College of Theology-Required Textbooks

The following lists contain all the required textbooks for all concentrations in the College of Theology undergraduate programs. Each list also contains links to purchase textbooks from independent vendors. The student is not obligated to purchase from any particular vendor and is welcome to search for the best price. HCU is not responsible for the quality, condition, or cost of textbooks purchased through the links provided.

Note: It is the student’s responsibility to ensure he or she is enrolled in a course and to purchase the course textbook(s) in advance of the start date for each course. This information is subject to change without notice.

Year One-Core

Note: All courses listed below may not be in your core concentration. Check the HCU Academic Catalog to verify which courses are required in your concentration before purchasing textbooks.

Course Title
Course PrefixRequired Textbook(s)Recommended Reading
Effective Learning StrategiesHCUT 1002PDF textbook provided at no cost. See course syllabus for download link.Harrison, Dr. Doyle “Buddy” How to Stay Full of the Holy Spirit. Harrison House Publishers. 2017.

Corderio, Wayne. Leading On Empty: Refilling Your Tank and Renewing Your Passion. Bethany House. 2010. 

The Integrity of God’s WordTHEO 1103McDowell, Josh. God-Breathed: The Undeniable Power and Reliability of Scripture. Barbour Publishing Inc. 2015. Kenyon, E.W. The Two Kinds of Knowledge. Kenyon’s Gospel Publishing House. 1998.
Faith Foundations 1THEO 1203Hagin, Kenneth E. What Faith Is. Faith Library Publications. 1983. Hagin, Kenneth E. The Real Faith. Faith Library Publications. 1980.

Hagin, Kenneth E. How to Turn Your Faith Loose. Faith Library Publications. 1980.

The Power of the Holy Spirit in the Life of the BelieverTHEO 1303Harrison, Pat. Overflowing with the Holy Spirit. Harrison House Publishers. 1998. Price, Frederick K.C. The Holy Spirit-The Helper We All Need. Faith One Publications. 1996.

Hagin, Kenneth E. The Baptism of the Holy Spirit. Faith Library Publications. 2003.

New Creation RealitiesTHEO 1403Kenyon, E.W. New Creation Realities. Kenyon’s Gospel Publishing Society, Inc. 2000. Osborn, T. L. The Good Life. Osborn Publishers. 2004.
Principles of Prayer 1THEO 1503Hammond, Lynne. Secrets To Powerful Prayer. Lynne Hammond Ministries. 2000. Hagin, Kenneth E. The Art of Prayer. Faith Library Publications. 1992.
Christ the HealerTHEO 1603Wommack, Andrew. The Good Report – God Wants You Well. Harrison House Publishers. 2010. Bosworth, F.F. Christ the Healer. Chosen Books. 2008.
The Authority of the BelieverTHEO 1703Hagin, Kenneth E. The Believer’s Authority: Legacy Edition. Faith Library Publications. 2009. Wommack, Andrew. The Believer’s Authority. Andrew Wommack Ministries. 2002.
Leadership 1 – Personal DevelopmentPMIN 1003Hyatt, Michael, Harkavy, Daniel. Living Forward. Barker Books. 2016. Maxwell, John. Becoming a Person of Influence. Nelson Business, A Division of Thomas Nelson. 1997.

Year Two-Core

Note: All courses listed below may not be in your core concentration. Check the HCU Academic Catalog to verify which courses are required in your concentration before purchasing textbooks.

Course TitleCourse PrefixRequired Textbook(s)Recommended Reading
Faith Foundations 2THEO 2123Hagin, Kenneth E. Bible Faith Study Course. Faith Library Publications. 1991. Wigglesworth, Smith. Ever Increasing Faith. GodSounds, Inc. 2016.
The Life of PraisePMIN 2003Meyer, Joyce. The Battle Belongs to the Lord. Warner Books, Inc. 2002. Nuzum, C. The Life of Faith. Gospel Publishing House, Revised Edition. 2012.

Hagin, Kenneth E. Plans, Purposes and Pursuits. Faith Library Publications. 2001.

Prayer Principles 2THEO 2323Hagin, Kenneth E. Bible Prayer Study Course. Faith Library Publications. 1992. Hagin, Kenneth E. Tongues-Beyond The Upper Room. Faith Library Publications. 2007.
Submission and AuthorityTHEO 2403Harrison, Buddy. The Power of Influence. Harrison House Publications. 2004. Dufresne, Ed. Faithfulness-The Road to Divine Promotion. Dufresne Ministries. 1994.
Understanding RighteousnessTHEO 2503Hankins, Mark. The Power of Identification With Christ. MHM Publications. 2003. Kenyon, E.W. Two Kinds of Righteousness. Kenyon’s Gospel Publishing. 1996.
The Christian FamilyPMIN 2103McGee, Joe. Marriage 101 Work Book. Stone Bluff Publishing. 2015.

McGee, Joe. God Knows How to Raise Your Kids…Even If You Don’t. Stone Bluff Publishing. 1998.

McGee, Joe. 8 Things No Kid Should Leave Home Without. Harrison House Publishing. 2007.

To purchase Joe McGee’s books call 800-482-5862 and reference the special “HCU Student Discount.”

Stanley, Andy. When Work and Family Collide. Multnomah Books. 2011.
The Gifts and Ministries of the Holy SpiritTHEO 2703Carter, Howard. Questions and Answers on Spiritual Gifts. Harrison House Publishers. 1976. Bonnke, Reinhard. Taking Action-Receiving and Operating in the Gifts and Power of the Holy Spirit. Charisma House. 2012.
The Ministry GiftsTHEO 2803Lindsay, Gordon. Apostles, Prophets and Administrators. Christ for the Nations. Reprint. 1996. Hagin, Kenneth E. He Gave Gifts unto Men. Faith Library Publications. 1999.
Aspects of GraceTHEO 2103Andrew Wommack. Living in the Balance of Grace & Faith. AWM Publications. 2009. Andrew Wommack. Grace-The Power of the Gospel. AWM Publications. 2007.
Leadership 2 – The Heart of the LeaderPMIN 2023Blanchard, Ken. The Heart of a Leader. Cook Communications Ministries. 2007. Maxwell, John C. Developing the Leader Within You. Thomas Nelson, Inc. 1993.

Year Three-Core

Note: All courses listed below may not be in your core concentration. Check the HCU Academic Catalog to verify which courses are required in your concentration before purchasing textbooks.

Course TitleCourse PrefixRequired Textbook(s)Recommended Reading
God the Father 1 – Introduction to TheologyTHEO 3103Sumrall, Lester. The Names of God. Lesea Publishing. 1993.
Bible Doctrines – Introduction to Systematic TheologyTHEO 3203Guy P. Duffield/N.M. Van Cleave. Foundations of Pentecostal Theology. L.I.F.E. 2008. Nelson, P.C. Bible Doctrines. Gospel Publishing. 1981.
Bible Interpretation – Introduction to HermeneuticsTHEO 3303Lawson, Terry. How to Study the Word. Faith Library Publications. 1999. Duvall, J. Scott, Hays, J. Daniel. Grasping God’s Word, Third Edition. Zondervan Publishing. 2012.

Please note the “edition” before purchasing.

New Testament SurveyBIBL 3003Gundry, Robert H. A Survey of the New Testament: 5th Edition. Zondervan Publishing. 2012.

Please note the “edition” before purchasing.

Pearlman, Myer. Through the Bible Book by Book, Volume 3-Matthew to Acts. Influence Resources. Reprint Edition, 2013.

Pearlman, Myer. Through the Bible Book by Book, Volume 4-Romans to Revelation. Influence Resources. Reprint Edition, 2013.

Old Testament SurveyBIBL 3013Hill, Andrew E. Walton, John H. A Survey of the Old Testament, 3rd Edition. Zondervan Publishing. 2009.

Please note the “edition” before purchasing.

Pearlman, Myer. Through the Bible Book by Book, Volume 1-Genesis to Esther. Influence Resources. Reprint Edition, 2013.

Pearlman, Myer. Through the Bible Book by Book, Volume 2-Job to Malachi. Influence Resources. Reprint Edition, 2013.

The Person of the Holy Spirit 1 – Introduction to PneumatologyTHEO 3803Hagin, Kenneth E. The Spirit Within and the Spirit Upon. Faith Library Publications. 2003. Riggs, Ralph M. The Spirit Himself. Gospel Publishing House. 2002.
Trichotomy of Man – Spirit, Soul, and BodyTHEO 3903Sumrall, Lester. Spirit, Soul, and Body. Whitaker House. 1984. Kenyon, E.W. The Hidden Man. Kenyon’s Gospel Publishing. 1984.

Wommack, Andrew. Spirit, Soul and Body. AWM Publications. 2005.

Ministry Matters 1PMIN 3003Currently no textbook required.
Leadership 3 – Developing LeadersPMIN 3023Maxwell, John. Developing the Leaders Around You. Maxwell Motivation, Inc. 1995. Stanley, Andy. Next Generation Leader. Multnomah Books. 2003.
The Person of Jesus Christ – Introduction to Christology THEO 3503Zacharias, Ravi. Jesus Among Other Gods. Thomas Nelson Publishing. 2000. Strobel, Lee. The Case for The Real Jesus. Zondervan Publishing. 2007.

Year Four-Core

Note: All courses listed below may not be in your core concentration. Check the HCU Academic Catalog to verify which courses are required in your concentration before purchasing textbooks.

Course TitleCourse PrefixRequired Textbook(s)Recommended Reading
The Person of Jesus Christ 2 – Christology, Apologetics, and World ViewsTHEO 4423Zacharias, Ravi. Jesus Among Other Gods. Zondervan Publishing. 2000. Strobel, Lee. The Case for The Real Jesus. Zondervan Publishing. 2007.
God the Father 2 – Theology – The Nature of GodTHEO 4523Zacharias, Ravi. Who Made God?. Zondervan Publishing. 2003. Strobel, Lee. The Case for a Creator. Zondervan Publishing. 2004.
Leadership 4 – Visionary LeadershipPMIN 4023Stanley, Andy. Visioneering. Multnomah Books. 2016. Maxwell, John. 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership. Thomas Nelson. 2007.
Ministry Matters 2PMIN 4123Currently no textbook required.
History of the Church 1 – Introduction to EcclesiologyTHEO 4203Hammon, Bill. The Eternal Church. Destiny Image. Revised Edition. 2003. Liardon, Roberts. God’s Generals Vol. 2-The Roaring Reformers. Whitaker House. 2003.

Liardon, Roberts. God’s Generals-The Missionaries. Whitaker House. 2014.

History of the Church 2 – The Moves of the SpiritTHEO 4323Hyatt, Eddie. 2000 Years of Charismatic Christianity. Charisma House. 2002. Synan, Vinson. An Eyewitness Remembers the Century of the Holy Spirit. Chosen Books. 2010.

Synan, Vinson. The Century of the Holy Spirit. Thomas Nelson. 2001.

Sumrall, Lester. Pioneers of Faith. LeSEA Publishing. 1995.

The Person of the Holy Spirit 2 – Pneumatology – Gifts of the Holy SpiritTHEO 4623Sumrall, Lester. The Gifts and Ministries of the Holy Spirit. Whitaker House. 1993. Lindsay, Gordon. Commissioned With Power: An Overview of the Gifts of the Spirit. CFTN Publishing. 1988.

Electives

Note: Please check with your Admissions Advisor to ensure you are eligible and enrolled in the elective(s) listed below before purchasing the textbook(s).