Carta’s Illustrated History of Christianity
By Franklin H. Littell
This book undertakes to present the Christian movement by emphasizing three foci: 1) intellectual discipline; 2) moral and ethical discipline; 3) expansion to a global religion from beginnings in the Roman province of Palestine. The basic conception is perhaps best conveyed by the term confrontation. The scheme is to highlight those times and places of crisis and decision - either internal or external or both - in which the shape and direction of the Christian movement was determined. Special attention is given to the interaction of the Christian churches and the Jewish people and to the encounter of Christianity and Islam.
Carta’s Bible Land Quiz Book
By Michael Ostermann
This highly educational Carta’s Bible Land Quiz Book is written, illustrated and produced in the Holy City of Jerusalem. This book is intended to be a challenging and pure-fun journey of discovery of the Bible.
Understand the Gospels as Ancient Jewish Literature
By Jeffrey P. GarcÍa
Understanding the Gospels as Ancient Jewish Literature deals with the Gospels’ role as part of a collection of Greco-Roman Jewish texts (4th cent. BC–3rd cent. AD) that include the Dead Sea Scrolls and the literature of the early Rabbis. While decades of research into the “Jewish backgrounds” of the Gospels have proven to be fruitful, little attention has been given to their function as a witness to the evolution of ancient Judaism. Comprehending this evolution sheds new light and meaning on the Gospel narratives, as well as the core message of the Jesus movement. This work argues that when viewed through the lens of ancient Judaism, the Gospels become a source for the geographical, historical, and religious reality of ancient Judaism—some of which would have otherwise been missing from the historical record—and, in turn, clarify some of the teachings attributed to Jesus by the Evangelists.