowledge of God / Doctrine of Revelation / Doctrine of Scripture

John Frame, The Doctrine of the Knowledge of God (Phillipsburg, NJ:

Presbyterian and Reformed, 1987). Translation into Chinese currently in progress, China
Horizon .
J. I. Packer, Fundamentalism and the Word of God (Grand Rapids, MI:
Eerdmans, 1958). Chinese: Ji yao zhu yi yu shen di dao
(Hong Kong: Christian Communications Ltd. , 1962). An earlier defense
of the authority of Scripture, in response to a liberal Anglican bishops attack on
evangelicals (the latter wrote Fundamentalism and the Church of God).
J. I. Packer, Truth and Power: The Place of Scripture in the Christian Life.
Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw, 1996. Reprint by Inter Varsity Press. A recent review of the

doctrine of biblical inerrancy, as well as a presentation of the history of the contemporary

inerrancy movement, set against the background of so-called evangelical and nonevangelical views of Scripture.
E.J. Young, Thy Word Is Truth (Banner of Truth), reprint of a classic on
inspiration and inerrancy.
The Infallible Word, by the faculty of Westminster Theological Seminary. Also
by Westminsters faculty: Scripture and Confession. Inquire at:
The Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy (1978).
Available at (2002)
The Chicago Statement on Biblical Hermeneutics, with commentary by Norman
Geisler. (2002)
R.C. Sproul, Explaining Inerrancy. Several editions.
Sheng jing: shi dai di jian zheng (The Bible: A
Contemporary testimony), Hong Kong: Scripture Press . Contemporary articles
expounding the Doctrine of Scripture.
Kevin Vanhoozer, Is There A Meaning In This Text? hermeneutic interaction
with the postmodern philosopher, Jacques Derrida. Very important evangelical defense
of the doctrine of Scripture.
Doctrine of God
J. I. Packer , Knowing God (Downers Grove, IL: Inter Varsity Press, 1973).
Chinese: Ren shi shen (Hong Kong: Christian Communications Ltd.
, 1979).
J. I. Packer, Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God (Downers Grove, IL: Inter
Varsity Press, 1961). Chinese: Chuan fu yin yu shen di zhu quan
(Reformation Translation Fellowship ).
Stephen Charnock, The Existence and Attributes of God. Unparalled Puritan
work (Banner of Truth), heavy going.
A. Pink, The Attributes of God, and The Sovereignty of God.
John Flavel, The Mystery of Providence (Banner of Truth), is a warm work to
encourage true believers that God is in control of all aspects of our lives.

R.C. Sprouls books, e.g. One Holy Passion, and his videotapes on either the
attributes of God, or the holiness of God. (Ligonier Ministries)
Doctrine of Man, Manhood and Womanhood, Culture, Anthropology

Abraham Kuyper, Lectures on Calvinism (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1931;

still in print).
Anthony Hoekema has written a number of individual works on various doctrines,
including the doctrine of man.
Two books on the meaning of womanhood and the role of women are: Susan Foh,
Women and the Word of God (Presbyterian and Reformed, 19779), and James Hurley,
Man and Woman in Biblical Perspective (Zondervan, 1981). William Hendriksen/Simon
Kistemaker, New Testament Commentaries: I Corinthians (Baker) discusses the role of
women in the church in the relevant sections; it is contemporary, and interacts with
contemporary feminist schools of thought.
Harvie M. Conn, Eternal Word and Changing Worlds: Anthropology, Theology
and Mission in Trialogue. (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1982.)
Doctrine of Salvation
John Murray, The Imputation of Adams Sin (Presbyterian and Reformed) is a
classic treatment of the doctrine of sin: that we all have sinned IN Adam, WITH Adam, in
the one sin by the one man. A short, serious exegesis of Romans 5:12-21. Also consult
Murrays commentary on Romans, at chapter 5. ()
Sinclair Ferguson, The Christian Life: A Doctrinal Introduction (Carlisle, PA:
Banner of Truth Trust, 1981). China Horizon is publishing the simplified-Chinese script
version of this book in 2001 (2001 .)
John Murray, The Atonement. Brief, solid.
John Owen, The Death of Death in the Death of Christ. Introduction by J.I.
Packer (Banner of Truth). Owen is solid and difficult to read; Packers introduction is
well worth the price of the book.
John Murray, Redemption Accomplished and Applied (Grand Rapids, MI:
Eerdmans, 1955). Chinese translation: Zai si jiu shu qi en (Hong
Kong: Tien Dao , 1993). Unparalleled classic.

Doctrine of the Holy Spirit

John Owen, The Holy Spirit. Banner of Truth has published an abridged version
which has also been made easy to read.
Sinclair Ferguson and Martyn-Lloyd Jones have both written solid books on the
Holy Spirit.
For treatment on how the Holy Spirit works in sanctification and on the
charismatic movement, a must-read is J.I. Packer , Keep In Step with the Spirit
(Revell; Chinese: Huo zai sheng jing zhong ). Packer treats the
Wesleyan-Methodist view, the Keswick Movement view, and the charismatic movement
view critically, pastorally and irenically. Packers own view is the Augustinian view.
Doctrine of the Church
Edmund P. Clowney, The Church (Downers Grove, IL: Inter Varsity Press, 1995).
Easy to read, solidly based on biblical theology.
Kuiper, The Glorious Body of Christ. Chinese translation: Ji du rong yao di shen
ti (Taipei: Reformation Translation Fellowship ,
Doctrine of the Last Things
Robert G. Clouse, ed., The Meaning of the Millennium: Four Views. Downers
Grove, IL: Inter Varsity Press, 1977. Chinese: Qian xi nian si guan
(Taipei: China Evangelical Seminary , 1977).
William Hendriksen, Israel in Prophecy (Chinese: yu yan yu yi se lie
, Tien Dao Publishers ).
The standard texts in church history for seminary students are those written by
Williston Walker (A History of the Christian Church; translated into Chinese: ji du jiao
hui shi ); Kenneth Scott Latourette (A History of Christianity and many
other renditions); and more recently by Gonzalez (A Story of Christianity).
For the beginner (Sunday School student), The Church in History by B. K. Kuiper
(CSI Publications, 1951; Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, reprinted 1998) is highly
readable, and contains many, many pictures and charts. It has been translated by Mrs.

Morley (Sophie Lin) Lee , under the title Li Shi Di Gui Ji

(Taipei: Campus Evangelical Fellowship , 1986). The book was originally written
for senior high students in Christian high schools. Well illustrated with pictures, charts
and maps, it is most helpful for any adult beginner in church history. It takes an
uncompromisingly Protestant and Reformed stand.
A highly readable English textbook is Church History in Plain Language by
Bruce Shelley of Denver Conservative Baptist Theological Seminary (Dallas, TX: Word,
1982). It is much longer than Kuiper, and is written from a generally evangelical
(sometimes Baptist) point of view. Shelley chooses important themes in church history,
and always begins a chapter with an anecdote. Thus the approach is selective rather than
For Reformation history, standard works include: Roland Bainton, The Protestant
Reformation in the 16th Century, (Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 1952) and his biography of
Martin Luther: Here I Stand (available in Chinese, entitled Zhei shi wo di li chang
). For the Reformed movement, try John T. McNeill, The History and
Character of Calvinism (New York: Oxford University Press, 1954); Francois Wendel,
Calvin; and T.H.L. Parker, Calvin.
The impact of Calvins theology (Reformed theology) has been profound in the
modern world. Douglas F. Kelly, The Emergence of Liberty in the Modern World: The
Influence of Calvin on Five Governments from the 16th through 18th Centuries
(Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed, 1982) traces the development of concepts
of law and democracy in Geneva (Switzerland); Holland; England; and New England.
The Puritan movement is the outworking of Calvinist theology in England under
Elizabeth I (1558-1603),James I (1603-1620) and subsequent monarchs. J.I. Packer has
given us a highly readable selection of essays on the Puritans view on the Bible,
preaching, family, worship, etc. in The Quest For Godliness (British edition: Among
Gods Saints). Erroll Hulse has written a book aimed at the high school/college level:
Who Are The Puritans? What Do They Teach. Banner of Truth Trust carries this title.
For the outworking of New England Puritan theology, two academic works written by a
non-evangelical (non-believer?) remain important: Perry Miller, The New England Mind:
The Seventeenth Century, and The New England Mind: From Colony to Province.
Later developments in Reformed theology in North America have been briefly noted in a
collection of essays edited by David Wells: Reformed Theology in America.
The Pietist movement has exerted tremendous influence on the modern
evangelical church. Ernst Stoeffers book is unparalleled: The Rise of Evangelical
Pietism (E.J. Brill, Netherlands).
George Marsden has done us a service by chronicling the history of modern
American fundamentalism. His first work is Fundamentalism and American Culture
(New York: Oxford, 1981). His thesis is the fundamentalism is primarily an American
movement. His sequel is Reforming Fundamentalism, which tells the story of Fuller
Theological Seminary from its inception in 1947. In general, highly respected scholars

who have written on the history of evangelicalism include: Mark Noll, George Marsden,
Daryl Hart, and Nathan O. Hatch.
A beginners text in apologetics is Richard Pratt, Every Thought Captive
(Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed). It presents presuppositional apologetics
at a senior high/college level. A more complete introduction to apologetics is found in
John M. Frame, Apologetics to the Glory of God (P&R) (Chinese:
China Evangelical Seminary). The ambitious student should consult Greg Bahnsen, ed.,
Van Tils Apologetic (P&R), and sample selections from Van Tils works there. Very few
of Van Tils writings are in Chinese (China Horizon is presently translating
The Chinese reader may begin his study of apologetics with three books by LitSen Chang : the first is Ren wen zhu i pi pan. (A Criticism of
humanism). Simplified script: Ren ben yu shen ben (Christian
Communications Inc. of Canada ). This is a brief treatment of both
Chinese/Asian and western humanist philosophy. Then try his Comprehensive Christian
Apologetics (Zong ti bian dao xue), Volme 1 (China Alliance Press
) the English translation: Lit-Sen Chang, What Is Apolgetics, China Horizon,
1999, only contains the first half of the Chinese volume 1.
Non-presuppositional apologetics texts include works by Norman Geisler, J.P.
Moreland, Josh McDowell, R.C. Sproul, and Paul Little.
Critiques of Asian and Western Thought
Francis Schaeffers Escape from Reason (Downers Grove, IL: Inter Varsity Press,
1968; Chinese: Li xing di gui bi ) and How Should We Then Live?
(Old Tappan, NJ: Revell, 1976) are classic critiques of humanistic culture in western
history from a biblical perspective (Chinese: Qian ju ke jian , Hong Kong:
China Alliance Press ).
The works of the late Dr. Lit-Sen Chang (1904-1996) are biblical in foundation,
and provide shattering critiques of Chinese and western humanism. For beginners: Ren
wen zhu-i pi pan (A Criticism of Humanism). Or consult: Zong ti bian dao xue
(Comprehensive Christian Apologetics), 4 volumes. The essence of Volume 3 has
been rendered in English as Asias Religions: Christianitys Momentous Encounter with
Paganism (China Horizon, 1999), which provides a comprehensive treatment and critique
of Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism, Islam, Zen and Hinduism. The first half of Volume
1 is translated as What Is Apologetics (tr. Samuel Ling, China Horizon, 1999).


Works which are sympathetic to, or sometimes celebrations of, Chinese thought
include works by Thomas In-seng Leung and Yuan Zhiming . Additional
works critical of western culture include books by Leslie Newbign. The serious student
should browse in secular bookstores for a good dictionary of philosophy; e.g. Cambridge
Dictionary of Philosophy. Coplestons set, A History of Western Philosophy, remains
unparalleled; it is always a solid long-term investment. If you have time only to read one
secular book on western philosophy, consider Will Durant, A Story of Philosophy.
Available in all bookstores. Clear exposition of Kant and other major philosophers.
Samuel Ling critiques contemporary Chinese culture in biblical and bicultural
perspective, in The Chinese Way of Doing Things (China Horizon, 1999).
Christianity and Science
The Creation Science schools dean is Henry Morris. Consult any number of his
Peter Kung-ho Chow, A Christian View of Science, is in Chinee only: Ji du jiao ke
xue guan . China Evangelical Seminary, revised edition. The
beginning section provides a solid introduction to apologetics.
Apologetics in the Contemporary Mainland Chinese Intellectual Context

Samuel Ling and Stacey Bieler, eds., Chinese Intellectuals and the Gospel. China
Horizon, 1999. Historical and cultural background of PRCs (mainland Chinese
intellectuals); plus proven strategies to evangelize and disciple them.
Consult Chinese articles in Regent Chinese Journal . Published by
Regent Colleges Chinese Studies Program (5800 University Blvd Vancouver BC V6T
2E4 Canada), this periodical often carries research articles on philosophy and culture
written by mainland Chinese intellectuals.
A most succinct summary and critique of modern schools of theology (both liberal
and conservative) is found in Harvie M. Conn, Contemporary World Theology: A
Laymans Guidebook (Presbyterian and Reformed, 1973). The Chinese translation is
entitled Xian dai shen xue lun ping , translated by Rev.
Charles Chao and Rev. Watson Soong (Taipei: Reformation
Translation Fellowship , 1973). Reviews and critiques modern theology
(Kant , Barth , Bultmann, Tillich , Theology of Hope , etc.);


then critiques evangelicals (pietism , fundamentalism , neoevangelicalism , etc.).

Chinese readers may be encouraged to know that Carl Henrys () God,
Revelation and Authority (6 volumes) is available in Chinese: Shen, qi shi, quan wei
(4 volumes; also in abridged version).
Cornelius Van Tils historic works critiquing Karl Barth are The New Modernism
and Christianity and Barthianism. Originally published by Presbyterian and Reformed,
they are currently out of print. However the reader may consider purchasing the
Cornelius Van Til CD-ROM from Westminster Theological Seminarys bookstore at: For a long while, it was on sale for US $50. The CD-ROM contains
dozens of books, hundreds of articles and dozens of audio lectures by Van Til; a classic
and a bargain!
There are very few courageous critiques of Barth in Chinese, unfortunately.
Chinese reviews of postmodern thought and hermeneutics can be found in China
Graduate School of Theology Journal Issues ##22 and 27.
Most articles review rather than critique postmodernism (exception: article by Wai-Yee
Ng ). Other examples of postmodern hermeneutics can be found in Jian Dao
() journal (Alliance Bible Seminary , Hong Kong), or Regent
Chinese Journal (Regent College , Vancouver, Canada).
English introductions include: Stanley Grenz, A Postmodernism Primer and Veith,
Postmodern Times. For more complete presentations of deconstructionism, consult
Kevin Vanhoozer, Is There A Meaning In This Text? Or D.A. Carsons The Gagging of
Jay Adams, Shepherding Gods Flock. Being translated into Chinese, China
Horizon/Divine Challengers, Singapore.
Jay Adams, Preaching with Purpose.
Bryan Chapell, Christ-Centered Preaching.
John Stott, Between Two Worlds.
Jay Adams, Competent to Counsel. Chinese: China
Horizon/Taosheng Publishing House, Taipei.
Jay Adams, Christian Counselors Manual. Chinese: China
Evangelical Seminary .
George Scipione, Introduction to Biblical Counseling (Course syllabus;


Jay Adams, Helps for Counselors: A Mini-Manual in Christian Counseling.

Chinese: China Horizon , 2002.
Gary Almy, How Christian Is Christian Counseling?
Journal of Biblical Counseling. Published by Christian Counseling and
Educational Foundation, Laverock, Pennsylvania.
J.I. Packer, Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God (IVP). Chinese translation:
Quan fu yi yu shen di zhu quan(Reformation Translation
Fellowship ). Gods eternal election (predestination) is not an obstacle to
evangelism; it is precisely solid ground for active evangelism! Read this classic
treatment on the subject.
Walter Chantry, Todays Gospel: Authentic or Synthetic? (Banner of Truth Trust).
Chinese translation by Hay-Him Chan : Dang dai fu yin: chun zhen? Hun zha?
(Evangelical Press, Hong Kong). Uses the story of Jesus
and the rich young ruler to illustrate the superficiality of contemporary evangelism.
Jesus presentation of the gospel includes Gods holiness, Gods law, and an unswerving
call to repentance.
Peter Jones, Gospel Truth/Pagan Lies (Main Entry Editions). Brief presentation
of the gospel set in the context of contemporary paganism (New Age). Can be used as an
evangelistic tool (tract). Junior/senior high level. Visit:
Will Metzger, Tell the Truth (Inter Varsity) is a solid text which gives a
dependable presentation of the biblical gospel.
A readable introduction to the biblical theology of missions is J. Bavinck, An
Introduction to the Science of Missions (Presbyterian and Reformed); the Chinese
translation: Xuan jiao xue gai lun (Tien Dao ), covers about
2/3 of the English version.
Abraham Kuyper, Lectures on Calvinism (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1931; in
print). A classic! The Stone Lectures presented at Princeton University, 1898, calls
America never to forget that: history will always be a conflict between the worship of the
one true living God and idol-worship.
Harvie M. Conn, Eternal Word and Changing Worlds: Anthropology, Theology
and Mission in Trialogue. (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1982.) Critical history of
anthropology, missionary anthropology, Bible translation and contextualization; provides
biblical alternative to, and dialogue with, contextualization (e.g. to Charles Kraft).


Some of Paul Hieberts books contain very helpful, balanced, and thoughtful
insights on culture, e.g. articles on The Flaw of the Excluded Middle and Critical


The reader may consider securing audio and videotapes of lectures on theology,
biblical doctrine and apologetics from Regent College Bookstore and Ligonier Ministries.
The latter is the teaching ministry of R. C. Sproul, and has a very elaborate catalog, free
upon request. The reader may consider subscribing to Ligoniers monthly devotional
magazine, Tabletalk.
Other sources of theology tapes include: Westminster Media/Westminster
Theological Seminary bookstore; and the extension studies offices of Reformed
Theological Seminary and Covenant Theological Seminary. You may or may not need to
enroll in extension/distance learning courses, in order to purchase the tapes.
Alleluia Books 603 N New Ave #A-C Monterey Pk CA 91755
Voice/Fax 626 571 6769
800 795 1985
Rev. Huang carries books from over 100 Chinese Christian publishers!
Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals (ACE) The Cambridge Declaration (April 1996)
1716 Walnut St., Philadelphia PA 19103 PO Box 2000 Phila PA 19103 215 546 3696
The late Dr. James Boice and his partners called the church back to the 5 emphases of
the Reformation: the Bible only; Christ only; salvation by grace only; through faith
only; and for the glory of God only. Get the Cambridge Declaration (1996) free, as
well as a catalog! ACE also publishes Modern Reformation magazine.


Ambassadors For Christ Gospel Book House PO Box 0280 Paradise PA

717 687 8564 or 800 624 3504
Publishes a catalog; and a separate listing of books helpful for mainland Chinese
scholars ministry.
Back to God Hour 6555 W. College Dr., Palos Heights, IL 60463
708 371 8700 Fax 708 371 1415
Publishes TODAY, a devotional guide, in English, and in an English-Chinese
bilingual format.
Banner of Truth P O Box 621 Carlisle PA 17103 717 249 5747 Fax 717 249 0604
The standard publisher of Puritan titles; get their catalog, and subscribe to their
Barnabas Resources Altadena CA
Dr. Robert Clinton publishes his own books on leadership. Get a price list.
Campus Evangelical Fellowship PO Box 13-144 Taipei Taiwan 100 Republic of China
886 2 2368 2361 fax 886 2 2367 2139
Has published many reference works and theological books.
China Ministries International (RTF books) 1605 E. Elizabeth Pasadena CA
91104 626 398 2343 Fax 626 398 2361
Carries many Reformation Translation Fellowship titles.
Christian Communications Inc. of Canada 416 297 6540
416 297 6675
Publishes a series of books for mainland Chinese scholars ministry!


Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation CCEF 1803 E Willow Grove Ave
Glenside PA 19038 215 884 7676
Carries books, videos and conducts courses on biblical counseling.
Christian Reformed Home Missions 616 246 0772
Carries Discover Your Gifts and other helpful guides.
Christian Renewal Ministries 200 N Main St Milltown NJ 08850 732 828
Fax 732 745 2878
Published the Chinese NIV Study Bible; James Boices Foundations of the Christian
Faith; Francis Schaeffers The Church Before the Watching World, etc.
Covenant Theological Seminary Bookstore 12330 Conway Rd St Louis MO 63141 314
434 0110
Fax 314 434 5525


A helpful staff gets you Reformed and evangelical works. Covenant Seminary
belongs to the Presbyterian Church in America.
Great Commission Publications
3640 Windsor Park Drive, Ste 100, Suwanee, GA 30024 770 831 9084 800 695 3387
Publishes Sunday School textbook series for children, youth and adults. Get a catalog
AND a Sunday School catalog!
Institute for Biblical Counseling and Discipleship
5333 Lake Murray Blvd., La Mesa, CA 91942
619 462 9775
Carries books, videos on Biblical counseling, and conducts courses.
Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Co PO Box 109 Phillipsburg NJ 08865-0817
800 631 0094 908 454 0505 Fax 908 859 2390
Publishes a variety of Reformed theological (and popular Christian) books. Get the
catalog; P&R runs sales often.
Reformation Translation Fellowship P O Box 17-154 Taipei, Taiwan,
Republic of China / No. 46, Sec. 1, Chung Yang North Road, 3rd Floor, Peitou 112,
Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China Fax 886 2 8965360
US Board: Dr. Robert Heimburger
Ask for catalog
Regent College Bookstore 5800 University Blvd Vancouver BC V6T 2E4 604 228 1820
Fax 604 224 3097 800 334 3279
Most worthwhile to get on their mailing list, and to read about the audiotapes they
carry, which were recorded from lectures/courses taught at Regent.
Westminster Theological Seminary Campus Bookstore P O Box 1073 Glenside PA 19038
215 886 0999 888 987 2665 = 888 WTS BOOK Fax 215 886 5352
Inquire about their catalog, as well as the tape catalog (lectures at WTS recorded!)
from Westminster Media, also on WTS campus.
Back to God Hour, 6555 W. College Dr., Palos Heights, IL 60463
708 371 8700 Fax 708 371 1415
Today<<>> devotional magazine; English edition; Chinese-English
bilingual edition
CGST Journal 12 Dorset Crescent, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
Published by China Graduate School of Theology.


Chinese Christian Mission 707 762 1314Fax 707 762 1713
Proclaim (Chinese) and Challenger (English) magazines; bookroom
Hong Kong Christian Times<< >> Fax 852 2785 8335
weekly newspaper
Logos and Pneuma <<>> / Institute for Sino-Christian Studies Fax 852 2601 6977
Liu Xiaofengs translation of Russian/European theology, etc.
Overseas Campus <<>> 310 316 4160
Magazine; books on mainland Chinese ministry
Theology and Belief Mr. Zhongxin Wang
144 Hancock St. Auburndale, MA 02166 617 965 2133 Fax 617 244 0690
Chinese Christian Scholars Association (mainland Chinese and others)
Bible Study Hour 1716 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19103
Gospel Films (Francis Schaeffer, How Should We Then Live?) 800 253 0413
Gospel Tape Ministry (Chinese) 15640 Twin Valley Ct Silver Spring MD 20906 301 924
Inter Varsity (IVCF) Media 800 828 2100
Videos: Doors of Opportunity, Proclaim
Liognier Ministries PO Box 547500 Orlando FL 32854
400 Technology Park, Ste 150 Lake Mary FL 32746 v 407 333 4244
407 333 4244
800 435 4343
Fax 407 333 4233
Main Entry Editions (Dr. Peter and Mrs. Rebecca Jones)
1057 Chestnut Drive, Escondido CA 92025 760 741 3750
Audio series: Spirit Wars. Books: The Gnostic Empire Strikes Back; Spirit Wars
Stephen Tong Evangelical Ministries International (STEMI)
P O Box 823 Carmel IN 46032 800 565 4243
Fax 317 818 6908
Price list/catalog of Stephen Tongs books and some tapes


Biblical Theological Seminary

200 N. Main St, Hatfield, PA. 19440,
(215) 368-5000
China Evangelical Seminary PO Box 30-525 Taipei Taiwan 100
Republic of China
886 2 2365 9151 Fax 886 2 2365 0225
Covenant Theological Seminary 12330 Conway Road St Louis MO 63141
314 434 4044
800 264 8064
Fax 314 434 4819
International Theological Seminary Dr. Joseph Tong , President
1600 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles CA 90017 213 413 8683
Reformed Institute for Christianity and the 21st Century
(a summer school in Mandarin)
Dr. Stephen Chan , Dean - 15604 N.E. 1st Pl., Bellevue, WA 98008
Res V/F 425 603 0884 Ofc 206 296 5321
Cell 425 891 0016
Reformed Theological Seminary 1231 Reformation Dr., Oviedo, FL 32765-7197
RTS Charlotte 2101 Carmel Road Charlotte NC 28226-6399 800 752 3282 RTS
Orlando 407 875 8388
Fax 407 875 0879
RTS Jackson 601 922 4988
Fax 601 922 1153
RTS Charlotte 704 366 5066 Fax 704 366 9295
Regent College 5800 University Blvd. Vancouver BC V6T 2E4 604 224 3245
Fax 604 224 3097 Bookstore 800 334 3279
Singapore Bible College 9-15 Adam Road Singapore 289886 Phone 65
446 4677
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School 2065 Half Day Road Deerfield IL 60015
800 345 TEDS
847 317 8000
Tyndale College and Seminary 25 Ballyconnor Ct Toronto ON M2M 4B3
416 226 6380 Fa 416 226 4148
Westminster Theological Seminary (Philadelphia)
PO Box 27009 Chestnut Hill Philadelphia PA 19118
215 887 5511
800 626 8599 Registrar Fax 215 887 5404
Originally entitled Building Your Theological Foundation, Pasadena, California May
18, 1999


Amplified under present title, Edmonton, Canada; Pasadena, California, May 1-23, 2001
Chinese translation, June 2001, July 2002