LCMS Pastor Christopher Matthis has kindly offered a copy of his latest book, In the Shadow of the Cross: Sermons for Lent and Holy Week, for a Christmas giveaway through this blog. Woo hoo!
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I thought I successfully watched Grail Quest Books for their new Lutheran releases, but I failed regarding a particularly spectacular spectacle: The Creation, the Fall and the Promise. Creation, fall, promise in one text with some absolutely breathtaking artwork by Lutheran Kelly Schumacher of Agnus Dei Liturgical Arts!
I’ve mentioned my friend, LCMS Pastor Chris Matthis, before (here and here). Now it’s come to my attention that he has released another book of his sermons, In the Shadow of the Cross: Sermons for Lent and Holy Week.
Free resource time! Especially suitable with the Reformation Anniversary soon to arrive! It is a fun little tool for your Reformation celebration with your church family: a Reformation mini-play. It’s only about 12 minutes. Personally I thought my family and a few other volunteers might work it up for Reformation Sunday during our Sunday school opening time. It’s not loaded down with props or anything. It’s written for children and narrator, and it can be either read or memorized. AND, it’s written by none other than Rev. Hans Fiene of Lutheran Satire!
One of many celebratory books coming out this month releases today: The Reformation by Rev. Dr. Cameron A. MacKenzie. I think very highly of Dr. MacKenzie, who teaches at Concordia Theological Seminary, and it looks to be a beautiful, coffee-table worthy book, chock full of tidbits, sidebars, images, and maps.
Want to know what makes a great Reformation confession? A new catechism translation! Now, I know, I know, too many word changes messes up memory work and causes unnecessary confusion. I hear you. I agree. BUT yay, yay, yay for the Evangelical Lutheran Church of England for presenting the world with a Small Catechism available for free use!
How did I miss knowing this release date?! Ok, one day late, at least this way I can take someone else’s post about it! 🙂 Yesterday, a new Lutheran book hit the market, written by Gene Veith and Trevor Sutton: Authentic Christianity: How Lutheran Theology Speaks to a Postmodern World.