Update on The Lutheran Study Bible
Many thanks for your enthusiastic
support for The Lutheran Study Bible. It is encouraging to hear from so
many folks who are fired-up over this forthcoming Bible. Here is an update of where we are on the Bible and its promotion. Please spread the word to your friends.
Bible production is humming along. Some finishing touches, final checks, adding all cross-reference page numbers, final proofing, etc. and we will be sending it off to the printer in a few months for printing. All is on schedule and on track for an October 31 release date. What a wonderful way to celebrate Reformation Day this year!
finished reviewing the "sampler" coming out in a couple months at work
last week. Many of you have asked if we are going to have something
that can be downloaded and shared. The answer is "yes, indeed."
sampler contains the story and background of The Lutheran Study Bible,
a great comparison chart, that we've tweaked some more to make it look
great in black/white, then a nice selection of samples from Genesis,
from the Psalms, from John and from Romans.
So, folks will see
the creation account, Psalm 23 and a few others, the beginning of John,
up to and including John 3:16, and pages from the intro to Romans, and
the first chapter of Romans, etc.
We will be sending the
sampler out in a kit to all Lutheran congregations in North America,
and will have copies available at LCMS District Conventions in June. We
are also formatting it for the purpose of folks downloading it and
printing it out, in black/white. That PDF file will go up as soon as we
finish work on the sampler. I'll let you know when it is available.
we have all the contributors in the back, more information about where
to order the Bible, and news about a companion every book and chapter
Bible study we are releasing to go along with the Bible.
also working on a series of short videos on "getting to know" and "how
to use" your new Lutheran Study Bible, which are going to be great.
More podcasts are coming, interviews with editors and contributors,
etc. etc. etc.
So, stay tuned and would you do me a favor? Would
you continue to share all this news with your friends on Facebook and
elsewhere on the Internet? Be sure to put up a TLSB widget on your
blog/Facebook page/home page.
Grab one over at the new CPH widget page. And, if you are not already on the TLSB Facbook page, please consider joining it. You can do that at the widget page.