Category Archives: Reviews

Lutheran Workshop Review

Today we have a guest post from Pam Springer. It’s a Lutheran workshop review about her experience with the Lutheran writing workshop, Faith and Writing, held at Concordia Seminary. Thanks again Pam for letting us in on a little that happens! Maybe next year more of us can attend!

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Preacher of the Cross

 As I wrap up my reading for the CPH summer reading program, I thought, “What two slim books can wrap this up for me?” (Time’s getting a little tight.) I immediately thought about Rev. John T Pless and his latest release, Martin Luther, Preacher of the Cross: A Study of Luther’s Pastoral Theology.

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Immanuel: Battles of Armor and Soul

I’m branching out to more genres now that I’m reviewing more Lutheran authors. It’s pretty cool! It sometimes takes me a little while to settle in, but I’m really pleased to see how diverse our authors are and how varied our books are. Seriously, it proves that we can be in this together and not in competition with each other. Today’s review is on Immanuel: Battles of Armor and Soul by Garen Pay, which was released in February of this year.

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The Love Bridge

Here’s a review of CPH’s most recent children’s book, The Love Bridgeby Jonathan Schkade. I’m glad to see Jonathan writing for an even younger audience than some of his other works, which I continue to recommend.

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My Little ABC Liturgy Book

I know I announced the release of My Little ABC Liturgy Book by Rev. Gaven Mize back in the spring, but now I’ll give you my review. 🙂 (I’m on a role for writing reviews! Yay! It’s been a while in coming—I meant to review this back in April!)

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Spirituality of the Cross

The Spirituality of the Cross is an excellent book by Gene Edward Veith. Perhaps my favorite of his (though lesser known gems include The Gift of Art: The Place of the Arts in Scripture and Loving God with All Your Mind: Thinking as a Christian in the Postmodern World) . Spirituality of the Cross conveys both content and vernacular language with which to communicate theological substance, but, better yet, it is so well-written! I reread it yesterday, and I still marvel. It is inspirational to me, as a Lutheran and as a Lutheran writer.

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The Story People

I’m admittedly catching up on the CPH novels. Therefore, our review for today is on The Story People by Heather Kaufman. First, I need to preface this. Heather Kaufman is a talented Christian writer, but she isn’t on my list of Living Lutheran Authors. She happens to not be Lutheran. Having said that, I’m happy to review a good book, and I think it’s good for us to know what Lutheran publishing houses are publishing in terms of novels.

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The Messengers: Discovered

My mother has inspired me to try to read 10 CPH books for their Read Like a Lutheran program (instead of just going with lesser-pointed books). It adjusted my reading list, bumping up The Messengers: Discovered by Lisa M. Clark. Boy, am I glad it did!

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Grace Alone

Today I offer you my review of Grace Aloneone of the CPH novels released this year, by Ruth Meyer.

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Reading Romans with Luther

I know I’m more likely to announce a new release than review one, but a few more reviews are heading your way. I love spring reading. Hmm, perhaps January onward reading that relaxes me from the holidays while fostering whatever I may need at any given time: catharsis, energy, focus, relaxation, or plain old imagination time! Today’s review is on a fairly recent CPH release, Reading Romans with Luther by R. J. Grunewald.  Continue reading

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