As the 500th anniversary of the Reformation quickly approaches, Concordia Publishing House (CPH) continues to prepare resources that reflect the wisdom of the Church’s great reformers. The Reformation Heritage Bible Commentary series, the first lay-level Bible commentary series based on the English Standard Version of the Bible, unlocks biblical insight from key reformers.

The latest in the series is Reformation Heritage Bible Commentary: Pastoral Epistles. Unlike the rest of Paul’s Epistles, the four letters in this volume are written to individuals—church leaders Timothy, Titus, and Philemon. Yet these letters are also for the entire Church. What can we expect of our ministers? We hear God’s guidance for those in various stations in life, old and young, male and female, slave and free: all are to live in response to the Gospel and in service to their neighbor.

“The Reformation of the church brought with it biblical insights that revitalized churches and radically changed the course of theological studies as giants like Luther, Melanchthon, Calvin, Chemnitz, and Wesley commented extensively on Holy Scripture,” says Rev. Dr. R. Reed Lessing. “The new Reformation Heritage Bible Commentary is a one-stop-resource where the observations of these and other distinguished Reformation leaders are brought together around specific books of the New Testament.”

Perhaps one of the most useful features of the series is its unique layout. Each commentary couples modern and historic translations by including the more literal English Standard Version and the highly respected King James Version in a side-by-side format.

To learn more about Reformation Heritage Bible Commentary: Pastoral Epistles or to schedule an interview, please contact Lindsey Martie, Public Relations, at 314-268-1303 or

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