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In the Beginning, God

Today’s post is a brief review of In the Beginning, God by Dr. Joel Heck, who has served on at least two respected Concordia faculty.

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Called to Defend

Christians are called to defend the faith. Saint Paul put it beautifully when he described himself as “put here for the defense of the gospel” (Philippians 1:16b). But that doesn’t mean we can’t benefit from guidance and support, not only for ourselves but for all ages. So please welcome onto the scene Valerie Locklair and her first book, Called to Defend: An Apologetics Handbook for the Middle School Student.

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The Forgiveness Journal

A new Lutheran children’s book hit the market . . . let’s see, about ten days ago, and I’ve already received my copy. Alison AndreasenPW and Lutheran educator, has published The Forgiveness Journalaimed at maybe eight and younger.

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Author Tax Deductions

Good morning! So, do you know about Author Media? I haven’t dug deeply into it, but they sent out a very handy email addressing tax deductions from the new Trump tax bill. And, I figure, part of encouraging writers is encouraging the more businessy aspects to it, much as Ray Keating would suggest! 🙂

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Christmas Reading

This past weekend my husband, mother, and I worked on the church library. 🙂 We got to fill up two new, really nice (!) wooden shelves! Anyway, among the gems we ran across what appears to be a bunch of old Lutheran novels! Woo hoo! My Christmas reading may have just gotten hard core Lutheran! 😉 Below is a review of Mistletoea much newer Lutheran novella on this year’s Christmas reading list.

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Handling the Word of Truth: Law and Gospel

I’m long overdue in reviewing Reverend Professor John Pless‘s Handling the Word of Truth: Law and Gospel in the Church TodayYet, now no longer. 🙂

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Review of Scrooge

Today I offer you a review of Scrooge and the Question of God’s Existence by Lutheran author Steve Luhring. It’s graced with a foreword from Dr. Paul Maier, himself, who boasts in both the premise and the delivery of this apologetic, philosophical yet fun to read novel.

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The Harvest Raise

Today’s post is my review of Katie Schuermann‘s latest novel, The Harvest Raise

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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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