Theology, Church, and Ministry
A Handbook for Theological Education
The book is put together by David Dockery, however, there are 3 sections with several chapters each that are written by esteemed members of the theological family. I want to take just a few sentences to state that I checked the credentials of all of the authors and was happy to find ALL of them cited as being well learned, well respected, well versed and consistent.
This being said this book is not a quick, easy read. It reads more like a reference book for persons interested in the role education plays in making sure that spiritual leaders can provide accurate, correct and reliable interpretations of the Bible.
Each sections deals with a different aspect of education; such as, foundation of spiritual education, intellectual discipleship, languages of both the old and new testaments, systemic theology, and the list goes on. Even though I am not interested in pursuing a theological education, the book actually had interesting parts that I enjoyed. The review of why having a knowledge of Greek was enlightening as was their stance on online classes (they approve, with spiritual oversight by a pastor).
Overall, I would give the book a 5 star rating because it provides accurate, informative and necessary information to those with questions about the necessity of theological education of spiritual leaders, I do not think it is a book that everyone would appreciate but there are parts everyone can receive good information from.
I received a free copy of this book for a non biased review.