By Patricia Anders, Editorial Director On the occasion of Karl Barth’s birthday falling this year on the day we traditionally commemorate as Ascension Day, it seems appropriate to share a small portion from his lectures on the Apostle’s Creed, which were published in 1959 in his Dogmatics in Outline. As I shared earlier (see “The … Continue reading Karl Barth on the Ascension of Christ
By Carrie Martin, Customer Service Manager So often we miss the best biographies because the subjects are not famous. Our culture loves “the name” but we often miss the substance. However, in Sioux Center Sudan by Jeff Barker, Arlene Schuiteman is the name and the substance. The author originally had in mind to write about … Continue reading The Beauty of Spirit in Sioux Center Sudan by Jeff Barker
The most important practice for maintaining and increasing one’s understanding of the biblical languages is daily engagement with the language itself. That’s right. It’s as easy as daily use of the language. Still, for most students of the biblical languages (past or present), there are two common hurdles to overcome—time and direction. It is for this reason, that I can think of no resource more essential to students of the biblical languages than The Two Minutes A Day Biblical Language Seriescompiled and edited by Jonathan G. Kline.
The Two Minutes A Day Biblical Language Series has been specially designed to help readers build upon a previous study of the biblical languages by facilitating daily engagement in an easy, manageable, and spiritually enriching way (p. vii). The series is comprised of five handsomely produced, durable imitation leather volumes: Keep Up Your Biblical Hebrew in Two Minutes a Day: Volume 1
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Celebrate Donald Bloesch’s 90th birthday with this excerpt from The Paradox of Holiness (that also includes Faith in Search of Obedience by Bloesch as well). For the theologian, pastor, or layperson who is seeking to combine Word and Spirit, doctrine and life, into an active theology, this two-in-one volume by Donald Bloesch provides an honest and sober account of the challenges that may arise throughout the Christian … Continue reading The “Paradox of Peace”: An Excerpt for Donald Bloesch’s Birthday
By Amy Paulsen-Reed, Sales Representative and Assistant Editor Jerusalem: Biblical Archaeology The Backstory Soon after I became the liaison between Carta Jerusalem and Hendrickson Publishers (Hendrickson distributes Carta’s products in the US), I started hearing about an exciting new map of archaeological sites in Jerusalem they were working on: Jerusalem: Biblical Archaeology. They said they … Continue reading Carta’s Newest Maps: Jerusalem: Biblical Archaeology and Israel: Biblical Archaeology
“The unfolding of Ruth’s story rebukes the notion that God is made visible only in happy endings.” Read Michele Morin’s thoughtful review of Redeeming Ruth by Meadow Rue Merrill below.
From her earliest days, Meadow Rue Merrill dreamed of adopting a child, and she longed to travel to Africa, even wrestling a promise from her husband that if she promised to marry him, he would not stand in the way of her going. Redeeming Ruth is Meadow’s record of God’s “yes” to her dreams — and it stands as powerful evidence that the unfolding of our dreams may not look exactly as we imagined.
International adoption is complicated even without a large family and economic limitations. The Merrill family had both, but when they met tiny Ruth, she captured their hearts. Ruth had traveled from Uganda through Welcome Home Ministries, Africa, to stay with a family in Maine (friends of the Merrils) where she could receive physical therapy. When Meadow and her husband Dana held Ruth’s limp body for the first time, they were astonished at her level of…
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By Maggie Swofford, Marketing & Editorial Assistant This time what I went through was a double thing, two strands twisted together of black and gold. There was the bad thing, fear and darkness pressing in, and there was the glad singing of love, the “Yes, I will,” that is my song. Elizabeth Goudge is a … Continue reading Finding the Light When You’re in a Season of Despair: Wisdom in the Words of Elizabeth Goudge
By Amy Paulsen-Reed, Assistant Editor and Sales Representative Have you ever seen an archaeological headline that made a pretty fantastic claim? “We just found the prophet Isaiah’s hairbrush!” “Skeletons of horses in the Red Sea prove the truth of the Exodus!” When you’re scanning the news of the day with your morning cup of coffee, … Continue reading Deciphering Wild Biblical Archaeological Claims: An Introduction to The Bible & Archaeology
Through his distinguished career as a pastor, professor, and theologian, Dr. Haddon Robinson (1931–2017) mentored and raised up many powerful men and women of God. In a moving tribute to him, Dr. R. Larry Moyer, founder and CEO of EvanTell, reflects on the forty-five most significant lessons he learned from his friend and mentor in … Continue reading Learning from Haddon Robinson’s Legacy: An Excerpt from A Mentor’s Wisdom
By Patricia Anders, Editorial Director The year 1968 seems to have been a pivotal year. It was the year of Prague Spring as Czechoslovakia fought for independence from the Soviet Union, North Korea captured the USS Pueblo and held American servicemen hostage for almost a year, tragedy exploded in My Lai and the Tet Offensive … Continue reading “The Beloved Community”: The Quest of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Martin Luther King, Jr. for “True Humanity”