President Harrison’s “Little Book of Joy” now available through CPH

June 24th, 2011 Post by

Several people have written comments on this website and elsewhere, “Where can I order Little Book of Joy?” .. well, as found on Cyberbrethren, it is now available from CPH! I have it on good authority that “At Home in the House of My Fathers”, another searched-for book from President Harrison, will also be out from CPH in a few months.

 

President Matthew Harrison wrote a great book in 2009 titled A Little Book on Joy: The Secret of Living a Good News Life in a Bad News World. It proved extremely popular and after he was elected president of The LCMS, Pastor Harrison asked Concordia Publishing House to pick up the title and reprint. I’m happy to tell you that it is now in stock and available for immediate shipping from Concordia Publishing House. If you are unfamiliar with the book, you can download and take a look at a sample from the book. Simply put, it is a great book. I promise you that if you start reading it, you won’t be able to stop. Here’s the information from our CPH web site about the book. You can order it online, for $12.99, plus shipping and handling. Another book by President Harrison, At Home in the House of My Fathers, will be out in a few months also.

Rediscover the joy of being a Christian! LCMS president Matthew Harrison has produced a well written exploration of the nature of life in the fallen world and the joy that we have in Christ. Read about the joy of life together in community, marriage, and family, or the joys of humor, worship, the sanctity of life, and the wonders of creation.

Includes:

Study questions at the end of each chapter, perfect for Bible study or small group study.

A Prayer Guide for “The Great Ninety Days of Joy after Joy with texts and prayers from Ash Wednesday through Pentecost.

“Something to Think About” questions are included at the end of each chapter.

 

What Others are Saying:

Matthew Harrison takes the subject of joy and succinctly brings it into clear view. Something that any “dyed in the wool” Christian—even a staunch German Lutheran—can grasp and embrace. The book provides a fresh and honest look at how and why joy is an integral part of one’s life.”

Cheri Fish
President—Michigan District LWML

 

“A singular contribution! Matt Harrison’s A Little Book on Joy is a big book in great need today. In his characteristically incisive manner, Matt has given today’s Christian the keys to real joy—the kind the Savior intended, and the kind he created in his life, death, and resurrection. I commend it to all as a healthy antidote to the travails of modern life. Matt continues to be one of the most interesting, topical, and important authors on today’s theological scene.”

Leo Mackay,
Vice President—Corporate Business Development
Lockheed Martin Corp.
Past Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Washington D.C.

 

“Let’s face it: serious Lutherans too often come across as dour sourpusses. A Little Book on Joy shatters that caricature. Matt Harrison leads readers on an exuberant romp through the Scriptures and the multiple facets of unbridled Christian joy.”

Rev. Harold L. Senkbeil, STM, DD
Executive Director, DOXOLOGY: The Lutheran Center
for Spiritual Care and Counsel






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  1. Joe
    June 24th, 2011 at 16:36 | #1

    Well, I suppose supply follows demand…

  2. Larry Kleinschmidt
    June 24th, 2011 at 17:30 | #2

    I’m not sure what CPH is following. When President K was in office, they published his book. Now President Harrison’s book. I suppose it doesn’t matter much to them.

  3. A Beggar
    June 24th, 2011 at 23:14 | #3

    I love this little book! It is a great addition to our church library!

  4. June 25th, 2011 at 07:45 | #4

    Buy all you want, we’ll make more. We’ll even sell one to crabby-Joe.

    : )

  5. Walter Troeger
    June 25th, 2011 at 08:17 | #5

    I used it for Bible study at my church. I would suggest that the Bible study facilitator be well prepared in advance. It has some “big” words that the common folk, at my church, could not pronounce or understand. Also, knowing what the answer is to some of the Bible study questions can be challenging. A leader guide that had the answers to the questions would have been helpful. Overall, it was a very good book and I enjoyed reading it.

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