Still rockin’ your Concordia Self-Study Bible (CSSB) like it’s 1986? We’re so glad. But, just in case you haven’t heard . . . there’s a new kid on the block! He goes by The Lutheran Study Bible (TLSB, for short), and we’re not kidding when we say he’s the latest and greatest Lutheran study Bible in town. His features are finer, study notes deeper, and Law/Gospel distinctions clearer than those in the CSSB.
We get it, though—you’re a happy CSSB owner who’s not looking to fork over bucks for the best burgundy Bible around. Why on earth should you buy TLSB if you already own the CSSB?
Here are 4 reasons to bring TLSB into your Bible collection this year:
- TLSB was a labor of Lutheran love from start to finish. Hundreds of Lutheran writers, teachers, and pastors—as well as notable scholars—poured their time into creating a study Bible that focuses on interpreting Scriptures in light of a Law/Gospel, sacramental Lutheran exploration. Can’t say that about the CSSB!
- Since the CSSB is thirty years old, its study notes can’t possibly reflect the trends, teachings, and awesome biblical scholarship of the past three decades. TLSB tackles that challenge with 1,000+ recent, relevant reference features (articles, charts, maps, and more).
- If you’re looking for a study Bible that reads like a coffee-shop conversation with a friend, TLSB to the rescue! All the study notes, life-application insights, and prayers flow with warm devotional quality. CSSB takes a more academic approach. (No offense to our esteemed friends in the world of academia, but sometimes you just need devotional flavor.)
- TLSB tells you the story of God’s people in the English Standard Version®—an incredibly accurate translation of Scripture. The CSSB speaks in the NIV (1984) translation that’s a familiar voice to many. If you appreciate both translations, there is such a thing as owning two Bibles!
Like what you’re learning? There’s more where this came from at cph.org/lutheranstudybible.
And wait! This just keeps getting better. It’s super easy and cheap to upgrade to TLSB in 2016—now through the end of this month, get a $20 credit toward hardback or bonded leather editions or a $30 credit toward genuine leather. All you have to do is send us a simple photo . . .