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St. Paul’s Music Conservatory

Yesterday my server was down most of the day. Bummer! But today I’d like to review resources available from St. Paul’s Music Conservatory. I’ll review a Christmas CD, two student-level hymn books, and a (potential) RSO of the LCMS, David’s Harp. 🙂

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Failstate

If you or a loved one might be interested in something totally new, here’s a place to start. 🙂 Lutheran author John W. Otte has a series called Failstate, which follows a teenage superhero trying to tame his powers and figure out his life.

(John W. Otte has written quite a bit of fiction, although Failstate is where I’ve started.)

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Faith in the Shadow of a Pandemic Review

Ladies & gentlemen, back in July I lauded the timely CPH release, Faith in the Shadow of a Pandemicby John Pless & Jacob Corzine. Today I’m happy to give it a pandemic review. 🙂

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The Ethereal Land of Heavenward Stairs

Lutheran author Tyrel Bramwell has released another interesting piece: The Ethereal Land of Heavenward Stairs. 

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The Ritornello Game

You know that I gather names of living Lutheran authors. I’ve really enjoyed a lot of what I’ve discovered and these folks (you writers, you) have written on ALL SORTS OF THINGS! I’m SO PROUD of the variety of genres and subject matter! There are Lutherans writing long series, stand alones, and everything in between. But my favorite read-for-pleasure-novel lately comes from Lutheran author Rhonda Chandler and it’s called The Ritornello Game: A Marlonburg Story. (I really, really hope that means it’ll become a series!). It was perfect! Quite different from her previous novel but so well done! Those two books may be in my top ten of Lutheran-penned fiction!

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Tend to Me: Devotions for Mothers

I absolutely adored Lutheran author Emily Cook‘s Tend to Me: Devotions for MothersIt’s set up with brief little devotions followed with a prayer and some additional questions & Bible passages for further reflection. I liked them so well, I read several at a time, almost gulping them down. 🙂

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Talk Them Into It

I have to say that I really enjoyed Jonathan Fisk‘s latest, Talk Them Into It: The Truth about Making ChristiansMy review follows.

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A Joyous Season

Today’s post is a review of Aretta Gordish‘s third book in her series, Our Life in Snowflake Falls: A Joyous Season.

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I Don’t Want to Have the Prayer

Today’s post is a review of Lutheran author (and PK) Karen Averitt’s memoir, I Don’t Want to Have the Prayer: A Messy Pastor’s Kid Does Her Memory Work.

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Shifting Sands

My goal is to review the Lutheran books I’ve read this summer, but to do, at most, every other day reviews. Today’s review will be on Lutheran author Ray Keating‘s Shifting Sands: A Pastor Stephen Grant Short StoryThe summer $2.99 sale is still going on, though I don’t know how long it will last, so keep that in mind. 

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