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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Theological Dictionary of the New Testament

I shared this on Facebook because it really is a great deal. Christianbook.com is having a sale. Now, they almost always have sales, but if you’re interested in the 1o volume set Theological Dictionary of the New Testament, this is the sale! 79% off! Only $149.99.

Is it explicitly Lutheran? No.  Will you find it as a common resource in LCMS pastor offices? Yes. It’s published by Eerdmans.

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Easier Bach

Blessed Epiphany! Happy Day! 🙂 AND I get to tell you about a tremendous resource I’ve just found out about! It’s a keyboard book with easier Bach! By that I mean, Sight-Reading & Harmony: Progressive Pieces for Keyboard, Grades 1-10, Selected from Four-Part Chorales by JS Bach is rocking my world!

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A Cowboy for Keeps

Jody Hedlund has a new release today! A Cowboy for Keeps is the first in a new Colorado Cowboy series. 🙂 In Jody’s own words, “This story has it all: a mail-order bride, marriage of convenience, and hunky cowboy! What more do you need?” 

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Capitol Treason

I love it when pastors write novels. 🙂 I’m pleased to announce that Rev. Richard Bolland has written and released his first novel, Capitol Treason.

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Troll Valley

Let’s start the New Year right with a review of a great Lutheran-written book! Lars Walker hit it out of the ballpark for me with Troll Valleya book published in 2012 described by one of my good friends as the Great American Novel.

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