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AVAILABLE JANUARY 2016 THEOLOGY OF WORK BIBLE COMMENTARY Vol. 3 Isaiah through Malachi BY THEOLOGY OF WORK PROJECT

Foreword by Haddon Robinson. Business, education, law, service industries, medicine, government—wherever you work, in whatever capacity, the Scriptures have something to say about it. This Theology of Work Bible Commentary is an in-depth Bible study tool put together by a group of biblical scholars, pastors, and workplace Christians to help you discover what Isaiah through Malachi says about work.

Apprx. 191 pages • 6 x 9 inches Paperback 978-1-61970-750-4 • Retail $24.95 Ebook Discount code: GT World Rights

REL006070 RELIGION / Biblical Commentary / Old Testament REL012090 RELIGION/Christian Life/Professional Also Available in This Series: Vol. 1 Genesis through Deuteronomy • 9781619706606 Vol. 2 Joshua through Song of Songs • 9781619707092 Vol. 4 Matthew through Acts • 9781619705265 Vol. 5 Romans through Revelation • 9781619705968

“The Theology of Work project is providing desperately needed resources to pastors and the entire church on what the Bible has to say about our work. I hope that every pastor will preach regularly on how the gospel changes the way we work and sometimes the work that we do. And I hope that every Christian will see the ways their work connects to God’s work!” Tim Keller, Senior Pastor, Redeemer Presbyterian Church, New York City and author of Every Good Endeavor and Connecting Your Work to God’s Work “From the very beginning, God designed us to work. We each have gifts and callings intended to reflect his glory and to bring us fulfillment, even as we serve others. While there are various resources addressing this subject, this unique commentary offers a comprehensive survey of an important biblical theme. With its added online availability, it is an invaluable resource for pastors and business professionals alike.” Ravi Zacharias, author and speaker Target audience: Both white-collar and blue-collar professionals; globally and gender diverse; pastors, professors, professionals, and laypeople; anyone who works in any capacity.


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AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 2016 ACTS The Bible and Your Work Study Series BY THEOLOGY OF WORK The Acts of the Apostles depicts the early church working hard to grow itself and serve others in the face of opposition, shortages of people and money, government bureaucracy (church bureaucracy came later), internal strife, and even the forces of nature. Their work shows similarities to what Christians face in non-church-related workplaces today. A small group of people put their hearts into work that brings Christ’s love to people in every sphere of life, and they find the amazing power of the Holy Spirit at work in them. If this is not what we experience in our daily work, perhaps God wants to guide, gift, and empower our work as much as he did theirs. Includes space for note-taking. Apprx. 96 pages • 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches Paperback 978-1-61970-724-5 • Retail $9.95 Ebook Discount code: GT World Rights REL012090 RELIGION / Christian Life / Professional Growth REL006700 RELIGION / Biblical Studies / Bible Study Guides

Also Available in This Series: Genesis 1-11 • 9781619705142 Proverbs • 9781619705241 Luke • 9781619705159 1 Corinthians • 9781619706224 Philippians • 9781619705166 James • 9781619705173 Revelation • 9781619706248

These Bible studies are part of The Bible and Your Work Study Series. Each book contains Scripture references, thought-provoking questions, and prayers to help you explore what the Bible says about work and apply it to your life in positive, practical ways. The lessons in each chapter are designed for thirty-minute lunch breaks, although they can be used in other formats as well.

Target audience: Both white-collar and blue-collar professionals; globally and gender diverse; pastors, professors, professionals and laypeople; anyone who works in any capacity.


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AVAILABLE MARCH 2016 ECCLESIASTES & SONG OF SONGS The Bible and Your Work Study Series BY THEOLOGY OF WORK Ecclesiastes captures the toil and joy, fleeting success, and unanswered questions that we all experience in our work. Yet the book’s picture of work is also deeply troubling. “I considered all that my hands had done and the toil I had spent in doing it, and again, all was vanity and a chasing after the wind” (Eccl. 2:11).

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Also Available in This Series: Genesis 1-11 • 9781619705142 Proverbs • 9781619705241 Luke • 9781619705159 1 Corinthians • 9781619706224 Philippians • 9781619705166 James • 9781619705173 Revelation • 9781619706248

But does Ecclesiastes really portray work as vanity, or is there a way to sift through the many vain ways of working to find a core set of meaningful ones? In contrast to human life under the sun, “whatever God does endures forever” (Eccl. 3:14). These eternal glimpses give us an understanding of the character of God, which helps us make sense of life. In any case, Ecclesiastes makes a vital contribution to the theology of work through its honest, unvarnished look at the reality of work. The Song of Songs, also known as the Song of Solomon, is love poetry. Yet it is also a profound depiction of the meaning, value, and beauty of work. The Song sings of lovers who court, marry, and then work together in an ideal picture of life, family, and work. We will explore themes of hardship, beauty, diligence, pleasure, passion, family, and joy as they are depicted in the wide variety of work seen in the Song of Songs. Includes space for note-taking. These Bible studies are part of The Bible and Your Work Study Series. Each book contains Scripture references, thought-provoking questions, and prayers to help you explore what the Bible says about work and apply it to your life in positive, practical ways. The lessons in each chapter are designed for thirty-minute lunch breaks, although they can be used in other formats as well.

Target audience: Both white-collar and blue-collar professionals; globally and gender diverse; pastors, professors, professionals and laypeople; anyone who works in any capacity.


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AVAILABLE MARCH 2016 TRUTH AND DECEPTION The Bible and Your Work Study Series BY THEOLOGY OF WORK Virtually everyone knows that the people of God are supposed to tell the truth. Even though we recognize there are exceptions—protecting the innocent, guarding national security, and a few others—we remember how Jesus described himself as “the way and the truth and the life” (John 14:6), and we understand that truth is the way of life God calls us to.

Apprx. 96 pages • 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches Paperback 978-1-61970-723-8 • Retail $9.95 Ebook Discount code: GT World Rights REL012090 RELIGION / Christian Life / Professional Growth REL006700 RELIGION / Biblical Studies / Bible Study Guides

Also Available in This Series: Provision & Wealth • 9781619706620

But our commitment to truth is often stretched thin in the workplace. Sometimes it seems that it is impossible to succeed at work by telling only the truth. Sometimes it even seems that the workplace is a different realm from the world Jesus inhabited, and that truth is actually out of place at work. In this study, we will emphasize why truth-telling is important, both for the believer and for the culture at large. Includes space for note-taking. These Bible studies are part of The Bible and Your Work Study Series. Each book contains Scripture references, thought-provoking questions, and prayers to help you explore what the Bible says about work and apply it to your life in positive, practical ways. The lessons in each chapter are designed for thirty-minute lunch breaks, although they can be used in other formats as well.

Target audience: Both white-collar and blue-collar professionals;

globally and gender diverse; pastors, professors, professionals and laypeople; anyone who works in any capacity.


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AVAILABLE JANUARY 2016 DIETRICH BONHOEFFER Makers of the Modern Theological Mind Series BY DALLAS M. ROARK Edited by Bob E. Patterson Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906–1945) has influenced the entire post-World War II era with his life and legacy. Executed in a Nazi concentration camp, he has attained international recognition and fame. His prison experience resulted in writings focused on contemporary and future challenges facing the Christian church. For him, a Christian was called to participate in the suffering of God in the secular life, to be “a person for others.” “Who is Christ for us today?” was his insistent question.

Apprx. 142 pages • 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches Paperback 978-1-61970-754-2 • Retail $14.95 Ebook Discount code: GT World Rights

REL067080 RELIGION / Christian Theology / History ALSO AVAILABLE IN THIS SERIES: Emil Brunner • 9781619707368 Karl Barth • 9781619707351

Interest in Bonhoeffer remains at a high peak. This volume by Dallas Roark shows how Bonhoeffer has influenced both conservative and liberal wings of Christianity as well as secularists, and how he remains a source of inspiration for all Christians who suffer under oppressive political regimes. About the Makers of the Modern Theological Mind series: Who are the thinkers that have shaped Christian theology in our time? This series tries to answer that question by providing a reliable guide to the ideas of the men who have significantly charted the theological seas of our century. Each major theologian is examined carefully and critically--his life, his theological method, his most germinal ideas, his weaknesses as a thinker, his place in the theological spectrum, and his chief contribution to the climate of theology today. Welcome to the series. Dallas M. Roark is emeritus professor of philosophy at Emporia State University. Dr. Bob E. Patterson is emeritus professor of religion at Baylor University.

Target audience: Scholars and educated pastors and laity; seminary and graduate students; teachers.


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AVAILABLE JANUARY 2016 EMIL BRUNNER Makers of the Modern Theological Mind Series BY J. EDWARD HUMPHREY Edited by Bob E. Patterson Emil Brunner (1889–1966) is one of the “Three Bs” (Barth, Brunner, and Bultmann) who shaped Christian theological studies in the twentieth century. He and Karl Barth are the undisputed champions of the theological revival known as neo-orthodoxy, and the two of them did more than any others to prepare for the resurgence of historical biblical Christianity in the Western world today. Brunner was part of the wrecking crew that dismantled the house of liberal theology with its humanistic view of Jesus Christ, its optimistic view of man’s goodness, and its progressive idea of history as inevitably leading to the kingdom of God.

Apprx. 184 pages • 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches Paperback 978-1-61970-736-8 • Retail $14.95 Ebook Discount code: GT World Rights

REL067080 RELIGION / Christian Theology / History ALSO AVAILABLE IN THIS SERIES: Dietrich Bonhoeffer • 9781619707542 Karl Barth • 9781619707351

The core of Brunner’s theology was the coming of the infinite God to finite man in the person of Jesus Christ. In this book, Dr. J. Edward Humphrey sets forth and examines Brunner’s doctrines of Christ and God, his doctrine of sin and the need for personal faith, his doctrines of the church as a fellowship and the place of revelation, and the Bible as the norm for faith and practice. Brunner’s great books on Christian doctrine have manifested an unusual staying power, and Dr. Humphrey helps us get at Brunner with insight, appreciation, and a critical evaluation. About the Makers of the Modern Theological Mind series: Who are the thinkers that have shaped Christian theology in our time? This series tries to answer that question by providing a reliable guide to the ideas of the men who have significantly charted the theological seas of our century. Each major theologian is examined carefully and critically--his life, his theological method, his most germinal ideas, his weaknesses as a thinker, his place in the theological spectrum, and his chief contribution to the climate of theology today. Welcome to the series. J. Edward Humphrey (1918–1999) was professor of historical theology at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Bob E. Patterson is emeritus professor of religion at Baylor University.

Target audience: Scholars and educated pastors and laity; seminary and graduate students; teachers.


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AVAILABLE JANUARY 2016 KARL BARTH Makers of the Modern Theological Mind Series BY DAVID L. MUELLER Edited by Bob E. Patterson

Apprx. 172 pages • 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches Paperback 978-1-61970-735-1 • Retail $14.95 Ebook Discount code: GT World Rights

REL067080 RELIGION / Christian Theology / History ALSO AVAILABLE IN THIS SERIES: Dietrich Bonhoeffer • 9781619707542 Emil Brunner • 9781619707368

Karl Barth (1886–1968) is perhaps the most influential Protestant theologian of the twentieth century. He has been called a modern “church father,” who belongs in the list of the most illustrious theologians in the history of Christianity. The whole course of modern theology changed direction because of his work. His Epistle to the Romans “fell like a bomb on the playground of the theologians.” This is Karl Barth, who dominates the theology of the twentieth century. Even his opponents must establish their positions with respect to his. Although this book is a brief survey of the life and thought of Barth, Dr. Mueller does an excellent job of confronting us with Barth himself. His theological development, the central convictions that dominate his work, his major concerns, his creative treatment of difficult areas - these are amply discussed and illustrated. Primary emphasis is given to Barth’s treatment of the doctrine of revelation and the knowledge of God. Mueller also discusses Barth’s christocentric approach to theology, especially as it is seen in the doctrines of election, creation, man, and reconciliation. About the Makers of the Modern Theological Mind series: Who are the thinkers that have shaped Christian theology in our time? This series tries to answer that question by providing a reliable guide to the ideas of the men who have significantly charted the theological seas of our century. Each major theologian is examined carefully and critically--his life, his theological method, his most germinal ideas, his weaknesses as a thinker, his place in the theological spectrum, and his chief contribution to the climate of theology today. Welcome to the series. David L. Mueller (1929-2010) was professor of theology at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and visiting professor at the Presbyterian Seminary (PCUSA). Dr. Bob E. Patterson is emeritus professor of religion at Baylor University.

Target audience: Scholars and educated pastors and laity; seminary and graduate students; teachers.


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AVAILABLE JANUARY 2016 WE CHOOSE LIFE Authentic Stories, Movements of Hope BY DAVE STERRETT, GENERAL EDITOR We Choose Life is a collection of compelling stories from men and women who are dedicated to rescuing babies, mothers, and fathers from abortion. Though sometimes heartbreaking, this book reveals examples of forgiveness, healing, and hope. We Choose Life brings light into the enveloping darkness of the culture of death.

Apprx. 150-175 pages • 4 1/2 x 9 inches Paperback 978-1-61970-762-7 • Retail $6.95 Ebook Discount code: GT World Rights

REL012110 RELIGION / Christian Life / Social Issues SIMILAR TITLES: Why Pro-Life? • 9781619700284 Stand for Life • 9781619701175 Answering the Call • 9781619700291

Each year 44 million babies are killed from intentional abortion around the world and 1.29 million babies are aborted in the United States. However, progress against abortion is being made. Movements of optimism are taking place in the pro‑life cause, mostly led by young people. We Choose Life seeks to bring awareness to real stories of people who are doing something— individuals such as Ramona Trevino and Jewels Green, who found grace and forgiveness after they quit their jobs at abortion clinics. In these powerful true stories about forgiveness and hope from people of a variety of backgrounds, readers will see that their stories can also make a difference. Dave Sterrett is an ethicist, speaker, and educator focused on defending marriage, religious liberty and abolishing abortion in America. He is the author or co-author of seven books, including the Christian bestseller I Am Second (Thomas Nelson). He has contributed articles for the Washington Post, Billy Graham’s Decision Magazine, and the Gospel Coalition, and is currently serving his fourth year on the national board of 40 Days for Life.

Target audience: Primarily Christians (Catholic and Protestant) ages

15‑65, who are already passionately pro‑life and participate in The March for Life, 40 Days for Life, Students for Life of America, Respect Life Sunday and so forth. We also believe that We Choose Life will be a “breakthrough” book to reach a secondary audience: evangelical Christians who may consider themselves pro‑life, but who (like many of the book’s contributors) have not been involved at all with the pro‑life movement. This secondary audience enjoys books like Sterrett’s coauthored I Am Second and Kyle Idleman’s Not a Fan, or books by Rick Warren and Francis Chan. These readers are curious about the current pro‑life movement and interested in reading their first pro‑life book (or first pro‑life book in a long time) to discover more about the new pro‑life movement.


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AVAILABLE JANUARY 2016 THE CHILD FROM THE SEA BY ELIZABETH GOUDGE

Against the pomp and pageantry of turbulent seventeenthcentury England, Elizabeth Goudge weaves the poignant tale of Lucy Walter, the proud and beautiful secret wife of Charles II.

Apprx. 800 pages • 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches Paperback 978-1-61970-753-5 • Retail $14.95 Ebook Discount code: GT Exclusive in the US, non-exclusive everywhere else, except all commonwealth countries FIC014000 FICTION / Historical

Also Available by Elizabeth Goudge: The Green Dolphin • 9781619706422 Towers in the Mist • 9781619706323 The Rosemary Tree • 9781619706279 The Dean’s Watch • 9781598568875 The Scent of Water • 9781598568417 The Bird in the Tree • 9781619700659 Pilgrim’s Inn • 9781619700734 The Heart of the Family • 9781619700765

Here is a subtle portrait of a deeply good and fascinating woman. From her early childhood in a castle by the sea in Wales—evoked as only Elizabeth Goudge can evoke the joys and pangs of childhood—to her tragic estrangement from the king and her death in Paris at the age of twentyeight, Lucy Walter lived to the full a life of intense joy and equally intense drama. Miss Goudge portrays brilliantly a young love almost too ecstatic to bear. Equally moving is her characterization of Lucy—a spirited woman caught up in the cataclysmic wars and disruptive revolution of a tumultuous era. London at the time of the Great Fire, Paris when British royalty fled to the sanctuary of the Louvre, Brussels and The Hague—against this rich panoramic background a master storyteller traces the life and loves of an extraordinary woman. The Child from the Sea is a superbly colorful and romantic historical novel alive with brilliant cameos and infused with a spiritual essence rare in our times. Elizabeth Goudge (1900–1984) was a British novelist born into the home of an Anglican priest and theologian. She wrote children’s books as well as novels—her Green Dolphin Street was made into a 1947 Academy-Award winning film starring Lana Turner, Van Heflin, and Donna Reed. In style and themes she parallels English writers such as the creator of the Miss Read series, as well mirroring the spiritual depth found in George MacDonald’s Victorian novels. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, she won the Carnegie Award in 1947 for The Little White Horse, which is J. K. Rowling’s favorite children’s book.


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AVAILABLE APRIL 2016 THE WHITE WITCH BY ELIZABETH GOUDGE

Set in seventeenth-century England at the outbreak of Civil War, The White Witch brings to life the fields, forests, and homes of rural Oxfordshire.

Apprx. 440 pages • 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches Paperback 978-1-61970-760-3 • Retail $14.95 Ebook Discount code: GT Exclusive in the US, non-exclusive everywhere else, except all commonwealth countries FIC014000 FICTION / Historical

Also Available by Elizabeth Goudge: Green Dolphin Street • 9781619706422 Towers in the Mist • 9781619706323 The Rosemary Tree • 9781619706279 The Dean’s Watch • 9781598568875 The Scent of Water • 9781598568417 The Bird in the Tree • 9781619700659 Pilgrim’s Inn • 9781619700734 The Heart of the Family • 9781619700765

In the manor house, Margaret Haslewood and her twin children wait for news of her husband Robert, who has gone to fight for the cause of Parliament. At the hearth of wise and gentle Froniga, whose skill in healing and clarity of moral vision brings life and vigor to the Romani community, and in the painter’s brush of young Francis Leyland, who puts his life in the service of the king, Elizabeth Goudge weaves a tale of enduring insight into what makes us feel at home in the world, and the forces that threaten to tear our homes apart. Expansive and meditative, The White Witch explores the costs of zeal and the power of healing when the subtle lines of allegiance that hold village life together are strained and ruptured by national conflict.

Elizabeth Goudge (1900–1984) was a British novelist born into the home of an Anglican priest and theologian. She wrote children’s books as well as novels—her Green Dolphin Street was made into a 1947 Academy-Award winning film starring Lana Turner, Van Heflin, and Donna Reed. In style and themes she parallels English writers such as the creator of the Miss Read series, as well mirroring the spiritual depth found in George MacDonald’s Victorian novels. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, she won the Carnegie Award in 1947 for The Little White Horse, which is J. K. Rowling’s favorite children’s book.


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AVAILABLE MARCH 2016 THE GLORY OF THE CROSS Exploring the Meaning of the Death of Christ BY JAMES PHILIP Foreword by Sinclair B. Ferguson

The Glory of the Cross takes us through a series of meditations on the last hours of Jesus’ life, from the Last Supper to Calvary. James Philip, Scottish theologian and pastor, brings unusually perceptive insight into Christ’s “fierce, costly love.” This book is intended to be read in both personal devotion and together with others.

Apprx. 48 pages • 4 1/4 x 7 inches Paperback • 978-1-61970-758-0 • Retail $4.95 Discount code: GT World Rights REL006130 RELIGION / Biblical Meditations / New Testament

MORE BOOKS FROM LAUSANNE: The Cape Town Commitment • 9781598568424 The Lausanne Covenant • 9781598568745 An Authentic Servant • 9781598568752

A blend of doctrinal instruction and pastoral application, poetically and intelligently written. A foreword by Sinclair Ferguson emphasizes Philip’s depth of feeling and clarity of expression. A study guide in the back of the book makes this book useful for Bible studies, Sunday schools, and church small group settings. Target audience: Written for the laity of evangelical churches, this should reach pastors, elders, and lay leaders who set direction for church small groups and Easter programs.


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AVAILABLE MARCH 2016 THE GRACE OF GIVING Money and the Gospel BY JOHN STOTT & CHRIS WRIGHT Foreword by Femi Adeleye

In The Grace of Giving, John Stott takes you through the Apostle Paul’s teaching on giving. He’ll help you answer questions about when to give, what to give, and in what spirit. These 10 principles of Christian giving offer sound guidelines for you as you make decisions about finances.

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MORE BOOKS FROM LAUSANNE: The Cape Town Commitment • 9781598568424 The Lausanne Covenant • 9781598568745 An Authentic Servant • 9781598568752

Chris Wright’s The Risky Business of Handling Money, now included, walks us through familiar Bible passages, raising questions about how we let biblical models shape our approach to financial responsibility. The Apostle Paul sets a clear standard for the church, and the principles easily transfer to any charity or organization.

Target audience: While the book’s primary audience is organizational leaders responsible for financial administration, including pastors and lay leaders of churches, John Stott’s approach to stewardship addresses the general evangelical church and makes suggestions for both personal and organizational decision-making.


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AVAILABLE JANUARY 2016 INTRODUCTION TO THE OLD TESTAMENT Including a comprehensive review of Old Testament studies and a special supplement on the Apocrypha BY R. K. HARRISON An Indispensable Resource for Old Testament Studies “The present work is an attempt to evaluate the contents of the Old Testament and the Apocrypha against the vast background of knowledge that is now available for students of ancient Near Eastern life and culture.” (From the Preface) With characteristic understatement, R. K. Harrison embarked on this massive “attempt”—and produced a volume that for scrupulous detail, scholarly rigor, and sheer erudition has remained unmatched for nearly fifty years. Apprx. 1344 pages • 6 x 9 inches

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Writing from his own apparently limitless scholarship combined with a conservative perspective, Harrison first reviews the entire history of Old Testament criticism and sets the Hebrew scriptures in their full historical and theological context. He then presents a detailed discussion of each Old Testament book, along with a lucid overview of the apocryphal books.

MORE BOOKS ON THE OLD TESTAMENT: Understanding the Old Testament • 9789652203649 From Creation to New Creation • 9781598568370 Wilson’s Old Testament Word Studies • 9781565638594

Harrison’s engagement of the perennial issues and problems of Old Testament scholarship make this classic text a vital foundation for a new generation of scholars. For contemporary Old Testament studies, this highly respected volume continues to be the essential point of departure.

Paperback • 978-1-61970-749-8 • Retail $49.95

R. K. Harrison (1920-1993) was for many years professor of Old Testament studies at Wycliffe College, University of Toronto. He published several volumes of the Tyndale Old Testament Commentary and served as editor for the New Unger’s Bible Dictionary, Encyclopedia of Biblical Ethics, and Old Testament Times.

Target audience: Conservative scholars and educated pastors and laity; seminary and graduate students; teachers.


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AVAILABLE JANUARY 2016

THE RAGING TORRENT Second Updated and Expanded Edition BY MORDECHAI COGAN

Printed case • 978-965-220-868-2 • Retail $84.00

The Raging Torrent presents a comprehensive collection of the royal inscriptions and varied chronographic texts from Assyria and Babylonia that treat the Land of Israel and the People of Israel. Covering a period of just over three hundred years during the first half of the 1st millennium BCE, these texts tell the story of the military encounters between the Mesopotamian empires and the kingdoms of Israel and Judah, which led in most cases to their submission and ultimate downfall. Many of the texts relate to events described in the Hebrew Bible, while others provide information about affairs that were unknown until their rediscovery in modern times. All the texts have been newly translated from the original cuneiform documents and are accompanied by a consecutive commentary and select bibliography.

Discount code: CJ Everywhere except Israel, Ireland, and the UK RELIGION / Antiquities / Archaeology

Illustrative material—maps and photographs of relevant artifacts—provide additional accessibility to the sources of this intriguing period in the history of the ancient Near East.

Apprx. 320 pages • 6 x 9.17 inches

Mordechai Cogan, Ph.D., is professor emeritus of Biblical History at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has written widely on the political and cultural connections between ancient Israel and the empires of the ancient Near East. He is the author of many studies and books, among them: Bound for Exile: Israelites and Judeans Under Imperial Yoke, Documents from Assyria and Babylonia—A Carta Handbook; Imperialism and Religion; commentaries in the Anchor Bible series on 1 Kings; 2 Kings (with Prof. Hayim Tadmor); commentaries in Hebrew in the Mikra Leyisrael (Bible for Israel) series on Obadiah; Joel; Nahum; and 1 and 2 Kings (in press).

Target audience: Scholars and educated pastors and laity; seminary and graduate students; teachers.


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AVAILABLE APRIL 2016 TRANSFORMATIONS IN ANCIENT JUDAISM Textual Evidence for Creative Responses to Crisis BY JACOB NEUSNER The Jewish people endured three crises during the formation of what would become the Jewish canon, which significantly shaped their religion. The destruction of Solomon’s Temple by Nebuchadnezzar in 586 B.C.E., the destruction of Herod’s Temple by the Romans in 70 C.E., and the acceptance of Christianity as the state religion of Rome in 363 C.E. each signaled the apparent end of Jewish religion. Instead of succumbing to defeat and despair, Judaism arose from each crisis as a result of its religious leaders’ reinterpretation of its sacred texts.

Apprx. 192 pages • 6 x 9 inches Paperback • 978-1-61970-739-9 • Retail $24.95 Discount code: GT World Rights

REL040040 RELIGION / Judaism / Sacred Writings “Jacob Neusner’s Transformations in Ancient Judaism is a masterful presentation of the conclusions of his studies, over the course of more than twenty years, of the documents of ancient Judaism in their historical settings. Building on the recognition that religion is a public phenomenon—an ‘act of shared culture’—Neusner recounts the development of subsequent Judaic systems as they respond to the major challenges of ancient Jewish history. This is not a dry history of religious systems preserved in documentary records; it is a dramatic history of religious geniuses overcoming catastrophe—a story of ‘how hope overcomes despair.’” –David Kraemer, Joseph J. and Dora Abbell Librarian, Professor of Talmud and Rabbinics, Jewish Theological Seminary

In Transformations, Jacob Neusner reasons that the Jewish canonical writings—the Hebrew Bible, Mishnah, Talmuds, and the Midrash—illustrate Judaism’s response to those three social, cultural, and political crises. Faced with these catastrophic events, the rabbinic sages explored anew the paradigms of piety and practice that they had received from previous generations. The result was that they discovered a truth both continuous with the past and responsive to the unanticipated crisis—a truth that carved out a path for the future. This process, represented in the Jewish canon, continues to define modern Judaism. Jacob Neusner is Research Professor of Religion and Theology and Senior Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Theology at Bard College. He has published more than nine hundred books and innumerable articles, and he is editor of The Dictionary of Judaism in the Biblical Period and the three-volume Encyclopaedia of Judaism. In addition to his Rabbinic Midrash, he has translated the Mishnah, Tosefta, and both the Babylonian and Jerusalem Talmud into English.

Target audience: Scholars and educated pastors and laity; seminary and graduate students; teachers.


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AVAILABLE JANUARY 2016 UNDERSTANDING EARLY CHRISTIANITY 1st to 5th Centuries: An Introductory Atlas BY FRANKLIN H. LITTELL Most atlases are limited to sketching areas of political hegemony. Ethnic and/or national lines provide the basic context within which important concepts are optically presented. And, in the history of religions, much can be conveyed by graphics that are primarily geographical.

Apprx. 40 pages • 9 x 11 3/4 inches Paperback • 978-965-220-864-4 • Retail $14.95 Discount code: CJ Exclusive to US and its dependencies and Canada. Cannot sell to Israel, United Kingdom, and Ireland. Non-exclusive to the rest of the world. REL006650 RELIGION / Biblical Reference / Atlases

MORE IN THIS SERIES: 9789652203649 • Understanding the Old Testament 9789652205254 • Understanding the New Testament 9789652207869 • Understanding Biblical Kingdoms and Empires 9789652205889 • Understanding the Geography of the Bible 9789652208460 • Understanding Biblical Archaeology 9789652208583 • Understanding the Alphabet of the Dead Sea Scrolls 9789652208422 • Understanding Great People of the Bible

This introductory atlas represents the first 500 years of Christianity and can thus, for the most part, safely rely on ethnic and national boundaries to provde the basic context for the maps and drawings that illustrate change. Three main areas are emphasized: • Theology and dogma • Ethical and moral life • The early phase of the expansion of Christianity to a world religion Target audience: Scholars and educated pastors and laity; seminary and graduate students; teachers.


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AVAILABLE JANUARY 2016 UNDERSTANDING GREAT PEOPLE OF THE BIBLE An Introductory Atlas to Biblical Biography BY PAUL H. WRIGHT This work provides a summary of biblical data centered on the lives of some of the greatest characters who walked across the pages of Scripture. More importantly, this retelling of various biblical stories weaves into the narrative flow a measure of the landed reality of the ancient Near East and eastern Mediterranean worlds that helps to fill in some of the interpretive gaps that plague all readers of the text. Apprx. 48 pages • 9 x 11 3/4 inches

Categories: Academic History, Maps and Atlases, Study Guides

Paperback • 978-965-220-842-2 • Retail $18.00 Discount code: CJ Exclusive to US and its dependencies and Canada. Cannot sell to Israel, United Kingdom, and Ireland. Non-exclusive to the rest of the world. REL006650 RELIGION / Biblical Reference / Atlases

MORE IN THIS SERIES: 9789652203649 • Understanding the Old Testament 9789652205254 • Understanding the New Testament 9789652207869 • Understanding Biblical Kingdoms and Empires 9789652205889 • Understanding the Geography of the Bible 9789652208460 • Understanding Biblical Archaeology 9789652208583 • Understanding the Alphabet of the Dead Sea Scrolls 9789652208422 • Understanding Great People of the Bible

Target audience: Scholars and educated pastors and laity; seminary and graduate students; teachers.


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AVAILABLE JANUARY 2016 KJV THINLINE REFERENCE BIBLE The Word of God is a sacred gift. It’s compelling, life changing, and inspired—sharper than any sword and a sustaining comfort to any heart. Now you can carry the Scriptures with you in this portable thinline edition—a treasured companion on your journey of faith. Let the magnificent language of the King James Version—which has stood the test of time for over 400 years—stand firm in your heart.

Apprx. 912 pages • 5 3/8 x 8 1/2 inches

Aquamarine • Flexisoft 978-1-61970-720-7 • Retail $19.95 978-1-61970-109-0 • Value price $14.97 Steel Gray • Flexisoft 978-1-61970-721-4 • Retail $19.95 978-1-61970-111-3 • Value price $14.97 Burgundy • Bonded leather 978-1-61970-722-1 • Retail $24.95 Discount code: NB/VB, BI World Rights

BIB006040 BIBLES / King James Version / Reference

Features: • Clear and readable 9-point type • Words of Christ in red letter • Personal presentation page • End-of-verse cross-references • Concordance for locating key passages • Full-color maps • Gilded page edges and a ribbon marker


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AVAILABLE APRIL 2016 ERASMUS OF CHRISTENDOM BY ROLAND H. BAINTON Born the illegitimate son of a priest, and plagued throughout life by illness and poverty, Erasmus of Rotterdam was sought everywhere for his wit and erudition. No man in Europe had so many friends in high places: a lifelong cosmopolitan, he moved from country to country, lodging in palaces and in the households of public printers, a friend of Thomas More and Henry VIII and a correspondent of Luther and the pope.

450 pages • 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches Hardcover • 978-1-61970-726-9 • Retail $19.95 Value price • 978-1-61970-327-8 • Retail $12.97 Discount code: NT & VT World Rights BIO018000 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Religious

Also Available in This Series: The Heart of John Wesley’s Journal • 9781619704589 George Muller of Bristol • 9781619704565 The Hiding Place • 9781619705975 Fanny J. Crosby • 9781619706002 Here I Stand • 9781619706040 St. Francis of Assisi • 9781619706033 Through Gates of Splendor • 9781619706057

A true man of letters, Erasmus wrote and translated tirelessly; arguing, teaching, campaigning for the purification of the church. He ridiculed worldly prelates, but deplored Reformers who broke from Rome. On all occasions he spoke for moderation in thought and action, for classical humanism and a Christianity of the inward spirit. Still, he lived to see many of his friends imprisoned, beheaded, or burned for their beliefs, and he himself was accused of heresy. Through charming and frequently humorous glimpses of the people and scenes of Erasmus’s life, Professor Bainton suggests the amplitude of his hero’s nature. “An affectionate appreciation…” Time Magazine calls Erasmus of Christendom. “In Bainton’s view, the current revolution in the church makes the Erasmian message even more pertinent—and perhaps more poignant—than ever before.” Woodcut images and illustrations throughout. Hendrickson Classic Biographies feature enduring stories about real people whose lives have been touched and transformed by God, and who in turn have touched others with God’s love. Each story has been carefully selected, gently edited if necessary, and freshly typeset, making every account—be it ancient or contemporary—a compelling read. Great lives reaching across the ages to touch lives today, encouraging, challenging, and inspiring.


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AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 2016 SERMONS ON HEAVEN & HELL BY CHARLES SPURGEON

Since the days he shook the pulpits of Victorian London with Christ-centered passion, each succeeding generation seems to discover Charles Spurgeon anew. Featuring stirring sermons on heaven and hell, this collection offers homiletic gems from the “Prince of Preachers.” In sermons as timeless as their topics, Spurgeon combines keen intellect, scriptural truth, and a zeal for making God known to a world in darkness.

Apprx. 232 pages • 6 x 9 inches Paperback • 978-1-61970-756-6 • Retail $14.95 Discount code: GT World Rights REL080000 RELIGION / Christian Ministry / Preaching

Also Available in This Series: Sermons on the Passion of Christ • 9781619702677 Sermons on Women of the OT • 9781619702646 Sermons on the Lord’s Supper • 9781619702660 Sermons on Men of the OT • 9781619702684 Sermons on the Prayers of Christ • 9781619704541 Sermons About Christmas • 9781619702707

Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834–1892) was one of England’s best-known preachers in the second half of the nineteenth century. Ordained at 20, just four years after his conversion, he spent most of his career preaching in London’s 6000-seat Metropolitan Tabernacle. The founder of a college that trained over nine hundred pastors during his lifetime, he also opened orphanages for underprivileged boys and girls, providing education to each one. He stands in the very first rank of preachers. No one since has been as widely read devotionally or so frequently mined by ministers. Target audience: Those interested in theology; pastors and laypeople, parishioners, preachers, and believers in the pew.


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AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 2016 SERMONS ON THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST BY CHARLES SPURGEON Since the days he shook the pulpits of Victorian London with Christ-centered passion, each succeeding generation seems to discover Charles Spurgeon anew. Featuring stirring sermons on the second coming of Christ, this collection offers homiletic gems from the “Prince of Preachers.” In sermons as timeless as their topics, Spurgeon combines keen intellect, scriptural truth, and a zeal for making God known to a world in darkness.

Apprx. 150-200 pages • 6 x 9 inches Paperback • 978-1-61970-755-9 • Retail $14.95 Discount code: GT World Rights REL080000 RELIGION / Christian Ministry / Preaching

Also Available in This Series: Sermons on the Passion of Christ • 9781619702677 Sermons on Women of the OT • 9781619702646 Sermons on the Lord’s Supper • 9781619702660 Sermons on Men of the OT • 9781619702684 Sermons on the Prayers of Christ • 9781619704541 Sermons About Christmas • 9781619702707

Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834–1892) was one of England’s best-known preachers in the second half of the nineteenth century. Ordained at 20, just four years after his conversion, he spent most of his career preaching in London’s 6000-seat Metropolitan Tabernacle. The founder of a college that trained over nine hundred pastors during his lifetime, he also opened orphanages for underprivileged boys and girls, providing education to each one. He stands in the very first rank of preachers. No one since has been as widely read devotionally or so frequently mined by ministers. Target audience: Those interested in theology; pastors and laypeople, parishioners, preachers, and believers in the pew.

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