Sr. Editor from CPH has a Word on the New Study Bible for the Brothers of John the Steadfast

(Editor’s Note: We thank Rev. Engelbrecht for taking the time to comment on our site.   He posted this comment on our story from last week.)

Dear readers at John The Steadfast,


Greetings in Christ. The videos are just one way to get info out to folks interested in the new Study Bible. There is much more thorough and detailed information without guitar music at:


In the larger print edition, the margins are narrower since more of the page is needed to accomodate the larger typeface. That makes it very difficult to cut into the margin for placing thumbtabs. Making the margins larger was not a good option because the volume was getting quite heavy and also printers have standard page sizes/configurations that drive the price up as you go up in size. Thumbtabs are great but paying more for the tabs, the configuration, the extra paper, and the binding material would have driven the price up substantially on all the larger print volumes.


If you have specific questions about TLSB, other than “What is the note on X verse?,” you can reach me on the TLSB Facebook page or my blog:


In Christ,

Rev. Edward A. Engelbrecht, STM

Senior Editor for Professional and Academic Books and General Editor for The Lutheran Study Bible

About Pastor Tim Rossow

Rev. Dr. Timothy Rossow is the Director of Development for Lutherans in Africa. He served Bethany Lutheran Church in Naperville, IL as the Sr. Pastor for 22 years (1994-2016) and was Sr. Pastor of Emmanuel Lutheran in Dearborn, MI prior to that. He is the founder of Brothers of John the Steadfast but handed off the Sr. Editor position to Rev. Joshua Scheer in 2015. He currently resides in Ocean Shores WA with his wife Phyllis. He regularly teaches in Africa. He also paints watercolors, reads philosophy and golfs. He is currently represented in two art galleries in the Pacific Northwest. His M Div is from Concordia, St. Louis and he has an MA in philosophy from St. Louis University and a D Min from Concordia, Fort Wayne.


Sr. Editor from CPH has a Word on the New Study Bible for the Brothers of John the Steadfast — 2 Comments

  1. Regarding thumb tabs, how about special edition tabs that can simply be added by the user to their TLSB? I know these are available at your local Christian bookstore, but these could be coordinated with the font/color/etc of TLSB. They can be of better quality than those found in the local bookstore as well.

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