Dr. David Jeremiah, senior pastor at Shadow Mountain Community Church and a No. 1 New York Times bestselling author, will release one of his most significant projects, The Jeremiah Study Bible, with a Dec. 5 celebration at the storied Theater at Madison Square Garden.
The event will also include award-winning Christian recording artists MercyMe, Kari Jobe and pianist Gordon Mote. The celebration of God's Word will also feature worship leader Marshall Hall and the New York-based Brooklyn Tabernacle Singers.
"I am absolutely thrilled to celebrate the release of this study Bible in the heart of New York, a city I truly love, and alongside some of my very favorite contemporary Christian performers," Jeremiah, the author of 50 books, said. "This promises to be a truly special evening in a truly special city celebrating a truly special bookthe Word of God. I can hardly wait!"
The Southern California pastor selected his favorite version, the New King James, on which to build the new study edition. The version is the one he uses to preach on each Sunday morning at Shadow Mountain.
The Jeremiah Study Bible is the culmination of nearly five decades of exhaustive study. It includes comprehensive introductions to each of the 66 books of the Bible, more than 8,000 study notes (with embedded cross-references) meticulously compiled by Jeremiah over the years, and features hundreds of articles and sidebars designed to steep the reader in additional information and application.
"God's Word is deeply moving and powerful to me, and as I worked to produce this Bible I kept in mind three goals," he said. "First, I wanted to share what the Bible says. Second, I wanted to help people discover what it means. And third, I wanted to help people understand what it means for them, as individuals made in their Creator's image.
"That's the most important thing because if people walk away from the Bible and they know what it says and they know what it means, but they don't know how it works in their own life, they will see no change."
In addition to the introductions, notes, articles and sidebars, the study Bible also features numerous charts and maps as well as geographical and archaeological information, a teacher's topical index, an 80-plus page concordance, and online digital and multimedia resources accessible through bar Quick Response Codes known as QR codes that include additional written materials and video introductions prepared by Jeremiah.
The Jeremiah Study Bible is published by Worthy Publishing Group and launches on Nov. 26 in five distinct styles, with additional styles coming in the spring.
In addition to pastoring Shadow Mountain, home to Christian Unified Schools, San Diego Christian College and Southern California Seminary, Jeremiah leads a global broadcast ministry anchored by his television broadcast available in 200 million homes each week. His radio show now airs daily on more than 1,800 stations. He has a combined weekly audience of 10 million people. Jeremiah has authored more than 40 bestsellers, the most recent listed by the New York Times, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal, and include Captured by Grace, What in the World Is Going On, and God Loves You He Always Has, He Always Will.
The Jeremiah Study Bible