by Amy Paulsen-Reed, Sales Representative and Assistant Editor Carta’s newest title, Understanding the Gospels as Ancient Jewish Literature, presents a fresh, accessible take on the Jewishness of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. The author, Jeffrey P. García, does an excellent job of presenting solid scholarly material for a lay audience, and when his text is combined … Continue reading Understanding the Gospels as Ancient Jewish Literature: Book Overview & Excerpts
By Jocelyn Lee, Editorial/Marketing Intern When attending a church service, it’s natural for me to want to gravitate toward those targeted at a younger audience. Modern sermon illustrations, exciting presentation, upbeat worship music, and a relatable preacher all make the message more appealing for people my age (I’m about to go into my freshman year … Continue reading Is It Wrong to Accommodate the Gospel?: A Sneak Peek into the Book Words and Witnesses
By Sarah Welch, Editorial Assistant In the days of my own homeschooling, early August was when my family and I sat down in earnest to decide what exactly we wanted to be part of my curriculum that year. While I’ve now completed my undergrad with a degree in English, I still feel the pull to … Continue reading Expand Your Teen’s Understanding of Biblical History with Carta Jerusalem’s Teacher’s Guides
By Our Friends at Carta Jerusalem An accomplished graphic artist, Ada Yardeni (1937–2018) joined CARTA in 1969. Half a century later Ada had gradually become a widely recognized and much respected authority on Semitic languages and paleography. Her expertise in that rarefied field was amplified exponentially by her unique artistic and graphic talents; yet, to … Continue reading In Memory of the Venerable Ada Yardeni
By Tirzah Frank, Assistant Editor How was everyone’s year with Keep Up Your Biblical Greek/Hebrew in Two Minutes a Day, Volume 1? I’m going to take your silence as a sign that it was perfect and you’re ready for volume 2. The second volumes are just like the first ones, but with the next 365-most-frequent … Continue reading One Year Later: It’s Time for Keep Up Your Biblical Languages Volume 2s!
By Maggie Swofford, Marketing & Editorial Assistant As someone whose interests have tended toward the arts and humanities for most of her life, I admit I was somewhat skeptical of the technical nature of the scientific concepts discussed in Andy Walsh’s book Faith across the Multiverse: Parables from Modern Science. What I was surprised to … Continue reading How Science and Faith Coexist: A Review of Faith across the Multiverse
By Patricia Anders, Editorial Director In honor of John Calvin’s birthday on July 10, I thought I would share his July 10 entry from Day by Day with John Calvin: 365 Selected Readings for Daily Reflection. Calvin was born in 1509 in Noyon, France, and died in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1564 (the same year that … Continue reading A Message from John Calvin on his 454th Birthday!
By Jocelyn Lee, Editorial/Marketing Intern “May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Romans 15:5–6). Culture of Peace is a book that acknowledges that … Continue reading The Gift of Conflict: 3 Insights into How Conflict Is Valuable from Culture of Peace
By Tirzah Frank, Assistant Editor Dr. Pablo Martinez’s Take Care of Yourself: Survive and Thrive in Christian Ministry is a petite book packed with comprehensive self-care advice. It’s geared specifically toward people in ministry, but much of Martinez’s advice is applicable to everyone. Here are ten self-care suggestions I gleaned from Take Care of Yourself: … Continue reading 10 Ways to Avoid Stress and Renew Mental Health from Take Care of Yourself
“The prayers that come leaping out of the soul—the gust of strong emotion, fervent desire, lively faith—these are the truly spiritual; and no prayers but spiritual prayers will God accept.” Charles Spurgeon dedicated much time and effort to dissecting the best ways to pray and what to ask or say in prayers in many of … Continue reading 10 Best Prayer Quotes by Charles Spurgeon