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(Dis)ordered: Lies about Human Nature and the Truth That Sets Us Free

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(Dis)ordered: Lies about Human Nature and the Truth That Sets Us Free
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Culture likes to tell us who we are. How are we supposed to navigate our desires, fears, and longing for purpose when culture claims that we're just born a certain way and can't help it? With (Dis)ordered: Lies about Human Nature and the Truth That Sets Us Free, readers will dive into difficult topics that increasingly press in on churches, workplaces, and daily lives. Readers will affirm their identity in Christ and discover encouragement for struggles with sin as Pastor Christopher Esget masterfully navigates the topic of human nature. A valuable and timely resource, (Dis)ordered addresses hot-button issues, such as lust and destruction, fear of death, battling demons, and sexual identity.
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9780758672537
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2023-01-01

Aelred of Rievaulx: Spiritual Friendship

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Spiritual Friendship is today the best known and perhaps most influential of the thirteen surviving works of Aelred, abbot of the great English Cistercian abbey of Rievaulx from 1147 '1167. During his abbacy he built Rievaulx into a place of spiritual welcome and physical prosperity, desiring to make it a mother of mercy" to those in need. In a three-book Ciceronian dialogue Aelred defines human friendship as sacramental, beginning in creation, as God sought to place his own love of society in all his creatures, linking friends to Christ in this life and culminating in friendship with God in beatitude. This fresh new translation makes the work crisply readable, allowing the intellectual and Christian insight of this great Cistercian teacher and writer to speak clearly to today's seekers of love, wisdom, and truth.

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9780879079703
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2010-04-01
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Afraid: Demon Possession and Spiritual Warfare in America

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Seances, Ouija boards, interactions with ghosts, practicing Voodoo, and summoning demonsthese are just some of the real-life confessions people have shared with author Rev. Robert Bennett. In many cases, these experiences led to horrifying hallucinations and even schizophrenia. But these are things that comprise spirituality for many Americans.
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9780758649393
Publication Date: 
2016-01-05

Angels' Portion, Volume 3: A Clergyman's Whisk(e)y Narrative

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Angels' Portion, Volume 3: A Clergyman's Whisk(e)y Narrative
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"The stories," Reverend Thoma writes, "are never applied to the whiskies. The whiskies reveal the stories... In the process of sniffing, sipping, and finishing a dram, the story is fetched and the whisky's heart is rendered. Sometimes the story includes Darth Vader. Another time there may be a shark named Gary, or an unfortunate brawl with Santa Claus at Walmart."

As it was with Volumes I and II, so goes Volume III. Thoma, with his signature style and creativity, never fails to delight nor lose pace in his effort to enlighten and entertain.

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9781734186147
Publication Date: 
2017-08-22

Angels' Portion: Volume 4: A Clergyman's Whisk(e)y Narrative

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Everything has its story. In this fourth installment of The Angels' Portion series, both the gentle and jagged (and almost always hilarious) rites and ceremonies of life's narratives pour once again from Reverend Thoma's pen. More than the observations of a social critic, The Angels' Portion is a plentiful collection of whisky scribblings in whimsical examination of all things human. Every sip proves itself generous and thirst quenching.ENDORSEMENTS: It's the various distilleries throughout the world that make the whiskies, but it's Reverend Thoma's eloquence that makes me want to try them. He's incredibly clever, being careful with his wit and sorting his words so that the reader can't resist the lure of his narrative style. But often in the midst of his humorism, one realizes he's not just having fun. He's teaching, too, and as he does, he reveals a friendly depth as a storyteller that's refreshing for our day. His observations in all things-literature, family, culture, theology, politics, you name it-cause one to stop and think more intently than before. By the end of each review (if that's at all what you can call each of the chapters in this delightful volume), you will have discovered something of yourself and the world in which you dwell, and you'll be better for it.DINESH D'SOUZAAuthor and FilmmakerLikely the real mind behind the incandescent light bulb, I'm betting Thoma invented the skull that goes on top of the Hurst floor shifter, too. He's a remarkable man. Chris-a glass of whiskey in one hand, a Bible in the other, AC/DC blaring at ear bleed levels-is my kind of Reverend. And I know he's armed to the teeth. I like that. If he writes something, read it. The man is all the way live and genuine, and his writing is the proof. If you're shy and don't get out much-basically introverted-make sure to read this book. It'll add new dimensions to your life you didn't even know existed. Who knows? You may even run away from home and become the leader of a pack of super models. Dig in. And dig in DEEP. Get, read, and share The Angels' Portion! You'll be more than glad you did.THAYRONE XHost of "On the Edge with Thayrone"WAAM Radio, Ann Arbor, MichiganThis is the fourth book in a must-read series of hilariously endearing stories. Some are sweet. Some are sour. All are completely relatable. Most of all, while they prove Reverend Thoma's mind is versatile, they also prove he's pretty twisted.LAHNA TURNERComedian, Actress, & SongwriterIt seems the saying that the loneliest person in the world is a man on a rainy day with nothing to read may be only half true. Add whisky to the list of miserable omissions and only then is the saying complete. Chris Thoma-a Lutheran pastor, author, family man, and humorist-demonstrates this in the fourth volume of his The Angels' Portion series. He depicts both the wisdom and joys of an angelic palate, and he gives all glory to God, the generous giver of the divine elixir. Move over Mark Twain. Thoma is vying for your crown! JIM WESTAuthor ofDrinking With Calvin and Luther: A History of Alcohol in the Church
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9781734186161
Publication Date: 
2019-10-29

Baptism of Your Child - Milestones

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The Baptism of Your Child - Milestones
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Lutheran parents learn how to prepare for Baptism and how to serve as faith instructors with The Baptism of Your Child. Pastors can use this book to help explain the rite of Baptism and what the catechism teaches. Specific strategies, tips, and resources are included for the child's first three years of development to help parents teach and model the Christian faith. The Baptism of Your Child also includes an explanation of the Baptism service from the Lutheran Service Book, models for family devotions and prayer, and pages for memories and notes. This is an ideal book for Lutheran churches to distribute to expecting and new parents.
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9780758613394
Publication Date: 
2007-07-01
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Battle of the Soul: Luther Reforms Vice and Virtue

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"Using the writings of Martin Luther, Michael T. Fieberkorn opens the vice and virtue tradition to the Lutheran audience. Part 1 discusses how Luther reframes vices as unbelief and virtue as part of the Christian's new life in Christ. Part 2 explores the relationship between vice, virtue, and the Ten Commandments and how it plays out in the life of a Christian"--
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9780758673916
Publication Date: 
2023-10-31

Being Lutheran

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Being Lutheran
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Throw out all those notions you might have about what it means to be Lutheran.


When it comes down to it, being Lutheran is really very simple. It's about following Jesus. We go where Jesus goes, we listen when Jesus speaks, we trust when Jesus promises. And we live because Jesus lives.


From the Foreword

"Pastor Sutton treats not only Lutheran beliefs, but he also treats the attitudes and mindsets that those beliefs inform. Thus, he divides his book into two parts: what Lutherans challenge (being closed, lukewarm, confused, lazy, and 'pastel'), followed by what Lutherans cherish (the new, the ordinary, the unresolved, purpose, and the local). This helps explain the quirks of Lutherans-why they are so doctrinally rigorous, yet so fond of paradoxes and unresolved doctrinal tensions; why they seem both conservative and radical; how their theological strictness manifests itself in a spirit of freedom; how they can make such strong supernatural claims, while also focusing on the much-neglected spiritual significance of what is ordinary-while also accounting for what we could describe as the Lutheran theological culture.

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9780758651785
Publication Date: 
2016-01-01

Bioethics and the Character of Human Life

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Bioethics and the Character of Human Life
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In the essays collected here Gilbert Meilaender invites readers to reflect upon some of the bioethical issues that are important for all of us. The essays treat bioethics less as a discipline confined to a few experts than as a deeply humanistic set of concerns that inevitably draws us into religious and metaphysical issues. From reflections on his experience as a member of the President's Council on Bioethics to the way in which Christian trinitarian teaching has shaped what it means to be a person, from life's beginning to its ending, these essays offer readers a chance to think about matters of fundamental human significance.
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9781725251281
Publication Date: 
2020-05-01
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Bioethics for Nurses: A Christian Moral Vision

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Bioethics for Nurses: A Christian Moral Vision
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Recovering the foundation of faith in a profession enduring the pressures of a rapidly changing health-care system.

If you are one of the millions of Christian nurses or nursing students in the United States, you already know that there is no real way to separate your faith commitments from your professional vocation--nor would you want to. Especially amid the bedlam of the COVID-19 pandemic, faith has given countless nurses the strength to carry on and be there for their patients, one exhausting shift after another.

Bioethics for Nurses, the first book of its kind, is for nurses and nurses in training who still believe in treating the whole person--not just their medical condition. It is for those committed to living out the love of Jesus Christ through the warm, relational care they provide for all hurting and vulnerable people--including those in underserved populations--each of whom has the dignity of a human being made in the image of God. It is also for those who rightly see themselves as crucial members of medical teams alongside doctors (and sometimes without doctors present at all), empowered to exercise professional judgment while protecting their consciences.

With the combined wisdom of Alisha Mack, a professor of nursing with many years of clinical experience, and Charles Camosy, an award-winning bioethicist and theologian, Bioethics for Nurses advances a vision for a holistic Christian notion of health care with practical applications for everyday relevance on the job. Through a series of case studies in the second part of the book, Mack and Camosy explore the ethics of specific situations with far-reaching implications for nurses working in a range of fields. In the last part, the authors reflect on the future of nursing after COVID-19, making this an especially timely book for a pivotal moment in the history of the profession. Now, more than ever before, the wisdom of the ancient tradition of Christianity is needed to speak into the profound contemporary realities we are facing together as a culture.

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9780802878922
Publication Date: 
2022-07-05

Bioethics: A Primer for Christians, 4th Ed.

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Bioethics: A Primer for Christians, 4th Ed.
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Amid continuing advances in medical research and treatment, Gilbert Meilaender's Bioethics has long provided thoughtful guidance on many of society's most difficult moral problems--including abortion, assisted reproduction, genetic experimentation, euthanasia, and much more. In this fourth edition, Meilaender updates much of the data referenced in the book and responds directly to recent developments, such as the CRISPR/Cas9 method of gene editing. Christians seeking discernment in this new decade will appreciate Meilaender's circumspect writing and his ability to address the nuances of each issue while maintaining strong and clearly stated moral convictions.

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9780802878168
Publication Date: 
2020-08-04

Bright Valley of Love

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Bright Valley of Love
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9781737549901

Common Callings and Ordinary Virtues: Christian Ethics for Everyday Life

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Common Callings and Ordinary Virtues: Christian Ethics for Everyday Life
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Every day, we do commonplace things and interact with ordinary people without giving them much thought. This volume offers a theological guide to thinking Christianly about the ordinary nature of everyday life. Leading ethicist Brent Waters shows that the activities and relationships we think of as mundane are actually expressions of love of neighbor that are vitally important to our wellbeing. We live out the Christian gospel in the contexts that define us and in the routine chores, practices, activities, and social settings that give ordinary life meaning. It is in those contexts that we discover what we were created for, to be, and to become.
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9780801099427
Publication Date: 
2022-05-17
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Deliver Us: God's Rescue Story in Exodus

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Deliver Us: God's Rescue Story in Exodus
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God's Song of Deliverance is your song, too. Dive into Exodus with author Reed Lessing to discover the beat, rhythm, and cadence of Exodus-of your story and your song.

Learn how Exodus expounds on Genesis, continuing the never-ending song while telling the riveting story of the Israelites being delivered out of Egypt, out of slavery, and into God's care through the wilderness. Be encouraged by reminders of God's presence and His actions in your life through His delivering of the Israelites from slavery. Find Christ in the Old Testament through His presence, predictions, and patterns. See how God reveals His name and character to His people throughout Exodus.

Lessing will dig deeper into the Ten Plagues, the Ten Commandments, and more with a theological background and easy-to-understand vocabulary. Are you ready to dive in?

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9780758672933
Publication Date: 
2022-08-01

Detransition Diaries

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Detransition Diaries
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We live in unprecedented times, when what was known for thousands of years, that we are created male and female, is now up for debate. It is now controversial to see that sex is binary, that a man can never become a woman, nor a woman a man, and that men should not enter women's sports, women's bathrooms, and women's prisons, merely for saying that they are a woman. We are witnessing a rapid rise in gender confusion among young people, especially among young women and girls.

The Detransition Diaries is both personal and historical. It is personal in that it recounts the stories of five women and two men who felt they were born in the wrong body and believed the lie they were told by peers, teachers, and medical professionals that they could be their "true" selves by medically and surgically altering their bodies to match the opposite sex. Their stories describe the short- and long-term harm that so-called gender-affirmative medicine did to their mental and physical health. The book is historical because it outlines the history of the "gender-affirmation" movement, including the various individuals and organizations who have peddled the idea that the sexual binary is arbitrary.

The book closes with an analysis on how this dark chapter in medical abuse might end and what is needed for medicine to regain its obligation to do no harm.

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9781621646372
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2024-02-23
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Echo: Unbroken Truth Worth Repeating Again

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Echo: Unbroken Truth Worth Repeating Again
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Christianity is not the ability to memorize or recite from books of Scripture or doctrine. It is not magic. It is not a social club, counseling group, or self-help support group. It does not promise that you will be healthy, wealthy, wise, or even happy.

Christianity is a truth-a truth first heard at the beginning of time that has echoed to this present age. A truth so profound that no man can master it, yet even a child can learn it.

Jonathan Fisk introduces his readers to that truth. He lays it out as simply as a child counts to ten on his or her fingers. Yet in training to hear the Echo, the reader will come to understand that the wisdom Fisk imparts is bottomless.

Fisk teaches nothing less than the distilled, unbreakable Christian Echo, the very thing that has radically changed humanity in every nation and tongue in which it has ever been repeated. It is the most astoundingly complete description of what life is and why it is worth living. And it's worth repeating. Again.

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9780758657855
Publication Date: 
2018-01-01

Ethics Beyond Rules: How Christ's Call to Love Informs Our Moral Choices

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Ethics Beyond Rules: How Christ's Call to Love Informs Our Moral Choices
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An introduction to ethics that will help Christians rediscover a moral reasoning rooted in Scripture and navigate the ethical crises of our time.

How should Christians live? How should we interact with one another? Why do we think the way we do about right and wrong? How should we approach today's complex moral questions? Keith Stanglin realigns our ethical thinking around the central question: What does real love require? applying it to our ethical reasoning on many of the social issues present in today's culture:

  • abortion
  • sexual ethics
  • consumerism
  • technology
  • race
  • and politics
  • Moral evaluation must be based on more than our subjective feelings or the received wisdom or majority opinion of our community. But thinking objectively and reasonably about our ethical commitments is a process that's rarely taught in contemporary education or even in churches.

    Ethics Beyond Rules is a clear and accessible introduction for thoughtful Christians who want to lead moral lives--who want to define their moral code by firm biblical standards while acknowledging the complex nature of the issues at hand. Stanglin's love-based framework for moral decision-making engages Scripture and the historic Christian faith, giving Christians the tools to clear-mindedly consider the ethical problems of today and the foundation to confront new issues in the years to come.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780310120902
    Publication Date: 
    2021-08-17
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    Ethics of Sex: From Taboo to Delight

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    Ethics of Sex: From Taboo to Delight
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    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 positive and prohibitive. Ten distinct yet interrelated essays invite us back to a way of life in harmony with the Lord's created order, an order that bears fruit in intimacy, compassion, love, and joy.


    Embrace the wisdom and counsel of these words, reminding all that Jesus' love for His Church forgives sexual sin and restores His people to fellowship in the kingdom of heaven-young or old, married or single. Our identity remains in Christ.

    Essay topics include:

  • Male and female sex differences
  • Marriage
  • Polygamy
  • Contraception
  • Sex education
  • Self-pollution
  • Homosexuality
  • Transgenderism


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    9780758651655
    Publication Date: 
    2017-01-27

    Extra Nos: Discovering Grace outside Myself

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    Extra Nos: Discovering Grace outside Myself
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    When reading the Bible, it is easy to get lost or to focus on one individual story. The danger in that is that the Bible can be seen as a bunch of independent stories that have no connection to or bearing on our lives. Hence, the Christian faith can easily become disconnected and compartmentalized. But as Life in Christ shows, each one of those biblical stories, and each one of us, is like a piece of a puzzle that is not independent but connects to form a larger picture of God's ongoing work of salvation. Life in Christ uses Scripture and Luther's Small Catechism to increase biblical literacy and to cultivate a love of the one true God and a desire to dwell with Him through Word and Sacrament. Primarily for Lutheran adults who want to firmly understand Holy Scripture and the Christian faith, Life in Christ also can help pastors teach the basics of the Christian faith and life.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780758673138
    Publication Date: 
    2023-07-11
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    Faith in the Shadow of a Pandemic

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    Faith in the Shadow of a Pandemic
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    This 2019 novel coronavirus has brought forth many new things for the church: things that previously the Christian community never had to consider. From how to administer the Lord's Supper during a time of social distancing, to wearing masks, and how one should deal with death, these are all topics having new light shed on them.

    John Pless and Jacob Corzine work together to give clarity through Luther's teachings, Psalms, Scripture, and personal experience to bring a well-rounded explanation concerning the Church and COVID-19. Written for all to read, consider, and understand, this book will remind you that God is with you always, even when sin tries to disorient us all. Faith in the Shadow of a Pandemic will reassure individual church members who suddenly find themselves in harrowing times without access to worship in their local congregation.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780758669889
    Publication Date: 
    2020-09-01
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    Faith That Shines in the Culture

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    Faith That Shines in the Culture
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    "Today's culture is openly hostile to Christian beliefs. Modeling Marin Luther's teaching of the three estates, author Alfonso Espinosa shows how Christians should not only live but also be the light of God to those around them by projecting their faith actively in love to those they encounter in the three estates of family, church, and state. While the good works of. believers and unbelievers appear very much the same, Espinosa explores how the actions of Christians differ. He discusses how sanctification influences the daily interactions of Christians and shows that they are uniquely positioned to live in faith toward God and in love toward the neighbor"--
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780758673152
    Publication Date: 
    2023-11-14

    Faith to Follow: The Journey of Becoming a Pastor's Wife

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    Faith to Follow: The Journey of Becoming a Pastor's Wife
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    While her husband pursued a four-year Master of Divinity degree from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Kate Meadows wondered how she fit into the process of her husband becoming a pastor. In the Lutheran Church- Missouri Synod, only men can be ordained as pastors. The men who come to the seminary have a well paved road ahead of them. The women who come with those men don't. As women, we ask ourselves, "Who am I in this process?" and "Where do I fit?"

    Kate never envisioned herself as a pastor's wife; in fact, she wasn't sure she wanted to be one. Yet, if God was leading her husband into the ministry, who was she to say "No?"

    And what was it about that term "pastor's wife," that made her uneasy, anyway? What did it even mean to be a pastor's wife in the modern day?

    At the seminary, Kate started talking to other women who had faithfully followed their husbands on the path to ministry. Through a series of more than fifty interviews, she learned that the journey of becoming a pastor's wife is rich with questions, discovery, and joy.

    Faith to Follow chronicles the woman's experience of preparing to become a pastor's wife. It also may be a springboard for dialogue within churches across America, about the importance of encouraging and cultivating future church leaders and raising up strong families in the Christian faith.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781664205796
    Publication Date: 
    2021-02-26
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    Final Victory: Contemplating the Death and Funeral of a Christian - Milestones

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    Final Victory: Contemplating the Death and Funeral of a Christian - Milestones
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    This is one of the four books intended to address the spiritual needs of Christians during milestone events of life.

    The death of a Christian is an important event as we receive all that God has promised, however grief and sorrow often hinder this thinking.

    Final Victory: Gives the pastor or Christian counselor a theologically sound, organized way to briefly present the hope and comfort of Scripture. Provides resources to help the pastor and mourner make and record the decisions of what will constitute the details of the funeral service. Provides a source of comfort in the days after the funeral for loved ones.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780758616364
    Publication Date: 
    2010-01-01

    Getting Through Grief: Eight Biblical Gifts for Living with Loss

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    Getting Through Grief: Eight Biblical Gifts for Living with Loss
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    There are five stages of grief. God gives you eight gifts to get through them.


    Grief can make you feel as if there is no way out. But before you give in, know that that is not true. Your loss and pain do not have the last word, Jesus does.


    In Getting Through Grief: Eight Biblical Gifts for Living with Loss, look to the Word to wrestle and watch as God's promise to make all things new and His promise of life transform hope. While heartbreak will always be a part of our lives, God pursues, draws near, and gives us gifts to get through it.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780758667120
    Publication Date: 
    2021-03-02

    Grace Upon Grace: Spirituality for Today

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    Grace Upon Grace: Spirituality for Today
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    "Christian spirituality is, quite simply, following Jesus. It is the ordinary life of faith in which we receive Baptism, attend the Divine Service, participate in the Holy Supper, read the Scriptures, pray for ourselves and others, resist temptation, and work with Jesus in our given location here on earth." - from the Introduction

    The longing for spiritual fulfillment, inevitably paired with spiritual frustration, is common among Christians.

  • Do we read and study the Bible enough?
  • Do we worship often and in the right way?
  • Do we pray enough, in the correct way, and for the right things?
  • How do we become truly spiritual?
  • And the answers from numerous self-help spirituality books only lead to confusion and the fear of missing key steps on the road to becoming spiritual.

    In response, John W. Kleinig clarifies that there is no process for becoming spiritual. Instead, God graciously gives to us every spiritual gift that we need, beginning with the very gift of faith in Christ, our Savior. Because God has joined us to Christ, He continually comes to give us life.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780758613042
    Publication Date: 
    2008-07-01