What's in a Name? Most Comprehensive English-language Study Bible Ever Developed Holds Appeal for All Christian People
SAINT LOUIS, Mo., Sept. 14 /Christian Newswire
/ -- With a title that includes denominational identity, The Lutheran Study Bible, new this fall from Concordia Publishing House (CPH) is described as "not limited to Lutherans," and "having appeal for all Christian people."
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"This significant and substantial new offering to the Study Bible market is not 'just' for Lutherans," says Dr. Bruce G. Kintz, President and CEO at CPH, the official publishing arm of The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod.
"Certainly, the notes are written from a Lutheran perspective, but the core is the centrality of Jesus Christ throughout Scripture. All Christians will benefit from the study notes that point to the saving Gospel promise from Genesis through Revelation."
The Lutheran Study Bible is the first in English to be developed from the ground-up with notes that are described as "distinctively Lutheran," prepared by contributors from over twenty Lutheran church bodies worldwide.
"The Lutheran Reformation of the 16th century sparked a movement that continues to shape the Christian church today," says Rev. Paul T. McCain, Publisher of CPH. "Simply put, this is the most extensive Study Bible from any church tradition currently available in the English language, and it is a Bible for all."
The Lutheran Study Bible uses the English Standard Version® translation, one of the fastest-growing worldwide and considered one of the most precise English translations available. It includes a wealth of features, including 26,500 study notes; maps, charts, and diagrams; 220 articles; and 90,000 cross references.
"Without a doubt The Lutheran Study Bible is the most significant Study Bible ever produced in the Lutheran tradition," shares David W. Jones, professor at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. "Moreover, it is one of the most thorough study Bibles that has been published in any faith, and it will certainly benefit other like-minded individuals in the Protestant tradition."
Rev. McCain says, "The keen focus on the Scriptures being the story of our salvation and life in Christ is what makes this Bible unique and dramatically different from any other study Bible available in English today. It will be a faithful companion for every Christian who uses it. We pray for God's richest blessings on all who do!"
Concordia Publishing House is a not-for-profit publishing company and the publisher of The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod. The company offers more than 8,000 products for use in Christian congregations, schools, and homes.