In its March/April 2012 issue, Outreach Magazine published its list of Resources of the Year which includes eighteen books in categories such as evangelism, leadership, missional church, culture, and youth ministry. Three of the books chosen as 2012 Resources of the Year were written by DTS graduates: Aubrey Malphurs, Carolyn Custis James, and John Dyer.
In the category of Leadership, Dr. Aubrey Malphurs, senior professor of Leadership and Pastoral Ministry, received honors for his book Nuts and Bolts of Church Planting: A Guide for Starting Any Kind of Church. Bill Easum writes,
When Aubrey Malphurs writes a book on church planting, you better read it if you’re a planter or ‘would be’ planter. This is one of the most practical, detailed and comprehensive works on church planting in print…
This book is a stirring and encouraging call to a 'blessed alliance' between women and men in addressing a great evil of our time, and any time: the neglect and exploitation of girls and women worldwide… It's a passionate, clear and convincing call to a better way for both men and women.
Also in the Culture category is a book by John Dyer, director of web development, entitled From the Garden to the City: The Redeeming and Corrupting Power of Technology. Andy Crouch writes,
This is a creative, unpredictable, and surprisingly moving introduction to thinking as Christians about technology… With John Dyer's help, you will never see either a shovel or a smartphone the same way again… It is the ideal 'first book' on a topic that deserves much more Christian reflection and attention.