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Rose Publishing Continues Legacy under New Ownership of Hendrickson Publishers

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PEABODY, MA (Feb. 17, 2017)—Gretchen Goldsmith, President and CEO of Rose Publishing, announced that she has sold her ownership of the company to Hendrickson Publishers. Effective immediately, this significant and exciting change allows Hendrickson Publishers to play a role in shepherding the continued legacy of Rose Publishing forward into the future.

Goldsmith and John Ribeiro, Executive Vice President and CFO of Rose Publishing, will continue to be involved with the company in various capacities, and look forward to working with the team at Hendrickson Publishers to ensure their products continue to thrive. Goldsmith chose Hendrickson Publishers due to their commitment to the message of the Gospel, their integrity as a publisher, their promotion of basic easy-to-understand Christian material, and their love for Rose Publishing’s products.

“Rose Publishing and Hendrickson Publishers are complementary organizations with similar goals and values,” says Goldsmith. “I anticipate this relationship will strengthen the mission of each as we move forward with shared vision for the future.”

“She is a true visionary,” says Ray Hendrickson, President and CEO of Hendrickson Publishers, of Goldsmith. “Her cumulative wisdom and understanding of the Christian publishing market will serve us well as we transition, and we look forward to learning much from her and the Rose Publishing team.”

The Rose Publishing name, brand, and mission will continue under the leadership and vision of Paul Hendrickson, General Manager at Hendrickson Publishers. (This includes the two additional imprints Aspire Press and RoseKidz.) He does not anticipate that production of current Rose Publishing, Aspire Press, or RoseKidz products will slow down during this transition.

“This acquisition is not only about the past and leveraging the excellent back list content Rose Publishing has created over the years,” says Hendrickson. “The acquisition will bring resources and scale that enable and strengthen their mission for the future. Rose Publishing has a lot of fantastic products in the pipeline for 2017 that we are eager to bring to market.”

Stores and customers may continue to purchase Rose Publishing products through their website,, or by calling their customer service at 1-800-532-4278.


Hendrickson Publishers has a strong history of producing outstanding academic, trade, reference books, and Bibles at a reasonable price. Their products include books on Christian living, biblical studies and reference works for pastors, thoughtful laypeople, and the academy.

Rose Publishing, Aspire Press, and Rose Kidz create easy-to-understand Christian products that help people grow their faith. Designed for personal, church, small group, and school use, their products are packed with diagrams, illustrations, maps, photos, charts, and time lines to bring Christian teachings to life.

PEABODY, MA—Carta Jerusalem, the long-established cartographic firm that holds the world’s largest collection of biblical study materials, is now partnering with Hendrickson Publishers to extend its distribution to stores and retailers in North America. This is effective March 1, 2015.

Carta’s prestigious publications include maps, texts, and illustrations depicting history and historical geography of Bible lands and cultures, as well as the turbulent history of Jerusalem and other sacred sites, biblical and later archaeology of the Holy Land, and a variety of related subjects such as the Dead Sea Scrolls and more.

“We are dedicated to honoring faith and tradition, promoting scholarship, and keeping up to date on discoveries and research,” said Shay Hausman, president and CEO of Carta Jerusalem. “So we are thrilled to partner with Hendrickson Publishers, who are like-minded in their desire to produce high-quality materials for pastoral and academic communities and make them available to the widest possible public.”

Carta’s products—such as the top-selling Carta Bible Atlas and The Sacred Bridge (Carta’s atlas of the biblical world)—complement Hendrickson’s current academic publishing program, which serves the academic community worldwide with works on the Hebrew Bible and Hebrew language, ancient Near Eastern studies and archaeology, New Testament and Greek language, biblical theology, Judaism, patristics, church history, historical theology, practical theology, and religion and culture.

“We are very excited to be representing Carta Jerusalem to the trade in North America,” said Rick Brown, Publisher at Hendrickson. “This is a high profile partnership that further strengthens our history of outfitting scholars, students, and pastors with the appropriate tools to study the Bible.”

Stores and retailers interested in carrying Carta Jerusalem products can now contact Hendrickson Publishers’ customer service team at 1-800-358-3111 and


Hendrickson Publishers has a strong history of producing outstanding academic, trade, and reference books at a reasonable price. Their products include books on Christian living topics, biblical studies and reference works for both pastors and thoughtful laypeople, and many of the Christian classics.

For more information please contact:
Meg Lynch
Marketing Coordinator • Hendrickson Publishers • 978-573-2147 •

Winners of Codex Sinaiticus raffle announced!

Congratulations to James Coakley and Daniel Streett, winners of our Codex Sinaiticus: Facsimile Edition raffle contest! The drawings were held in San Diego last week at the ETS and SBL academic meetings.

About the Codex Sinaiticus:

The Codex was hand-written in Greek by fourth-century scribes, only 300 years after the time of the New Testament, making it one of the earliest and most reliable witnesses to the biblical text. It contained the Old and New Testaments in Greek, the text adopted by early Greek-speaking Christians.

The Codex was preserved for centuries at the monastery of St. Catherine’s, Mount Sinai, until Constantin von Tischendorf drew worldwide attention and notoriety to it in 1844. In the years following, its pages were divided and dispersed. Now, over 160 years later, after an extraordinary and historic collaborative effort by the British Library, the National Library of Russia, St. Catherine’s Monastery, Leipzig University Library, and Hendrickson Publishers, all the extant pages of Codex Sinaiticus have been brought together in print form to a worldwide audience in this handsomely bound, one-of-a kind, facsimile edition.


Hendrickson Publishers Editorial Team Appoints Jonathan Kline to Full-Time Associate; Promotes Patricia Anders to Editorial Director

November 7, 2014

PEABODY, MA—Hendrickson Publishers’ editorial team is growing with the addition of Dr. Jonathan Kline as its newest editorial associate, who will report to the newly appointed editorial director, Patricia Anders.

Kline, who was a member of the editorial team on a part-time consulting basis this spring and who joined the company full time early in the summer, brings a wealth of scholarly ability, theological awareness, and editorial experience to Hendrickson.

Working closely with the current senior academic editor, Allan Emery, Kline has already begun to play a key role in managing and editing books on various topics related to biblical studies, including the social and cultural worlds of the Old and New Testaments, the interpretation and compositional history of biblical books, ancient languages, and biblical theology.

“Jonathan has already begun a great work here, and he will continue to play a key role in maintaining Hendrickson’s vision and status within the academic publishing community,” says Anders. “His work on both the Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia: A Reader’s Edition and the Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical and Post-Biblical Antiquity has been instrumental.” Both books have been published this fall.

Kline will also be acquiring new books for Hendrickson, with a particular view toward carrying on the company’s rich tradition of publishing high-quality scholarship in a variety of areas, especially: biblical languages and reference; studies on biblical books, corpora (e.g., Pentateuch, Wisdom Literature, Prophets, Gospels), text genres (e.g., law, poetry, apocalyptic), and themes; biblical theology; innerbiblical interpretation; New Testament use of the Old Testament; Dead Sea Scrolls; Septuagint; the history of biblical interpretation; social, cultural, and historical backgrounds of the Bible; hermeneutics; and archaeology.

Prior to coming to Hendrickson, Kline served on the editorial team of the Harvard Theological Review and was a teaching fellow at Harvard University, where he taught both undergraduate and graduate students. He received his Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible from Harvard’s Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, an M.A. in Biblical Languages from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and his B.A. in Near Eastern Studies from Cornell University.


Hendrickson Publishers has a strong history of producing outstanding academic, trade, and reference books at a reasonable price. Their products include books on Christian living topics, biblical studies and reference works for both pastors and thoughtful laypersons, and many of the Christian classics.

For more information please contact:
Meg Lynch
Marketing Coordinator • Hendrickson Publishers • 978-573-2147 •

Theology of Work Book Launch and Reception to Be Held at 2014 Faith@Work Summit in Boston

PEABODY, MA— At this year’s Faith@Work Summit in Boston, the Theology of Work Project and Hendrickson Publishers will cohost a special product launch and reception for a new line of books. The reception will be held Friday, October 24, at 8:30 pm after the last presentation of the day, and is open to all attendees.

The books being launched are the firstfruits of the new partnership between the Theology of Work Project and Hendrickson Publishers. They include the Theology of Work Bible Commentary Vol. 4: Matthew through Acts, as well as the first five books in The Bible and Your Work Study Series, a Bible study series that focuses on what individual books of the Bible have to say about work. Attendees of the summit and reception will be the first to purchase these books. After October 24, these products will be widely available through Internet retailers and stores.

“We are proud to introduce the world’s first commentary on the entire Bible as it applies to work, and delighted by the Faith@Work Summit’s invitation to launch it during the event,” says Will Messenger, executive editor of the Theology of Work Project. “We hope it will be a help to the many participants who study, write, teach, and develop resources for Christians in every sphere of work.”

The Faith@Work Summit will gather hundreds of active leaders and participants in the Faith at Work movement to assess the state of the movement and develop an agenda going forward for individuals in the workplace, churches, marketplace ministries, seminaries and Bible schools, and universities and business schools. Learn more at

The Theology of Work Project is an independent, international organization dedicated to researching, writing, and distributing materials with a biblical perspective on work. Its mission is to help people explore what the Christian faith can contribute to ordinary work, and it is developing resources for the most significant topics in today’s workplace, such as calling, ethics, truth and deception, motivation, compensation, and more. Learn more at

Hendrickson Publishers Partners With Theology Of Work Project To Publish Books On Faith And Work

PEABODY, MA—Hendrickson Publishers and the Theology of Work Project have formed a unique partnership to publish a new line of books about faith in the workplace. The content, born from a team of scholars, pastors and businesspeople for the website, has never before been in print, and the first titles under this collaboration are scheduled for release in October 2014.

The Theology of Work Project is an independent, international organization dedicated to researching, writing, and distributing materials with a biblical perspective on work. Its mission is to help people explore what the Christian faith can contribute to ordinary work, and it is developing resources for the most significant topics in today’s workplace, such as calling, ethics, truth and deception, motivation, compensation, and more.

“We are thrilled to partner with the Theology of Work Project,” says Rick Brown, publisher at Hendrickson. “It is producing outstanding resources for anyone who works and wants to study what the Bible says about their job. Together we’re looking forward to offering great resources in the coming years; books that will teach and inspire anyone in any workplace.”

Hendrickson Publishers Welcomes Patricia Anders to Editorial Team

Peabody, MA—Hendrickson Publishers is pleased to appoint Patricia Anders to the position of associate editor, effective November 4, 2013. She reports directly to Senior Editor Allan Emery.

Anders, formerly a freelance contractor for Hendrickson Publishers, will now play a major role in contributing to overall book and Bible publication. She will be responsible for copy editing and proofreading Hendrickson’s titles, and will work closely with the design and marketing teams to ensure that books and Bibles move through the production process efficiently. Anders will also assist in the acquisition of new titles for the company.

“We are so pleased that Anders has joined our team in a permanent role,” says Paul Hendrickson, general manager. “Her editorial and acquisitions background, in addition to great writing and management skills, will be valuable assets to our growing company.”

The newest addition to the publishing house brings years of professional editorial experience and academic administrative skills. Anders has served as the managing editor of Modern Reformation magazine, and as an instructor in the Department of English Language and Literature at Gordon College, Wenham, MA.
Previously at Yale University Press, she worked in the Acquisitions Department preparing manuscripts for editing and production, liaising with authors and editors, and coordinating with marketing and sales. Anders’ extensive editorial background also includes work at Oxford Analytica, Oxford, England, and at Biola University, CA. She received her B.A. in English from the University of Southern California, her M.A. in English literature and her M.F.A. in creative writing from Chapman University.

Anders lives with her husband Peter in Gloucester, MA, and is currently writing a history of First Congregational Church of Hamilton, MA, celebrating its 300th anniversary.

PEABODY, MA—Small group leaders are always on the lookout for the next curriculum or for a way to transition from one study to another. But it can be hardto sample various curricula without breaking the budget. Introducing Best of Small Groups—a new resource thatbrings together the best small group Bible study curricula from today’s most well-known Christian leaders.

Two multimedia volumes contain twelve teaching sessions each, from a range of evangelical voices focusing on various topics such as heaven, following Jesus, community, justice, and family life. Volumes are comprised of DVD sessions and study guide. Groups can follow along with the sessions each week, creating a 12-week study from the material, or they may decide to use it during transitional times.

Each volume also includes introductions, transition material, and bonus teaching sessions by Brett Eastman, founder of Lifetogether Ministries. This exciting new series is both timeless and timely and is sure to become a staple in any small group leader’s arsenal for years to come.

John Piper • When I Don’t Desire God
Erwin McManus • Life’s Toughest Questions
Francis Chan • Forgotten God
Don Piper • 90 Minutes in Heaven
Mark Driscoll • Vintage Jesus
Randy Alcorn • Heaven
Gary Smalley • A Child’s Heart
Max Lucado& Randy Frazee • Making Room for Neighbors
Chip Ingram • True Spirituality
Kerry & Chris Shook • One Month To Live
Miles McPherson • Do Something!
Kyle Idleman • Not a Fan

Bill Hull • Choose the Life
Bryan Crute• The Lord’s Prayer
Cynthia Heald• Becoming a Woman of Simplicity
Dee Eastman • The Daniel Plan
Francis Chan • Crazy Love
James MacDonald • Acts 29
John Piper • Let the Nations Be Glad!
Kerry and Chris Shook • Love at Last Sight
Mark Batterson• Surrendered and Untamed
Nancy Guthrie • Seeing Jesus in the Old Testament
Pete Wilson • Canvas: Heart
Tom and Chaundel Holladay • Love-Powered Parenting: Loving Your Kids the Way Jesus Loves You

Volume 1 DVD Case • 978-1-59856-844-8 • Retail $29.95
Volume 1 Study Guide • 978-1-59856-846-2 • Retail $9.95
Volume 1 Pack: 1 DVD Case& 1 Study Guide • 978-1-59856-847-9 • Retail $31.99
Volume 2 DVD Case • Retail $29.95
Volume 2 Study Guide• 978-1-59856-995-7 • Retail $9.95
Volume 2 Pack: 1 DVD Case& 1 Study Guide• 978-1-61970-006-2 • Retail $31.99

A Breakthrough Small Group Resourcewith Big Bang for the Budget

New Bible Helps Women Transform Everyday Matters Into A Life That Matters Every Day

PEABODY, MA—Busy women, rejoice! A collaborative project between Hendrickson Publishers and Today’s Christian Woman (formerly provides women with an engaging way to read God’s word and apply twenty-four spiritual practices to their lives, without being just another “to-do” on their list.

The Everyday Matters Bible for Women (on sale September 1) offers encouragement and practical ideas that renew and reinvigorate. The easy-to-read New Living Translation ® (NLTse) is paired with articles and special features to help women experience a life that’s invigorating, not draining; meaningful, not frustrating; an intimate walk with God, not merely a cordial acquaintance. Nearly 150 contributors include Kay Warren, Priscilla Shirer, John Ortberg, Ann Voskamp, Liz Curtis Higgs, Timothy Keller, Eugene Peterson, Joni Eareckson Tada, and many more.

“This is by far our most ambitious Bible publishing project, and we found the perfect editorial partner in Today’s Christian Woman (,” says Rick Brown, Hendrickson’s publisher. “I believe that this is the first women’s Bible to focus on spiritual disciplines, and in a manner that we hope will open up for women a whole new level of intimacy with God.”

Over 300 special features interspersed throughout the NLTse ® Scriptures are presented as feature articles, reflections, profiles, and Q&A’s, to help women live out twenty-four spiritual practices such as Acceptance, Community, Faith, Justice, Prayer, Silence, and Worship.

The beautifully designed 4-color interior features icons for each spiritual practice that helps readers track each discipline as it appears throughout the Scriptures. The Everyday Matters Bible for Women will be available in stores September 1 in two attractive bindings: jacketed hardcover and pink & tan flexisoft leather.