The Proclamation Bible
I’m not a great fan of Study Bibles for all kinds of reasons. Some are better than others – but even the good ones are limited by the theological position of those writing the notes which is not always what you want it to be. Better – I think – to have a Bible where a few notes give you a steer in each book and then leave you to do the studying yourself. Introducing The Proclamation Bible!
The Proclamation Bible is not a PT resource. It’s been produced by Hodder inspired by the work and approach that PT has championed over the years, but it’s not something we’ve done – even though many of the staff have been involved in it. Lee Gatiss has edited this great edition of the NIV. It comes in a wide margin format, allowing you to add in your own notes. There are a number of introductory essays on forming a sermon, how the Bible fits together, all that sort of thing. Then each Bible book has an introductory short essay pointing you in the right direction. And that’s it.
Not much you might say. But there’s value in the brevity. For here is a Bible edition that does what we like. It gets you started, running in the right direction, and then allows you to do the studying. What is better than that?
There’s a hardback version and a leather version. And, from sometime soon, an Allan Bible version. As you may know, Allan make the most beautifully crafted Bibles and we’re delighted that there’ll be a Proclamation Bible version soon. Best of all, every purchase contributes a little towards our work.
For now, we’ve got a leather Proclamation Bible to give away for free. Email us (email@example.com) with the subject “Proclamation Bible” and first out of the hat will win a nicely new leather edition worth £42.99.