Other NRSV study Bibles provide factual information about the biblical text,
but don’t include extensive guidance for Christian living. The Discipleship Study Bible is unique in offering both. Its annotations emphasize the personal and communal implications of the Bible for today without sacrificing the tools needed for understanding the ancient texts on their own terms. In combining these approaches to Bible study, a group of gifted writers, editors, and scholars have produced a truly comprehensive resource that includes introductory essays to each book of the Bible by top-notch contemporary Bible scholars; the complete text of the New Revised Standard Version, including Apocrypha; a chronology of the events and literature of ancient Israel and early Christianity; a concise concordance; and eight pages of color maps.
- The first NRSV study Bible to be
published in more than five years
- Introductions to each book of the Bible
by top-notch biblical scholars
- Contains insightful notes that reflect on
how the biblical text can help us live
together in community
- Includes the complete NRSV plus the
Apocrypha and a concise concordance
“A wise team of editors and writers have produced a study Bible that is
the actual living of the faith in our daily lives. This is a wonderful resource
today’s church.” —Rev. William H. Willimon, Bishop, The United Methodist Church
“A most valuable resource. Featuring our most able interpreters, this study
will assuredly bring about a much better informed readership for the Bible. A
prospect!”—Walter Brueggemann, Professor Emeritus, Columbia Theological Seminary
“This Bible will help busy pastors and lay people alike see more clearly the
between the biblical text and the way we are called to live as Christians."
—Rev. John Buchanan, editor and publisher of The Christian Century
“This new study Bible makes a wealth of contemporary scholarship available to
average reader. It will be an important addition to everyone’s library.” —Rev.
Dr. Cynthia M. Campbell, President, McCormick Theological Seminary
“The Discipleship Study Bible is a teaching Bible in the best sense of the
word.” —Rev. Dr. Patrick D. Miller, Professor Emeritus, Princeton Theological
Bruce C. Birch is Dean and Woodrow W. and Mildred B. Miller Professor
of Biblical Theology, Wesley Theological Seminary.
Brian K. Blount is President and Professor of New Testament at Union
Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education in Richmond,
Thomas G. Long is Bandy Professor of Preaching at Candler School of
Theology, Emory University.
Gail R. O’Day is Associate Dean of the Faculty and Academic Affairs
and A. H. Shatford Professor of Preaching and New Testament at Candler School of
Theology, Emory University.
W. Sibley Towner is Professor Emeritus of Biblical Interpretation,
Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education.