Monthly Archives: June 2021

Absolutely Fearless

Last March I blogged about Absolutely Fearless: The Life of Raymond H Littge, Missouri’s Top Scoring WWII Fight Pilot Acewhich is about a real life Lutheran hero, Raymond Littge, a daring fighter pilot. Today I offer my review and recommendations. 🙂

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Sexual Morality

Sexual morality is a hot topic, of course. I’ve done a bit of writing on it myself in Family Vocation, though you’ll see I’m pretty delicate about it. Well, my oldest daughter approaches her teens, so I’m reading up on things again. Although I’ll still have her read Family VocationI may also have her read Sexual Morality in a Christless World by Lutheran author and pastor Rev. Dr. Matthew Rueger. 

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This One’s for You, Dad

This week I was able to participate in a wonderful, elaborate, multi-site zoom extravaganza of a CDC annual conference! No, not the Center for Disease Control, the Concordia Deaconess Conference! I am thankful to God every day for these faithful, brilliant, funny, supportive women! Still. Back to work. 😉 Today’s post is a review of a recent release, This One’s For You, Dad (Eagle River Detectives, Book One). It is written by Lutheran author Katherine Klemp.

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Hermeneutics in Romans

Here’s an exciting new translation! Have you heard of Timo Laato? He is a senior lecturer and advisor in the Pastoral Theology Program at the Lutheran School of Theology in Gothenberg, Sweden, and a pastor in his native Finland. As his Amazon bio puts it, “He is an internationally recognized expert on Pauline theology and hermeneutics, and the author of Paul and Judaism: An Anthropological Approach (1995).” So, here you go: the brand new translation of Hermeneutics in Romans: Paul’s Approach to Reading the Bible for your own edification!

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Be Still & Know

Lutheran author Deb Burma releases her latest Bible study, Be Still and Know: A Study of Rest and Refugetoday!

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What’s Lost Review

Last week Lutheran author Ray Keating released book 15 in his Pastor Stephen Grant Series: What’s Lost? This latest installment is another novella, written in the style of a journal. Below: my What’s Lost review.

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Kickstarter for Pastoral Mental Health

Here’s something neat: an LCMS pastor, Rev. Kirk Triplett, recently earned his doctorate, researching pastoral mental health. In particular, he studied their positive mental health as influenced by the actions of church members. Interested yet? 😉 Now he’s written a book, Affirmed: Building the Positive Mental Health of Your Pastor, and he has started a kickstarter to raise funds to get it into the best shape possible.

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Run, Run

I love Rachel Kovaciny. Have I  mentioned that lately? She takes folk stories and reimagines them into real Western life. 🙂 She writes both books and short stories (which often relate to books) and her latest is Run, Runa human twist on the Gingerbread Man & a short story sequel to One Bad Apple.

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The Bulletproof Missionary

If I’m remembering correctly, the CPH Reads summer program started yesterday. Good thing I have lots of book recommendations for your summer reading! Including The Bulletproof Missionary by Keriz Rosado, book 3 of 6 in The Missionaries to America series by Mission Nation Publishing, a Lutheran organization I blogged about a while ago. I review it below.

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Come Back to Me

Today Lutheran author Jody Hedlund releases a new book, Come Back to Me. If you recall, Jody has written over 30 novels and won awards including the Christy, Carol, and Christian Book Awards. 🙂

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