Iona Olympia Textbooks

You do not have to purchase the edition stated, but know that the assigned pages/chapters may not line up. Some books are available as ebooks, so that is another option. A set of most of these is also available in the Diocesan Resource Center, but we kindly request that you do not plan to check them out for longer than a week—so that others may access them as well—unless there are multiple copies available.

To help you and your congregations plan, I used (you can buy your textbooks anywhere), and listed  the range you can spend depending on whether you want ebooks, used, new, or in some cases, rent the book.

  •  General books
    • New Oxford Annotated Bible, Fifth Edition
    • The Book of Common Prayer, 1979
  • Scripture
    • Yee, Gale A., et al. The Old Testament and Apocrypha: Fortress Commentary on the Bible, Fortress Press 2014.
    • Aymer, Margaret, et al. The New Testament: Fortress Commentary on the Bible. Fortress Press 2014.
    • Barton, Steven C. ed.The Cambridge Companion to the Gospels (Paperback edition), Cambridge University Press
  • History
    • Jones, Timothy Paul. Christian History Made Easy
    • Noll, Mark. Turning Points: Decisive Moments in the History of Christianity, 3rd Edition
    • David L. Holmes: A Brief History of the Episcopal Church
    • Optional:
      • Christian History Time Line, Rose Publishing, 1998
  • Theology
    • Behr, The Mystery of Christ: Life in Death
    • Paul Wadell, Happiness and the Christian Moral Life
    • Tanner, Jesus, Humanity and Trinity
    • McIntosh, Divine Teaching
  • Diaconate
    • Plater, Ormonde, Deacons in the Liturgy, 2nd Edition, Church Publishing, 2009

Books needed only one year:

  • Pauline Epistles:
    • Dunn, James D. G. ed. The Cambridge Companion to St. Paul (Paperback edition), Cambridge University Press
  • Gospel of John
    • Kittredge, Cynthia, Conversations with Scripture: The Gospel of John, Morehouse