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Book Of The Month For August 2018:  Luther's Small Catechism with Explanation - 2017 Visual Edition

Book Of The Month For August 2018: Luther's Small Catechism with Explanation - 2017 Visual Edition

Luther's Small Catechism with Explanation - 2017 Visual Edition By Martin Luther 2018 / Paperback / 368 Pages Overview: When Martin Luther paired simple graphics with the profound teachings of the Small Catechism, it was nothing short of revolutionary. He presented families with a handbook...


Book Of The Month For July 2018:  Faith That Sees Through the Culture

Book Of The Month For July 2018: Faith That Sees Through the Culture

Faith That Sees Through the Culture by Alfonso Espinosa 2018 / Paperback / 264 Pages Overview: God’s Word is filled with paradoxes. It’s tempting to see these paradoxes as either-or statements—one must be true and the other must be false. End of story. Case closed. A look inside But...


Book Of The Month For June 2018:  Religion on Trial: Cross-Examining Religious Truth Claims (Second Edition)

Book Of The Month For June 2018: Religion on Trial: Cross-Examining Religious Truth Claims (Second Edition)

Religion on Trial: Cross-Examining Religious Truth Claims (Second Edition) By Craig Parton, Esq. 2018 / Paperback / 144 pages Overview: With ten thousand religions in the world today and two being added every day, how are we to know which, if any, is true? Religion on Trial takes a...


Book Of The Month For May 2018:  Echo: Unbroken Truth Worth Repeating, Again

Book Of The Month For May 2018: Echo: Unbroken Truth Worth Repeating, Again

Echo: Unbroken Truth Worth Repeating, Again By Rev. Johnathan Fisk 2018 / Paperback / 328 pages Overview: Christianity is not the ability to memorize or recite from books of Scripture or doctrine. It is not magic. It is not social club, counseling group, or self-help support group. It does...


Book Of The Month For April 2018: Embracing Godly Character: Demystifying the Proverbs 31 Woman

Book Of The Month For April 2018: Embracing Godly Character: Demystifying the Proverbs 31 Woman

Demystifying the Proverbs 31 Woman by Elizabeth Ahlman 2018 / Paperback / 192 Pages Overview: Proverbs 31:10–31 has become a beloved, often quoted passage—yet it is often misunderstood and misapplied. As today’s culture lauds the woman who does and has it all, Christians seek to reconcile...


Book Of The Month For December 2017 Part Two: The Essential Lutheran Libraries for The Family, Teens, and The Standard Package

Book Of The Month For December 2017 Part Two: The Essential Lutheran Libraries for The Family, Teens, and The Standard Package

Raising Children to Keep Them In The Family of Faith God comes to us through His Word and Sacraments during worship at church, and then the family’s devotional life at home keeps its members connected to those gifts all week long. This routine creates a lifelong rhythm that helps keep kids in...


Book Of The Month For December 2017 Part One:  The Baby King - Arch Books and the Essential Lutheran Libraries for Little Ones and Kids

Book Of The Month For December 2017 Part One: The Baby King - Arch Books and the Essential Lutheran Libraries for Little Ones and Kids

The Baby King - Arch Books By Greg Hyatt 2017 / Saddle-stitched paperback / 16 Pages Overview: Oftentimes, we don’t think about how difficult it was for Mary and Joseph to make the long trek to Bethlehem. But every part of their journey fulfilled the prophecy for a Savior—Jesus, who would...


Book Of The Month For November 2017:  Luther's Small Catechism with Explanation - 2017 Edition

Book Of The Month For November 2017: Luther's Small Catechism with Explanation - 2017 Edition

 Book Of The Month For November 2017:  Luther's Small Catechism with Explanation - 2017 Edition By Martin Luther 2017 / Hardback / 448 Pages /  Young Adult and Adult More than a quarter of a century has passed since the Explanation to Luther’s Small Catechism was updated. During that...


Book Of The Month For October 2017:  The Reformation

Book Of The Month For October 2017: The Reformation

The Reformation by Cameron MacKenzie 2017 / Hardback / 224 Pages/ Adult Many people recognize the name Martin Luther when they think of the Reformation, but this era was filled with other fascinating personalities and dramatic changes across every aspect of human life throughout the...


Book Of The Month For July 2017:  Hebrews - Concorida Commentray

Book Of The Month For July 2017: Hebrews - Concorida Commentray

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 Hebrews - Concordia Commentary By Dr. John Kleinig 2017/656 pages/Adult - Mature Adult The Book of Hebrews is one of encouragement, hope, and confidence. Jesus Christ is shown to be our great High Priest, the greater Moses, the fulfillment of Old Testament prophesies, the sacrifice for...


Book Of The Month For June 2017:  Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up?: 12 False Christs

Book Of The Month For June 2017: Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up?: 12 False Christs

Posted in Bible Study / Book of the Month / My Church Home

Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up?: 12 False Christs By Rev. Dr. Matthew Richard 2017 / Paperback / 261 Pages / Young Adult - Adult When’s the last time you stepped up to the counter and ordered one medium-size Jesus, extra generous, and heavy on the bling? Or maybe you like your...


Book Of The Month For March 2017:  Hallmarks of Lutheran Identity

Book Of The Month For March 2017: Hallmarks of Lutheran Identity

Hallmarks of Lutheran Identity by Alvin J. Schmidt 2017 / Paperback / 340 Pages / Adult Lutheran theology survived the last five hundred years. But will it survive the next? Overview:  Since the time Luther nailed his Ninety-Five Theses to the church door in Wittenberg, Lutheran theology...


Book Of The Month For January 2017:  Ethics of Sex: From Taboo to Delight

Book Of The Month For January 2017: Ethics of Sex: From Taboo to Delight

Ethics of Sex: From Taboo to Delight By Gifford Grobien 2017 / Paperback / 224 Pages Overview Breaking through the noise of our hyper-sexualized Western culture, Ethics of Sex is a much-needed, masterful compilation that speaks to the nature of Christian sexual ethics as simultaneously...


Book Of The Month for June 2016: Has American Christianity Failed?

Book Of The Month for June 2016: Has American Christianity Failed?

Has American Christianity Failed? by Bryan Wolfmueller Overview Christianity in America has a distinct smell. The scent of questionable theological ideas floats through our churches. These ideas shape the way we read the Bible, worship, and interpret the world and our place in it. It...


Book Of The Month For February 2016: John 1:1 to 7:1 Concordia Commentary

Book Of The Month For February 2016: John 1:1 to 7:1 Concordia Commentary

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John 1:1—7:1 – Concordia Commentary by William C. Weinrich 2015/Hardcover with jacket Overview The lowly and simple majesty of John’s language calls the reader to become a disciple of the Word became flesh, and so to share in that which he himself is: eternal life. In John, the voice of...


Book Of The Month For October 2015: Day by Day: 365 Devotional Readings with Martin Luther

Book Of The Month For October 2015: Day by Day: 365 Devotional Readings with Martin Luther

Posted in Bible Study / Book of the Month / Reformation Day

Day by Day: 365 Devotional Readings with Martin Luther by Martin Luther 2015 / Paperback / 384 Pages Overview: "God gives faith not so that it can deal with insignificant things, but [so that it can deal with] things the whole world cannot handle, such as death, sin, world, and...


Book Of The Month For September 2015:  Standing Firm:  A Christian Response To Hostility And Persecution

Book Of The Month For September 2015: Standing Firm: A Christian Response To Hostility And Persecution

Posted in Apologetics / Bible Study / Book of the Month

Standing Firm: A Christian Response to Hostility and Persecution By Jesse Yow 2015/Paperback/244 pages/Young Adult - Mature Adult Overview Christians encounter hostility and subtle persecution in the U.S. and face open persecution in other parts of the world. We are called to turn the...


Book Of The Month For August 2015:  The Big Book of New Testament Questions and Answers

Book Of The Month For August 2015: The Big Book of New Testament Questions and Answers

Posted in 2015 / Bible Study / Book of the Month

The Big Book of New Testament Questions and Answers By Michael Eschelbach 2015 / Paperback / 824 Pages OverviewHave you ever finished reading a Bible passage, only to be left scratching your head and wondering why no study notes, devotionals, or commentaries answer your questions?  The Big...


Book Of The Month For June 2015:  Ephesians - Concordia Commentary

Book Of The Month For June 2015: Ephesians - Concordia Commentary

Posted in 2015 / Bible Study / Book of the Month / ^Ephesians

Ephesians - Concordia Commentary by Thomas M. Winger 2015 / Hardback with Jacket / 895 Pages Overview Ephesians is a veritable compendium of St. Paul’s theology and a candidate for his most influential epistle. In it we learn of the reconciliation of the cosmos and our eternal election...


Thy Strong Word - Radio Bible Study - Genesis 25

Thy Strong Word - Radio Bible Study - Genesis 25

Thy Strong Word - Radio Podcast Looking for a good Bible Study? This weekday podcasted radio show  will be just what you're looking for. Read along with Pastor Will Weedon and travel through the Bible. This episode Pastor Ted Giese is Weedon's guest as they look at Genesis chapter 25. Click...