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.