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Reformation Trust releases new condensed edition
of the Reformation Study Bible (ESV)

Reformation Trust Publishing, the publishing division of Ligonier Ministries, is pleased to announce the release of the Reformation Study Bible, Condensed Edition. After distributing more than 110,000 copies of the Reformation Study Bible since 2015, this new Condensed Edition represents an expansion to the product family in order to serve Bible readers looking for a more portable solution.

“Christians value the verse-by-verse commentary found in the Reformation Study Bible,” says Mr. J.D. Bridges, Ligonier’s vice president of global outreach. “This new Condensed Edition includes the best of that commentary in a portable study Bible, half the weight of the original and designed for life on the go. With the 500th anniversary of the Reformation upon us, our mission remains the same—we want to continue serving churches and discipleship by producing trustworthy resources that help growing Christians around the world.”

“This is our ultimate aim—to get God’s people not only to read God’s Word but to study God’s Word, love God’s Word, obey God’s Word, apply God’s Word, hide God’s Word in their hearts, and teach God’s Word to their families, their neighbors, and the nations. That is why we publish study Bibles—to help fulfill the Great Commission of Jesus Christ, for His glory, not our own,” writes Dr. Burk Parsons, co-pastor at Saint Andrew’s Chapel, Ligonier Ministries teaching fellow and chief publishing officer, associate editor for the Reformation Study Bible, and editor for Tabletalk magazine.

Some features of the new Condensed Edition include single-column Scripture from the English Standard Version, Christ-centered introductions for each book of the Bible, cross-references, concordance, and high-resolution color maps in the back. Initially released in four cover styles, Mr. Bridges notes, “Response has been strong and, Lord willing, we’ll continue to release more cover styles in upcoming months.”

Many students of God’s Word have warmly welcomed the Reformation Study Bible because of its reliable commentary endorsed by ministry leaders and authors such as Dr. R. Albert Mohler Jr., Mrs. Joni Eareckson Tada, Rev. Kevin DeYoung, Dr. Mark Dever, Dr. Ligon Duncan, Dr. Rosaria Butterfield, Dr. David F. Wells, and many more. With each purchase, Ligonier includes an extra $400 worth of additional study resources (both digital and print) available for free through an innovative online registration process.

For more information, contact or call 407-333-4244. Bookstores and resellers, please contact 800-220-7636 x1231.

Founded in 2006 as a publishing imprint of Ligonier Ministries, Reformation Trust Publishing seeks to proclaim and explain the great truths of the historic Christian faith for a new generation.

Ligonier Ministries is an international Christian discipleship organization founded by theologian Dr. R.C. Sproul in 1971 to equip Christians to articulate what they believe, why they believe it, how to live it, and how to share it. Proclaiming God’s holiness is central to Ligonier’s purpose.