Wednesday, February 4, 2009

The New Wesley Study Bible

Bishop Will Willimon has a very nice post on his blog, A Peculiar Prophet, introducing the new Wesley Study Bible.

I have to admit, I am quite excited about this new study Bible. In fact, I pre-ordered one for my wife and for myself, shortly after I heard about it, and just received them, today!

One of the things that excites me is the scope of contributors. They are representative of the whole scope of the Wesleyan/Methodist tradition in the United States; from United Methodism, to the three historically African-American Methodist denominations, to several Wesleyan-Holiness denominations. - In other words, this is not a study Bible produced only by those denominations that make up the Christian Holiness Partnership (as was the case with two previous study Bibles*), nor is it produced exclusively by denominational members of the World Methodist Council. Rather, there are those who are members of both groups and those who are exclusively members of one or the other.

Further, this study Bible includes scholarly notes, as well as practical, pastoral notes.

The Bible is available from Cokesbury this month, and can be ordered by clicking here.


* The two study Bibles referred to are:

The Wesley Bible, NKJV, 1990 &

The Reflecting God Study Bible, NIV, 2000.

The new study Bible will be in the NRSV.


Pastor Steven said...

Todd, I've used the Wesley Bible NKJV for a long time now. I'm going to have to check it out, even though I'm not a big fan of the NRSV, I wish it was in the NKJV.



circuitrider said...

I ordered one today with imprinting.I am a student of the Wesleys, especially the often neglected social Gospel of John Wesley. This Bible looks like it is well rounded with the life-application topics. Looks like it will make an excellent Bible for devotions also...Keith

circuitrider said...

I didn't have any luck online, only because they were not set up for a debit card.I ordered mine through the Vineyard Christian Bookstore in Evansville yesterday. They said it would only take 4 or 5 days to get it.They gave me the 20% pastor's discount, with $5.oo dollar charge for imprinting, it came to $38.38, practically the same as online.This gives another option for those close to a Vineyard. The sales clerk didn't know if they would stock it later as this has a lot to do with popularity...Keith

circuitrider said...

Received mine Saturday. Really like it so far, especially core value inserts.