Category Archives: Reviews

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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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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