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Family Vocation

Title: Family Vocation: God's Calling in Marriage, Parenting, and Childhood
Published by: Crossway
Release Date: February 29, 2012
Contributors: Gene Edward Veith, Mary J Moerbe
Genre: , , ,
Pages: 256
ISBN13: 978-1433524066
ASIN: B0076BIM7Y

What does it mean to be called as a husband, a wife, a parent, a child? How does the grace of the gospel impact how we carry out our particular calling? How does God’s presence influence the struggles that families face?

Gene Veith joins forces with his daughter Mary Moerbe to explore these kinds of questions as well as the roles of calling and vocation in family life.

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Mercy of God in the Cross of Christ

Title: The Mercy of God in the Cross of Christ: Essays on Mercy in Honor of Glenn Merritt
Published by: The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod
Release Date: 2017
Contributors: Matthew Harrison, Reed Lessing, Kevin Golden, Oswald Bayer, Robert Bennett, Arthur Just, Norman Nagel, Gregory Lockwood, Rolf Preus, John Kleinig, Charles Gieschen, Alvin Schmidt, Roosevelt Gray Jr., Andrew Preus, Alfonso Espinosa, Ross Johnson, Theodore Krey, JAO Preus III, Mary Moerbe, John Pless, Mark A. Preus, Edward Grimenstein, Mark Wood, Deborah Hansen, Steven Schave, Beverly Yahnke, Carlos Hernandez, Joseph Gudel, Brent Kuhlman, Adam Francisco, Robin Fish, Martin Noland, and Mark Mattes
Genre: ,
Pages: 539
ISBN13: 978-1-934265-25-3

Looking for free essays delving into a Lutheran theological understanding of mercy? A new book has just been released as a Festschrift for Rev. Glenn Merritt, and copies are free for the asking!

This Festschrift has a few essays reprinted from elsewhere along with new research to provide a wealth of a resource including new and fresh work covering mercy from dozens of angles. 

To get a free copy email Disaster at lcms.org.

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Visitation

Title: Visitation
Published by: Concordia Publishing House
Release Date: January 2, 2008
Contributors: Ed. Arthur Just, Ed. Scot Kinnaman, various authors
Genre: , ,
Pages: 176
ISBN13: 978-0758611284
ASIN: B00NX8R4FU

Pastors aren't the only ones who make visits. Visitation is carefully designed to put immediately useful resources into the glove compartment, briefcase, or pocket of healthcare workers, deaconesses, pastors, and all those who visit distressed, sick, and suffering Christians. Inside you will find:

  • Devotions based on selected psalms.
  • Devotions targeted to situations such as childbirth, surgery, baptismal identity, prolonged illness, and many more.
  • Topical reflections and prayers, numerous Bible passages, and handy cross-references to related material in other sections.
  • Orders of service for use with those in distress, the sick or the dying.
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