Concordia Publishing House is taking pre-orders for The Lutheran Study Bible, a new resource that will be released on Reformation Day, Oct. 31.
The Bible uses the English Standard Version translation and contains more than 26,500 study notes prepared by Lutheran theologians, scholars, and pastors, representing more than 20 Lutheran church bodies. A CPH release says this Bible is “Christ-centered, devotional, and practical,” and designed for use by Christians from “confirmation through the senior years.”
According to a CPH Web site, the new Bible “offers the English-speaking Lutheran Church what it had enjoyed before while using the German language: a ‘from-the-ground-up’ Lutheran study Bible, making exclusive use of Lutheran notes, commentaries, articles, and annotations.
The Web site includes excerpts, product comparison charts, and other related media including a podcast interview with one of the project’s associate editors, Dr. Jerry Joersz, former associate executive director of the Synod’s Commission on Theology and Church Relations.
“We are excited to offer all English-speaking Christians a study Bible that offers such a comforting and powerful Christ-centered understanding of the Scriptures,” said Rev. Paul McCain, CPH publisher and executive director of editorial. “The Lutheran Study Bible invites Lutheran Christians to engage in a conversation that has been unfolding within and around God’s Word throughout the centuries.”
The Lutheran Study Bible is available for pre-order at www.cph.org/lutheranbible. Prices range from $34.99 for a hardback edition to $84.99 for a large-print, leather edition. Customers receive promotional discounts for pre-orders of all available versions of the study Bible, and free shipping is being offered on pre-orders of case quantities.
Posted Feb. 18, 2009