Joy & Sorrow (and Everything in Between) in Elizabeth Goudge’s Novels

By Maggie Swofford, Marketing & Editorial Assistant If there’s one thing that I’ve learned to appreciate more from reading Elizabeth Goudge’s books, it is the incontestable linking of sorrow and joy as well as the beautiful experiences that are birthed as a result of the mixing of the pair. Life offers all of us myriad … Continue reading Joy & Sorrow (and Everything in Between) in Elizabeth Goudge’s Novels

A Final Word on Pesach (Passover) from Essential Writings of Meredith G. Kline

Before Passover (Pesach) officially ends (read this excerpt from The Complete Jewish Study Bible for a background on this important Jewish holiday), we’d like to share an interesting thought from Meredith G. Kline from his chapter titled “The Feast of Cover-over” in Essential Writings of Meredith G. Kline. In this chapter, Dr. Kline provides a different … Continue reading A Final Word on Pesach (Passover) from Essential Writings of Meredith G. Kline

Celebrating Pesach (Passover)

This year, Passover (or Pesach) begins at dusk on Monday, April 10. For those who would like more details on this traditional Jewish celebration—especially from the perspective of a believer in Yeshua (Jesus)—we are featuring an excerpt from “The Holy Days of Israel” article on Pesach found at Exodus 12:11–20 in The Complete Jewish Study … Continue reading Celebrating Pesach (Passover)

KJV Expressions Bible–A Review

“If you’re looking for note taking, journaling, or coloring, this is an attractive, economical choice.”

Take a look at Pastor Jimmy Reagan’s review of the KJV Expressions Bible in the below post!

And for more information about the KJV Expressions Bible, visit our website.

The Reagan Review

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The KJV Expressions Bible published by Hendrickson publishers is the perfect Bible for those interested in journaling. This Bible gives over 2 inch margins on the outside of each page. With the recent upsurge in adult coloring there’s ample room for that activity as well. Finally, and much more in line with my tastes, this Bible gives you wonderful room to take notes.

The wide margin Bibles I’ve used in the past are rather expensive. This volume is much more inexpensive, though it might be your choice for your second Bible rather than for your “church” Bible. You might even prefer to fill up all the note pages, and decide that means you’ll deserve a new one when that happens. If you’re looking for note taking, journaling, or coloring, this is an attractive, economical choice.

The volume comes in an attractive brown, leather over board edition. To give you all…

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The Gospel’s Meaning in Christ: A Lenten Reflection from Calvin

By Patricia Anders, Editorial Director In this year of commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, I thought we might take another look at John Calvin (for my earlier article, see “Five Hundred Years Later, Does the Reformation Still Matter?”) as we leave Lent and move toward Holy Week and then Easter. Hendrickson Publishers recently … Continue reading The Gospel’s Meaning in Christ: A Lenten Reflection from Calvin

Review: The Sacred Bridge

The Sacred Bridge has completely altered the way that I study the Bible. The amount of information that is crammed between the covers of this book is nothing short of astounding. It contains a lifetime worth of knowledge and insight into virtually every geographical, historiographical, and sociological corner of the biblical world.”

John Kight takes a look at Carta Jerusalem’s atlas The Sacred Bridge! Check out his review below.

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28044788The Sacred Bridge has been recognized by many as the gold standard atlas of the biblical world. I’ve heard about this resource for several years and had received numerous requests to review the title on my blog, but didn’t see much value in spending $120 on an Atlas. I mean, any good Study Bible is littered with similar information, right? Wrong. It wasn’t until I actually held The Sacred Bridge in my hands and began to interact with its content that I became a believer, and now, I’m not sure that I would ever want to study the Bible without it.

The Sacred Bridge is much more than a typical atlas. It is a wellspring of scholarly research, geographical insight, and archeological consideration, pulled together with diagrams, beautiful full-color maps, and illustrative pictures. The atlas covers the entirety of biblical history through 135 CE and is the first resource of…

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What It Means to Take up Your Cross: A Lenten Meditation

By Patricia Anders, Editorial Director “It’s not so simple following Jesus to Jerusalem. What he says is so grave and serious.” These are the opening words in a chapter titled “Take up Your Cross” in Barbed Wire and Thorns: A Christian’s Reflection on Suffering, by Swedish writer and pastor Lena Malmgren. “If any want to … Continue reading What It Means to Take up Your Cross: A Lenten Meditation

Review: Dietrich Bonhoeffer: An Introduction to His Thought

“Anyone with even the slightest interest in Bonhoeffer will do themselves a disservice if they overlook this book. It comes highly recommended.”

Check out John Kight’s review of Sabine Dramm’s Dietrich Bonhoeffer: An Introduction to His Thought!

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41rTZTDkfULSabine Dramm received a doctorate in education science from the University of Bonn in Bonn, Germany. She has studied evangelical theology and social science as well as philosophy and education. Dramm is the author of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Resistance (Fortress Press, 2009) and Dietrich Bonhoeffer Eine Einführung in sein Denken (Gütersloher Verlagshaus, 2001). The present volume, Dietrich Bonhoeffer: An Introduction to His Thought (Hendrickson Publishers, 2015), is a reprint (previously published in 2007 by Hendrickson Publishers and 2010 by Baker Publishing Group) of the English translation of Dramm’s latter mentioned title.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer: An Introduction to His Thought is a unique and important work for anyone looking to get better acquainted with the life and theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Those familiar with Bonhoeffer (which should be many given the success of the biography Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas) will also find much to glean from…

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A Carta Jerusalem Hidden Gem You Need to Know About

By Amy Paulsen-Reed, Assistant Editor and Sales Representative A Reference Book You Can Read for Fun? It is my pleasure today to introduce you to a wonderful hidden gem of a book that will delight any student of the Bible. Landscape, Nature, and Man in the Bible is a reference work that you can sit … Continue reading A Carta Jerusalem Hidden Gem You Need to Know About

Review: Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical and Post-Biblical Antiquity: O-Z

“From the far-reaching scope of the articles to the comprehensive exploration therein, DDL is a useful and affordable resource that merits immediate attention from any serious student of the Bible.”

Read John Kight’s review of Volume 4 of the Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical & Post-Biblical Antiquity here:

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51obtebyel-_sx331_bo1204203200_The landscape of specialized biblical and theological dictionaries produces continual growth year-by-year. These dictionaries generally boast a more focused intention on content and tend to provide a unique product as an end goal. The level of usefulness of these dictionaries can vary greatly depending on the academic or personal interest of the individual. However, because of the distinctive quality of such works the price-point is generally out of reach for the average consumer—especially for a multi-volume work like that being reviewed here. The intersection of such usefulness and availability is tellingly rare in this distinctive reference genre, and thus when it is clearly observed attention should be widely merited.

This final volume of the Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical and Post-Biblical Antiquity (DDL) edited by Edwin M. Yamauchi and Marvin R. Wilson completes a landmark resource in the field of biblical studies. DDL is one of those unique cases…

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