Page 1


SEP-DEC 2016 NEW TITLES

AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 2016 THE COMPLETE JEWISH STUDY BIBLE COMPLETE JEWISH BIBLE TRANSLATION, UPDATED EDITION

Illuminating the Jewishness of God’s Word General Editor, Rabbi Barry Rubin Christians and Messianic Jews who are interested in the rich spiritual traditions of their faith will be thrilled with this brandnew study Bible. The Complete Jewish Study Bible pairs the updated text of the Complete Jewish Bible with extra study material, to help readers understand and connect with the Jewish roots of the Christian faith. The Complete Jewish Bible translation shows that the word of God, from Genesis to Revelation, is a unified Jewish book meant for everyone— Jew and non-Jew alike. Translated by David H. Stern with new, updated introductions by Rabbi Barry Rubin, it has been a best-seller for over twenty years. This translation, combined with beautiful, modern design and helpful features, makes this an exquisite, one-of-a-kind Bible.

Apprx. 1728 pages • 6 3/8 x 9 1/4 inches Hardcover 978-1-61970-867-9 • Retail $49.95

Unique to The Complete Jewish Study Bible are a number of helpful articles and notes to aid the reader in understanding the Jewish context for the Scriptures, both in the Tanakh (the Old Testament) and the B’rit Hadashah (the New Testament).

Features include: • •

Flexisoft • Blue 978-1-61970-869-3 • Retail $79.95 Genuine Calfskin Leather • Black 978-1-61970-870-9 • Retail $139.95

Discount code: BI World Rights

• •

BIB018050 BIBLES / Other Translations / Study REL101000 RELIGION / Messianic Judaism

• •

Twenty-five contributors (both Jewish and Christian), including John Fischer, Patrice Fischer, Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum, Walter C. Kaiser, Jr., Rabbi Russell Resnik, and more Thirty-four topical articles ranging from topics such as the menorah (or “candelabra of God”) and repentance (t’shuvah) in the Bible, to Yeshua’s “Sermon on the Mount” and the Noachide Laws (the laws given by God to Noah and subsequent generations) and their applicability to Gentiles In addition to these topical articles and detailed study notes, there are twelve tracks or themes running throughout the Bible with 117 articles, covering topics such as Jewish Customs, the Names of God, Shabbat, and the Torah New Bible book introductions, written from a Jewish perspective Bottom-of-page notes to help readers understand the deeper meanings behind the Jewish text Sabbath and Holy Day Scripture readings Offers the original Hebrew names for people, places, and concepts

Target audience: Messianic Jews and Christians interested in understanding the Jewish roots of their faith.


SEP-DEC 2016 NEW TITLES

AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 2016 THEOLOGY OF WORK BIBLE COMMENTARY One-Volume Hardcover Edition THEOLOGY OF WORK PROJECT 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 the whole Bible—from Genesis to Revelation—says about work. Business, education, law, service industries, medicine, government— wherever you work, in whatever capacity, the Scriptures have something to say about it. This edition is a one-volume hardcover version.

Apprx. 1024 pages • 6 x 9 inches Printed Case 978-1-61970-860-0 • Retail $99.95 Discount code: GT World Rights

RELIGION / Biblical Commentary / General Also Available: Vol. 1 Genesis through Deuteronomy • 9781619706606 Vol. 2 Joshua through Song of Songs • 9781619707092 Vol. 3 Isaiah through Malachi • 9781619707504 Vol. 4 Matthew through Acts • 9781619705265 Vol. 5 Romans through Revelation • 9781619705968 5 Paperback Volumes in Heavy Board Slip Case: 978-1-61970-829-7 • Retail $99.95

“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, Author of Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God’s Work “Did you ever wonder what your work has to do with your faith? The short answer is everything, and now you can read all about it in this Theology of Work Bible Commentary, now in print for the first time. Heartily recommended.” —Eric Metaxas, New York Times best-selling author of Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy “This series is a magnificent contribution to one of the most neglected themes in Christian ethics. Avoiding the easy anachronism of finding a few proof-texts that might apply to modern work, the authors let the distinctive voices and broader themes of Scripture illuminate our working life. The conversation about faith and work is deeper and richer thanks to the Theology of Work Project.” —Andy Crouch, Executive Editor of Christianity Today and author of Culture Making and Playing God

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


SEP-DEC 2016 NEW TITLES

AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 2016 MARTIN BUBER Makers of the Modern Theological Mind Series STEPHEN M. PANKO EDITED BY BOB E. PATTERSON

Martin Buber’s life and work is thoroughly examined in this handy and readable book. It is part of the classic Makers of the Modern Theological Mind series, recently made available again with new paperback cover designs. “Because Martin Buber lived, there is more love in the world than there would have been without him. And for him that was the reason above all others for the gift of life.”—New York Times The writings of the Jewish religious thinker, Martin Buber (1878–1965), have had a significant influence on a number of Christian theologians. In this overview, Stephen Panko provides a penetrating insight into the many facets of Buber and his work. Apprx. 136 pages • 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches Paperback 978-1-61970-859-4 • Retail $14.95 Ebook Discount code: GT World Rights

REL067080RELIGION / Christian Theology / History ALSO AVAILABLE IN THIS SERIES: Søren Kierkegaard • 9781619708143 Karl Barth • 9781619707351 Dietrich Bonhoeffer • 9781619707542 Emil Brunner • 9781619707368 Rudolf Bultmann • 9781619708136

Buber’s idea of true life as relation was expressed in his famous book I and Thou, in which he asserted that we can only become a personal “I” when we treat others, nature, and God as a “Thou” rather than an impersonal “it.” Buber’s work became widely known in Christian circles and his concept of “I-Thou” relationships was adopted by Christian theologians Karl Barth, Emil Brunner, Rudolf Bultmann, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and Friedrich Gogarten among others. The Makers of the Modern Theological Mind series remains a mustread for anyone eager to understand these theologians and their impact on today’s church. Dr. Bob E. Patterson is emeritus professor of religion at Baylor University. Stephen M. Panko (1930–2012) served as pastor of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Chicago, Illinois. He was also the director of Continuing Education and associate dean of University College at Loyola University of Chicago.

Target audience: General Christian trade; scholars, pastors, and educated laity; seminary and graduate students; teachers.


SEP-DEC 2016 NEW TITLES

AVAILABLE OCTOBER 2016 CARING FOR OUR AGING PARENTS Lessons in Love, Loss, and Letting Go MICHELE HOWE In Caring for Our Aging Parents, Michele Howe provides practical and necessary guidance to help readers navigate the uncertain and emotional territory of caring for elderly parents. This book addresses the mental and emotional aspects of growing older, and offers sound biblical advice on how to care for your loved ones with positivity and respect. Caring for Our Aging Parents will guide adult individuals who are facing the obvious and subtle changes that take place as their parents age. It addresses a variety of mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual areas of decline. Readers will learn how to deal more effectively with their own emotional responses to these everaltering shifts in their parents’ personalities with good grace and by utilizing sound biblical principles. Apprx. 137 pages • 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches Paperback 978-1-61970-835-8 • Retail $14.95 Ebook Discount code: GT World Rights

REL012100 RELIGION / Christian Life / Relationships REL012030 RELIGION / Christian Life / Family FAM017000 FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Eldercare ALSO AVAILABLE BY THIS AUTHOR: Empty Nest, What’s Next? • 9781619706668 Burdens Do a Body Good • 9781598564334 Going It Alone • 9781565634527 Still Going It Alone • 9781598562415

This resource offers real life stories of individuals who have found positive and life-affirming methods to communicating respectfully and lovingly to their aged parents. Readers will also be heartened to find practical suggestions for mending broken relationships and gaining new ground with their parents, even when their past has been checkered by pain and difficulty. Chapters Include: They’re My Parents Too, Love and Respect Defined, When Finances Become Deal Breakers, Learning to Let Go of the Past, Focusing on the Eternal When the Temporal Feels Too Painful, Seeing Older Parents Through the Lens of Grace, Recognizing Your Parents’ Personalities May Completely Disappear, Gently Challenging Parents to Keep Using Their Gifts and Talents, Sharing Your Faith with Unbelieving Parents, and many more. Michele Howe is the author of fifteen books, mostly on parenting, such as Empty Nest, What’s Next? (2015), Burdens Do a Body Good (2010), Still Going It Alone (2008), and Going It Alone (1999).

Target audience: Christians with aging parents; caretakers.


SEP-DEC 2016 NEW TITLES

AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 2016 DESIGNED FOR GOOD Recovering the Idea, Language, and Practice of Virtue KEVIN J. BROWN Kevin J. Brown’s Designed for Good is a study of classical virtue ethics from a Christian perspective. This book shows Christians that their faith contains resources to help them recover the idea of virtue in the face of our modern moral bewilderment. Although we may not realize it, we live in a world that is full of competing ethical systems. Appeals to rights, personal freedom, or even equality often come with their own “meta-values.” Each of these values has something in common with the Christian message, but none of them tells the whole story.

Apprx. 200 pages • 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches Paperback 978-1-61970-848-8 • Retail $17.95 Ebook Discount code: GT World Rights

REL028000 RELIGION / Ethics REL012110 RELIGION / Christian Life / Social Issues

In this Christian take on classical virtue ethics, Brown weaves in modern-day examples from economics, politics, and pop culture to create a relevant framework that relates faith to contemporary ethical questions. Brown argues that true virtue—the kind we can actually strive for in our day-to-day lives—requires a holistic vision of the good life, not a list of rules determined by our preferences or the latest market trends. Instead, it is precisely what we were designed for by our Creator: life in the community of Christ’s body, the church. Virtue then becomes the pursuit of wholeness in harmony with God’s design. Brown introduces the problem of modern ethics and analyzes common “meta-values” that readers will likely have encountered in their workplaces, schools, and possibly even churches. Readers will especially resonate with the second half of the book, where Brown outlines the foundations of the holistic, Christian concept of virtue: “to act justly, and love mercy, and walk humbly with your God.” Kevin Brown is an associate professor of business at Asbury University and also serves as the lead editor of the Christian Business Academy Review. His formal education spans the areas of theology, philosophy, and economics—and his writing seeks to explore the interplay between these fields. He resides with his wife and children in Wilmore, Kentucky.

Target audience: General Christian trade audience; Christians interested in ethics and society; college and seminary students and professors.


SEP-DEC 2016 NEW TITLES

AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 2016 DICTIONARY OF DAILY LIFE IN BIBLICAL & POST-BIBLICAL ANTIQUITY Volume 4, O–Z BY 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 2000 BC to approximately AD 600. This dictionary casts light on the culture, technology, history, and politics of the periods of the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament. Apprx. 500 pages • 6 x 9 inches Paperback 978-1-61970-728-3 • Retail $24.95 Ebook Discount code: GT World Rights REL006670 R ELIGION / Biblical Reference / Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

ALSO AVAILABLE IN THIS SERIES: Volume 1, A-Da • 978-1-61970-460-2 Volume 2, De-H • 978-1-61970-640-8 Volume 3, I-N • 978-1-61970-727-6

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. Articles range 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 fourth volume covers 25 topics from O-Z, including: Plants & Flowers, Slavery, Taxation, Textiles, Viticulture, Wealth & Poverty, Weapons, Widows & Orphans, Wild Animals & Hunting, and more. Target audience: Scholars, pastors, and educated laity; seminary and graduate students; teachers.

“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 “This is not your standard Bible dictionary, but one that focuses on aspects of daily life in Bible times, addressing interesting and sometimes puzzling topics that are often overlooked in other encyclopedias. I highly recommend the Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical & Post-Biblical Antiquity and will be giving it ‘shout-outs’ in my classes in the years to come.” — James K. Hoffmeier, Professor of Old Testament and Near Eastern Archaeology, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School


SEP-DEC 2016 NEW TITLES

AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 2016 DICTIONARY OF DAILY LIFE IN BIBLICAL & POST-BIBLICAL ANTIQUITY 4-Volume Boxed Set BY 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 2000 BC to approximately AD 600. The set is comprised of the four previously printed 6 x 9 paperback books collated into a set and inserted into a sturdy (heavy board) slip case. 4 Volumes • 6 x 9 inches 4 paperback books in heavy board slip case 978-1-61970-861-7 • Retail $79.95 Ebook Discount code: GT World Rights REL006670 R ELIGION / Biblical Reference / Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

ALSO AVAILABLE IN THIS SERIES: Volume 1, A-Da • 978-1-61970-460-2 Volume 2, De-H • 978-1-61970-640-8 Volume 3, I-N • 978-1-61970-727-6 Volume 4, O-Z • 978-1-61970-728-3

This dictionary casts light on the culture, technology, history, and politics of the periods of the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament. 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. Articles range 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. Target audience: Scholars, pastors, and educated laity; seminary and graduate students; teachers.

“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 “This is not your standard Bible dictionary, but one that focuses on aspects of daily life in Bible times, addressing interesting and sometimes puzzling topics that are often overlooked in other encyclopedias. I highly recommend the Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical & Post-Biblical Antiquity and will be giving it ‘shout-outs’ in my classes in the years to come.” — James K. Hoffmeier, Professor of Old Testament and Near Eastern Archaeology, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School


SEP-DEC 2016 NEW TITLES

AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 2016 DIETRICH BONHOEFFER An Introduction to His Thought SABINE DRAMM Translated from German by Thomas Rice In this book on Dietrich Bonhoeffer, author Sabine Dramm examines the twentieth century’s best-known German pastor and theologian. This is a book about Bonhoeffer’s vibrant Christian faith and his profound yet very practical theological thinking. Although Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s passionate life and dramatic death are familiar territory, this book examines his life and the death he accepted in resistance to Hitler in the context of his faith and thought, as found in his own writings.

Apprx. 272 pages • 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches Paperback 978-1-61970-850-1 • Retail $19.95 Ebook Discount code: GT World Rights

REL028000 RELIGION / Ethics REL051000 RELIGION / Philosophy

Dramm explores Bonhoeffer’s sermons, letters, articles, and books. She offers her readers an outstanding introduction to the breadth of his writing and the depth of his theological thinking. Dramm also traces how Bonhoeffer’s beliefs and understandings led him to active resistance to the Nazi regime: to the establishment of alternative church groups, to espionage, and ultimately to conspiracy to overthrow the government by assassinating Hitler. Dr. Sabine Dramm holds a doctorate in education science from Bonn University. She has studied evangelical theology and social science as well as philosophy and education. She is the author of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Resistance, and other books and articles. She lives in Provence, France.

Target audience: General Christian trade; anyone interested in

Bonhoeffer studies; scholars, pastors, and educated laity; seminary and graduate students; teachers.

“This book is a joy to read. As Bonhoeffer’s own work integrated theology and life, so this introduction to his thought is integrated into the story of his own life. Bonhoeffer’s own combination of theological depth and straightforward translation into concrete this-worldly life is here presented with clarity and passion. More than a biography decorated with theological snippets, or a survey of his theology illustrated with anecdotes, Dramm presents good summaries of all Bonhoeffer’s works, allowing the reader to see the pattern and development of his thought as a whole.” —Dr. Eugene Boring, I. Wylie and Elizabeth M. Briscoe Professor of New Testament (Emeritus), Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University


SEP-DEC 2016 NEW TITLES

AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 2016 GENESIS A New Commentary MEREDITH G. KLINE ED. BY JONATHAN G. KLINE Meredith G. Kline is famous in the Reformed community for his teaching and writings in the area of biblical and covenant theology. In the mid-1990s, just after Kline finished writing what is considered to be his magnum opus (a study of the book of Genesis called Kingdom Prologue), he wrote a brief commentary on the same biblical text. Genesis: A New Commentary was not published during his lifetime and is just now being made available to the public. Many of Kline’s former students, as well as many pastors and laypeople in the Reformed community, consider his work to have had a transformative effect on their faith and thinking. His teaching and writings (he wrote seven books and more than seventy articles) were filled with fresh, insightful interpretations. Apprx. 150 pages • 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches Paperback 978-1-61970-852-5 • Retail $19.95 Ebook Discount code: GT World Rights REL006060 RELIGION / Biblical Commentary / Old Testament

Meredith Kline’s posthumously published Genesis: A New Commentary—which distills his mature views on the book of Genesis and, indeed, on Scripture as a whole—will appeal greatly to those who already admire his work, and make his thinking accessible to a broader audience. The commentary has been edited by Kline’s grandson Jonathan G. Kline, who received his PhD in Hebrew Bible from Harvard University, and contains a foreword by Michael S. Horton, the J. Gresham Machen Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics at Westminster Seminary California. 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 California. He was also an ordained minister in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church.

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


SEP-DEC 2016 NEW TITLES

AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 2016 GREAT AWAKENINGS Historical Perspectives for Today ED. BY DAVID HORN & GORDON L. ISAAC This book is an engaging look at spiritual awakenings that have happened in the church throughout history. It examines how these extraordinary movements of God translate into the larger cultural analysis of today. Spiritual awakenings have refreshed the people of God from the very origins of the church. What about these past movements can be instructive for the church today? Can we expect God’s awakening presence in our day? These questions brought about the “Surprising Work of God Conference” in the fall of 2015 in which speakers traced awakening movements from the Old and New Testaments to the present day.

Apprx. 250 pages • 6 x 9 inches Paperback 978-1-61970-767-2 • Retail $39.95 Ebook Discount code: GT World Rights

REL108020 RELIGION / Christian Church / History

Great Awakenings represents the culmination of this conference as the collected works of notable speakers. Chapters address questions about spiritual awakenings through historical, theological, and sociological lenses. They look at the events that precipitated these awakenings, evaluating whether their causes were purely religious or otherwise, and finally suggest what about the awakenings is normative for the church today. Contributors include: Dr. David Horn , Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Dr. Gordon Isaac , Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Dr. Walter Kaiser, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Dr. Adrian Chastain Weimer, Providence College Dr. Charles Hambrick-Stowe, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary Dr. Gwenfair Adams, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Rev. Kevin Adams, East Baptist Church, Lynn, MA Dr. George M. Marsden, University of Notre Dame Dr. Grant Wacker, Duke Divinity School Dr. James Singleton, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Rev. Ed Stetzer, LifeWay Christian Resources, Nashville, TN. Dr. Todd M. Johnson, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary & Boston University Ms. Cindy M. Wu, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Dr. Timothy C. Tennent, Asbury Theological Seminary Dr. Mark Noll, University of Notre Dame

Target audience: Church historians; scholars, pastors, and educated laity; seminary and graduate students; teachers.


SEP-DEC 2016 NEW TITLES

AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 2016 THE ILLUSTRATED BIBLE A Dramatic Reading of God’s Story JEFF ANDERSON & MIKE MADDOX The Illustrated Bible is God’s story, dynamically presented in comic book form. Striking visuals combine with accurate and clever text to bring the Bible to life for anybody interested in seeing it in a new way. The Illustrated Bible tells God’s story from Genesis to Revelation with 256 pages of stunning images that draw readers into the real people and stories of Scripture. This comprehensive retelling has a dynamism not found in other story Bibles and depth of meaning lacking in other picture books. Young readers and anyone who appreciates comic books or graphic novels will be drawn to the vitality of its design and the epic drama of its contents. Apprx. 256 pages • 7 5/8 x 10 inches Printed Case 978-1-61970-874-7 • Retail $16.95 Discount code: BI World Rights

CGN011000 COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Religious

As the word of God unfolds, readers discover biblical characters in moving and compelling ways that capture the wide array of emotions found in the Bible. Striking visuals combine with accurate and clever text to bring God’s word to life for anybody interested in seeing the Bible in a new way. Jeff Anderson is a freelance illustrator in Hartlepool, England. He has extensive experience in publishing, comics and graphic novels, advertising and greeting cards. Target audience: Children aged 8 years and up; anyone interested in graphic novels, comic books, or illustration.


SEP-DEC 2016 NEW TITLES

AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 2016 KJV NEW TESTAMENT WITH PSALMS AND PROVERBS KING JAMES VERSION A compact and portable King James Version New Testament, with the Psalms and Proverbs. The slim profile of the KJV New Testament with Psalms and Proverbs makes it easy to slip into a coat pocket, purse, or backpack. This edition is loaded with features you won’t find in many full Bibles. It’s a thoughtful gift for travelers, hospital visitors, evangelists, and new believers alike.

Apprx. 512 pages • 4 x 5 3/4 inches Imitation Leather Black • 978-1-61970-871-6 • Retail $7.95 Discount code: BI World Rights BIB006030 BIBLES / King James Version / New Testament & Portions

• 8-point type—larger than that of other Bibles in this format • Ribbon marker • How to Become a Christian • Bible Promises • Harmony of the Gospels • Miracles of the New Testament • Parables of the New Testament

Target audience: General Christian audience; readers of the King James Version. MORE COLORS:

Blue, magnetic flap • 978-1-59856-243-9 Espresso, magnetic flap • 978-1-59856-810-3 Green, magnetic flap • 978-1-59856-327-6 Lilac, magnetic flap • 978-1-59856-813-4 Pink, magnetic flap • 978-1-59856-330-6 Tan, magnetic flap • 978-1-59856-245-3 Black • 978-1-61970-154-0 Light pink • 978-1-61970-155-7 Blue • 978-1-59856-242-2 Espresso • 978-1-59856-808-0 Green • 978-1-59856-329-0 Lilac • 978-1-59856-811-0 Pink • 978-1-59856-331-3 Tan • 978-1-59856-244-6


SEP-DEC 2016 NEW TITLES

AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 2016 PSALM 19 Hymn of Unification T. A. PERRY T. A. Perry interacts with the Psalms in his newest book, Psalm 19: Hymn of Unification. With his characteristically engaging writing style, Perry couples a detailed exegesis of this psalm with a philosophical meditation on its value and meaning. Psalm 19 begins with “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament proclaims the work of his hands.” This psalm— which C. S. Lewis called “the greatest poem in the Psalter and one of the greatest lyrics in the world”—tells how all of creation speaks in praise of God, and then meditates on the beauty and perfection of the law of Yahweh, Israel’s covenant lord.

Apprx. 200 pages • 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches Paperback 978-1-61970-685-9 • Retail $24.95 Discount code: GT World Rights

REL006400 RELIGION / Biblical Studies / Exegesis & Hermeneutics ALSO AVAILABLE BY T. A. PERRY: Jonah’s Arguments with God • 9781619704893 Wisdom in the Hebrew Bible • 9781619704916

T. A. Perry divides his book into two main parts, coupling a detailed exegetical analysis of Psalm 19 with a philosophical meditation (from a Jewish perspective) on nature, the law, and the relationship between humanity and the rest of creation. Perry advances the thesis that Psalm 19 presents a vision of “universal unification” for the entire creation, one that is not restricted to Jews but that embraces all people and, indeed, all of nature. Like Genesis 1, Psalm 19 tells a story of the origins, structures, and directions of the universe that God has made and over which he rules—thus providing a paradigmatic statement of monotheism as a religious system. In addition, Psalm 19 invites us to reflect on the tensions inherent in monotheism, especially the struggle between love and justice that we see in Israel’s God. T. A. Perry (PhD, Romance Philology and Comparative Literature, Yale University) has taught at the University of Connecticut, Ben Gurion University, and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In recent years, he served as a faculty associate at Hartford Seminary and as the Corcoran Visiting Chair in Christian-Jewish Learning at Boston College. Perry is the author of numerous books, including Wisdom in the Hebrew Bible: Exploring God’s Twilight Zone and Jonah’s Arguments with God: The Honeymoon Is Over!

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


SEP-DEC 2016 NEW TITLES

AVAILABLE OCTOBER 2016 PUTTING ART (BACK) IN ITS PLACE JOHN E. SKILLEN John Skillen’s book calls Christians to come together as one body and enrich art culture in the church. Putting Art (Back) in its Place equips laity and clergy to think historically about the vibrant role the visual arts have played—and could again play—in the life of the church and its mission. Most Christians today view art from a distance: Do not touch! In frames and galleries, art is walled off from the rest of life. Christian discussions of art focus primarily on artists as lonely dreamers and encourage training artists in technique, while leaving them up to their own devices in deciding what to create and how to keep food on the table.

Apprx. 250 pages • 6 x 9 inches Paperback 978-1-61970-759-7 • Retail $24.95 Ebook Discount code: GT World Rights

REL013000 RELIGION / Christianity / Literature & the Arts

Yet for a long time, artwork assisted communities in performing actions that defined their corporate work and identity (their liturgies). Art touched the entire community: the artist, commissioning patrons, advisors who articulated beliefs and ideas, and representatives of the community for whom the art was made. The whole body of Christ played a part in the creation and use of art that said: Touch me and see! In order for Christians to foster a vibrant culture of the arts, we must restore and cultivate active and respectful relationships among artists, patrons, scholars, communities and the art they create. Putting Art (Back) in its Place equips laity and clergy to think historically about the vibrant role the visual arts have played—and could again play—in the life of the church and its mission. John Skillen directs the Studio for Art, Faith & History at Gordon College in Wenham, MA, where he has taught since 1983. A specialist in medieval, Renaissance, and 17th-century literature, Dr. Skillen oversees several programs in Europe administered through Gordon’s Global Education Office, and frequently leads seminars in Italy, where he directed the Gordon In Orvieto program from 1998 to 2009.

Target audience: Laity and clergy; Christian artists; church music and art directors; Christian art professors and students; general Christian trade.


SEP-DEC 2016 NEW TITLES

AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 2016 GENESIS 34-50 The Bible and Your Work Study Series THEOLOGY OF WORK PROJECT This Bible Study, part of The Bible and Your Work Study Series, works through Genesis 34-50 and offers biblical guidance for everyday life. Christians in the workplace will appreciate examining the themes of conflict, leadership, and calling that are found in this study guide. God’s threefold covenant to Abraham ends with a promise that his descendants will be a blessing to all nations. The end of Genesis traces the partial fulfillment of this promise through the chosen lines of Abraham’s descendants, specifically through his great-grandson Joseph.

Apprx. 96 pages • 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches Paperback 978-1-61970-809-9 • Retail $9.95 Ebook Discount code: GT World Rights REL012090 RELIGION / Christian Life / Professional Growth

ALSO AVAILABLE: Genesis 1-11 • 9781619705142 Genesis 12-33 • 9781619706231 Theology of Work Bible Commentary: Genesis through Deuteronomy • 9781619706606

This third and final study on the book of Genesis follows Joseph from his lowest point, being sold to slavery by his brothers, to his greatest achievement, “the saving of many lives” (Gen. 50:20) as the second-incommand of Egypt. This study wrestles with several tough issues and cites Joseph as an example of how to deal with conflicts and feelings of futility, what it means to be a leader as a Christian, and how we should discern God’s call on our lives and go about accomplishing his will. 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.


SEP-DEC 2016 NEW TITLES

AVAILABLE OCTOBER 2016 REST AND WORK The Bible and Your Work Study Series THEOLOGY OF WORK PROJECT This Bible study examines the meaning and place of “rest” and “work” in the Bible, providing a relevant roadmap for our everyday lives. Workplace Christians who wonder if the Bible’s Sabbath commandments still apply to us today will find this to be a practical, meditative, and helpful guide. People thrive when we work and rest in a rhythm that deepens our connection with God. Yet finding real rest can be challenging. From the wandering Israelites who didn’t trust God’s provision, to workplace Christians who wonder whether Sabbath commandments still apply today, many ask “why” and “how” we should rest. Through biblical analysis and real-world examples, this in-depth study of rest and work elevates both activities to their God-given importance.

Apprx. 96 pages • 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches Paperback 978-1-61970-856-3 • Retail $9.95 Ebook Discount code: GT World Rights REL012090 RELIGION / Christian Life / Professional Growth

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. Chapters Include: • Created to Rest: Entering into Joyful Communion with God • Commanded to Rest: The Impact of the Fall • Why We Can’t Rest: Human Nature Revealed in the Hebrew Scriptures • We’re Still as Stubborn as Israel • How Rest Is Restored: Jesus’ Redemption in the New Testament • Is Weekly Sabbath Observance Commanded for Christians? • How We Can Experience Deeper Rest

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

September-December 2016  

Hendrickson Publisher's new and forthcoming titles for the September-December 2016 season.

September-December 2016  

Hendrickson Publisher's new and forthcoming titles for the September-December 2016 season.

Advertisement