Best Lutheran Christianity Books

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1. Concordia: The Lutheran Confessions — A Reader's Edition of the Book of Concord

Author: by Concordia Publishing House
Concordia Publishing

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Nothing is more important than clearly confessing and bearing witness to the truths of God’s Word, which reveals the glorious Gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. That is what the Book of Concord is all about. This edition of the Lutheran Confessions will instruct, inspire, and educate all who use it and help them learn what it means to be, and to remain, a genuinely confessing Lutheran Christian.

Concordia: The Lutheran Confessions is a remarkable achievement in Lutheran publishing. Find helpful introductions, insightful notes and annotations, and new tools and guides to aid your reading and comprehension. Encounter the dramatic history and heroic persons associated with the various documents in the Lutheran Confessions.

The Book of Concord is the authoritative collection of the Lutheran Church’s statements of faith. It contains documents which Lutheran Christians have used since the 16th century to explain, defend, and advance their witness to the truth of God’s Word.

2. The Lutheran Book Of Prayer

Author: by Concordia Publishing House
Concordia Publishing
264 pages

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Lutheran Book of Prayer has assured and guided generations of Christians in their personal prayer life. This fifth edition speaks to the unique needs of contemporary Christians, and strengthens and informs readers as they go to God in prayer. Personal prayers are included for almost any life circumstance, including for morning and evening, worship, our world, our neighbors, ourselves, and the sick.

Additional features: Topical index for prayers- Selected psalms- Nicene and Athanasian Creeds- Ribbon bookmark This book makes a great gift! The cover can be imprinted and a presentation page is included.

3. The Complete Apocrypha Volume: The Bible's Lost Books Collection: All The 12 Christian Apocryphal Books + Enoch, Jasher and Jubilees

Author: by History Academy
353 pages

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THE NEW DEFINITIVE COLLECTION OF CHRISTIAN APOCRYPHAL BOOKS:All 12 Christian apocryphal books + Enoch, Jasher, and Jubilees + All of the apocryphal additions to Daniel, Esther, and Psalms18 books in oneThe complete collection, high-quality, 8,5″ x 11″ paperback, with book, chapter, page, and verse numbering Etymologically, the word “apocrypha” means “things that are hidden”, but why they were hidden is not clear.

Some have suggested that the books were “hidden” from common use because they contained esoteric knowledge, too profound to be communicated to any except the initiated… Others have suggested that such books were hidden due to their spurious heretical teaching.

This is the only modern translation of the complete collection of deuterocanonical books known popularly as “The Apocrypha” that also includes Enoch, Jasher, and Jubilees. The Literal Standard Version (LSV) is a modern translation that stays true to the original manuscripts.

This handsome 8,5″ x 11″ edition features a matte finish with thick, high-quality, cream-colored pages. These ancient texts provide commentators’ valuable insight into what many ancient Jews and early Christians believed when, God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets (Heb.1:1).

4. Luther's Small Catechism with Explanation – 2017 Edition

Author: by Martin Luther
Concordia Publishing
432 pages

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Martin Luther wrote the catechism as a teaching tool of Christian doctrine and faith for individuals and families. It is a powerful tool for the Christian life because of its brief, clear summary of God’s Word on the essentials of the Christian faith.

Students of Lutheran theology look to Luther’s Small Catechism for a concise presentation of the Six Chief Parts of Christian Doctrine written by Luther, and an explanation of Luther’s Small Catechism for further clarification and study. The new narrative and reflective elements of the explanation section will appeal to those who want to learn more about Lutheran doctrine.

Pastors – especially Lutheran pastors – and parents will appreciate this book as a way to not only teach the catechism but also instruct members of the family at home in the basic doctrines of faith. New features in the explanation expand upon the words of the catechism, further connecting the timeless truths of God’s Word to important issues in culture, current events, and daily life.

5. Life Together (Dietrich Bonhoeffer-Reader's Edition) (Dietrich Bonhoffer Works-Reader's Edition)

Author: by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
120 pages

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Dietrich Bonhoeffer, one of the most influential Christian martyrs in history, bequeathed to humanity a legacy of theological creativity and spirituality that continues to intrigue people from a variety of backgrounds. Life Together gathers Bonhoeffer’s 1938 reflections on the character of Christian community, based on the common life that he and his seminarians experienced at the Finkenwalde Seminary and in the Brothers House there.

The stimulus for the writing of Life Together was the closing of the preacher’s seminary at Finkenwalde by the Nazis. While Bonhoeffer wrote with his own seminary community in mind, he intended Life Together to have a more universal impact, and spoke of a mission and responsibility of the church as a whole.

Using the acclaimed Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works English translation and adapted to a more accessible format, this new edition features supplemental material from Victoria J. Barnett and an insightful introduction by Geffrey B. Kelly to clarify the theological meaning and social importance of Bonhoeffer’s work.

6. Being Dad: Father as a Picture of God's Grace

Author: by Scott Keith
NRP Books
168 pages

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This book deals with the way fathers, and the subject of fatherhood, are treated in modern culture. Dr. Keith brings his experience with family, students, great mentors, and friends to bear on a subject that is crying out for attention.

Equally, he brings his Christian faith, a scholarly eye for detail, and an ear for story along on the journey and works with the reader to navigate a path to a better country where the Father blesses His children and is honored.

7. The Spirituality of the Cross – 3rd Edition

Author: by Gene Edward Veith Jr.
248 pages

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\x26quot;I\x26apos;m spiritual, but I\x26apos;m not religious\x26quot;Have you heard that before?Have you said it? In the 32 years since The Spirituality of the Cross was released, the religious landscape of Christianity has changed greatly.

A challenge for today (for both Christians and non\-Christians alike) is to cultivate a meaningful life in a seemingly meaningless world. Our natural religious impulse is to earn salvation based on what we do and what we deserve according to our own moral compasses we create.

Lutheran Christianity is different. The theology of the cross can provide understanding that relates to the world we live in today. Presenting a true understanding of justification by faith, the means of grace, vocation, theology of the cross, the two kingdoms, worship, and the church, The Spirituality of the Cross is an excellent explanation of Lutheran spirituality.

This third edition is updated to reflect our current times and features a brand\-new chapter addressing Christology and how Lutherans highlight the cross during their study of the Divine Being.

8. The Book of Concord (New Translation): The Confessions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church

Author: by Robert Kolb
Fortress Press

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Commissioned in 1993, this translation of The Book of Concord brings a new generation of scholarship and sensitivities to bear on the foundational texts of Lutheran identity. The fifth English translation since 1851, this edition succeeds that edited by Theodore Tappert published in 1959 by Muhlenburg Press.

A review of the text in light of a mountain of new scholarship and other factors dictated the new translation and apparatus, including changes in the English language over the past forty years, differences in the training and preparation of seminarians and pastors, limitations in the introductions and annotations to the various parts of the book, new knowledge of the history and theology of these very documents, and the occasional error in Tappert’s translation.

Kolb and Wengert’s team of leading Reformation historians was augmented by consultation with one hundred other scholars and teachers who use The Book of Concord continually, and two other teams of scholars who have reviewed the translations. In coming years, two volumes of related documents will follow.

9. One Coin Found: How God's Love Stretches to the Margins

Author: by Emmy Kegler
200 pages

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The stories of Scripture are for everyone.No exceptions. Emmy Kegler has a complicated relationship with the Bible. As a queer woman who grew up in both conservative Evangelical and progressive Protestant churches, she knows too well how Scripture can be used to wound and exclude.

And yet, the stories of Scripture continue to captivate and inspire her-both as a person of faith and as a pastor to a congregation. So she set out to fall in love with the Bible, wrestling with the stories inside, where she met a God who continues to seek us out-appearing again and again as a voice, a presence, and a promise.

Whenever we are pushed to the edges, our voices silenced, or our stories dismissed, God goes out after us-seeking us until we are found again. And God is seeking out those whose voices we too quickly silence and dismiss, too.

Because God’s story is a story of welcome and acceptance for everyone-no exceptions. Kegler shows us that even when we feel like lost and dusty coins-rusted from others’ indifference, misspent and misused-God picks up a broom and sweeps every corner of creation to find us.

10. Has American Christianity Failed?

Author: by Bryan Wolfmueller
250 pages

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American Christianity teaches the centrality of the individual: my will, my experiences, my decision, my heart, my work, and my dedication. Yet we couldn’t be more unaware that Christ and His saving and comforting work are being lost. Our minds and hearts are captivated in some way by those who often preach the Christian instead of Christ.

Author Bryan Wolfmueller sounds the alarm against the false teaching and dangerous practices of Christianity in America. He offers a beautiful alternative: the sweet savor of the Gospel, which brings us to the real comfort, joy, peace, freedom, and sure hope of Christ.

11. The Ultimate Bible Joke Book: 202 Clean Religious Church Jokes and Puns For Christian Adults and Kids

Author: by Hugh Murmie
104 pages

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New for 2020!Easy and hilarious Christmas gift or stocking stuffer! The Ultimate Bible (and Church) Joke Book is jam packed with family friendly, clean and hysterical jokes that are great for everyone from your toddler to your great-grandma! Buckle up and get ready for some knee slapping, head shaking and gut busting laughter every time you flip a page.

Over 200 amazing jokes and punsTopics include bible characters, worship services, church choirs and Christian lifeSqueaky clean, family safe jokes for kids (and adults) of all agesGreat selection of time honored classics and all new jokes for 2020Great gift for all Christians, especially pastors and teachersGrab your copy today and channel your inner comedian with some amazingly groan worthy humor bombs!

UPDATE – Many thanks to our eagle-eyed reviewers who found that joke #155 was missing from our original print!As of Nov. 4, 2020, our dear #155 has been restored to the publication. If you received a copy without this magnificent joke and are dying to know what it is, here you go:155.

12. Evangelical Lutheran Worship: Pew Edition

Author: by Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Fortress Press
1211 pages

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13. Martin Luther's Small and Large Catechisms

Author: by Martin Luther
320 pages

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Help catechism students dig deeper. As readers learn Martin Luther’s foundational teachings in the Small Catechism, this volume will encourage them to go further in their doctrinal knowledge by studying the Large Catechism. Written by Luther in 1529, the Small and Large Catechisms provide a clear summary of God’s Word on the essentials of the Christian faith.

This edition combines the two catechisms and includes the woodcuts found in Concordia: The Lutheran Confessions. Lutherans from confirmation age on up will want this standard reference edition in their libraries. The book makes a great gift for pastors and students.

14. Living I Was Your Plague: Martin Luther's World and Legacy (The Lawrence Stone Lectures, 12)

Author: by Lyndal Roper
296 pages

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From the author of the acclaimed biography Martin Luther: Renegade and Prophet, new perspectives on how Luther and others crafted his larger-than-life imageMartin Luther was a controversial figure during his lifetime, eliciting strong emotions in friends and enemies alike, and his outsized persona has left an indelible mark on the world today.

Living I Was Your Plague explores how Luther carefully crafted his own image and how he has been portrayed in his own times and ours, painting a unique portrait of the man who set in motion a revolution that sundered Western Christendom.

Renowned Luther biographer Lyndal Roper examines how the painter Lucas Cranach produced images that made the reformer an instantly recognizable character whose biography became part of Lutheran devotional culture. She reveals what Luther’s dreams have to say about his relationships and discusses how his masculinity was on the line in his devastatingly crude and often funny polemical attacks.

Roper shows how Luther’s hostility to the papacy was unshaken to the day he died, how his deep-rooted anti-Semitism infused his theology, and how his memorialization has given rise to a remarkable flood of kitsch, from “Here I Stand” socks to Playmobil Luther.