taking the words of Jesus seriously

There have been a lot of study bibles printed as of late but there are two that I think are especially important:

The first one is called the Poverty and Justice Bible. It is printed and distributed by the American Bible Society of New York. It goes through the scriptures and highlights in bright orange all those verses of scripture that specifically call for a commitment to social justice and call upon Red Letter Christians to respond to the needs of the poor and oppressed.

The second bible I want to recommend is called the Life With God Bible. It is put together by a host of the brightest and best biblical scholars of our time. They are very much on the same page of thinking as I myself am. The propagation has been led by Richard Foster and has a strong emphasis on Spiritual Disciplines. This is the bible that I have personally adopted for my regular bible study. It brings into play a host of footnotes and meditation guides calling the reader to action. It draws largely on those saints past and present who have been concerned with spiritual formation.

About The Author


Tony Campolo is Professor of Sociology at Eastern University, and was formerly on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania. For 40 years, he founded and led the Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education, an organization that created and supported programs serving needy communities in the Third World as well as in “at risk” neighborhoods across North America. More recently, Dr. Campolo has provided leadership for the Red Letter Christians movement. He blogs regularly at his own website. Tony and his wife Peggy live near Philadelphia, and have two children and four grandchildren.

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