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AVAILABLE MAY 2017 REDEEMING RUTH Everything Life Takes, Love Restores MEADOW RUE MERRILL

Redeeming Ruth is the inspirational, true story of an abandoned baby, a devastating diagnosis, and the way God loves broken, hurting people through us—even though we may be broken and hurt, too. When Meadow met her, Ruth was a sixteen-month-old child that some church friends were hosting from an orphanage in Uganda. She had cerebral palsy and was so weak she couldn’t lift her head. Meadow had always felt a call to adopt, but was this what God meant? Part family drama, part travel adventure, and part memoir, Redeeming Ruth is a heartwarming, against-all-odds story about the most unlikely pairing of a normal American family and a physically handicapped orphan girl from Uganda. Much more than an adoption story, this book explores what happens when we sacrificially reach out and share God’s love with others.

Jacketed Hardcover 978-1-61970-907-2 • Retail $19.95

Ruth’s story will attract families considering adoption, people raising or teaching children with special needs, caregivers, and those grieving the loss of a loved one, ministering to people with disabilities, or striving to serve God despite their own wounded hearts and broken dreams.

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REL012100 RELIGION / Christian Life / Relationships REL012030 RELIGION / Christian Life / Family REL012010 RELIGION / Christian Life / Death, Grief, and Bereavement Target audience: General Christian trade;

families considering adoption; parents of children with special needs; caregivers; those mourning the loss of a loved one

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Includes a Reader’s Guide at the end of the book for each chapter for group discussion or personal reflection. An eight-page insert with personal photos will be included. All personal proceeds from this book benefit an African missions organization.

Meadow Rue Merrill is an award-winning journalist with two decades of published writing experience. She is also a contributing writer for “Motherlode,” a popular column of the New York Times. She began reporting for The Times Record, a daily newspaper in Brunswick, Maine, and spent the following eight years corresponding for The Boston Globe. Most recently she has written for Harvard University. She has regular columns with The Portland Press Herald, Maine’s largest newspaper and Down East magazine.


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REDEEMING RUTH (CONTINUED) Excerpts from the book:

“As I’d often told my children, there is nothing of value that may be lost here that will not be given back in heaven. Everything life takes, love restores. Everything. Broken bodies. Broken hearts. Broken dreams. No matter how painful. No matter how devastating, God can transform our greatest sorrow into something good. We simply have to keep beating our wings, keep trusting to discover what it will be. In the meantime, he gives us the hope to keep living.” “Theresa pointed to a brown backpack with a torn zipper as I joined her at the table. On front Ruth’s name was printed in large, black letters. ‘I’m saving it for whoever decides to adopt.’ Curious, I pulled out several crumpled summer dresses followed by a rich burgundy gown with a white satin collar and pink rosettes. Beneath were two thickly woven blankets, one red and one white. Who had chosen them? Someone who cared—that was obvious. Someone who wanted Ruth to be warm and well-loved when she arrived among strangers in a foreign land. Someone who hoped she’d be redeemed.”

Praise for Redeeming Ruth:

“Some stories warm your heart; others break it. Redeeming Ruth does both. She was the littlest, the last, and the least of all, but God used this exceptional child to change not only a family, but an entire community—and, Lord willing, you too. God said, ‘A little child shall lead them,’ and I pray Ruth’s story will lead you into a closer, sweeter, and more intimate encounter with Jesus than you dreamed possible. I have the deepest admiration and respect for the Merrill family, and it’s with great joy I recommend this book to you!” –Joni Eareckson Tada, CEO of Joni and Friends International Disability Center “Meadow Rue Merrill is a great storyteller, and she’s gifted us with the story of her beautiful Ruth. You’ll be glad you picked it up and won’t want to put it down.” —Margot Starbuck, author of The Girl in the Orange Dress “Honest, painful, and full of hard-won wisdom, Redeeming Ruth tells the story of one family’s adoption of a medically fragile daughter and how opening their home and hearts to her would forever affect their notion of who are the blessed ones in our world.” —Jennifer Grant, author of Love You More “In this riveting, beautifully written book, Meadow Rue Merrill takes us through the story of her daughter Ruth—from her unlikely adoption from Africa to her inclusion in the Merrill family to her growth and beauty as a thriving little girl…. It is ultimately a story about family, about faith, and about coming home. I highly recommend this book.” –Amy Julia Becker, author of A Good and Perfect Gift


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AVAILABLE AUGUST 2017 PREPARING, ADJUSTING, AND LOVING THE EMPTY NEST A Companion to Empty Nest, What’s Next? MICHELE HOWE After Empty Nest, What’s Next? Parenting Adult Children without Losing Your Mind, readers asked author Michele Howe for more—covering topics not discussed in the first book, along with questions at the end of each chapter for personal or group discussions. With Preparing, Adjusting, and Loving the Empty Nest, Howe provides expanded practical tips and spiritual wisdom in a three-part primer to help parents in this transitional time of life— helping them look to the future with hope as empty nesters. Preparing, Adjusting, and Loving the Empty Nest covers new and more in-depth topics related to the empty-nest stage of life. The author invites you to sit down and “linger a while in all things empty nest related—then go a step further and reflect upon the life lessons other empty-nest parents have discovered.” Apprx. 140 pages • 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches Paperback 978-1-61970-883-9 • Retail $14.95 Ebook Discount code: GT World Rights

FAM005000 FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Life Stages / General REL012030 RELIGION / Christian Life / Family Target audience: Parents of adult children; parents of college-aged children; grandparents

ALSO AVAILABLE BY THIS AUTHOR: Empty Nest, What’s Next? • 9781619706668 Caring for Our Aging Parents • 9781619708358 Going It Alone • 9781565634527 Still Going It Alone • 9781598562415 Burdens Do a Body Good • 9781598564334

Sample chapters include:

• Helping Your High School Kids Ready Themselves to Face the World • Budgeting Is a Family Affair • Generating a Strong Bond of Trust That Will Handle the Separation • Handling Those Lonely Feelings • Never, Ever Compare Your Journey to Others • Work at Making Coming Home Special for Your Grown Children Michele Howe is the author of fifteen books, mostly on parenting—five of them with Hendrickson: Caring for Our Aging Parents: Lessons in Love, Loss, and Letting Go (2016), Empty Nest, What’s Next? Parenting Adult Children without Losing Your Mind (2015), Burdens Do a Body Good (2010), Still Going It Alone (2008), and Going It Alone (1999).


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AVAILABLE AUGUST 2017 ESSENTIAL WRITINGS OF MEREDITH G. KLINE MEREDITH G. KLINE

The scholarship of Meredith G. Kline (1922–2007) was characterized by a very high view of Scripture, a strong commitment to a Reformed view of biblical theology (centered on covenant), explication of the coherence of the Old and New Testaments, and, most of all, a desire to focus the attention of both scholars and lay Christians on the centrality of Christ’s redemptive work of justifying his people and imbuing them with his perfect righteousness. Kline’s writings are often quite creative and full of fresh insights, thoroughly intellectual but also pastoral, and they have provided many with the exciting, energizing feeling that they are reading and understanding the biblical text—and how Scripture in its entirety hangs together—for the first time.

Apprx. 350 pages • 6 x 9 inches Jacketed Hardcover 978-1-61970-853-2 • Retail $29.95 Ebook Discount code: GT World Rights

REL074000 RELIGION / Christian Ministry / Pastoral Resources REL006080 RELIGION / Biblical Criticism & Interpretation / General REL006050 RELIGION / Biblical Commentary / General Target audience: Reformed pastors and scholars; seminary students

ALSO AVAILABLE BY THIS AUTHOR: Genesis: A New Commentary • 9781619708525

Essential Writings of Meredith G. Kline presents sixteen articles that Meredith G. Kline wrote over a period of forty years. The articles display the unique, creative, and Christocentric way in which Kline interpreted the entire Bible. They cover a range of topics, thereby providing a good overview of Kline’s scholarship. Topics include covenant, law, and the state; faith, the gospel, and justification; redemption; and resurrection and the consummation. Pastors and scholars, especially those in the Reformed community, will be delighted by the fresh insights and wisdom, and sometimes paradigm-changing perspectives, found in the pages of this book. Meredith G. Kline (1922–2007) was a professor of Old Testament for fifty-five years, teaching at four seminaries: Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Reformed Theological Seminary, and Westminster Theological Seminary in California. He was also an ordained minister in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. This title will be promoted for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation with a special edition sticker:


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AVAILABLE JULY 2017 THE BIG IDEA OF BIBLICAL WORSHIP The Development and Leadership of Expository Services DAVID A. CURRIE The purpose of The Big Idea of Biblical Worship: The Development and Leadership of Expository Services is to help preachers and other worship leaders focus on shared biblical content that everyone, regardless of denomination or theology, holds in common. The result? True communion and unhindered relationship with God and fellow worshippers.

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REL074000 RELIGION / Christian Ministry / Pastoral Resources Target audience: Pastors, church leaders, and parachurch leaders; worship leaders

The components of worship emerge from its content as filtered through a complex variety of contexts: denominational, cultural, ethnic, regional, generational, seasonal, theological, and more. If those involved in worship are in agreement about its basis in Scripture, then they can bring that common biblical content to their particular set of contexts. This book will help worship coordinators and ministry leaders develop worship services that fully reflect what God is saying in his word in ways that can be received and reechoed in the uniqueness of particular communities. David A. Currie is associate professor of pastoral theology and Dean of the Doctor of Ministry Program and the Ockenga Institute at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Dr. Currie has nurtured Christian leaders through a variety of ministry roles, including over three decades of ordained ministry in the Presbyterian Church (USA), serving as the chair of the New Church Development Committee of the Philadelphia Presbytery and on the Presbytery Council, and fifteen years as the organizing pastor of a new church development. He has served the Coalition for Christian Outreach as a pastor of several churches in the U.S. and abroad.


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AVAILABLE AUGUST 2017 FAITH AND REASON HENRI BLOCHER In this primer on apologetics, Henri Blocher helps readers navigate the relationship and tensions between faith and reason. “Doing apologetics” means presenting arguments to lead people to faith or to confirm them in their faith. After discussing the relationship between faith and reason, the author addresses several of the thorniest questions that trouble our efforts to unify a heart for Jesus with a mind at work:

• How do we combine science and faith? • Does the Bible contain errors? • Can we make the Bible say whatever we want?

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REL067030 RELIGION / Christian Theology / Apologetics Target audience: General Christian trade;

scholars, pastors, and educated laity; seminary and graduate students

In discussing all of these issues in Faith and Reason, the author reminds us of the motivations that should prompt us to seek the most persuasive reasons for believing: to make our decision to have faith a responsible one, to increase our love for the people around us, and to bring glory to God. Henri A. Blocher is professor emeritus of systematic theology at the Faculté Libre de Théologie Evangélique, Vaux-sur-Seine, France, where he taught for many years, beginning with its founding in 1965. He is former Gunther Knoedler Chair of Theology at Wheaton College, and was a member of the Lausanne Committee on World Evangelization from 1975 to 1980. Blocher studied at a number of institutions including the Sorbonne, London Bible College, Gordon Divinity School, and the Faculté Libre de Théologie Protestante of Paris, and he now sits on the advisory board of the Fellowship of European Evangelical Theologians, which he has also served as president. His books include Evil and the Cross: An Analytical Look at the Problem of Pain and Original Sin, a biblical theology of the Hebrew Bible. He and his wife, Henriette, a psychologist, have three children and seven grandchildren.


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AVAILABLE AUGUST 2017 AN INTRODUCTION TO READING BIBLICAL WISDOM TEXTS ELAINE A. PHILLIPS

Apprx. 300 pages • 6 x 9 inches Printed Case 978-1-61970-710-8 • Retail $39.95 Paperback 978-1-61970-976-8 • Retail $29.95 Ebook Discount code: GT World Rights

REL006740 RELIGION / Biblical Studies / Wisdom Literature Target audience: Undergraduate and seminary students; professors; laypersons; libraries

An Introduction to Reading Biblical Wisdom Texts is designed for undergraduate students and laypersons who are studying in confessional contexts that affirm the inspired and authoritative nature of Scripture. By way of introduction, Part One poses fundamental and universal questions that are addressed by the genre of wisdom literature, explores definitions of wisdom and folly from the biblical perspective, describes the characteristics and forms of wisdom poetry, and places Israel’s wisdom tradition in a wider historical-cultural context. Part Two addresses the practical wisdom associated with Proverbs, treating both the contents and the academic questions that arise. Parts Three and Four focus on Ecclesiastes and Job, respectively, and on the interpretive challenges they raise. Finally, Part Five recognizes the place of Song of Songs in the wisdom tradition. Two brief appendices address briefly Ecclesiasticus and the Wisdom of Solomon. This highly accessible and engagingly written introduction to the Bible’s wisdom literature is built on a strong scholarly foundation but also aims to nurture the reader’s love for God, the source of wisdom and truth, and to help the reader wrestle in the context of his or her own faith journey with the love, fear, doubt, joy, anger, and ecstasy expressed by the biblical writers. Elaine A. Phillips has served as professor of biblical and theological studies at Gordon College (Wenham, MA) since 1993 and for the past two decades has also been a visiting professor at Jerusalem University College. She is the author of numerous scholarly articles on the Old Testament and has served on the editorial board of the Bulletin for Biblical Research. Phillips has received several distinguished teaching awards and regularly lectures on the Bible to both professional societies and lay audiences.


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AVAILABLE AUGUST 2017 DICTIONARY OF DAILY LIFE IN BIBLICAL AND POST-BIBLICAL ANTIQUITY Complete in One Volume, Hardcover Edition EDWIN M. YAMAUCHI AND MARVIN R. WILSON The Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical & Post-Biblical Antiquity is a unique reference work that provides background cultural and technical information on the world of the Hebrew Bible and New Testament from 4000 BC to approximately AD 600. Previously published in four individual paperback volumes, this one-volume hardcover edition covers topics from A-Z. This dictionary casts light on the culture, technology, history, and politics of the periods of the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament. Apprx. 2000 pages • 6 x 9 inches Printed Case 978-1-61970-145-8 • Retail $89.95 Discount code: GT World Rights

REL006670 RELIGION / Biblical Reference / Dictionaries & Encyclopedias Target audience: Scholars, pastors, and

educated laity; seminary and graduate students; teachers

ALSO AVAILABLE IN THIS SERIES: Volume 1, A-Da • 9781619704602 Volume 2, De-H • 9781619706408 Volume 3, I-N • 9781619707276 Volume 4, O-Z • 9781619707283 4 Volumes, Box Set • 9781619708617

Written and edited by a world-class historian and a highly respected biblical scholar, with contributions by many others, this unique reference work explains details of domestic life, technology, culture, laws, and religious practices, with extensive bibliographic material for further exploration. There are 115 articles ranging from 5-20 pages long. Scholars, pastors, and students (and their teachers) will find this to be a useful resource for biblical study, exegesis, and sermon preparation. “This wonderful resource is much more than a dictionary. It is a compendium of substantive essays on numerous facets of daily life in the ancient world. I am frequently asked by pastors and students for recommendations on books that illuminate the manners, customs, and cultural practices of the biblical world. Now I have the ideal set of books to recommend.” — Clinton E. Arnold, Dean and Professor of New Testament, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University


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AVAILABLE MAY 2017 KJV THINLINE REFERENCE BIBLE This is the King James Version Bible in a thinline, easy-to-read style. 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 four hundred years—stand firm in your heart. Features:

Apprx. 912 pages • 5 3/8 x 8 1/2 inches Imitation Leather - Black 978-1-61970-959-1 • Retail $17.95 978-1-61970-960-7 • Value Price $12.97 Discount code: BI World Rights

BIB006040 BIBLES / King James Version / Reference RELATED PRODUCTS: Chesnut Brown • 9781619705661 Midnight Blue • 9781619705692 Burgundy • 9781619707221 Lilac • 9781619705654 Teal • 9781619707207 Bonded Leather • 9781619705715 Steel Gray • 9781619707214

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

Target audience: KJV readers; general Christian trade


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AVAILABLE MAY 2017 KJV KIDS OUTREACH BIBLE The KJV Kids Outreach Bible introduces young readers to the timehonored KJV text in readable black letter type. The full biblical text is accompanied by a number of helpful resources that will allow those who are unfamiliar with the Bible, as well as new believers, to understand the Gospel. The article “How to Become a Christian,” written by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, lays out in simple language the basic ideas of Christ’s sacrifice on the cross and what that means for each of us. Easy-to-understand sections with paralleled Bible verses—such as “We are sinful,” “Sin has a penalty,” and “Christ has paid our penalty!”—guide the reader down the path to a personal relationship with God and encourage them to invest in a Christian community. Other articles include:

Apprx. 624 pages • 5 3/8 x 8 1/4 inches

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Paperback 978-1-61970-967-6 • Retail $3.95

The KJV Kids Outreach Bible includes everything that is needed to illuminate God’s love for every single one of his children.

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“Harmony of the Gospels” “Key Bible Promises” A guide to Parables in the Old and New Testaments A guide to Old Testament Prophesies of the Passion


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AVAILABLE JUNE 2017 KJV SUPER GIANT PRINT REFERENCE BIBLE Read the Word of God with confidence and clarity! The brand-new King James Version Super Giant Print Reference Bible, with generous 17-point type, is a readable choice for those who need a larger font. Competitive pricing and many excellent features set this beautiful Bible apart, and make it a welcome edition to Hendrickson’s KJV Bibles line. Features:

Apprx. 2000 pages • 7 x 10 1/4 inches Imitation Leather – Black 978-1-61970-969-0 • Retail $24.95 Imitation Leather – Black – Thumb Indexed 978-1-68307-020-7 • Retail $34.95 Flexisoft – Turquoise 978-1-61970-970-6 • Retail $34.95 Flexisoft – Turquoise – Thumb Indexed 978-1-68307-021-4 • Retail $44.95 Flexisoft – Brown 978-1-61970-971-3 • Retail $34.95 Flexisoft – Brown – Thumb Indexed 978-1-68307-023-8 • Retail $44.95 Discount code: BI World Rights

BIB006040 BIBLES / King James Version / Reference Target audience: General Christian trade; KJV readers

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17-point type—larger than most Bibles on the market Thumb indexed editions Words of Christ in red Family Tree page End-of-verse cross-references Dictionary and concordance of key words, people, places, and ideas Full-color maps Daily Bible Reading Plan Key Bible Promises Personal presentation page Miracles and parables of the Old and New Testaments

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.


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AVAILABLE JUNE 2017 CHRIST EXALTED SERMONS OF JONATHAN EDWARDS JONATHAN EDWARDS Though largely associated with the Great Awakening, Jonathan Edwards leaves an amazing legacy as a theologian and preacher. Wrestling in his day with the Enlightenment and the Age of Reason, he faced the emerging climate of humanistic rationalism over the teaching of a personal and loving God. He battled the problem of spiritual deadness by recognizing the necessity of a personal religious experience and by embracing the supernatural work of the Holy Spirit to awaken and illuminate the heart.

Apprx. 200 pages • 6 x 9 inches Paperback 978-1-61970-968-3 • Retail $14.95 Ebook Discount code: GT World Rights

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ALSO AVAILABLE BY THIS AUTHOR: Revival Sermons of Jonathan Edwards • 9781619709096

Jonathan Edwards left a remarkable body of work, including the seven sermons featured in this collection on the “excellency of Christ.” Christ Exalted Sermons of Jonathan Edwards is a fine sampling from this renowned preacher. Each sermon is a brilliant and personal invitation to know God through both our intellect and our affections—compelling us to open our hearts to the sweet love and joy available to us in our life in Christ. This collection includes the following seven sermons:

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Safety, Fullness, and Sweet Refreshment in Christ The Excellency of Christ Jesus Christ the Same Yesterday, Today, and Forever Christ Exalted True Saints, When Absent from the Body, Are Present with the Lord Christ, the Example of Ministers Christ’s Agony

Jonathan Edwards (1703–1758) is primarily remembered today as America’s most gifted and influential theologian, especially in his active role in the first “Great Awakening.” For over twenty years, Edwards served as pastor of the Congregational Church in Northampton, Massachusetts, followed by a ministry among Native Americans in Stockbridge. In 1757, he became president of the College of New Jersey (Princeton University).


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AVAILABLE JULY 2017 LEADERSHIP BEYOND RANK AND POWER The Bible and Your Work Study Series THEOLOGY OF WORK PROJECT Primarily using Paul’s letter to Philemon, this topical study looks at the idea of leadership “beyond rank and power.” Weighing in at one mighty chapter, Philemon is the shortest book written by Paul and one of the shortest in the entire New Testament. Yet a glimpse at this short epistle begins to show us why it was included—this little work packs a powerful message. In it, Paul deals with issues associated with slavery, a core social institution and reality of the ancient world. In Paul’s dealing with the cultural expectations of slavery, however, there is far more here than just discussion about an ancient institution. Paul also treats the topic of social roles and the profound change that knowing Jesus should make for people. Here, he is engaged in dealing with themes tied to power, rank, justice, and mercy. Apprx. 80 pages • 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches Paperback 978-1-61970-979-9 • Retail $9.95 Ebook Discount code: GT World Rights

REL06700 RELIGION / Biblical Studies / Bible Study Guides REL012090 RELIGION / Christian Life / Professional Growth Target audience: Both white-collar and bluecollar professionals, globally and gender diverse; pastors, professors, professionals, and laypeople; anyone who works in any capacity

ALSO AVAILABLE: Ethics at Work • 9781619708921 Calling and Work • 9781619706934 Truth and Deception • 9781619707238 ...and More!

Leadership beyond Rank and Power urges us to consider that rank and power are not the key lenses through which to view relationships, even in social contexts where we might have rank. Leaders who truly lead also guide others into being better, not only in the tasks they perform but also in how they do it. These Bible studies are part of The Bible and Your Work Study Series. Each book contains Scripture references, thoughtprovoking 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.


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AVAILABLE JULY 2017 MARTIN LUTHER’S SERMONS FOR ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS DAY MARTIN LUTHER Emphasizing salvation based on faith in the merits of Jesus Christ alone, Martin Luther dealt the symbolic blow that began the Reformation when he nailed his Ninety-Five Theses to the door of the Wittenberg church. That document contained an attack on papal abuses and the sale of indulgences by Catholic Church officials.

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ALSO AVAILABLE IN THIS SERIES: Sermons for Lent and Easter • 9781619708891

In this unique volume, the reader will find Luther’s most significant sermons for Advent and Christmas Day, following the church year’s lectionary readings associated with the major feasts and fasts. Luther wrote thousands of pages of exposition during his life, but this book makes available in a single volume a core collection of his writing for this liturgical season, featuring Scripture readings that include the most familiar events from the life of Jesus. Other volumes in this series include Luther’s sermons for the Sunday after Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, and Epiphany, and his sermons for Lent and Easter through Trinity Sunday (including Christ’s Ascension and Pentecost). These writings represent the heart of Luther’s thoughts on the Christian faith and his ideas for practical faith in that life. Martin Luther (1483–1546) was a German monk, priest, professor, theologian, and church reformer whose teachings inspired the Reformation and deeply influenced not only the doctrines and culture of the Lutheran and Protestant traditions but also the course of Western civilization. This title will be promoted for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation with a special edition sticker:


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AVAILABLE MAY 2017 JERUSALEM: CHURCH OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE An Introduction & Guide STEVEN W. NEED Jerusalem: Church of the Holy Sepulchre is Carta’s latest guidebook designed for tourists in Israel. It is slim enough to be carried easily, but is packed full of helpful text, illustrations, and photographs that will enable visitors and pilgrims to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem to understand and appreciate what they are seeing. Part One of Jerusalem: Church of the Holy Sepulchre introduces you to the background of Jesus’ crucifixion and burial as told in the Gospel accounts, as well as the development of the various churches that have stood on the site. It also introduces you to the different Christian groups that worship in the building today. Apprx. 88 pages • 8 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches Paperback with French flaps 978-965-220-880-4 • Retail $14.95 Discount code: CJ Exclusive to US and its dependencies and Canada. Cannot sell to Israel, United Kingdom, and Ireland. Nonexclusive to the rest of the world.

TRV015020 TRAVEL / Middle East / Israel TRV026060 TRAVEL / Special Interest / Religious TRV027000 TRAVEL / Maps & Road Atlases Target audience: General Christian trade; scholars, pastors, and educated laity; seminary and graduate students; teachers

RELATED PRODUCTS: The Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem • 9789652202352

Part Two will be useful as you walk around the building itself, looking at the main points of interest, such as Calvary, the tomb of Jesus, various chapels, and other features you might miss without a guide. The Bibliography and Further Reading list will enable you to take your study of this fascinating building further when you get home. Stephen W. Need was born in Nottingham and studied theology at King’s College London, where he completed his doctorate. He has taught New Testament Studies and Early Christianity in a number of institutions in England and lived in Jerusalem for ten years, where he was dean of St. George’s College from 2005 to 2011. He has led many tour groups throughout the Holy Land (as well as in Turkey, Greek, and Egypt), and is currently Priest in Charge of two parishes in the Anglican Diocese of Chelmsford, U.K.


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AVAILABLE MAY 2017 UNDERSTANDING THE HOLY TEMPLE OF THE OLD TESTAMENT From the Tabernacle to Soloman’s Temple & Beyond LEEN AND KATHLEEN RITMEYER

Apprx. 48 pages • 9 x 12 inches Paperback 978-965-220-881-1 • Retail $18.00 Discount code: CJ Exclusive to US and its dependencies and Canada. Cannot sell to Israel, United Kingdom, and Ireland. Nonexclusive to the rest of the world.

REL072000 RELIGION / Antiquities & Archaeology Target audience: General Christian trade; scholars, pastors, and educated laity; seminary and graduate students; teachers

ALSO AVAILABLE: Understanding Biblical Archaeology • 9789652208460 Understanding Biblical Kingdoms and Empires • 9789652207869 Understanding the Boat from the Time of Jesus • 9789652208729 Understanding the New Testament • 9789652205254 Understanding the Life of Jesus • 9789652208736 Understanding the Old Testament • 9789652203649

Understanding the Holy Temple of the Old Testament offers a comprehensive overview of Israel’s sanctuary throughout its history up until the first century. Beginning with the protosanctuary in Genesis, it shows how Abraham’s offering up of Isaac on Mount Moriah established this site as a holy place of great significance for mankind. We then follow the dramatic story of the portable sanctuary of the Tabernacle in its long journey to Jerusalem, examining its features and associated rituals. A depiction of Solomon’s Temple, famous for its splendor, is at the heart of the book. In addition, a tremendous amount of material, based on the evidence of ancient texts and recently discovered archaeological remains, is brought together to offer clues as to the precise location of this sacred building. Understanding the Holy Temple of the Old Testament continues the story of the Temple and the platform that surrounded it through the post-exilic, Hellenistic, and Hasmonean periods. Leen Ritmeyer’s authoritative reconstructive drawings imbue the stones of the Temple with meaning and offer insights to the scholar and interested layperson alike. A companion volume, Understanding the Holy Temple Jesus Knew, is forthcoming. Leen Ritmeyer has been involved in all of Jerusalem’s major excavations producing site plans and reconstruction drawings. In Jerusalem, he directed the Byzantine Cardo and the Herodian Villas and taught biblical archeology at the Universities of Leeds and Cardiff in the U.K. He is the author of The Quest: Revealing the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Kathleen Ritmeyer studied archeology at University College in Dublin, Ireland, and has participated in excavations in Ireland, Scotland, and Israel. She has a postgraduate certificate in education. She works with Leen in their firm Ritmeyer Archaeological Design (www.ritmeyer.com) producing materials on biblical archaeology.


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AVAILABLE MAY 2017 UNDERSTANDING THE MACCABEAN REVOLT 167 TO 63 BCE An Introductory Atlas MICHAEL AVI-YONAH, SHMUEL SAFRAI, AND ZE’EV SAFRAI

Apprx. 40 pages • 9 x 12 inches Paperback 978-965-220-875-0 • Retail $14.95 Discount code: CJ Exclusive to US and its dependencies and Canada. Cannot sell to Israel, United Kingdom, and Ireland. Nonexclusive to the rest of the world.

REL072000 RELIGION / Antiquities & Archaeology Target audience: General Christian trade; scholars, pastors, and educated laity; seminary and graduate students; teachers

ALSO AVAILABLE: Understanding Biblical Archaeology • 9789652208460 Understanding Biblical Kingdoms and Empires • 9789652207869 Understanding the Boat from the Time of Jesus • 9789652208729 Understanding the New Testament • 9789652205254 Understanding the Life of Jesus • 9789652208736

Understanding the Maccabean Revolt 167 to 63 BCE guides the reader through the main players and battles of this historic conflict. Antiochus Epiphanes IV’s harsh decrees against the Jews had the opposite of his intended effect, as it accelerated Jewish resistance to being assimilated into Greek culture and religion. In his belief that the Jewish nation was ready for Hellenization, he had forbidden Jewish religious practice and had dedicated the Jewish Temple to a Greek deity. This and other acts of religious persecution led to the beginning of the Maccabean revolt in 167 BCE. The Greek Seleucids had counted on Mattathias, son of John and a leader of the community, to accept the king’s rulings, but he refused. After seeing one of his own people offer a pagan sacrifice, he killed the blasphemer, thus starting the Jewish struggle for freedom that lasted for over two decades and ushered in the Hasmonean kingdom. Understanding the Maccabean Revolt 167 to 63 BCE tells this thrilling story with forty pages of clear text and full color maps, illustrations, and photographs.


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AVAILABLE MAY 2017 CREATION AND NEW CREATION Understanding God’s Creation Project SEAN M. MCDONOUGH

In keeping with the scriptural witness and the theological heritage, Creation and New Creation examines the doctrine of creation alongside new creation. The connection between the two—creation and new creation—has drawn renewed attention in the last several decades; but the burden of Sean McDonough’s argument is that this emphasis on creation and new creation has been a feature of the doctrine since the beginning, whether in the eschatological reading of Genesis 1 that predominated at least until early modern times, or the intertwining of the narratives of creation and redemption in thinkers from early church father Irenaeus to modern theologian Karl Barth. While covering the traditional elements of the doctrine, McDonough treats this important subject with a special emphasis on how these unfold in the story of what Colin Gunton has called God’s “creation project.” Apprx. 248 pages • 6 x 9 inches Paperback 978-1-68307-026-9 • Retail $24.95 Discount code: GT North American rights only

REL067110 RELIGION / Christian Theology / Systematic REL067080 RELIGION / Christian Theology / History Target audience: Scholars, pastors, and educated laity; seminary and graduate students; teachers

“Sean McDonough blends profound biblical exposition with rich theological and philosophical reflection. This wide-ranging study not only addresses both classical concerns and contemporary questions, but stimulates worship and faithful participation in God’s creation project.” —Michael O’Neil, director of postgraduate research, Vose Seminary, Western Australia “Surely, one of the most important theological issues of the day is creation, and scholars have rightly focused in particular on the connection between creation and new creation. Few scholars bring more to the topic than New Testament theologian Sean McDonough. His book explores the Christian doctrine of creation by drawing upon a broad array of theologians, Protestant, Orthodox, and Catholic—from Irenaeus to Barth. The result is a book of astonishing breadth and impressive learning.” —Richard Clifford, professor emeritus of Old Testament, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry Sean M. McDonough is professor of New Testament at GordonConwell Theological Seminary, South Hamilton, Massachusetts. He holds a bachelor of arts from Harvard College, a master of divinity from Gordon-Conwell, and a PhD from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland.


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AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 2017 JERUSALEM Biblical Archaeology CARTA JERUSALEM, IN COLLABORATION WITH THE ISRAEL ANTIQUITIES AUTHORITY Jerusalem: Biblical Archaeology is a detailed and colorful map designed especially for tourists that elegantly displays all the archaeological sites one may visit in and around Jerusalem. This treasure trove of information was developed in collaboration with the Israel Antiquities Authority and contains the most upto-date available archaeological data. More than just a map, it also contains additional information about Jerusalem’s most precious archaeological sites, such as Mount Zion, the Mount of Olives, the Kidron Valley, the Ben Hinnom Valley, the Via Dolorosa, and the vitally important water aqueducts that permitted the ancient city of Jerusalem to flourish.

1 map sheet • 70 x 100 cm Two-sided sheet with maps and photos 978-9-65220-874-3 • 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.

TRV015020 TRAVEL / Middle East / Israel REL072000 RELIGION / Antiquities & Archaeology Target audience: Tourists to Israel; students of archaeology; anyone interested in biblical archaeology

Jerusalem: Biblical Archaeology also boasts: • An enlarged map of the historic Old City of Jerusalem. • A guide to Jerusalem’s ramparts and Old City walls. • Photographs of exciting finds retrieved from Jerusalem’s past. • Sites from many different time periods, including the biblical and pre-biblical, New Testament and Roman, Second Temple and Hasmonean, Byzantine, Crusader, medieval, and Islamic eras. • Holy sites. Jerusalem: Biblical Archaeology is a powerful witness to the centrality of Jerusalem in the world’s most widely read book– the Holy Bible—and by extension, in the history of Western Civilization. A must have for anyone interested in the fascinating history of this holy city!


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AVAILABLE MAY 2017 THE REFORMATION What You Need to Know and Why J.E.M. CAMERON, ED. CONTRIBUTIONS BY JOHN STOTT, LINDSAY BROWN, MICHAEL REEVES, AND ALAN PURSER The Reformation changed everything—culture, commerce, and learning. Here in these few pages we focus on its core, its defining of a new Protestant church. While Wittenberg in 1517 is often regarded as ‘the start of the Reformation’, the earliest-recorded ‘heretik’ died in Scotland more than a hundred years earlier. Part l offers a fast-paced storyline of the whole period. The Reformation: What You Need to Know and Why does not celebrate a schism. It sets forth biblical truth, and the part each of us must play in passing that truth on to the next generation. If the church is to be effective, we must believe and confess the gospel, obey it and adorn it, proclaim it and argue it, defend it, and be willing to suffer for it.

Apprx. 100 pages • 4.25 x 7 inches Paperback 978-1-68307-027-6 • Retail $6.95 Discount code: GT World Rights

REL108020 RELIGION / Christian Church / History HIS037090 HISTORY / Modern / 16th Century Target audience: General Christian trade; scholars, pastors, and laity

What of Christ’s prayer for Christians to ‘be one’? Would it be better to ignore, even forget the Reformation? If we look more closely at that prayer, we may be surprised by what we find. The Reformation: What You Need to Know and Why includes: • Timeline • Questions for Reflection • Martin Luther’s 95 Theses

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