You know what I love? Free Lutheran resources. 🙂 Today I get to share with you a free Lutheran study guide for Faith in the Shadow of a Pandemic. The study guide gives most chapters four or five questions to help facilitate discussion. Sounds good to me! I believe it’s been prepared by LCMS Pastor Chris Hull.
I really appreciate that book. You can see my review of it here. Pless and Corzine did a great job together.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Politicsmay be just what I need! Also, God bless Dr. Pless, who writes some of the best handouts & study guides out there! 🙂
Mary Jackquelyn Moerbe (rhymes with Furby) is an LCMS deaconess, writer, speaker, and homeschooler. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Letters, a combination of history, literature, language, and philosophy, and a BA in music. Her master of arts degree is in theology with deaconess certification from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne. She and her husband, Rev. Ned A. Moerbe, have six children and live in Oklahoma.
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