...fills me with joy:
The Lutheran Study Bible!
We're adding this wonderful resource to Lutheran Service Book, Treasury of Daily Prayer, Starck's Prayer Book (which I think will be available ahead of the TLSB) and Pastoral Care Companion.
My fellow Lutherans, the resources astound, simply astound me. I think back to the beginning of my ministry when we were divided into three hymnals (LBW, TLH, LW), the NIV Study Bible with its lightly revised Reformed notes reigned, and the best we could offer for the Daily Office was Sauer's work (a fine work in itself in many ways, but not able to touch Treasury for comprehensiveness) and the "Little Agenda" offered a meagre fare of Scriptural help to set before people in crises of various sorts.
Wow, oh, wow! We've come a long way, baby! I'm so thankful to CPH and our Synod for making these wonderful resources available. And just as the LSB should be in every Lutheran home, so also The Lutheran Study Bible. You're reading along in the Treasury and you come to something that really causes the brow to furrow? Pull out your TLSB and check out what the Fathers (ancient and Reformation) have to say on the matter and more importantly what other Scriptures shed light on a given passage.
Yeah, I'm PSYCHED. I can't wait to get my hands on it!