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Works by AGTS Alumni

“What Am I Doing Here? Ah, God Sent Me” by Ralph Adcock

A great reference for pastors, 'What Am I Doing Here?' is refreshing look at smaller churches in America.  Published by Tate Publishing
in 2004.


A Template for Life: The Beauty and Expectations of John 3:16 by Sunday Aigbe ('83)

Published by West Bow Press/Zondervan/Thomas Nelson, Sunday's book explores the depth and scope of how much God loves us.

Sunday's book, Theory of Social Involvement: A Case Study in the Anthropology of Religion, State and Society published by University Press of America is now available in softcover.


Peace to War: Shifting Allegiances in the Assemblies of God by
Paul Alexander (’95)

Once the Pentecostal peace witness extended throughout the
movement and around the world—but was eventually muted
and almost completely lost in the American Assemblies of God.
This book tells the story of that shift.

Paul is professor of Theology & Ethics and director of the D. Min
. program at Azusa Pacific University, Graduate School of Theology. 

Signs & Wonders: Why Pentecostalism is the World’s Fastest
Growing Faith
by Paul Alexander

Combining personal stories and sound scholarship, Paul
examines the phenomenal worldwide success of Pentecostalism. Interweaving stories of his own and his family's experiences with
an account of Pentecostalism's history and tenets, Alexander
provides a unique and accessible perspective on the movement.

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The Divine Conspiracy Continued: Fulfilling God's Kindom on Earh by Gary Black, Jr. ('09) with Dallas Willard

In The Divine Conspiracy Continued, Black and Willard layout the next stage in God's plan as this generation of disciples, including ordained and lay leaders, step into positions of authority across our culture and begin to transform the world from the inside out. 

Gary Black is the director of the Doctor of Ministry Program at Azusa Pacific University, Graduate School of Theology. 

signs Exploring the Life and Calling by Gary Black, Jr. ('09)

In this introductory volume for the series, Black asserts that while the primary subjects of seminary and professional church work training may dominate the interests of students, students must engage in the principal pursuit of understanding, then applying, Christian theology. Black argues that the thread of theology must be distinctly woven through each of the other disciplines of biblical exegesis, ministerial leadership, spiritual formation, counseling, preaching, and worship.

Gary Black is the director of the Doctor of Ministry Program at Azusa Pacific University, Graduate School of Theology. 


The Coming of the Son of Man by Paul Bortolazzo (’87)

This is a biblical novel highlighting the events which will
warn believers of His coming.  It is part of the Watchmen
which highlights the future events from the book of

For more information or to place an order, contact Tate
Publishing at



'TIL ETERNITY: Facing the Consequences of the
Second Coming
by Paul Bortolazzo

'Til Eternity highlights the events coming before, during,
and after the Second Coming of Christ. We will begin
with the next event on God's end time calendar.

For more information or to purchase,


A Missionary's Memoir: Dreaming a Dream, Speaking a Dream and Doing a Dream.
by Eldon Brown (’75)

Eldon is a retired Assemblies of God Missionary who served 43 years as a church planter
and teacher in seven nations: South Korea, Okinawa, Hong Kong, Belgium, Thailand,
Ukraine and USA.

His memoir can be viewed on the link:

Chaplain (CPT) Jeff Bryan ('06) is an active duty military chaplain who served in the Iraq War in 2006-2007.  He has written a memoir about faith on the frontlines entitled Memoirs from Babylon: A Combat Chaplain's Life in Iraq's Triangle of Death. 
He writes, "My hope is to give readers a riveting account of hope within war, providing a unique vantage point of battle from a combat chaplain's perspective.  Ultimately, the book is a personal testimony of how God brought my men and me though it all, even the worst case scenario of several soldiers being captured by Al-Qaeda. I witnessed life, death, fear, and faith at the most intense levels on a daily basis and hope that my account reflects the love of Christ and a deep sense of patriotism with everyone who reads it."

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The Great Sermon Tradition as a Fiscal Framework
in 1 Corinthians Towards a Pauline Theology of
Material Possessions
by Christopher Carter (’01)

This text addresses two separate but related questions. 
Firstly, what is Paul’s theology of material possessions,
and secondly, what is the source of the apostle’s
thought on this subject? Carter endeavors to answer
these questions by posing the hypothesis that Paul
owes his pecuniary thought to the synoptic sermon tradition.


God’s Women—Then and Now (a biblical basis for women
in ministry and leadership), co-authored by Deborah Gill
and Barbara Cavaness (’75), is now out in its
second edition (by Authentic Media of OM Publishers)
both in English and Tamil in India.

They also wrote an accompanying Study Guide with
discovery-learning questions suitable for individual
reflection or group interaction which is available in
six languages.  Drs. Gill, Cavaness, and (Beth) Grant (’79)
recently spoke at conferences in Bangalore, Kolkatta,
and Chennai (formerly Madras) at the invitation of the
All India Women’s Committee.

The AG Ministry to the Blind has also made the book
available for the blind on audio cassettes.  Gill and
Cavaness are now writing an Independent Study
Text/course on the book for Global University at the
baccalaureate level.

Contact for copies of the book, God’s
Women—Then and Now,
or Study Guide.


Unbelievable, Yet True, the life story of Theresa D’Souza Greenhough, a remarkable Indian evangelist—from Olympic runner, to Spirit-filled Catholic nun, to Pentecostal preacher with Dr. Barbara Cavaness (‘75).  The book was recently dedicated in Chennai, India at the World AG Fellowship Congress and may be ordered Proceeds go to Theresa’s Gateway International orphanage/school.


Frontiers of Faith by AnnaLee Conti ('90)
In Frontiers of Faith, newly-weds Carl and Florence Personeus
embarked for Alaska by faith in 1917 as the Territory’s first AG
missionaries. In this exciting book their granddaughter recounts
their experiences. Come along on their adventurous, 65-year faith
journey in "The Last Frontier," and witness how they conquered
their frontiers of faith.

AnnaLee and her husband, Bob (‘77) currently pastor Mercy Tabernacle of the Assemblies of God in Hopewell Junction, NY.

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A Star to Steer By by AnnaLee Conti ('90)

AnnaLee Conti has published her third book, A Star to Steer By, the second in her Alaskan Waters series of historical Christian novels. Tales of big money to be earned lure Norman Pedersen, a Norwegian fisherman, to immigrate to Alaska in 1920 to make his fortune. He plans to return for the love of his life, who promises to wait for him even if it takes years. But Norman becomes entrapped in a "prison" of his own making.

More information about A Star to Steer By, published by Ambassador International, is available online at


German Pentecostal Church Planting 1945-2005: Implications for Intentional Mission in the Twenty-First Century. by Dr. Paul Clark (’11)

This historical and cultural study of Pentecostal church planting since World War II provides insights for social scientists, German church planters, and missionaries. The researcher identifies key principles that will propel successful church planting endeavors in the twenty-first century by exploring the dynamics of intentional mission in a post-Christian European setting and observing the various methodologies and approaches of Pentecostal church planting. Paul has been an AG missionary in Germany since 1984. 

The book can be ordered at for $16.95.


Off-Road Disciplines: Spiritual Adventures of Missional
by Earl Creps (’02)

Earl contends that some of our most important encounters
with God occur unexpectedly—complete with the bumps and
bruises that happen when you go “off-road.” Becoming an
off-road leader requires the cultivation of certain spiritual
disciplines that allow the Holy Spirit to form our interior lives,
moving us out of the center so that Jesus can occupy His
rightful place.

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Reverse Mentoring: How Young Leaders Can Transform the
Church and Why We Should Let Them
, by Earl Creps

Creps' book is a topic of interest both inside and outside the
church as older leaders realize that they're not "getting it" when
it comes to technologies (iPod, IM, blogging) or cultural issues
such as the fact that younger people see the world in an entirely
different way.

To read more:
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Ryan’s Story by Ken Dignan (’76)

Ryan’s Story chronicles a difficult and dark time in the life of a
unique and wonderful teenager. Ryan manifested symptoms of
bipolar disorder, but it went undiagnosed until he was seventeen.
Neither he, nor anyone else in his family knew much about the
disorder. Ryan’s Story provides a look at how bipolar drastically
alters the life of any individual who has it.

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Til Healing Comes by Ken Dignan

This is a book about hope and healing. It endeavors to grapple
with why God allows suffering, pain and death. But it also reveals
what the Bible says about prayer, faith and divine healing. It is a well balanced presentation that takes into account the truth that God
can and does miracles.

Net Worth Principle: Build Wealth Without Budgeting.
by Paul Ebisch (‘98)

This book turns finances upside down. It takes your bottom line
and makes it your top priority. You don't have to budget. You only
need to make financial decisions through the lens of net worth.

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Confessions of an Insignificant Pastor: What Pastors Wish
They Could Tell You!
by Mark Elliott (’88)

This transparent and pertinent book will challenge you to the
core of your being. Mark Elliott takes off the gloves and gets real
with what ministry is like and how to persevere in troubled times.

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Free at Last! Prison Epistles: An Independent-Study Textbook Springfield, Mo.: Global University, 2012.
by Dr. Steve Eutsler ('88/'98/'07)

A college-level textbook on Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon, the book includes chapter and unit tests and a final exam as well as exposition, illustrations, application and charts as well as complete outlines of each book. 

To order a copy, contact

Raising Children On Purpose, Helping Your Kids Find Their
by Wesley Fleming (’88)

The book provides parents with the ability to discover the unique
plan God has for their children and to cultivate a passion within
them to pursue it. 
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Available for purchase at all Christian Book Stores as well as
B&N, Borders, CBD.

Passport to the World: Your A to Z Guided Language Tour
by Craig Froman ('95).
Children will gain knowledge of intriguing facts about countries, including their capital cities, maps, flags, populations, and religions. Gathering stickers for their passport, readers learn greetings from 26 different languages, as well as interesting language tips as well. This is an attention-grabbing exploration of the world through the eyes of children. 
Craig is a curriculum writer and an editor at New Leaf Publishing Group.


The Shifting Romance with Israel
by Dr. Raymond Gannon (‘82/’84)

This study focuses AG Pentecostalism and reflects the larger Evangelical and Pentecostal drifting away from a strong bond to Zionism and the Jewish state. Gannon traces the sources for early 20th century Christian thinking as they relate to the future of national Israel as discovered in 17th century Puritanism, 18th century Post-Millennialism, and finally 19th century dispensationalism. The 20th century is historically partitioned to examine issues that produced years of rather dramatic changes.  It traces the "shifting romance" with Israel to draw conclusions that might surprise you.


Dr. Ray Gannon (‘82/’84) played a key role in the new TREE OF LIFE Messianic Bible (New Covenant), serving as one of five individuals on the Theology Vetting Team. The team also asked Dr. Horton to translate a portion of this new version (1 and 2 Corinthians) as well. 
Visit online to read more: (Messianic Jewish Family Bible Project)


Nebraska’s Living Water: 20th-Century Assemblies of God,
compiled and written by Elisabeth James Lemp and Glenn W.
(’84). Grand Island, NE: Nebraska District Council of the
Assemblies of God, 2010.

The book contains historical information, biographical sketches,
and testimonies and anecdotes relating to the Pentecostal
movement and the AG in the state of Nebraska.


Why Great Men Fall by Wayde Goodall (’03)

Author Wayde Goodall has helped pull countless men from the
depths of moral lapses and has penned his observations in this
discerning guidebook for men. Profiling well-known leaders who
have fallen from grace, this book helps you recognize and learn
how to avoid the common pitfalls men face each day. Available for purchase at Christian Book Stores as well as B&N, Borders, CBD.


Success Kills: Sidestep the Snares that Will Steal Your Dreams
by Wayde Goodall (’03)

Success - we crave it, work for it, dream it, want it as a personal
achievement, but how we each define it differs. Power, influence,
wealth, fame, or a position of authority--the hallmarks of success
we strive for can just as easily become the cause of our
destruction, if we don't have a clear set of boundaries by which to live.


The Fruit of the Spirit: Becoming the Person God Wants You to Be
by Thomas Trask and Wayde Goodall (’03)

Teaches readers the biblical basics and call to demonstrate the
fruits of God's spirit to make a deeper impact on the watching world.
battle The Battle: Defeating the Enemies of Your Soul by Wayde (’03) and
Rosalyn Goodall

Territorial spirits . . . Diagrams of multi-tentacled demons . . .
Have you ever wondered just how much of the information you
read about spiritual warfare is reliable? Where do you draw the
line between truth and conjecture, authority and presumption?
More pointedly, how can you wield the sword of God's Word to
defeat your spiritual foes? The Battle strips the myths from
spiritual warfare and shows its realities so you can fight with
wisdom, focus, and faith.
marriage and family Marriage & Family by Wayde (’03) & Rosalyn Goodall

This is a practical survey of marriage and the family from A to Z .
After a brief overview, the study focuses on such matters as:
ways to choose a mate, guidelines for the engagement and
wedding, communication principles, sexual fulfillment, making
decisions, how to be a good spouse and parent, tough issues,
and the final years.

The Blessing
by Wayde (’03) and Rosalyn Goodall

Speaking in tongues through the baptism of the Holy Spirit is a
confusing and debated issue throughout church circles. Author
Wayde I. Goodall dives into Scripture, taking you on a spiritual
journey to reveal the truths about speaking in tongues.

Beyond the Soiled Curtain: Project Rescue's Fight for the
Victims of the Sex-Slave Industry
by David (’78) and Beth (’79)

Exposing one of the greatest human tragedies of the 21st
century - it is also the inspiring story of the people of Project
Rescue reaching into the brothels to rescue them.

Courageous Compassion: Confronting Social Injustice God's Way by Beth Grant (’79)

Through the eyes of Jesus, you will see those to whom He was drawn as potential men and women of God on a healing, life-changing journey. A challenge to our pale definition of compassion, the message of this book is bold, necessarily courageous, and disruptively life-transforming. If you let it, your worldview and life will be changed forever.

Available in print and Kindle editions on Amazon.


Life is Like a Rose by Cheryl Gray (84')
Forward by Carol Cymbala
In her book Life is Like a Rose, author and missionary Cheryl Gray compares the life of a rose to human life experiences. Introducing many people whose lives were not always rosy, Cheryl shows how they encountered the Rose of Sharon.
Click here for ordering information. 


"Resolve Conflict God s Way: The Skills You Need to Make Peace"
by Dr. Bill Graybill ('78)

Provides step-by-step guidance to redemptive conflict resolution and mending broken relationships. Through biblical principles and practical worksheets, you will learn new strategies
to resolve conflict.

Publication Date: July 10, 2012

extreme passion Cheryl (Goodman) and Bill Gray (’84), U.S. missionaries,
published a book entitled Extreme Passion which shares
Bill’s testimony and stories of their ministry in Mobile,
Alabama’s inner city.

Silk Road Stories: Amazing Tales of God’s Work in an
Ancient Land
 by Mark Hausfeld (‘83) with Lynda Hausfeld and
Ken Horn

The book is a collection of narratives that presents the miraculous,
the tragic, and the heroic in the countries of the silk road.
Mark currently serves as AGTS president and director of the seminary's Center for Islamic Studies. He served in Pakistan and started
Pakistan Teen Challenge. Subsequently, he served as area director of Central Eurasia. He was the 2007 J. Philip Hogan Professor of World Missions at AGTS.

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Dictionary of Hermeneutics by Jim Hernando ('78)

Easily navigate your way through the maze of hermeneutical
study with this one-of-a-kind resource. This book offers
concise definitions and examples of terms, expressions, and
persons related to the field of hermeneutics, its presuppositions,
and its theories.

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Faces Like Devils: The Bald Knobber Vigilantes in the Ozarks by Matt Hernando ('03)

In his book, Hernando sifts through the folklore and myth surrounding the Bald Knobbers to produce an authentic history of the rise and fall of Missouri's most notorious vigilante group. Available on Amazon.

Matt is an Instructor of History and Government at Ozark Technical Community College, Hollister, Missouri. He has contributed articles and book reviews to such publications as the North Louisiana Historical Association Journal, The White River Valley Historical Quarterly, and the online journal Civil War Book Review


Christ in Us: The Exalted Christ and the Indwelling of the
Holy Spirit
by Paul Hughes (‘86)

How does the Holy Spirit indwell the believer, and why should
one seek that experience? In this collection of articles based on
over twenty years' personal experience as well as academic
study, the author relates Spirit Baptism and spiritual gifts to
their source, the exalted Jesus Christ.

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God's Laws: Sin, Law, Grace and Obligation by Paul Hughes (‘86)

In his book, Hughes sorts through all of Paul's statements relative to sin, law, conduct, behavior, liberty and grace; categorizes them by subject and intent; and synthesizes them into a coherent and unified theology. The result is a personal realization that is practical.

Kindle edition available on Amazon.


His Way: Twelve Studies for Spiritual Growth by Tom Jewett (’83)

"His Way" is a collection of twelve short studies for spiritual growth.
Each study can be used by the individual for personal enrichment
or in a group setting. Discussion questions are included.

Tom is the editor of Failed Ambition: The Civil War Journals &
Letters of Cavalryman Homer Harris Jewett
, and George Anson
Jewett: Pioneering Iowa Entrepreneur

Apostolic Function in Twenty-First Century Missions
by Alan R. Johnson (‘91)

Johnson introduces the idea of apostolic function as the paradigm of missionary self-identity that reminds us to focus our efforts on where Christ is not named. Dr. Johnson, the first AGTS J. Philip Hogan Professor of World Missions (2006–2007), is a 20-year missionary to Thailand.

Kindle edition available on Amazon.


Led by the Spirit: The History of the American
Assemblies of God Missionaries in the Philippines
with an introduction by John Bueno, AGWM Executive
Director) by Dave Johnson (‘87)

From 1926 until the present, this 676 page book chronicles
the story of 302 missionaries who have served or are currently
serving in the Philippines. 

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Divine Healing: Giving God an Opportunity
A guide to pursuing healing in the framework of balanced, biblical teaching.
by Doyle Jones (’88)
Are you in need of a miracle? Are you ready to give God the opportunity to change your life? Divine Healing: Giving God an Opportunity testifies firsthand of miracles God gives those who trust Him enough to give Him room to fulfill His promises. Layman or theologian, you will find Dr. Doyle Jones delivers Bible truths to help you believe and see God intervene for you.

miracle Miracles: The Credibility of the New Testament Accounts by Craig S. Keener

Most modern prejudice against biblical miracle reports depends on David Hume's argument that uniform human experience precluded miracles. Yet current research shows that human experience is far from uniform. In fact, hundreds of millions of people today claim to have experienced miracles. New Testament scholar Craig Keener argues that it is time to rethink Hume's argument in light of the contemporary evidence available to us.

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The Historical Jesus of the Gospels
by Dr. Craig Keener (‘85/’87)

The earliest substantive sources available for historical
Jesus research are in the Gospels themselves; when
interpreted in their early Jewish setting, their picture of Jesus
is more coherent and plausible than are the competing
theories offered by many modern scholars. So argues
Craig Keener in The Historical Jesus of the Gospels.


Romans by Craig Keener (‘85/’87)

Published as part of the New Covenant Commentary Series. 
NCCS is designed for ministers and students who require a
commentary that interacts with the text and context of each
New Testament book and pays specific attention to the impact
of the text upon the faith and praxis of contemporary faith

Dr. Craig S. Keener is one of the most prolific New Testament
scholars today. He has written seven commentaries and six books
including his two-volume commentary on the Gospel of John, Paul,
Women and Wives: Marriage and Women’s Ministry in the
Letters of Paul
and Defending Black Faith. His 1995 publication
of the IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament
has sold over 350,000 copies in nine languages.

Acts: An Exegetical Commentary. 4 vols. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic; vol. 1, 2012.

The first volume of Craig Keener's ('85/'87) four-volume Acts: An Exegetical Commentary has been released by Baker Academic. This 1038-page work covers the first two chapters of Acts and includes a CD for references and indexes. An introductory chapters includes a defense of miracles. The four-volume set promises to be the most detailed commentary on Acts available.


The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament by Craig Keener ('85/'87)

Voted one of Christianity Today's 1995 Books of the Year! This revised edition of the standard reference work in its field has been expanded throughout to now provide even more up-to-date information by Craig Keener, one of the leading New Testament scholars on Jewish, Greek and Roman culture. This unique commentary provides, in verse-by-verse format, the crucial cultural background you need for responsible--and richer--Bible study. The first edition sold more than half a million copies. The new edition includes endorsements from A/G general superintendent George Wood and Bishop Charles Blake of the COGIC. It has been revised based on 20 subsequent years of research.

Available on Amazon.


Daniel Kern (’86) wrote In Passionate Pursuit of God's Holy Calling. It is available at CPO and Mardel's Christian Book Stores in Springfield, MO.  The book details the call of God on his life, the vision surrounding why he is in India, as well as many of the miracles that the Lord performed at Mission of Mercy Hospital in October of 2009.  Daniel is currently ministering in Jamtara, India located approximately 3 hrs from Calcutta by train.

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Laurie Van Kleek (‘77) edited John Abraham’s book Living in the Supernatural Dimension: Right Choice Now—Best Life Forever. [Laurence M. Van Kleek, Editor]. Bloomington, IN: WestBow Press, c2012.  Available from its online bookstore (

Rev. Laurence Van Kleek is the librarian/administrator at Summit Pacific College, Abbotsford, BC Canada. He is ordained with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada.


Solution-Focused Pastoral Counseling: An Effective Short-Term Approach for Getting People Back on Track
by Charles Kollar (’82)

This book introduces a fresh, effective, and time-saving approach that will benefit pastors overtaxed by counseling demands. Dr. Kollar shows that counseling need not be long-term to produce dramatic results. In most cases, the solution lies with the counselees themselves. Pastors, apart from therapists, are well equipped to help the counselees discover it and put it in motion speedily and productively.

Dr. Charles Kollar is a licensed professional counselor and the lead pastor at Innovation Church in Cresco, PA.


Healing Hands: Touching the Suffering through Medical Missions,
by Peggy Johnson Knutti (‘81).

In her new book, Knutti documents efforts within one Pentecostal denomination to share both compassion and the message of
Christ. This history of HealthCare Ministries sheds light on why
the AG has come to view compassion as an essential part of its
mission, and how medical missions are being utilizing to
achieve this goal.

Order from HealthCare Ministries
by phone: (417) 866-6311.


Afterburn: the Kc Kopaska Story: A story of tragedy, redemption, and transformation
by Kc Kopaska (‘87/’89)
"'This kid doesn't stand a chance!' one doctor said after observing this teenager burned over 60% of his body, but the painful path had a purpose and God used these black fibers within the tapestry of life to do a greater work. Horribly scarred on the outside, Kc ministers to those horribly scared

on the inside. Overcoming the grips of alcohol, drugs, and depression, suicidal thoughts and loneliness, he is able to speak into the lives of the hurting and provide an everlasting hope."

Afterburn may be purchased directly from the author for the price of $16.00 (S&H included) + $1.08 (Missouri residents only) or through Kindle, Amazon, and other outlets.


Raising Up Spiritual Champions Newsletters Reproducible
manual with CD-ROM by Jean Lawson (’90).  Gospel Light, 2007. 

Multiply your ministry to children by helping parents foster their
childrens' faith at home with this quick and easy tool. Featuring
one topic per month, each newsletter highlights quick and easy age-appropriate activities and bonus fun ideas.

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Let’s Get Together by Gabe Lett (’03)

The book explores the state of community in the Church today and
offers sound biblical principles upon which to connect to the family of

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by Jim Laudell ('80)

Highpoints will lead you into real life adventures of mountain climbers who risked their lives. Using mountain climbers and their own stories, the book, Highpoints, takes you into heart pounding accounts of near death occurrences. Laudell blends our own desire to climb greater spiritual heights as "we will go on this journey of spiritual growth and faith building steps together until we reach our Highpoints."

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Daily Strength for the Battle: You, God’s Word, 5 Minutes by Scott McChrystal (‘84)

McChrystal, a retired Army chaplain, serves as Military and VA
endorser for the AG.  He has written this devotional book of daily
readings for soldiers.

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Empowered for Global Mission: A Missionary Look at the Book
of Acts
by Denny Miller (’05). 

A scholarly interpretation of the book of Acts from a missionary and Pentecostal point of view.
Other available titles include: From Azusa to Africa to the Nations,
Power Ministry: How to Minister in the Spirit’s Power, Acts: The
Spirit of God in Mission.

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General Epistles: Faith for Turbulent Times
by Annette Newberry (‘96/’03/’07)

Published in English and French by Life Publishers International as
part of the Africa’s Hope Discovery Series, this is a collection of
Bible-school curriculum written for the African ministry context.

Under appointment with AG World Missions, Dr. Newberry has
served as a missionary/educator in Malawi, Africa; Jamaica,
West Indies; and Belize, Central America. She is visiting professor
of church history and missions at AGTS.

Fire & Rain: Keys to Transform Your Community
by Douglass Norwood (’01)
This work outlines the key ingredients to globally transforming communities, following the principles clearly illustrated by the prophet Elijah in his monumental contest with the priests of Baal. This is a crucial book for any pastor, civic, or church leader wanting to have a clearer vision for changing nations and regions as well as anyone looking for Biblical direction in the process of transforming their lives.

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Stanley M. Horton: Shaper of Pentecostal Theology
by Lois Olena (’06) with Ray Gannon (‘82/’84)

Lois Olena, D.Min. project coordinator and visiting professor of
practical theology and Jewish studies at AGTS, authored the
book.  “Dr. Stanley Horton’s life falls squarely within the last
century of Pentecostalism and has profoundly impacted it,”
said Dr. Olena.

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Understanding Wisdom Literature: Conflict and Dissonance in the Hebrew Text by David Penchansky (’80)

Israelite wisdom, literature, Penchansky argues, records the disputes of ancient sages over basic human questions: What is the purpose of life? Is God just? Why do we suffer? Does God even exist? Penchansky sees conflicting answers to these questions in Proverbs, Job, Ecclesiastes, Ben Sira, and the Wisdom of Solomon -- and does not try to harmonize them. Instead, he finds meaning in the very dissonance and contradiction within these texts.

David serves as a full professor at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN. 
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Dr. David Penchansky (’80) has written the following books:

Twilight of the Gods: Polytheism in the Hebrew Bible. St. Louis, Westminster/John Knox Press, (2005).
What Rough Beast?:  Images of God in the Hebrew Bible.  Louisville: Westminster/John Knox, 1999.
The Politics of Biblical Theology 1995
, in Mercer Press' "Studies in American Biblical Hermeneutics
Series" edited by Charles Mabee. The Betrayal of God, 1990, Westminster/John Knox.

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Sling Shot Circuit Rider 
by Randy Pogue ('95)

The book tells the tale of an ordinary man who accepts the extraordinary call of God to become a Methodist itinerant preacher during the early 1800s. While the main characters are fictional, this story depicts the true life history of Missouri's settlement days through the personal story of one young circuit rider named William Travers.

For more information, or to order the book, visit


Developing Effective Leaders…Building Healthy Churches & Ministries: An Interdependence Model for Mission: Alliance between the Oregon Ministry Network and the Malawi Assemblies of God
by Dr. Boyd Powers (‘96/’08)

The confluence of three streams-the success of the modern missionary movement, the pervasiveness of globalization, and the latent potential of the interdependent body of Christ-indicate that advancing the mission of God in the twenty first century calls for new ways of thinking and doing mission. This project demonstrated that these three existing conditions afford the Church the opportunity to employ international ministry partnerships as a means of engaging the whole Church in the mission of God for the whole world.

Published by WCIU Press as part of the EMS Dissertation Series, the book can be accessed through the WCIU Press website:   Boyd serves as assistant lead pastor for administration & missions, Oregon Ministry Network.

Eric Praschan ('06) wrote Therapy for Ghosts a suspense fiction novel that is being released through Amazon, Kindle.

Touching Other Worlds: A Collection of Poems
by Chris Rainey ('92)
Chris has published his first book, a collection of poems inspired by his visits to a nature center near his home in New Jersey and a special assignment for UPS working for two months delivering packages on the Upper East Side of New York City.
Chris is currently an IT worker, AG assistant pastor, and free-lance writer. The book is currently only available online through Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

write the vision

Write the Vision! by Desmond Rose (’93)

This book tells of the greatest harvest of souls and also about
the soon coming of Jesus.

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In Jesus' Briefcase: Business Essentials for Missional Leaders
by Stephen Rosenberger ('06)

In Jesus' Briefcase is designed to offer a fresh perspective on the integration of sound business principles in the church.  Whether you're a senior leader within the organization or part of the network of volunteers facilitating the ministries of your church, this book was created for you. 


The Relation Equation by Stephen Rosenberger ('06)

The Relation Equation is designed to expose both the subversively held and overtly understood nuances of relationships in order to view them through the lens of a commonly accepted formula for equity. As an author, speaker, teacher, and pastor, Stephen Rosenberger helps readers understand challenging, abstract concepts by connecting them to familiar paradigms. The Relation Equation provides a substantive way to better objectify the overtly subjective process of relationship management without becoming cold and formulaic. Examining exchanges within this Relation Equation demands an inventory of internal motives and places the love of God through Christ Jesus at the center of the discussion.


Life in the Spirit: A Post-Constantinian and Trinitarian Account of the Christian Life by Andréa Snavely (’98)

Building upon the work of post-Constantinians and upon the Trinitarian Spirit-Christology, this account of the Christian life provides a framework for seeing one’s Christian life as one transformed by the Spirit to live in the resurrection reality of Jesus’ sonship with the Father in the Spirit.  In the process, one will discover that, for Jesus, being led by the Spirit meant trusting his Father to the point of death on a cross, trusting God to resurrect him even if he did not save him.

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Andréa serves as professor in Bible and Theology at Global University, Springfield, Mo.


Tis Grace: A Story of God’s Redemption tells Allan Thompson’s (’00) personal testimony of deliverance from the life of a self-destructive alcoholic who had lost everything but his devoted family to a life of hope, joy and ministry in God’s Word. Through the marvelous work of the Holy Spirit, God broke Thompson of his self-dependence and brought him to reliance on Jesus alone. Thompson candidly tells of his struggles with insecurity (which led to his alcoholism), and his continuing struggles with poor self-esteem and other issues even after his conversion.

Available from WestBow Press or your preferred local bookseller.


The Beauty of the Balance: Toward an Evangelical-Pentecostal Theology by Terry Tramel (’08)
The Beauty of the Balance seeks to find common ground between Evangelical and Pentecostal theology, as well as offering a better articulation of some of the controversial claims of Pentecostalism.

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The Magnanimous Truth by Ron Tuttle (’88) is the story of God’s grace illustrated in the lives of eight men who influenced Ron and his family during their 50 years of missionary service.

Print and Kindle editions available on Amazon.

Daybreak over Appalachia by Don Watts ('83)

Daybreak Over Appalachia highlights Appalachia’s beauty and culture that makes the area unique. It underscores God’s love while dealing with a cold calculated murder.

Don Watts is a retired public school teacher who has also worked as a master electrician and pastored numerous small churches. His many life experiences, travels and love of Americana make Daybreak Over Appalachia come to life. He is a native of Appalachia and understands its people and land.

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finishing well

Finishing Well, Focusing on the Essentials for Ministry Health
by Dale Wolyniak (’79)

This book is the culmination of the Dale’s own study and
experiences in both the pastorate and foreign missions,
and is a reflection on the ministry lifestyle.
finishing well

The Complete Pentecostal: More Than Just Tongues by Mark Wooton ('03)

While speaking in tongues is a cherished experience for many Pentecostals, it is not the entirety of the meaning of being a Pentecostal - not experientially - not biblically. To be a Pentecostal is so much more. The definition has become too narrow. What it means to be a Pentecostal needs to be re-examined and then redefined by both non-Pentecostals and Pentecostal alike. The Purpose of this book is to take a fresh look at what the Bible intends to be the meaning of Pentecost, and thereby Pentecostal. What are the roots of the word? What are the foreshadowing experiences that give breadth and depth to the concept? What are the implications of those experiences? How has the Bible explained the life and purpose of those who receive the baptism in the Holy Spirit? These questions and others are explored in this book.

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Missions in the Age of the Spirit by John York (’83)

This thorough study of the Great Commission prepares readers
to understand and fulfill the Mission of God—the salvation of the
world. Follows the development of missions throughout Scripture
and analyzes the failures and successes of the Early Church
through to the modern church. Looks at the necessary spiritual
development of the would-be foreign missionary and the
particular issues faced in ministering within another country.

A Time to Heal: The Biblical Ministry of Divine Healing
by Paul Zinter (’98)

The book encourages believers to become channels of the grace
of God both to other believers and to those who have not yet
accepted Christ.

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Alum Launches Publishing Company

Jerry Charles ('83) launched Peak Vista Press in an effort to help unpublished authors get their
works printed. Jerry serves as a book broker utilizing his contacts with a graphic designer and an on
demand printer in Phoenix, AZ to publish religious books.

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Peak Vista Press
18070 Tonto Ct.
Peyton, CO 80831-7134

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