Last March I blogged about Absolutely Fearless: The Life of Raymond H Littge, Missouri’s Top Scoring WWII Fight Pilot Ace, which is about a real life Lutheran hero, Raymond Littge, a daring fighter pilot. Today I offer my review and recommendations. 🙂
Monthly Archives: June 2021
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 Vocation, I may also have her read Sexual Morality in a Christless World by Lutheran author and pastor Rev. Dr. Matthew Rueger.
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.
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!
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.
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, Run, a human twist on the Gingerbread Man & a short story sequel to One Bad Apple.
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.