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For All the Saints: A Prayer Book For and By the Church

For All the Saints: A Prayer Book For and By the Church

Artist: Jeffery Neal Larson A book worth reading every day of your life . . . Compiled and edited by Frederick J. Schumacher with Dorothy A. Zelenko and Members of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, White Plains, NY. Published by American Lutheran Publicity Bureau. This set of 4 pocket-sized, beautifully bound volumes is designed to be […]

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Forced to Pray: God’s Chosen Under Pressure

Forced to Pray: God’s Chosen Under Pressure

by Richard Bansemer Richard Bansemer has thought a lot about prayer. His O Lord, Teach Me to Pray, a catechetical prayer book based on Luther’s catechism and published in 1995 has been the ALPB’s single best-selling book. His We Believe, a prayer book for adults based on the Augsburg Confession, has been used by thousands […]

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Fundamental Instruction: Justus Falckner’s Catechism

Fundamental Instruction: Justus Falckner’s Catechism

by Justus Falckner Martin Kessler, ed. & translator Fundamental Instruction: Justus Falckner’s Catechism (1708) is the first Lutheran catechism written and published in North America. This volume introduces an obscure colonial Lutheran theologian, provides a succinct modern survey of his catechism, reprints Falckner’s own personal introduction of the book in a public address given March […]

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Lively Stone: The Autobiography of Berthold von Schenk

Lively Stone: The Autobiography of Berthold von Schenk

edited by C. George Fry & Joel R. Kurz   Berthold von Schenk marched to a different drummer. He was never part of any political party in his church body; he was often shunned and ridiculed. Yet he remained as stable as stone while displaying a vibrancy not unlike that of the varied and flowing […]

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Lutheran Slogans: Use and Abuse

Lutheran Slogans: Use and Abuse

by Robert W. Jenson No discourse that goes on for any length of time, particularly if it becomes an argument, can do without slogans– those shorthand phrases that are placeholders for a whole complex of concepts, metaphors, practices and understandings to which they point. They make it possible for a speaker or writer with just […]

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Martyrdom and the Suffering of the Righteous

Martyrdom and the Suffering of the Righteous

 Edited by Paul R. Hinlicky and R. David Nelson Papers Delivered at the 2015 Theological Conference Sponsored and Supported by the North American Lutheran Church August 11-12, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, Texas Contents: Introduction Paul R. Hinlicky and R. David Nelson A Liturgical Prologue: The Song of the Martyrs Amy C. […]

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Meadows and Woodlands: Prayer Poems

Meadows and Woodlands: Prayer Poems

by Richard Bansemer Preface:    Writing these prayer poems has been a wonderful experience for me for nearly a year. Putting thoughts and prayers onto paper means writing one sentence at a time. I have no idea what the second line of the prayer poem will be until the first one is penciled down on […]

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Meditations on Christ’s Words from the Cross

Meditations on Christ’s Words from the Cross

by Gilbert Meilaender   Our Lord’s words from the cross have inspired Christian devotion from the beginning. Three-hour services on Good Friday based on these words have been the basis of ecumenical worship in many communities. Gilbert Meilaender serves a spiritual feast of not one but two sets of sermons growing out of his preaching […]

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My Ecumenical Journey

My Ecumenical Journey

by Dr. Carl E. Braaten Dr. Braaten’s latest publication is best described by his friend and colleague Dr. Robert Benne (jointly honored by the annual Braaten-Benne Lectures): “In another ‘last book,’ Carl Braaten traces his ecumenical journey from the ‘Braaten brouhaha’ of the early 60s — in which he was mistakenly interpreted as commending an […]

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No Other Name: Salvation through Christ Alone

No Other Name: Salvation through Christ Alone

Edited by Carl E. Braaten  Papers Delivered at the 2011 Theological Conference Sponsored by Lutheran CORE and NALC, August 10-11, 2011 at Upper Arlington Lutheran Church Columbus, Ohio   Contents: Preface Bishop John Bradosky Introduction: Salvation Today Rev. Dr. Carl E. Braaten The Uniqueness and Universality of Jesus Christ Rev. Dr. Gerald McDermott Calling Lutherans […]

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Martin Luther and the Reformation – L105

Martin Luther and the Reformation – L105

A great primer in Lutheran history for visitors, new members, and even long-time members.  Martin Luther and the Reformation gives the facts of early Lutheran history to get people people interested in this crucial part of Lutheran identity. Use it in new member packs, with confirmation classes, or keep some in your narthex to help […]

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Spiritually Safe Sex – CM02

Spiritually Safe Sex – CM02

Emphasizing that the Biblical teachings of union through sex, fruitfulness as a potential of godly sexual union, and human love as a testimony to the relationship between Christ and His Church, Spiritually Safe Sex opens up an important conversation about sex that can only be had in the church. Use it in new member packs, […]

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The Love That Can Be Promised – CM04

The Love That Can Be Promised – CM04

What is distinctive about the love that the Bible extols as the highest we can aspire to as humans?  The sort of love that flows from a vow and can be renewed every day by mutual care and forgiveness.  It is a kind of love that is a combination of many other kinds of love.  […]

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What Does Your Marriage Mean? – CM03

What Does Your Marriage Mean? – CM03

A helpful counterbalance to the fairy tales about romance as the basis for marriage, What Does Your Marriage Mean? is a great resource for people long married, newly married or just beginning to consider marriage.  It is even great for helping youth as young as confirmation age begin to have a Biblical view of the […]

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When “Love” Hurts – CM09

When “Love” Hurts – CM09

Addressed to those who have been sexually abused or who care about a survivor of sexual abuse, When “Love” Hurts addresses this profound pastoral care need with the compassion and clarity you have come to expect from the ALPB.  It reminds victims and those who care about them that even in the midst of the […]

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When Home Is Where the Hurt Is – CM10

When Home Is Where the Hurt Is – CM10

What happens when the best gifts of God like “family” and “home” get twisted by sin into the source of our greatest pain?  Rooted in Baptismal grace, When Home Is Where the Hurt Is? addresses the issue familial abuse with a theological integrity that avoids false theologies of virtuous suffering. Keep some in your narthex […]

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When New Life Is an Unwelcome Gift – CM08

When New Life Is an Unwelcome Gift – CM08

Addressed to those considering abortion, with compassion and clarity this pamphlet addresses the Church’s classic teaching on the sanctity of human life counseling faithfulness in personal prayer and pastoral conversation, When New Life Is an Unwelcome Gift is an important reminder that in the Body of Christ we are never alone, even in the midst […]

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You, Your Body, Your God – CM01

You, Your Body, Your God – CM01

Designed for Christian young people and other Christians who face hard decisions about sex.  Without straying into fear tactics or prudery,  You, Your Body, Your God introduces people to the Biblical vision of sex as an avenue to wholeness and holiness. Use it in new member packs, with confirmation classes, or keep some in your […]

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