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AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 2015 THEOLOGY OF WORK BIBLE COMMENTARY Vol. 2 Joshua through Song of Songs 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 Joshua through Song of Songs says about work.

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

“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 “This commentary is a revolutionary document! It does what no other commentary has done, which is to turn us around and to see what the Bible actually says about work. . . . It is about time we saw that the Word of God gives meaning, purpose, perspective and practical guidelines for daily work. It is hard not to be enthusiastic about something that is just plain wonderful and transformative. This commentary can turn the church inside out as the people of God serve God full time from Monday to Friday.” -R. Paul Stevens Professor Emeritus, Marketplace Theology, Regent College, Vancouver, BC 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 NOVEMBER 2015 CALLING AND WORK The Bible and Your Work Study Series BY THEOLOGY OF WORK PROJECT

When Christians ask about vocation—or “calling”—we usually mean, “Is God calling me to a particular job, profession or type of work?” This question matters because God is interested in our work. Because he is, it’s sensible to ask what he wants us to do. We see in the Bible that God does indeed call some people to particular work, and this provides all of us with various kinds of guidance for our work. In this Bible study, we will explore biblical accounts of these “calls” in depth—keeping in mind that “calling” goes deeper than any one aspect of life, such as work. We will explore the calling to particular work in light of many of the biblical passages related to calling. Apprx. 96 pages • 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches Paperback • 978-1-61970-693-4 • 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 and Wealth • 9781619706620

1. Types of God’s Calling (Part 1) 2. Types of God’s Calling (Part 2) 3. Guidance to Particular Work: The Needs of the World 4. Guidance to Particular Work: Your Skills and Gifts 5. Guidance to Particular Work: Your Truest Desires 6. Guidance to Particular Work: Putting it all together 7. Special Questions about Calling 8. Conclusions about Calling This Bible study is part of The Bible and Your Work Study Series. Each guide 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. 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 DECEMBER 2015

WOMEN AND WORK IN THE OLD TESTAMENT The Bible and Your Work Study Series BY THEOLOGY OF WORK PROJECT

Apprx. 96 pages • 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches Paperback • 978-1-61970-673-6 • 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 and Wealth • 9781619706620

In every period in the life of God’s people in the Old Testament, women were called to step forward, coming to the aid of helpless people. When God determined to give Adam a mate in Genesis 2, he called her ezer knegdo—a helper equal to the man. But that word helper can trip us up if we think of the woman as a kind of assistant or as a plumber’s apprentice. An ezer helper has knowledge or skills needed by someone else and uses them to come to that person’s aid. This Bible study looks at individual ezer women in Israel’s history—women such as Rahab as convert, Deborah as judge, Ruth as provider, Shiphrah and Puah as midwives, Miriam as leader, Abigail as intermediary, Huldah as interpreter of God’s law, Esther as queen, and Lady Wisdom of Proverbs as the sum of an ezer woman. This Bible study is part of The Bible and Your Work Study Series. Each guide 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. 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 SEPTEMBER 2015 EXODUS The Bible and Your Work Study Series BY THEOLOGY OF WORK The story of Exodus opens and closes with ancient Israel at work—from toiling as slaves for the Egyptians to creating God’s tabernacle in the wilderness. In this study, we discover that God’s character is revealed in his work. And as we are drawn to him through his self-revelation, his work shapes our work. This not only frames our identity as his people, but it also directs the work he has called us to do. God did not deliver Israel from work. He set Israel free for work. To capture Israel’s character as a nation in transition, in this study we outline Exodus and assess its theology of work according to the geographical stages of its journey, beginning in Egypt, then at the Red Sea and on the way to Sinai, and finally at Sinai itself. Apprx. 96 pages • 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches Paperback 978-1-61970-683-5 • Retail $9.95

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

1. Israel in Egypt 2. God’s Work of Redemption for Israel 3. God’s Work of Justice for His People 4. Israel at Mount Sinai 5. What the Ten Commandments Say about Work 6. The Ten Commandments (Continued) 7. Case Laws in the Book of the Covenant 8. Case Laws (Continued) and the Institution of the Tabernacle 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.

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 SEPTEMBER 2015 2 CORINTHIANS The Bible and Your Work Study Series BY THEOLOGY OF WORK Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians offers us a unique glimpse into the heart and soul of this apostle as he contends for the integrity of the church. In this letter, Paul covers topics such as transparency, joy, sincerity, reputation, service, humility, leadership, performance and accountability, reconciliation, working with nonbelievers, encouragement, generosity, timely fulfillment of obligations, and the proper use of wealth—all topics still applicable to our modern workplaces.

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

This study is written for those who want to learn how to be more effective in their work—and those who are willing to trust God for the ability to do so. There is a practical model in Paul and his teachings in 2 Corinthians, all of which are rooted in the deep sufficiency of God’s grace in our lives. 1. Relationships at Work 2. Relationships that Work 3. The Softer Side of Strength 4. New Creations at Work 5. Yokes at Work 6. Building Relationships that Work 7. Giving in God’s Economy 8. Grace at Work 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.

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 DECEMBER 2015 GROWING A STRONG MARRIAGE 3-in-1 Box Set Study Guide by AMY MCGOWAN Just as Christ transforms individuals from the inside out, he is also working on the heart of your marriage. Through this video Bible study series, learn to cultivate and enjoy a beautiful marriage that’s rooted and grounded in Christ. Because whether you have been married for a few years or thirty years, there is always room to grow! This 3-in-1 box set includes the three study guides from the Growing a Strong Marriage series, packaged with their three corresponding DVDs: Starting Strong, Working Together, and Staying Connected. 3 Paperback Study Guides & 3 DVDs 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches 978-1-61970-706-1 • Retail $69.95 Discount code: GT World Rights

REL012050 RELIGION / Christian Life / Love & Marriage Also Available in This Series: Vol. 1 Starting Strong DVD • 9781619705869 Study Guide • 9781619705845 Pack • 9781619705883 Vol. 2 Working Together DVD • 9781619705876 Study Guide • 9781619705852 Pack • 9781619705890 Vol. 3 Staying Connected DVD • 9781619706378 Study Guide • 9781619706361 Pack • 9781619706392

Featuring candid interviews and personal advice from John and Stasi Eldredge, Chip and Theresa Ingram, Gordon and Gail MacDonald, Les and Leslie Parrott, Art and Lysa TerKeurst, and Gary and Lisa Thomas. Through their touching and personal stories, timeless wisdom, and sage advice, you’ll glean spiritual understanding and inspiration for a lifetime of marriage. Amy McGowan holds a Bachelor of Arts in biblical studies (Ouachita Baptist University) and a Master of Arts in Religion in marriage and family counseling (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary). She has a passion to help strengthen marriages and teaches marriage enrichment seminars alongside her husband.


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AVAILABLE DECEMBER 2015 FIRE BIBLE STUDENT EDITION ENGLISH STANDARD VERSION Igniting a Generation in the Life of the Spirit

The Fire Bible Student Edition enables readers to track 20 themes through Scripture. Detailed book introductions, extensive study notes, and practical training on Christian living and outreach make this a unique resource for youth and their leaders.

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BIBLES / ESV / Study

Key features include: • Book introductions, with space for taking notes • Side column reference system • Extensive commentary in footnotes (has been updated from previous editions to fit student audience) • In-text maps and charts • In-text key issue articles • ESV concordance • Campus Missions Training Helps Target audience: This Bible is primarily for Assemblies of God youth and campus ministries, though anyone interested in an ESV youth Bible that’s packed with instructions from a Pentecostal perspective on living the Christian life may find it useful.


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AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 2015 SOLITUDE & CONTEMPLATION Spiritual Practices for Everyday Life EVERYDAY MATTERS BIBLE STUDIES FOR WOMEN

“He himself is my contemplation; he is my delight. Him for his own sake I seek above me.” -Isaac of Stella

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While community is important, we all need solitary time with the Creator and Lover of our souls. Closely connected to the spiritual practice of silence, solitude is the discipline of removing ourselves from the noise of our usual lives so we—like Mary, who chose what was better—can sit quietly at the Lord’s feet. It is a time to step aside from our everyday “realities” and focus instead on authentic life as God would have us live it—loving him and extending that love to our neighbor. Contemplation is an everyday lifestyle of truly seeking after God, despite our busy lives and the distractions that can hinder us from doing so. “Contemplation,” writes Thomas Merton, “is the highest expression of man’s intellectual and spiritual life. It is that life itself, fully awake, fully active, fully aware that it is alive. It is spiritual wonder.” Through the spiritual practice of solitude and contemplation, may this Bible study help awaken your daily life into “spiritual wonder”! Target audience: Women’s Bible study groups; small groups; church ministries; individuals


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AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 2015 GREEN DOLPHIN STREET BY ELIZABETH GOUDGE

Vivid, exciting tales—earthquakes, shipwreck, encounters between New Zealand settlers and the indigenous Maori people—are paired with fascinating details of 19th-century life, from sailing ships and steamboats to women’s fashions and the natural beauty of the British seacoast and the mountains and forests of New Zealand.

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Also Available by Elizabeth Goudge: 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

When Marianne LePatourel meets William Ozanne in the 1830s on an island in the English Channel, she sets her heart on him. However, her sister Marguerite falls in love with him too. And so begins this sweeping novel that takes the characters on dramatic adventures from childhood through old age, on land and at sea, and from the Channel Islands to China to the New Zealand frontier. When William’s naval career is cut short, he settles in New Zealand and writes to Mr. Le Patourel to ask for Marguerite’s hand in marriage—but in his nervousness he pens the wrong name in his letter. It is Marianne who arrives aboard the ship The Green Dolphin, and William’s gallant decision not to reveal his mistake sets in motion a marriage that is difficult, but teaches them both that steadfast love which is chosen is stronger than the passion of love at first sight. 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 SEPTEMBER 2015 EMPTY NEST, WHAT’S NEXT? Parenting Adult Children Without Losing Your Mind BY MICHELE HOWE

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FAM005000 FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Life Stages / General Also Available by This Author: Going It Alone • 9781565634527 Still Going It Alone • 9781598562415 Burdens Do a Body Good • 9781598564334

The purpose of Empty Nest, What’s Next? is to help parents adjust to their changing roles as parents of adult children. Unlike the first eighteen years of parenting, moms and dads now take on more of an advisory role and step out of the daily hands-on instructional role. In theory, this stepping to the sidelines parenting style should lead to a simpler, less stress-free life for the parents. However, real-life parenting young adults is often much more challenging than all the earlier years put together. Combine young adult immaturity with a dangerous world, and parents frequently find themselves beset with worry, fear, and anxiety. Intellectually letting go is one thing; emotionally letting go is much more difficult, especially when the consequences are adult sized. This resource will offer parents true stories of other moms and dads who are facing the very same challenges. Parents will discover a biblical model of faith-inspiring exercises that enable them to not simply cope with the demands of parenting their young adult children, but also to find peace, freedom, and joy in the process. Empty Nest, What’s Next? will offer encouragement, practical suggestions, and lots of comical asides to the always-evolving role of parenting. Target audience: Parents of adult children; parents of collegeaged children; grandparents Michele Howe is the author of over fifteen books that inspire Christian women of all ages to live healthy and fulfilling lives. She has also published over 2,000 reviews and articles, and has been featured on numerous radio shows across the country speaking on topics such as parenting and women’s health issues.


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AVAILABLE DECEMBER 2015 WHERE’S GOD ON MONDAY? BY ALISTAIR MACKENZIE AND WAYNE KIRKLAND

This book introduces readers to a basic biblical theology of work. It is written in fourteen engaging chapters, each of which is followed by questions and exercises for small group or individual reflection.

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Similar Books: The Accidental Executive • 9781619706217

The authors wanted a book that would straddle the divide between theological reflection and practical application in the everyday. In Alistair’s research over the years, he discovered that many people were looking for an easy to read book on the subject, but not one that was lightweight or lacking in credible biblical and theological content. Most treatments were too heavy, academic, long, and inaccessible, or they were largely anecdotal. Where’s God on Monday? is short enough for people to read in an afternoon, written in accessible language for the average person in the pews, yet thoughtful enough to be used as a text in Bible colleges. Alistair Mackenzie is a senior lecturer in the School of Theology Mission and Ministry at Laidlaw College, New Zealand. In addition to Where’s God on Monday?, he has co-authored with Wayne Kirkland SoulPurpose: Making a Difference in Life and Work, and Just Decisions: Christians Ethics Go to Work. He is the founding director of Faith at Work (NZ), has served as a mission consultant with the Baptist Churches of New Zealand, and participated in the Lausanne Committee’s Marketplace Ministry Issue Group, as well as the Boston-based Theology of Work Project. Wayne Kirkland is the author or co-author of several books, including Light from a Dark Star, SoulPurpose, Just Money, and Everyday Matters. Some of his other writings can be found on www.ruminations.co.nz. Previously a youth worker and car dealer, Wayne now is a writer based in Hutt City, New Zealand.

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 OCTOBER 2015 REFLECTING THE ETERNAL: DANTE’S DIVINE COMEDY IN THE NOVELS OF C. S. LEWIS BY MARSHA DAIGLE-WILLIAMSON The characters, plots, and potent language of C. S. Lewis’s novels reveal everywhere the modern writer’s admiration for Dante’s Divine Comedy. Throughout his career Lewis drew on the structure, themes, and narrative details of Dante’s medieval epic to present his characters as spiritual pilgrims growing toward God.

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Dante’s portrayal of sin and sanctification, of human frailty and divine revelation, are evident in all of Lewis’s best work. Readers will see how a modern author can make astonishingly creative use of a predecessor’s material—in this case, the way Lewis imitated and adapted medieval ideas about spiritual life for the benefit of his modern audience. Nine chapters cover all of Lewis’s novels, from Pilgrim’s Regress and his science-fiction to The Chronicles of Narnia and Till We Have Faces. Readers will gain new insight into the sources of Lewis’s literary imagination that represented theological and spiritual principles in his clever, compelling, humorous, and thoroughly human stories. Professor Marsha Daigle-Williamson (PhD, University of Michigan) taught English at Spring Arbor University for over twenty-five years. She serves as translator for the Preacher to the Papal Household, and has translated 13 books from the Italian since 2005. Her distinguished academic career includes numerous teaching awards and the publication of over forty articles, profiles, and reviews. She has spoken across the nation, has lectured at the International Congress on Medieval Studies six times in the past ten years, and is an active member of The Dante Society of America.

Target audience: This book is for Lewis fans, teachers of Lewis and their students, critics and scholars of Lewis and Dante, and general readers interested in literary history, creative writing, and medieval influences on contemporary culture and religion.


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AVAILABLE DECEMBER 2015 BIND UP THE TESTIMONY Explorations in the Genesis of the Book of Isaiah EDITED BY DANIEL I. BLOCK AND RICHARD L. SCHULTZ

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REL006730 RELIGION / Biblical Studies / Prophets Similar Books: Reading Genesis 1-2 9781598568882

One of the major flashpoints in academic biblical studies in the past 125 years has centered on the authorship and dating of the book of Isaiah. Beginning in the late 1800s, some scholars suggested that this book may have been written by multiple people over a period of centuries, a view that contrasts with the traditional one that the entire book of Isaiah was written in the eighth century BC by the Judean prophet Isaiah ben Amoz. Because for many conservative scholars the latter position is the only one that respects the divine inspiration of the text, and because they also believe that this position is endorsed by Jesus in the New Testament, the differing conclusions of mainstream and conservative scholars regarding the authorship and dating of the book of Isaiah have long served to divide these groups. Bind Up the Testimony—a collection of essays from a colloquium held at Wheaton College in 2013—brings together a variety of evangelical responses to this issue. Although a few of the essays arrive at conservative conclusions regarding the authorship and dating of the book of Isaiah, most of them attempt to chart new, more nuanced directions for thinking on this subject, and suggest that careful attention to the (complicated) compositional history of the book of Isaiah need not be a hindrance—and can, in fact, be a help—to Christians who understand the book of Isaiah as divinely inspired Scripture that has spoken to God’s people throughout the ages and that continues to speak to them today. Target audience: The primary audiences for this book will be evangelical scholars and graduate students, and educated pastors.


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AVAILABLE DECEMBER 2015 JESUS AND THE REMAINS OF HIS DAY Studies in Jesus and the Evidence of Material Culture BY CRAIG A. EVANS This book is a collection of thirteen articles on various aspects of how archaeological evidence enlightens our understanding of the life and death of Jesus and the culture in which he lived. Nine of the book’s thirteen essays were published previously, though several of these have been revised or augmented for inclusion in the present book; four of the book’s essays are new. Several of the essays deal with the death of Jesus and the burial practices of his day. Articles in the book include:

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REL072000 RELIGION / Antiquities & Archaeology Also Available by This Author: The World of Jesus and the Early Church 9781598568257

1. A Tale of Two Cities: What We Learned from Bethsaida and Magdala 2. A Boat, a House, and an Ossuary: What Can We Learn from the Artifacts? 3. Excavating Caiaphas, Pilate, and Simon of Cyrene: Assessing the Literary and Archaeological Evidence 4. “Have You Never Read?” Jesus and Literacy 5. Shout at the Devil: Jesus and Psalm 91 in the Light of Early Jewish Interpretation 6. “Hang Him on a Tree until Dead”: Hanging and Crucifixion in Second Temple Israel 7. The Family Buried Together Stays Together: On the Burial of the Executed in Family Tombs 8. Death Becomes Him: On the Execution and Burial of Jesus 9. Keeping Up with Appearances: The Talpiot Tomb Façade in Context 10. The Talking Dead: Post-Mortem Beliefs in Pagan, Jewish, and Christian Epitaphs

The book’s introduction explains the value of material culture (i.e., archaeological evidence) for interpreting Jesus and the Gospels and discusses the limits of such evidence. Also, the author is including several of his own photos in this book. Craig A. Evans, PhD, is Payzant Distinguished Professor of New Testament at Acadia Divinity College, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada. He is a frequent contributor to scholarly journals and the author or editor of numerous publications.

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


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AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 2015 COMPACT GREEK-ENGLISH LEXICON OF THE NEW TESTAMENT The Compact Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament is a revision and expansion of Alexander Souter’s popular A Pocket Lexicon to the Greek New Testament. Edited by Mark A. House, it features numbering of complex definitions, noun genders, adjective endings, in-depth parts-of-speech labeling, lists of irregular verb forms, and insightful word definitions set off in italics for quick reference.

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RELIGION / Biblical Reference / Language Similar Books: The Greek New Testament with Expanded Dictionary • 9781598563511

Mark A. House (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is Professor of Biblical Studies at New Geneva Theological Seminary in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and the Director of the Online Greek Program at Reformed Theological Seminary, Virtual. He is the editor of Analytical Lexicon of New Testament Greek: Revised and Updated (2012) as well as The Compact Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament (2008). Target audience: Scholars and educated pastors and laity; seminary and graduate students; teachers.


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AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 2015 CODEX SINAITICUS: NEW PERSPECTIVES ON THE ANCIENT BIBLICAL MANUSCRIPT Edited by Scot McKendrick, David Parker, Amy Myshrall, and Cillian O’Hogan

Codex Sinaiticus is one of the most important books in the world. Handwritten well over 1,600 years ago, it contains the Christian Bible in Greek, including the oldest complete copy of the New Testament. This collection of scholarly essays constitutes an important reappraisal of the history of the manuscript. The evidence relating to the production of the manuscript is assessed by several contributors, who pay careful attention to the thousands of corrections made to the text by several hands. Apprx. 352 pages • 6 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches Printed Case 978-1-61970-647-7 • Retail $84.95 Discount code: GT U.S. and its dependencies, Canada, and South America

REL072000 RELIGION / Antiquities & Archaeology Similar Books: Codex Sinaiticus Facsimile Edition 9781598565775 Codex Sinaiticus: Story of the World’s Oldest Bible 9781598565768 Codex Sinaiticus Art Prints 9781598566352

The significance of Codex Sinaiticus for our understanding of the New Testament text is analysed in detail, with a number of articles showing how the manuscript helps us to understand the formation of the Christian canon in antiquity. Newly discovered archival material sheds light on the complex sequence of events that led to the Codex being dispersed across four libraries. Target audience: This volume provides an excellent starting point for those new to the world of late antique Christianity or biblical textual criticism, a worthy resource for scholars already working in the field, and an illuminating guide for the general reader. Scot McKendrick is head of History and Classics at the British Library. David Parker is Edward Cadbury Professor of Theology and Director of the Institute for Textual Scholarship and Electronic Editing at the University of Birmingham. Amy Myshrall is a researcher at the Institute for Textual Scholarship and Electronic Editing at the University of Birmingham. Cillian O’Hogan is curator of Classical and Byzantine Studies at the British Library.


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AVAILABLE OCTOBER 2015 SERMONS ON PRAYER 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 prayer, 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. 176 pages • 6 x 9 inches Paperback • 978-1-61970-702-3 • 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 Victorian England’s most gifted pastor. Ordained at age twenty, just four years after his conversion, Spurgeon opened his career of spectacularly effective preaching at London’s New Park Street Chapel. Even in his own time, Spurgeon’s printed sermons— there were nearly 3,600 of them—were prized by fellow preachers for their ideal homiletic models, and by ordinary believers for their deeply devotional encouragement to follow Christ. Target audience: Those interested in theology; pastors and laypeople, parishioners, preachers, and believers in the pew.


SEP-DEC 2015 NEW TITLES

AVAILABLE OCTOBER 2015 SERMONS ON GREAT PRAYERS OF THE BIBLE 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 prayer, 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. 184 pages • 6 x 9 inches Paperback • 978-1-61970-703-0 • 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 Victorian England’s most gifted pastor. Ordained at age twenty, just four years after his conversion, Spurgeon opened his career of spectacularly effective preaching at London’s New Park Street Chapel. Even in his own time, Spurgeon’s printed sermons— there were nearly 3,600 of them—were prized by fellow preachers for their ideal homiletic models, and by ordinary believers for their deeply devotional encouragement to follow Christ. Target audience: Those interested in theology; pastors and laypeople, parishioners, preachers, and believers in the pew.


SEP-DEC 2015 NEW TITLES

AVAILABLE OCTOBER 2015 THE PRICELESS COLLECTION 3-in-1 Volume BY DAVIS BUNN

This is a one-book edition of the Priceless Collection: Florian’s Gate, The Amber Room, and Winter Palace. Florian’s Gate is a family epic blending mystery and romance set in the luxurious trappings of contemporary London and the turbulent economies of Eastern Europe. In The Amber Room Jeffrey Sinclair has made deep contacts into former Eastern Bloc nations, and he and Katya are pulled into a trail of dangerous intrigue and cover-ups as they search for the truth. Apprx. 992 pages • 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches Paperback 978-1-61970-701-6 • Retail $19.95

Discount code: GT World Rights

FICTION / Christian / General Also Available in This Series: Florian’s Gate • 9781619700666 The Amber Room • 9781619700673 Winter Palace • 9781619701045

In Winter Palace a seemingly straightforward assignment—to reclaim the winter palace of a Russian nobleman whose family lost everything during the 1917 Russian Revolution—turns into something much more sinister. Davis Bunn is a full-time novelist and the author of over twodozen novels with sales totaling over 6 million copies in 16 languages. Critical acclaim includes three Christy awards. He regularly keynotes at conferences and teaches creative writing at Oxford University in England.


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AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 2015 HENDRICKSON MY-iBIBLES Various Narrators

For years the Hendrickson My-iBible has been providing people with a simple and enjoyable way to listen to the Bible, wherever they go. And now this popular line has been redesigned and repackaged for increased useability and function. The larger, sleeker, and more intuitive design now features its own speakers, so users can listen to the Scriptures out loud, anywhere. And like before, it contains the complete Old and New Testaments, is self-contained, and does not require a computer. The package includes the device, headphones, a charger, and a user guide.

MP3 Device KJV, Johnston 978-1-61970-668-2 • Retail $49.95

FEATURES • Built-in external speaker & headphone jack • Replaceable/rechargeable battery • Easy to operate

NIV, dramatized 978-1-61970-667-5 • Retail $49.95

TRANSLATIONS AVAILABLE KJV, Voice only • Narrated by Stephen Johnston KJV • Narrated by Alexander Scourby NIV 2011, Dramatized • Various narrators NASB, Voice only • Narrated by Stephen Johnston NKJV, Voice only • Narrated by Stephen Johnston

NASB, Johnston 978-1-61970-670-5 • Retail $49.95

Target audience: Busy people on the go; elderly, or those who have trouble reading the Bible’s small print; commuters

KJV, Scourby 978-1-61970-669-9 • Retail $49.95

NKJV, Johnston 978-1-61970-671-2 • Retail $49.95 Discount code: EB Not to distributors, otherwise worldwide

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SEP-DEC 2015 NEW TITLES

AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 2015 KJV KIDS STUDY BIBLE A KJV Study Bible for Kids

Kids know the Bible is important: after all, it contains God’s message of love for them, all other people, and the universe he created. But where does a young person begin studying what’s between the covers of this big book? What kind of things will help a child get the most out of the history, stories, and teachings it contains? This special edition will encourage readers aged 8–12 to begin the adventure of lifelong Bible study. It contains the complete Old and New Testaments of the renowned King James Version, plus a wealth of extra features that will deepen their understanding of the Word of God. Apprx. 1168 pages • 5 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches Flexisoft • Green/ Blue 978-1-61970-698-9 • Retail $29.95 Flexisoft • Orange/ Pink 978-1-61970-697-2 • Retail $29.95 Discount code: BI World Rights

BIBLES / King James Version / Children Also Available in This Series: Hardcover • 9781598563511 Flexisoft • 9781598563535 Flexisoft • 9781598563528

• Presentation page for personalizing the Bible as a gift • Clear, 9-point type • Words of Christ in red letter • 16 full color charts and illustrations • Book introductions • Hide It In Your Heart—in-text memory verses • Bible People You Should Know in-text cameos of important personalities • The Passion in Parallel and Prophecy • Parables and Miracles of the Bible • Dictionary/concordance • 8-page full color map section Target audience: Kids age 8-12


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AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 2015 KJV KIDS BIBLE A Great Bible for Kids

A Bible that encourages kids to dig in and grow their faith! The stories of how God created the universe, rescued His people Israel from slavery, and sent His Son to forgive our sins are amazing. But how do young people find out all about them? This colorful, affordable Bible—containing the complete Old and New Testament of the King James Version—is just what they need. It has big, easy to read type and the words of Jesus are in eyecatching red letter text. And there are twenty-four striking illustrations throughout that help tell the Bible’s story in a powerful way. Apprx. 1104 pages • 5 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches Flexisoft • Pink/ Green 978-1-61970-695-8 • Retail $24.95 Flexisoft • Blue/ Yellow 978-1-61970-696-5 • Retail $24.95 Discount code: BI World Rights

• 24 pages of color illustrations • 10-point type • Red letter text • Presentation page • 12-page section that includes Harmony of the Gospels, Miracles of the Old Testament, Miracles of the New Testament, Parables of the Old Testament, Old Testament Prophecies of the Passion, and Parables of the New Testament • Scofield text • Ages 8–12

BIBLES / King James Version / Children Also Available in This Series: Hardcover • 9781598562927

Target audience: Kids age 8-12

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