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

An Easter Message of Victory from Karl Barth

By Patricia Anders, Editorial Director On the occasion of the 133rd birthday anniversary of Swiss-German theologian Karl Barth (1886–1968) on May 10, which falls during the liturgical season of Easter this year, it seems appropriate to share some of Barth’s thoughts on the resurrection—an Easter message of victory that we need to hear over and … Continue reading An Easter Message of Victory from Karl Barth

The Need for Enlightened Jewish-Christian Dialogue

By Patricia Anders, Editorial Director “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” (Matt. 5:9) In the aftermath of another deadly shooting at a synagogue, this time not far from where I lived (and still have family) in Southern California, I felt moved to do something. But it’s hard to know … Continue reading The Need for Enlightened Jewish-Christian Dialogue

Coming to Terms with Our Failures—Elizabeth Goudge Day 2019

By Maggie Swofford, Marketing & Editorial Assistant Miss Wentworth was talking again as she stacked the plates, though more to herself than him. “Sometimes I wonder if the inherited weaknesses for which we are not responsible do not cause more trouble to ourselves and others than the sins for which we are responsible,” she said … Continue reading Coming to Terms with Our Failures—Elizabeth Goudge Day 2019

Q&A with the Author of How the Bible Is Written

In How the Bible Is Written, Gary Rendsburg unpacks the literary devices behind the Hebrew Bible (a.k.a. the Old Testament). He delves into how the ancient Israelite literati (to borrow his term) used alliteration, wordplay, repetition with variation, style-switching, and other devices to deliver the biblical narrative in effective and beautiful ways. For readers who’ve typically … Continue reading Q&A with the Author of How the Bible Is Written

A Layperson’s Guide to How the Bible Is Written

By Tirzah Frank, Assistant Editor In How the Bible Is Written, Gary Rendsburg unpacks the literary devices behind the Hebrew Bible (a.k.a. the Old Testament). He delves into how the ancient Israelite literati (to borrow his term) used alliteration, wordplay, repetition with variation, style-switching, and other devices to deliver the biblical narrative in effective and … Continue reading A Layperson’s Guide to How the Bible Is Written

Early Christians vs. Contemporary Christians: What’s Different?

By Robert Winn, author of Christianity in the Roman Empire What do Christians do? One answer might be that Christians do the same things everyone does:  eat and drink, sleep, maintain important relationships with family and friends, work, play, and celebrate important events. But this is not really what this question is asking. What we … Continue reading Early Christians vs. Contemporary Christians: What’s Different?

Discover the Israelite Theology of the Land and Nature in Understanding the Ecology of the Bible

By Amy Paulsen-Reed, Sales Representative and Assistant Editor "Chief among its voices is the insistence that because God cares for the land and people that he made, people should care for their land and each other as well.” —Paul H. Wright, Understanding the Ecology of the Bible In Carta’s new book, Understanding the Ecology of the … Continue reading Discover the Israelite Theology of the Land and Nature in Understanding the Ecology of the Bible

Surviving Family Tension and Helping Aging Parents: The Guide You Need

By Carrie Martin, Inventory Specialist Boomers and aging parents: help is one book away! Having just come through the holidays, some of us are ready to put out a help wanted ad: “Looking for life coach to come alongside and help me navigate my family dynamics between November 27, 2019, and January 2, 2020.” That … Continue reading Surviving Family Tension and Helping Aging Parents: The Guide You Need

Q&A with the Authors of Love’s Way

Love’s Way is a book that adult families will want to keep handy and return to often. Written by two family mediators, it provides readers with a map through the weeds that spring up along the path as parents age and roles reverse. Using real-life examples from years of working with families in this season of … Continue reading Q&A with the Authors of Love’s Way