Kindle Credit

Amazon is doing something interesting in August. If you read 15 days in August—on a Kindle which is therefore trackable by them—they’ll give you $5 Kindle Credit.

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School Year Reminders

Ack. The next school year is soon upon us so you’ll pardon me if I share just a few school year reminders. If you live around a college or university, make sure your congregation considers campus ministry! Look into LCMS U to register a campus, or look up a chapter for any students moving away for their undergraduate years!

Also, YES, I think Cranach Independent Press plans to make a 2021 Pastoral Planner. You can send me feedback if you’d like it improved in some way and I’ll see what I can do. Maybe that can get out in the fall so there’s plenty of time to switch over for Advent. (May as well follow the church year and not just a number assigned to a year. Right? Also, I’m especially happy to think of leaving 2020 behind. Just saying.)

LutheranHomeschool.com has not yet exploded with Lutheran options, and my summer wasn’t as productive as I initially hoped it would be, but there’s still progress. 🙂 Slow & steady wins the race. Or Jesus. Jesus definitely wins the race.

Anything else? If you know of someone who needs some encouragement transitioning to homeschooling this year, I’m happy to do that (as long as my Inbox doesn’t get too flooded). Poor everyone this year! 

Also, it looks like I’ll be helping a little with a Lutheran school a town over, particularly leading chapel and music with the littles. I have my own plans, but I’d welcome your advice, too, if you’d like to share, either in a comment or my contacting me.

Most important of school year reminders: Christ still lives! Hallelujah! He’s got this!

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Post-Christian

In January, I announced my dad’s latest book, Post-Christian: A Guide to Contemporary Thought and CultureI posted about it here. I promptly read it halfway, stopped, and started over from the beginning. It’s half a year later and I still haven’t written a review. It was simply a lot to digest. I’d read it. Think it through. Reread the chapter. Or section. 🙂 But at long last, here’s my review.

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Cloth Advent Wreathes

Folks, it feels like I’ve been saving Facebook posts right and left, trying to save homeschooling titles and resources to share. Here’s one that might interest those of us with littles at home. 🙂 An LCMS woman is making and selling cloth Advent wreathes. It takes time so she’s taking pre-orders now.

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Christine Wethman

Another new to me Lutheran author! Christine Wethman has published two books that I’ll talk about below. 🙂

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EccleZia

I couldn’t stop myself. The Lutheran zombie book is AMAZING! Review below on EccleZia: Pastoral Theology in the Zombie Plague by Garen Pay.

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Wendy Darling

Today’s post is a review of Lutheran author Colleen Oakes‘ first in a series, Wendy Darling. (She has completed this series and also has two other series. One even translated into German!!) But before I forget to have a single reminder about my own July sale, here it is. Today is the FINAL day to use the 40% off coupon code TSXMC2RC. Purchasers in the USA have a flat shipping rate of $2.99. Click on my store above or link to this post for more details.

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Zombie!

You. Are not. Ready. For this announcement! A Lutheran’s written a zombie book! Garen Pay has just released eccleZia: Pastoral Theology for the Zombie Plague!

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Lutheran Stock Photos

Sharing a resource today. I’m happy to report a recent find: Lutheran Stock Photos! This website exists to help Lutheran churches and schools have high quality, appropriate public domain images at their fingertips. AWESOME! And it’s free!! (Donations welcome.)

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One Bad Apple Release

Today is the release day for Rachel Kovaciny‘s latest, One Bad Apple. I’m happy to review it here as part of her One Bad Apple Virtual Book Tour and there’s a giveaway!

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