Nathaniel Biebert

I do not have everything together, 🙂 or I would have realized that the good reverend from yesterday, Nathaniel Biebert, has three books out, not one. One I already knew about without recognizing the name! Ah, names slip by me sometimes, but let’s be thankful for another chance to touch base with a Lutheran writer! 

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Praetorius & Heaven is my Fatherland

My husband mentioned in passing that this is a big anniversary year for Lutheran composer Michael Praetorius. He was born 450 years ago. He died 400 years ago. So I googled him, looking for anniversary publications & concerts. Low and behold, there’s a great looking book on him. It’s titled Heaven is My Fatherland: The Life and Work of Michael Praetorius. Written by Siegfried Vogelsanger and translated and edited by WELS pastor, Nathaniel Biebert, it released last year.

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The Unspoken

Twice I’ve read a book with high expectations only to be disappointed. Ok, that’s happened many more times than twice, but twice I’ve read books highly recommended for how they portray God only to be disappointed. But I think I’ve figured it out. Liberals overly glorify two things: sex and the unspoken.

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The Well Read Poem

I try to stick pretty closely to Lutheran writers and topics on this blog, but I’ve found something I’m excited about by non-Lutherans and I’m sharing it anyway. 🙂 As you know, I fear poetry has slipped away to an unnatural, unhealthy degree. Well, maybe the new podcast, The Well Read Poem, will help to bring it back.

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A Simple Explanation of Easter

CPH has put together another helpful booklet in the series, A Simple Explanation. The latest one is A Simple Explanation of Easter, available in print & Kindle. For an Amazon kindle purchase, you can go here.  

To see the whole series (mostly available in packs of 10 & 20s), go here.

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A Perfect Amish Romance

Lutheran author Shelley Shephard Gray has a new release in a new series today: A Perfect Amish Romance, first book in the Berlin Bookmobile Series. 🙂

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Wendy Darling: Volume 2: Seas

How did I review the first and third of a trilogy without reviewing the second? I stayed up too late reading it and it just didn’t make my to do list! Ha ha haa! So, here we go: an out-of-order review for Wendy Darling: Volume 2: Seas by talented Lutheran author Colleen Oakes.

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Wendy Darling: Shadow

I just finished Lutheran author Colleen Oakes‘ trilogy, Wendy Darlingso today I offer you a review of volume 3: Shadow.

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Good and Bad Ways to Think about Religion and Politics

Good and bad ways to think about religion and politics? Yes! Dr. Robert Benne, Professor of Theological Ethics at the Institute of Lutheran Theology, wrote exactly that title. And here’s a free study guide to go along with it!

Thank you, Lord, for Lutheran writers. Thank you for Lutheran readers who can suggest books I hadn’t heard of! Good and Bad Ways to Think about Religion and Politics may be just what I need! Also, God bless Dr. Pless, who writes some of the best handouts & study guides out there! 🙂

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Antidotes for Drama

What are antidotes for drama? Trust. Patience. Love. Honestly? Unconsciousness. Sleep is looking pretty good to me these days.

What else can you think of? I do love a good book. I played extra piano yesterday. There’s been so much on my heart lately. Too much to do. Too many ways to turns.

But at least there are still things well worth pouring one’s heart out for. So let’s remember that. 🙂 

Today my middle daughter turns 9. We’ll have sour cream scones for breakfast and apple pie following schwarma for dinner. I’ll cut butter, shred cucumber for tzatziki, and spend time with my family.

Maybe today the only drama will be between my daughters.

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