It's due to release Reformation Day 2009 (that's Oct 31st for those who don't know). The Lutheran Study Bible is an exciting new study Bible that will provide notes and helps from a Lutheran viewpoint. Here's what you can expect:
26,500-plus uniquely Lutheran study notes.
Over 2,000 application notes and prayers.
Over 90,000 center column cross-references.
Over 1,000 cross-references to 120 full- or half-page maps, charts, and diagrams.
220-plus articles and introductions for books and topics.
Insights of Early Church and Reformation Fathers.
Luther's Small Catechism
Order of Daily Prayer.
A Reading Plan/Lectionaries.
All of this is bound on high-quality Bible paper, smyth sewn and featuring the ESV text.
There have been a couple of study Bibles in the past from a Lutheran perspective but this one is not a duplicate of any of those predecessors. The project began in 2003 with over 400 laypeople and church workers assigned reading portions of the Bible and submitting questions about their reading. Almost 1,500 questions were submitted and from those came the notes which make up much of this new study Bible. The final notes were prepared by more than 200 professors, pastors, commissioned ministers, and laymen.
Check out the website to see much more on this new study Bible. You can find it at cph.org/lutheranbible.