ECPA's Rush To PressAnticipation Builds for Lutheran Bible Companion
Concordia Publishing House to Release New Two-Volume Set This Fall

CONTACT: Beth Behrhorst, Public Relations
Phone: 314-268-1294

Saint Louis, MO—The Holy Bible stands alone as the only text tying God’s promises to specific people, places, times, and cultures. Now, Concordia Publishing House is introducing Lutheran Bible Companion, a highly visual work spanning two volumes that invites readers to learn the cultural and historical context of the world during biblical times.

Here’s what people are saying about Lutheran Bible Companion:

“To show the reader Jesus, and the Scriptures which point to Him, is the purpose of the Lutheran Bible Companion. In this monumental work you will find the very best of solid Christian scholarship; you will see Jesus.” —Rev. Dr. Ken Klaus, Speaker Emeritus of The Lutheran Hour®

“Concordia Publishing House has done it again, providing a top quality resource to supplement the Bible. There is a wealth of information available at my fingertips. . . . This book will be my companion in my daily quiet time.” —Janice M. Wendorf, 16th President of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League

“This visually stunning, comprehensive Bible study companion proves invaluable to any serious student of the Word. . . . This incredible resource will be a study staple for many years to come.” —Donna Pyle, Author of Quenched: Christ’s Living Water for a Thirsty Soul (Concordia Publishing House, 2014), God of All Comfort (Concordia Publishing House, 2012)

“The Lutheran Bible Companion is a ‘must have’ resource for those who truly want to be satisfied with the Spirit-filled illumination of God’s Word as we learn how culture, context, and historical events can enhance our desire to drink deeply of His wisdom, commands, and promises.” —Dr. Kurt Senske, CEO Lutheran Social Services of the South, Author of The Calling: Live a Life of Significance (Concordia, 2010)

Lutheran Bible Companion is unique in that it provides a rare combination of art, maps, charts, and literary and theological commentary on the texts of the Holy Scriptures. There is really nothing quite like it on the market today.” —Rev. John T. Pless, Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministry/Missions, Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana

“Biblically faithful. Visually beautiful. Spiritually helpful. The new, two-volume Lutheran Bible Companionis all this and more. Written not just from an intellectual viewpoint, but as an aid to faith, these volumes will help all who teach and all who want to learn more about the Bible—all through the lens of our Savior’s cross.” —Dr. Jane L. Fryar, Author Today’s Light Devotional Bible

“A masterful compilation on a wealth of subjects. These volumes are sure to enlighten both student and scholar alike. . . . They will be a welcome addition to anyone’s biblical library.” —Rev. Mark J. Maas, High Plains Circuit Visitor, Pastor, King of Glory Lutheran Church, Cheyenne, Wyoming

“Bible students of every level and every interest will reach first for Lutheran Bible Companion when working on a text. And sometimes they will just pick it up for a good read, saying to themselves again and again, ‘I didn’t know that!’” —Ruth Koch, M.A., NCC, Mental Health Educator

“The Lutheran Bible Companion is an essential resource that should be on every shelf that holds a Bible.” —Rev. Dr. David P. Rowold, Saint John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Bloomfield, New Jersey

Lutheran Bible Companion includes:

  • Theological topics and literary features from each book of the Bible
  • Detailed outlines and maps that call out significant events, people, and places
  • Biblical reflections from Martin Luther and Johann Gerhard
  • More than 600 pages of color photography and art illustrating stories, daily life, and landscapes

To preoorder Lutheran Bible Companion, visit To obtain a review copy or to arrange for an interview, contact Beth Behrhorst, Public Relations, at or 314-268-1294.

About Concordia Publishing House

Concordia Publishing House (CPH) is the publishing arm of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. For 145 years, CPH has been providing individuals, churches, and schools with products that are faithful to the Scriptures and the Lutheran Confessions. From books and Bibles to church supplies, curriculum, and software, CPH offers more than 8,000 products to support the proclamation of the Gospel worldwide. Visit CPH online at

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