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Discovering a Biblical Worldview


Big Picture Sexuality by Dr. Mark Ongley

Sexuality in General:

West, Christopher. Theology of the Body for Beginners: A Basic Introduction to Pope John Paul II’s Sexual Revolution.  West Chester, PA: Ascension            Press, 2009.

Hollinger, Dennis P. The Meaning of Sex: Christian Ethics and the Moral Life. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Publishing Group, 2009.


Yarhouse, Mark A. Homosexuality and the Christian: A Guide for Parents, Pastors, and Friends. Minneapolis: Bethany House Publishers, 2010.

Marin, Andrew. Love Is an Orientation: Elevating the Conversation with the Gay Community. Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2009

Yarhouse, Mark. Understanding Sexual Identity: A Resource for Youth Ministry. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.

Sexual Abuse:

Allender, Dan. The Wounded Heart: Hope for Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse. Colorado Springs: NavPress, 2008.

Yantzi, Mark. Sexual Offending and Restoration.  Waterloo, ON: Herald Press, 1998.

Sexual/Porn Addiction:

Cusick, Michael John. Surfing for God: Discovering the Divine Desire Beneath Sexual Struggle. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2012.

Trans Issues:

Yarhouse, Mark A. Understanding Gender Dysphoria: Navigating Transgender Issues in a Changing Culture. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic,     2015.

“Sexuality and Gender: Findings from the Biological, Psychological and Social Sciences” by Dr. Lawrence S. Mayer and Dr. Paul R. McHugh of Johns Hopkins University. (Articles published in The New Atlantis and available at the following link.) 50 ~ Fall 2016 The New Atlantis

Keys for Understanding an OT Worldview by Dr. Gary C. Bailey

Arnold, Bill T. and Brent A. Strawn. The World around the Old Testament: The People and Places of the Ancient Near East. Grand Rapids:  Baker Academic, 2016.

Dorsey, David A. The Literary Structure of the Old Testament: A Commentary on Genesis-Malachi. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 1999.

Fee, Gordon D. and Douglas Stuart. How to Read the Bible Book by Book. Grand Rapids:Zondervan, 2002.

Kaiser, Walter C. Jr. Peter H. Davids, et al. Hard Sayings of the Bible. Downers Grove:InterVarsity Press, 1996.

Matthews, Victor H. The Cultural World of the Bible, 4th Edition. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2015.

NIV Archaeological Study Bible. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2005.

Walton, John H. Ancient Near Eastern Thought and the Old Testament, 2nd Edition. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2018.

Walton, John H., ed. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (OT). 5 Vols. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2009.

Understanding Worldview in Comics – Jeremy Andrews

Yandell, Keith E. Faith and Narrative. Oxford : New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.

Hauerwas, Stanley and L. Gregory Jones. Why Narrative: Readings in Narrative Theology.  Eugene, OR : Wipf & Stock Publishers, c1997.

Goldberg, Michael. Theology of Narrative: A Critical Introduction. Nashville : Abingdon, 2001.

Stroup, George. The Promise of Narrative Theology. Atlanta : John Knox Press, c1981

Loughlin, Gerard. Telling God’s Story: Bible, Church, and Narrative Theology. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2004.

Why Jesus is the Center of Our Worldview by Dr. Allyn Ricketts

Geisler, Norman L. and Watkins, William D. Worlds Apart: A Handbook of World Views. 2nd ed. Eugene, OR: WIPF & Stock, 2003.

  • Good survey of different world views and how they compare to the Biblical world view.

Hoffecker, W. Andrew. ed. Building a Christian World View, Vol.1, God, Man and Knowledge. Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Company, 1986.

  • A more advanced book that discusses the classical and Christian world views and their impact through the modern era.

Keller, Timothy. The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism. New York: Riverhead Books, 2008.

  • Looks at a number of issues raised by unbelievers and responds in a clear and contemporary way.

Olasky, Marvin. World View: Seeking Grace and Truth in Our Common Life. Greensboro NC:  New Growth Press, 2017.

  • This is a compilation of articles written for World Magazine and organizes them under topics to speak to issues from a Biblical world view.

Quine, David. Starting Points World View Primer. Richardson TX: Cornerstone Curriculum, 2008.

  • This is a grade 9-12 course on world view all in one book.

Walsh, Brian and Middleton J. Richard.   The Transforming Vision: Shaping a Christian World View.  Downers Grove: Inter Varsity Press, 1984.

  • A good introduction to what a Christian world view is and how we can impact our culture.

The Unity of the Bible in a World of Questions by Dr. Cletus Hull

Bultmann, Rudolph. ed. H. W. Bartsch, trans. R. H. Fuller, Kerygma and Myth: A Theological Debate (New York: Harper & Row), 1961.

Dunn, James D. G. (ed.) The Cambridge Companion to St. Paul (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), 2003.

Gadamer, Hans–Georg, Joel Weinsheimer, and Donald G. Marshall. EPZ Truth and Method (Bloomsbury USA, 2004).

Helyer, Larry R. The Witness of Jesus, Paul and John: An Exploration in Biblical Theology (Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press), 2008.

Ladd, George. The Gospel of the Kingdom (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans), 1958.

Newbigin, Lesslie. Proper Confidence: Faith, Doubt & Certainty in Christian Discipleship (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans), 1995.

Thiselton, Anthony C. The Living Paul. An Introduction to the Apostle’s Life and Thought (Downers Grove: IVP Academic), 2009.Webster, John. Holiness (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans), 2003.