Besides the obvious textbook (the Holy Bible), Pastor Steve uses several books as references and material to either bolster his arguments or supplement the verses he addresses in the Bible. In keeping with the eclectic and diverse character of our church, very few of these tomes are well known.  Most are out of print, and the authors, while highly knowledgeable and educated, are almost unknown  outside the theological realm.

Pastor Steve uses the New King James (large print) version of the Holy Bible as his textbook. He also recommends the following:

  • The Old King James version, which is the closest translation to the original Hebrew, but is more difficult to read.
  • The Parallel Bible, which displays different versions side by side, and is a valuable tool for comparing translations.

Steve also uses the following publications as backup material for his lectures. He has a unique perspective and is able to combine literary thoughts from different manuscripts into a cohesive and fascinating lecture.

Footsteps of the Messiah

by Arnold Fructenbaum
Available from and other publication web sites.

Using the Book of Revelation as an end time road map, Dr. Fruchtenbaum weaves the prophetic writings of the Hebrew Scriptures and Christ’s teachings to reveal God’s plan for the future of Israel and the world.

Portraits of Christ in Genesis

by M.R. DeHaan
Available from and other publication web sites.

This book reveals the work of God in His plan of redemption from the beginning of creation. Once you read this book you will have a greater understanding of the rest of the Bible. This book forms the seedbed for interpretation of the New Testament. The Genesis portraits are detailed in profile yet Dr. Dehaan encourages readers to look further into the depths of scripture to find deeper shades of meaning for each portrait.

Study of the Types

by Ada Ruth Habershon
Available from and other publication web sites.

Author Habershon provides a deep study of the typology of Christ, presenting it in a clear and concise manner.   Her only downfall is that she quotes scripture quite often without referencing which verse she’s quoting.  However, most who read this book find it fascinating and insightful.

Who Made God? Searching for a Theory of Everything

by Edgar Andrews
Available from and other publication web sites.

A thoughtful, witty and humorous combining of physics with proof of the existence of God, this book shoulders the responsibility of scientifically proving that there really is a God and that we do, indeed, have immortal souls.  Andrews shows how the quantum physics realm of space, time, matter and energy, through its very nature, proves that there is intelligent design in our DNA.

* Pastor Steve’s tip: if you are reading one of the above books and would like to know more, look to see the sources and footnotes that author uses.