Monthly Archives: September 2016

Liber Hymnorum

Today’s post is a bit eclectic. It includes my review of Liber Hymnorum: The Latin Hymns of the Lutheran Church, as well as two GoodRead Giveaways from Lutheran authors.

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Goehmann Interview

LCMS Deaconess Heidi Goehmann has recently released a women’s Bible study, Think on These: A Study on Philippians 4:8, available on Amazon, so I thought I’d write Heidi for today’s post: a Heidi Goehmann interview. I first got to know Deaconess Heidi when she came to speak at an Oklahoma District Pastors’ Wives’ Retreat. In addition to speaking, she has a lively blog where she offers regular Bible studies. I am very pleased to see one of her Bible studies available through Amazon.

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The Spectrum of Books

The spectrum of books may be infinite: any subject, so many treatments, and artful turns of phrase. There are even different kinds of satisfaction, so that a person can read something pleasurably even when there are obvious faults. Still, I sure get mad when people dumb down good things into base heresy. Who’s with me?

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Tea Break

Last week, I mentioned Katie Schuermann‘s neat sneak peek opportunity, and now I’ve learned about a fun Facebook event by Sarah Baughman. She is the Lutheran writer of Regency Silhouettes and the event is a digital tea break anticipating her next soon-to-be-released book!

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Fallen Language

I have an idea to share, probably most suitable for fiction and crafting another world setting. It revolves around fallen language in two ways: one more optimistic and fun than you might anticipate.

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Review of Stitched Crosses: Crusade

I’ve been reading up a storm, so here is a review of Stitched Crosses: Crusade by Joshua Rothe. This is another book from Grail Quest Book. Happily it seems we’ve had a lot of these lately! This one is from 2014. I expect it will be the first of a Stitched Crosses series. Continue reading

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Personalized Publicity

Every writer knows that publicity can be hard to come by. There are so many words floating around the cosmos and so few ears that chose to hear, let alone eyes to read! But check out what Lutheran novelist Katie Schuermann is doing for her next release: personalized publicity at its best!

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Gory Release

I’ll admit I had a darker streak in adolescence when I gobbled up, you know, R.L. Stine et al.  In retrospect, it was an attempt to grapple with things beyond my control. It was a way to consider serious topics in a safe but exaggerated way. I’ve never been alone in that respect, so I daresay this new release will really fit the bill for the eleven and up crowd: Not So Nice Bible Stories: Gory Deaths by Jonathan Schkade!

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God’s Own Child

I announced a Lutheran children’s book that caught my eye a while ago, and now it’s time to offer my review of God’s Own Child, I Gladly Say It. Looking for a friendly way to introduce powerful hymnody to a child? Looking for baptismal birthday presents or a thoughtful gift for families with young children visiting your church? Or, just plain happy to see good Lutheran texts paired with illustrations for a powerful Gospel service? Then this is the thing for you!
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Stephen Grant Sale

Soon Ray Keating will release his new book, Wine into Water, the next in his Pastor Stephen Grant series. I will let you know the release day when its available. In the meantime, Ray Keating is having a great Stephen Grant Sale for kindle, so now is a great time to catch up on his earlier titles.

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