Give $300 to Purchase a Student’s Books

You know firsthand that being equipped at Dallas Theological Seminary is a sacred commitment. Our incoming new students also know how worthwhile, and how crucial, it is to follow God’s clear call. They have raised the funds to begin their journey this year. Many will juggle marriage, parenting, leading ministries, serving in churches, and multiple jobs.

The problem?

Many of our new students don’t have the extra money to pay for their first set of textbooks. Maybe that even happened to you!

The solution?

We are asking you—as a DTS graduate—to equip and encourage a student by giving a one-time gift of $300. This is enough to pay for their “First Books”—all the textbooks for their first three required courses:

PM5101 Christian Life and Witness—3 Books 

  • Dwell: Life with God for the World by Barry Jones
  • Desiring the Kingdom: Worship, Worldview, and Cultural Formation by James K.A. Smith
  • The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism by Timothy Keller 

ST5101 Theological Method and Bibliology—4 Books 

  • Dispensationalism and the History of Redemption: A Developing and Diverse Tradition edited by D. Jeffrey Bingham and Glenn R. Kreider
  • Exploring Christian Theology, Vol. 1:Revelation, Scripture, and the Triune God edited by Nathan D. Holsteen and Michael J. Svigel 
  • A Practical Primer on Theological Method: Table Manners for Discussing God, His Works, and His Ways by Glenn R. Kreider and Michael J. Svigel
  • Practicing Christian Doctrine: An Introduction to Thinking and Living Theologically by Beth Felker Jones

BE5101 Bible Study Methods and Hermeneutics—4 Books 

  • Basic Bible Interpretation by Roy B. Zuck
  • How to Read the Bible as Literature by Leland Ryken
  • How to Read the Bible like a Seminary Professor by Mark Yarbrough
  • The Story of Christianity, Vol. 1: The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation by Justo L. Gonzalez

As a DTS graduate, you know how important the required readings are to DTS courses—and to the student’s ministry impact beyond. If you would like to help an incoming student, please complete the form below:

Yes! I want to help a student buy their “First Books” at DTS!

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Your commitment will impact the lives of students for years to come because you have provided the means for them to continue with their seminary education. I wanted to share a few notes of gratitude we have received from students that show just how meaningful a scholarship has been in their lives: “Thank you for following God’s direction. Thank you for seeing the importance of Christians growing in their understanding of God and His Word. Thank you for trusting DTS and me to use your donation to glorify God to the best of our abilities. Thank you for partnering with me in what Christ has called me toward.” – Lindsay “It is through this program that I believe that I will be able to follow God’s call for my life, to love people well and to share the gospel with the lost.” – Zachary “The scholarship award you generously and graciously provided not only is helping me pay tuition without going into debt but has greatly boosted my confidence in God’s plan for my life.” – Linda I hope you are encouraged to know that your gift will be used to bless and equip the next generation of godly servant-leaders. They have followed in your footsteps by studying God’s Word at DTS, and they will ultimately follow your example by taking the gospel to a world in need. Thank you, Dr. Mark M. Yarbrough President