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My First Exorcism

I’m not a dark person, but I do think that Christians in particular should remember that darkness, evil, and the devil are very real. (I’ll let you in on a neat something I heard: never capitalize names for devil. He doesn’t deserve it.) So, today I’ll add another review to my growing list on that topic: My First Exorcism: What the Devil Taught a Lutheran Pastor about Counter-cultural Spirituality by Lutheran Rev. Dr. Harold Ristau, foreword by Lutheran Rev. Dr. John W. Kleinig.

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Vocation and Wellness

Today’s post is a review of Lutheran (medical) Dr. John D. Eckrich‘s first book, Vocation and Wellness: Renew Your Energy for Christian LivingAnd, by first book, I mean first of three! Well done, Dr. Eckrich!

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Come In, We’re Closed

Another big release day! Rev. Tyrel Bramwell, author of the novel The Gift and the Defender, commentary of Finding the Truth in Story (Grimm’s Fairy Tales, Vol. 1), and new children’s book The World of the Wazzlewoodshas added an important voice to conversation about Closed Communion in Come in, We’re Closed.

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Soldier On

Today is a big release day for my friend, Lutheran author Vanessa Rasanen! She’s a great friend, blogger, and sometime journalist. Plus, you know, there’s her family and job and being married into the Army. Her debut novel, releasing today, is Soldier On (Hearts on Guide Book 1)

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Bless This Mess

Today’s post is a review on Lutheran Lori Ehlke‘s first book, as author and illustrator no less (!), Bless This MessTo sum up briefly, it blessed this mess, which is me.

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Nightrage Rising

Apparently the way to get me to review books quickly is to gear them toward my kiddos. 🙂 So, P.S. Broaddus, both I and my eldest thank you for writing, and today I’ll follow up last week’s review of A Hero’s Curse with a review on Nightrage Rising (The Unseen Chronicles, Volume 2).

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A Hero’s Curse

Today, I intended to post about theological poets, but that has to be postponed. I’d like my dad’s feedback on it, but he’s off traveling. Meanwhile, I introduced P.S. Broaddus just over a week ago, and now I’m ready to review the first book in his series, A Hero’s Curse (The Unseen Chronicles Book 1).

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The Spiral Bridge

Last week I told you about Lutheran author Alvin Franzmeier and how to get a free copy of the first in his Albert and Tillie Mystery Series, The Spiral BridgeI jumped at the opportunity and today can offer my review.

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Jesus Stood Up

Jesus stood up. That’s an amazing thing, conjuring a physical reality and strength we can all marvel at. Yet, so often we overlook the God-Man to see various who, what, and hows that make us more comfortable. That’s a shame and the book, Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up: 12 False Christsis an excellent antidote for all of our own fallen perceptions and tendencies.

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Extra Book Reviews!

I learned about another Lutheran source for book reviews! Into Your Hands LLC, founded by Ryan and Marie MacPherson, has extra book reviews for your reading pleasure! Yay!

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