Dr. Tony Evans Pens First Bible Commentary Authored Solely by an African American Scholar

Nashville, TN — Marking fifty groundbreaking years of pastoral ministry, Dr. Tony Evans releases the first Bible commentary authored solely by an African American scholar. The Tony Evans Bible Commentary (October 1, 2019, B&H) features insight and exposition from Dr. Evans, including an introduction to each Bible book and passage-by-passage exposition of the entire Bible. During five decades of pastoral ministry, Dr. Evans has faithfully proclaimed the truths of God’s Word and helped countless people grasp the depth and breadth of the love of Christ.

Dr. Tony Evans is Senior Pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, TX and founder of The Urban Alternative, a media ministry which promotes a kingdom agenda designed to enable people to live all of life underneath the comprehensive rule of God. The reach of Evans’ preaching now spans the world with broadcasts airing on more than 1,400 radio outlets in more 130 countries, reaching millions each week.

Highlights of The Tony Evans Bible Commentary include:

• The first Bible commentary authored solely by an African American scholar
• Features insights garnered over Evans’ five decades of Bible study and exposition
• Highly readable, highly reliable text of the Christian Standard Bible® (CSB)
• Introductions for each book of the Bible
• Passage-by-passage exposition of the entire Bible
• Special front matter section with introductory resources
• Online resources including dozens of videos (accessible via QR codes and URL)

“Lifeway is honored to introduce the Tony Evans Bible Commentary as we celebrate Dr. Evans’ fifty years of pastoral ministry,” says Trevin Wax, director for Bibles and Reference at Lifeway Christian Resources. “This landmark volume is a full Bible commentary authored by one of the most beloved and influential pastors in America, and I pray the wisdom and insights that Dr. Evans gleans from God’s Word will benefit church leaders and Bible readers for decades to come.”

The fifty-year anniversary of Pastor Evans’ ministry coincides with the release of The Tony Evans Bible Commentary as well as The CSB Tony Evans Study Bible (B&H Publishing). B&H Publishing will support the release of these landmark resources with an extensive marketing campaign. Dr. Evans is available for a limited number of media interviews.


Dr. Tony Evans serves the body of Christ as a pastor, teacher, author, and speaker. While addressing the practical issues of today, Dr. Evans is known as a relevant expositor. New and veteran pastors alike regard him as a pastor of pastors and a father in the faith. The first African American to graduate with a doctoral degree from Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS), he served as an associate professor in the Pastoral Ministries Department at DTS in the areas of evangelism, homiletics and black church studies. Dr. Evans holds the rare honor of serving as chaplain of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks over the last three decades, the longest standing NBA chaplaincy on record. He is also the former chaplain of the Dallas Cowboys. www.TonyEvans.org

B&H Publishing Group, an imprint of LifeWay Christian Resources, is a team of mission-minded people with a passion for taking God’s Word to the world. Because we believe Every Word Matters® we seek to provide intentional, Bible-centered content that positively impacts the hearts and minds of people, inspiring them to build a lifelong relationship with Jesus Christ. Among our print and digital releases for the trade, church, and academic markets, titles include The New York Times No. 1 bestsellers The Love Dare and The Vow, #1 CBA bestsellers I Am a Church Member and Fervent as well as the newly-revised Christian Standard Bible (CSB) version.

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Tony Evans Bible Commentary
Available from: B&H Publishing Group
Release date: October 1, 2019
Price: U.S. $39.99-$69.99
Format: Various
Pages: 1750
ISBN: 978-0-8054-9942-1

BISAC category: Religion / Biblical Commentary / General

Review copies, reprint permission and interviews are available. Contact Pamela McClure, McClure Muntsinger Public Relations, 615-294-5073 or pamela@mmpublicrelations.com