Nurturing Faith Commentary emerged from a committed desire to provide quality Bible study resources for Christians who come to the scripture with open minds and a desire to go beneath a surface reading. When completed, the 12-volume set will cover every text for every Sunday in the three-year cycle of the Revised Common Lectionary.

Scholarly yet applicable, this expansive and insightful resource provides pastors, teachers, and other Bible students with both academic and pastoral insights in approachable language.
An experienced writer, editor, academician and teacher, Tony W. Cartledge is well known for his weekly Bible lessons and teaching/preaching resources that have impacted individuals, classes, and congregations in seeking to learn and apply biblical truths.
These volumes give access to a multitude of ideas, insights, and illustrations for those who heed the call to equip disciples to follow more faithfully in the ways of Jesus.


Updates on the release timeframe for Year B and Year C will be posted later.


This is the moment we’ve been waiting for! If you have read and utilized Tony Cartledge’s Bible studies over the years for preaching and teaching, then you will appreciate his scholarship on the new Nurturing Faith Commentary where the voices of women, the oppressed, and Mr. Rogers are duly noted. A welcome addition to your homiletical quiver. 

Rev. Lynn Brinkley

Associate director of Baptist Women in Ministry

It is visually pleasing, packed with relevant information, accessible but never talk-down and, as a seasoned preacher and teacher myself, I found it provided all that is needed to open up the Lectionary texts. The balance of academic content mediated through lucid and engaged writing is just right in my view. I’m entirely confident that if I had this book on my desk, I would have most of what is needed to construct a sermon, and as a bonus some ideas for writing prayers of intercession.

Rev. Dr. James Gordon

Former principal of Scottish Baptist College and currently honorary lecturer in the School of Divinity, History, Philosophy and Art History, University of Aberdeen.

The mind of a scholar and the skill of an editor/writer enhance the usefulness of this commentary issued from a pastor at heart. It consistently opens the richness of  Holy Scripture to thoughtful 21st century followers of the Lamb, is a needed gift for the church,  and will be a helpful treasure for pastors and  teachers. 

Rev. J. Daniel Day

Pastor emeritus of First Baptist Church (Salisbury Street) of Raleigh, North Carolina , former senior professor of preaching and worship at Campbell University Divinity School and author of 'Lively Hope: A Taste of God's Tomorrow.'

The Nurturing Faith lectionary-based commentary series is an essential resource for pastors and ministers who are looking to pair meaningful biblical interpretation with practical application for their congregations. The commentary series centers around themes readily needed in our post-pandemic church communities as well as providing glimpses into biblical figures, literary forms and historical contexts.
Rev. Merianna Neely Harrelson

Pastor of Garden of Grace United Church of Christ in Columbia, South Carolina

There is something truly brilliant about taking the careful, thoughtful lectionary commentary that Tony Cartledge has offered for more than a decade, and compiling it in a series of commentaries that preachers and teachers can access without digging through their old, tattered copies of Baptists Today. As the producer of a resource that promises “A Sermon for Every Sunday,” I have a good idea of how much this series will mean to teachers and preachers across the country and around the world who are desperate for fresh insights and inspiring commentary on the weekly lectionary texts.

Rev. Jim Somerville

Pastor of Richmond's First Baptist Church and co-founder of A Sermon for Every Sunday

I am on email lists for several lectionary sermon helps, with each one choosing one of the given passages to expound upon. Tony Cartledge’s work is so much better as he expounds on all four texts — the Old Testament text, the Psalm, the Gospel lesson and the text from a New Testament letter. Instead of flipping back and forth in my Bible or between all of the various emails, I can just pick up Nurturing Faith Commentary, turn to the table of contents and find the chapter with all of the lectionary texts for a given Sunday. It is so much more efficient.
Rev. Nathan Byrd III

Pastor of Milledge Avenue Baptist Church in Athens, Georgia


Tony W. Cartledge has taught Hebrew Bible, writing, preaching and other ministry courses at Campbell University Divinity School since 2007. He has published hundreds of news-related pieces and 40 academic articles, along with fourteen books as sole author and four others as co-author. Six of his books, all based on Bible studies, are published by Nurturing Faith.

Cartledge is the curriculum writer and a contributing editor for Good Faith Media, authoring the weekly Sunday School curriculum and background resources for Nurturing Faith Journal and Bible Studies. Previously, he was editor/president of The Biblical Recorder, a news journal related to the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, for almost nine years. Prior to that, he served as pastor of five churches during a 26-year period, with the last 10 years being at Woodhaven Baptist Church near Apex and Cary, North Carolina.

Cartledge and his wife Susan enjoy travel, hiking and the arts.