What’s the difference between the NA28 and the UBS5? Plus a FREE printable resource.

by Meg Rusick, Marketing & Communications Manager Recently we attended Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary’s orientation week, to meet with students and showcase our array of biblical studies and language reference books. One of the most common questions we heard was about the main differences between the Nestle-Aland Novum Testamentum Graece (NA28) and Greek New Testament, 5th Revised … Continue reading What’s the difference between the NA28 and the UBS5? Plus a FREE printable resource.

“It is time to give!”: How Disability in Mission Strives to Empower Those with Disabilities

Nathan G. John* is a missionary/university professor and I, Dave C. Deuel, am a pastor/seminary professor. Between us, we hope that we have enough in-reach to local church and missions leadership. We enjoy a close rapport with our colleagues in churches and missions organizations whom we want to challenge with the message of Disability in … Continue reading “It is time to give!”: How Disability in Mission Strives to Empower Those with Disabilities

Living All of Life to the Glory of God: Herman Bavinck’s Theology of Confession

By Levi Bakerink, Academic Sales Representative The concept of “confession” usually carries negative connotations. We confess feelings of guilt and shame to one another. If a defendant pleads guilty, it’s a confession of their crime. Within religious contexts, confession might bring images of cathedrals, booths, and acts of penance. Even the Foo Fighters’ confession in … Continue reading Living All of Life to the Glory of God: Herman Bavinck’s Theology of Confession

The Problem of Suffering: Excerpts from Job: The Faith to Challenge God

By Amy Paulsen-Reed, Academic Sales Manager, Key Account Sales Rep, and Acquisitions Editor, and Jocelyn Lee, Editorial/Marketing Intern In our darkest moments, our instinct is to reach for answers. Even veteran Christians sometimes struggle to reconcile the truths they’ve learned about God in the Bible with the suffering they see in their own lives. For … Continue reading The Problem of Suffering: Excerpts from Job: The Faith to Challenge God

Interview with Jonathan G. Kline about A Proverb a Day in Biblical Hebrew

Jonathan G. Kline’s 2 Minutes a Day Biblical Language Series is well known for its accessible and attractive content and formatting. His latest project is A Proverb a Day in Biblical Hebrew, a book/devotional designed to help readers of all levels of Hebrew competence meditate on and understand the concise and sometimes mysterious sayings found in … Continue reading Interview with Jonathan G. Kline about A Proverb a Day in Biblical Hebrew

2011 NIV Loose-Leaf Bible

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Are you a serious Bible student? Serious! Really serious! If you answer in the affirmative, then Hendrickson has just published a Bible precisely for you – the 2011 NIV Loose-Leaf Bible. It’s a Bible with plenty of room in the margins for your personal notes and discoveries.

As the title describes, this is a loose-leaf version and it can be purchased with or without the binder that fits which has “Holy Bible” embossed in gold letters on the front. It’s a wise decision, otherwise you’ll have to purchase a four-inch one to hold this massive volume. Besides, it looks classy.2011 NIV Loose-Leaf Bible

Yes, it’s big, so probably it’s not one that you can carry with you to church every Sunday or perhaps not even to your favorite Bible study. But for sincere, detailed, note-taking, personal Bible study, it is ideal. Permit me to provide some of the hard-core specifics.

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Why Your Joy Matters: What Donald Bloesch’s Book Taught Me

By Chelsea Gonzalez, Marketing, Sales, and Rights Assistant The Christian Life, a Contradiction The title The Paradox of Holiness caught my eye because the idea of contradiction, especially as it refers to Christian life, is intriguing to me. Apparently the cherished theologian Donald Bloesch believed the same, which is why he dedicated one of his … Continue reading Why Your Joy Matters: What Donald Bloesch’s Book Taught Me

Translating Herman Bavinck: A Q&A with the Editors of The Sacrifice of Praise

Dutch theologian Herman Bavinck (1854–1921) is widely celebrated as one of the most eloquent divines in the Reformed tradition. Thanks to Cameron Clausing and Gregory Parker's hard work, we now have a brand new English translation of one more of Bavinck's esteemed works: The Sacrifice of Praise. Including a new introduction and scriptural citations, The … Continue reading Translating Herman Bavinck: A Q&A with the Editors of The Sacrifice of Praise

Review: A Handbook on the Jewish Roots of the Christian Faith

“This is both a helpful reference work to have on one’s self for biblical studies, and could be used as a text for an adult ed course on Jewish roots of the Christian faith or a college or seminary level course. It also makes for an enjoyable “refresher” course should one read through it.”

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handbook on jewish roots of christian faith

A Handbook on the Jewish Roots of the Christian Faith, Edited by Craig A. Evans and David Mishkin. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 2019.

Summary: A topical handbook on the Jewish background of the Christian faith, informed by the perspectives of both Jewish and non-Jewish Christian scholars.

A variety of scholars have called attention to how important it is to understand the Jewish background to the ministry of Jesus and the origins and development of the Christian movement. This background is critical to understanding the New Testament, the relationship between the two testaments, and indeed, the relations between Jews and Christians.

What makes this handbook distinctive from others that cover similar ground is that it is a multi-authored work, in which some of the contributors are well-known scholars like Scot McKnight, Larry Hurtado, Craig A. Evans, Andreas Köstenberger, and George H. Guthrie, and most of the rest are Jewish and/or…

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5 Answers to Questions about the Jewish Roots of Christianity

What does the Jewishness of Jesus mean and why is it important? David Mishkin and Craig A. Evans facilitate the conversation around this question in the book that they co-edited: A Handbook on the Jewish Roots of the Christian Faith. Serving as a comprehensive yet concise primer on the Jewish roots of the Christian faith, … Continue reading 5 Answers to Questions about the Jewish Roots of Christianity