This Gordon Life: Essays in Honor of Jud and Jan Carlberg was published in a limited edition in the spring of 2011, upon Dr. Carlberg's retirement from 35 years of service to Gordon—19 of those years as its seventh president.
"This collection is a gift back to the Carlbergs," former Gordon College provost Mark Sargent writes in the foreword. "It represents a sampling of some of the most engaging written work that emerged from the Gordon academic community during the years of the Carlberg presidency."
"Much of the goodness we enjoy comes from the chance to work together, as God's children, in this unique place," writes Sargent. "We hope the words in this collection convey some of our joy and our gratitude to the Lord for that privilege."