NASHVILLE, Tenn. — After 50 years of preaching ministry, Dr. Tony Evans has released “The CSB Tony Evans Study Bible” and “The Tony Evans Bible Commentary” with B&H Publishing. In doing so, he became the first African American individual to publish a study Bible and one-volume Bible commentary.
“I’m humbled. I’m from urban Baltimore. I would never have thought I would be in this place,” said Evans. “I know God could have used someone else. The fact that He’s allowed me the opportunity to do this with my weaknesses and with my flaws, it shows me grace, it shows me mercy, it shows me gratitude.”
Evans said he wanted to create “The Tony Evans Study Bible” and “The Tony Evans Bible Commentary” to “show the kingdom thread throughout all the books of the Bible and to help readers see how eternity and history are connected by this unifying theme of the glory of God through the advancement of His kingdom.”
He is the senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, Texas, and the founder of The Urban Alternative, a media ministry whose radio broadcasts are heard by millions each week on more than 1,400 radio outlets across 130 countries.
Evans has served as the chaplain of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks for more than three decades and counting, the longest standing NBA chaplaincy. He is also a former chaplain of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys.
In addition to the study Bible and commentary, Evans has authored more than 100 books, Bible studies and devotionals, including “The Kingdom Agenda,” “Pathways,” “Detours,” and “No More Excuses.”
“’The Tony Evans Study Bible’ represents five decades of Dr. Evans’ faithful Bible study and teaching,” said Trevin Wax, director for Bibles and reference at Lifeway Christian Resources. “Tony Evans is well known and respected for his practical teaching and application of Scripture. My prayer is that Dr. Evans’ study Bible will equip and empower readers of God’s Word, so they better understand what it means to live according to God’s kingdom agenda.”
Evans has been breaking racial barriers for much of his ministry. In 1982, he became the first African American to graduate with a doctoral degree from Dallas Theological Seminary.
“The Tony Evans Study Bible” from the Christian Standard Bible includes extensive notes and resources crafted and curated by Evans from his sermons, teachings and writings; 40 articles, 50 “Lessons of Kingdom Living,” and additional online resources that feature 170 videos from Evans.