Book Review — My First Exorcism

Book Review:   My First Exorcism:  What the Devil Taught a Lutheran Pastor about Counter-cultural Spirituality by Harold Ristau, Foreword by John W. Kleinig  (Eugene, OR: Resource Publications/Wipf & Stock, 2016) Review by Rev. John A. Frahm III Rev. Dr. Harold … Continue reading

Book Review — Confessing the Scriptural Christ against Modern Idolatry

Rev. Philip Hale’s new book, “CONFESSING THE SCRIPTURAL CHRIST AGAINST MODERN IDOLATRY: Inspiration, Inerrancy, and Truth in Scientific and Biblical Conflict” is a must read for every serious LCMS theologian, whether pastor, professor, synodical official or layman. Rev. Hale exposes … Continue reading

Martin Luther’s Christmas Book Bulletin Insert

Is your parish Christian education wanting another way to promote: use of the church’s library reading Martin Luther bringing the Gospel stories of Advent and Christmas alive? If you have a copy of Martin Luther’s Christmas Book, edited by Roland … Continue reading

Helps for the Reading Lutheran Layperson

A good friend suffered a heart attack. His doctor prescribed a treadmill to strengthen his heart and taught him about healthy diet. One evening when I visited, my friend took me to his basement to show me the treadmill. He … Continue reading

Book Review — The History of Time: A Very Short Introduction

Originally posted over on alltheknowledgeintheworld on blogspot:   The History of Time: A Very Short Introduction by Leofranc Holford-Strevens Click here to see it on amazon Oxford University Press, 2005. It’s very easy for readers of the Bible and of … Continue reading

Great Stuff — Book Review: Great Commission, Great Confusion, or Great Confession?

A book review by Pastor Bryan Wolfmueller found over on blogia:   Great Commission, Great Confusion, or Great Confession: The Mission of the Holy Christian Church. By Rev. Lucas V. Woodford. Eugene, Oregon: Wipf & Stock, 2012. Rev. Lucas Woodford … Continue reading

Further review of “A Lutheran Book on Purgatory”

This is originally written on a post A Lutheran book on purgatory, pastoral purgatory (written by Pastor Scheer) that was originally written as a comment by Pastor Noland. We at BJS felt it needed wider dissemination than a comment on … Continue reading

Great Stuff — Stand Firm — A Review of Wayne Talbot’s Book, The Dawkins Deficiency

Found on Scott Diekmann’s blog, Stand Firm:   Wayne Talbot’s recently published book The Dawkins Deficiency: Why Evolution Is Not the Greatest Show on Earth (Deep River Books, 2011) is definitely worth reading if you’re a laymen — and who … Continue reading

If You Love God, You Should Be Really, Really, Really, Really Sorry (Law & Gospel In Laymen’s Terms)

Another great post found on Pastor Matt Richard’s blog, PM Notes. Pastor Richard has been the Senior Pastor of Sidney Lutheran Brethren Church of Sidney, Montana since 2008.   Thesis XI Of Walther’s Law and Gospel In Laymen’s Terms If … Continue reading

Why Johnny Can’t Sing Hymns? / My First Hymnal

I found this post on Pastor Christopher Amen’s blog, Babblings. We at BJS are thinking of starting a listing of books that are recommended reading for our readers; feel free to submit reviews or suggested books to us here.   … Continue reading

It’s not too late for Christmas gifts of… Lutheran Publishing by Rev. Joshua V. Scheer

Concordia Publishing House (CPH) has been publishing awesome Lutheran resources for a long time.  They are by far one of the best Lutheran publishers out there.  Northwestern Publishing House (NPH) has done a great job as well.  But as with … Continue reading