Two monks. One mission. Hundreds of miles apart, they shared a passion that changed history. Martin Luther in Germany and Casiodoro de Reina in Spain both bravely pursued their God-given calling to “fight the good fight of the faith” (1 Timothy 6:12) during the sixteenth century Protestant Reformation. While speaking out against oppressive error in the church, these men also left a precious legacy: Holy Scripture in the vernacular language of their home countries.
La Biblia de la Reforma (The Bible of the Reformation) celebrates the spirit of this Reformation gift. A unique Spanish study Bible, La Biblia de la Reforma features the popular Reina Valera Contemporánea translation of Scripture and provides commentaries from over 130 theologians—including Martin Luther. Deepen your devotional life with thousands of study notes, articles, maps, and more!
From cover to cover, La Biblia de la Reforma enriches your meditation on and understanding of Scripture. Whether you spend each day as a pastor, professor, parent, student, or somewhere in between, this Bible is an invaluable companion in life and ministry.
“What better way to commemorate the five hundredth anniversary of the Protestant Reformation than by publishing a Bible? This one, from Lutheran publisher Editorial Concordia, uses the text of the Reina Valera Contemporánea and has such an abundance of notes and facts that it could well be considered a Bible commentary as well in a single volume. An excellent Bible study aid or accompaniment for personal devotional readings.”
—Justo L. González, Methodist historian and theologian, key contributor to the landscape of Hispanic theology,
retired professor, and author
“Hispanic believers worldwide will be proud to own the first and only Spanish-language study Bible with a uniquely Lutheran flair. It is deep enough for a pastor preparing a sermon, yet straightforward enough for a lay reader engaged in at-home personal devotions. Commentaries on the text are outstanding—snippets of Reformation-era thinking are enlightening and relevant nearly five hundred years later.”
—Rev. Dr. Carlos Hernandez, director of LCMS Church and Community Engagement and LCMS Hispanic Ministry
“La Biblia de la Reforma serves me as a reference during sermon preparation. I wholeheartedly recommend it.”
—Rev. Pablo Gamaliel Dominguez, pastor in Silvis, Illinois
“Magnificent. Above all, thanks be to God. What an excellent achievement. I congratulate you all.”
—Mark Kempff, assistant to the director of the Center for Hispanic Studies, Concordia Seminary
Rev. Dr. Héctor E. Hoppe is a graduate of Concordia Seminary in Buenos Aires (MDiv) and of Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana (STM). In 2012, he received an honorary doctor of divinity from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. Rev. Hoppe served as a pastor in various churches throughout Argentina and taught sacred theology at Concordia Seminary in Buenos Aires. He was president of the Association of Seminaries and Theological Institutions (ASIT) in the Southern Cone of South America.
He is currently the director of Editorial Concordia, the Spanish division of Concordia Publishing House, and an adjunct professor at the Center for Hispanic Studies at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. He is the author of the book Jesus of Nazareth: My Lord. Rev. Hoppe is married to Beatriz García, with whom he has three children and seven grandchildren.