A few random requests (Mollie)

1) I’m on a committee at church that runs a small bookstore. We are hoping to offer a small selection of CPH books that would be helpful to the congregation. Any ideas for what we should include?

2) If you were going to write a book or a blog about keeping the liturgical calendar at home (and not just Easter or Christmas), what would you call it? I’d be most appreciative of any and all suggestions.

3) Baby #2 is on the way. Please keep me and the little one in your prayers!


A few random requests (Mollie) — 31 Comments

  1. 1- I’m guessing Treasury of Daily Prayer will be a good one.

    2- Mmmmm something about “fullness” perhaps?

    3- I saw that, on facebook! 🙂 Congrats!

  2. #1: “Heaven on Earth” by Arthur Just
    “God’s No and God’s Yes” by CFW Walther
    “Discourses in Matthew” by David Scaer
    “Spirituality of the Cross” by Gene Edward Veith

    #3: Congratulations! You and your child are in our prayers.

  3. The Hammer of God- Bo Giertz (Augsburg vs. CPH?)
    Dying to Live- Harold Senkbeil
    The “We Confess” series- Herman Sasse
    Baptized into God’s Family- Andrew Das (Northwestern vs. CPH?)
    The Bestman, the Bride, and the Wedding- Michael McCoy

    God’s Blessings on all three requests!
    Pax Christi +,
    -Matt Mills

  4. Worship in the LCMS by Klemet Preus (A compilation of his five posts this month, to be published by BJS in the next few weeks)

    Pastor Rossow

  5. Mollie,

    I highly recommend the Book of Family Prayer by Nils Jakob Laache (the 2000 translation by Mark DeGarmeaux). It has Bible lessons with meditations for each day arranged to the Church Year. The hardcover book has a handsome black cover with a gold cross on the front, so it’s perfect for leaving out as a daily reminder to open it. It also lies nicely open on a table. I’ll mail you a copy! I think you’d really like it.

  6. I recommend two books:

    100 Bible stories
    Where Do Angels Sleep?

    100 Bible Stories will last through Confirmation years.

    Where Do Angels Sleep? is a great read for little ones and, yes, it is comforting for adults too.

  7. Congratulations Mollie. We will keep your family in our prayers.

    I second Matt’s Dying to Live and The Hammer of God.
    I also recommend:
    To All Eternity by Edward Engelbrecht, Edward Grube, Raymond Hartwig, Jeffrey kunze, Erik Rottmann, Rodney Rathmann, Harold Senkbeil
    The Proper Distinction Between Law and Gospel by C.F.W. Walther
    God Grant It (Daily Devotions from C.F.W Walther)
    Reading the Psalms with Luther
    Selected Sermons of Norman Nagel
    One Lord One Faith One Baptism by Thomas A. Von Hagel

  8. 1. With Angels And Archangels
    Gathered Guests
    What Luther Says
    The Lonely Way Volume 1 & 2 – Sasse
    The Anonymous God

    2. Uhhhhhh, how about the “The Real Circle of Life”? J/K

    3. Congratulations! I hope and pray that everything goes well! Keep us posted!

  9. Greetings from sunny GRENADA!

    We’re on holiday in the Carib now, Molly, so you probably won’t be hearing much from me these next two weeks, but I’m testing our Ethernet connection here and so had to go to JOHNNY STEADFAST and check in before liming about on the beach. (Which is but 50 feet from our cottage and beckoning me as I write!)

    OK, enough geeking! Here’s some responses:

    1 – Grace Upon Grace: Spirituality for Today. A new release by John W. Kleinig that TOTALLY rocks. I think this book will be extremely helpful to all who read this, pastors and laymen alike. It is simply one of the best things I have ever read. Period.

    2 – Not a good blog title, but a book title might be: Living the Faith: Lutheran Piety in the Home

    3 – Congratulations! We will keep you in our prayers. We keep a prayer log and use it to shape the petitions in our daily chapel services at our home school. I trust you will keep all of us in the “Johnny Steadfast” community posted. (put not intended – but I’ll keep it!)


  10. 1. Concordia, Catechism, LSB, Luther: Biography of a Reformer, The Great Jesus Debates, Arch Books, To All Eternity, Christ Have Mercy, Grace upon Grace, The Lord Will Answer, The Life of C.F.W. Walther, The Fire and the Staff

    2. The Family Altar

    3. The Lord bless you!

  11. Congratulations, Mollie!

    As for books, most things by Gene Veith are good, especially The Spirituality of the Cross.

    Frizt Baue’s The Spiritual Society is also a good read.

  12. The Genius of Luther’s Theology by Kolb & Arand
    The Seduction of Extremes by Kurowski
    The Everlasting Angel by Kurowski
    Heaven on Earth by Arthur Just Jr.
    Ten Weeks of Just Words by Pr. T. Baker

  13. To protect the flock from the incursion of eastern mysticism (yoga and contemplative prayer, for example), I’d suggest “A Time of Departing,” by Ray Yungen.

  14. Hi Mollie,
    Looks like you have TONS of book suggestions. I could list mine… but I’m afraid I’ll be repeating. I’d say look back at some of the “Issues” book club stuff and go from there:). Anyway, I have a suggestion for your “liturgical calendar at home” blog/book title: “A Year in Christ” or “Our Year in Christ” or something along those lines. I’ll include my “congrats” as well on your new addition… I LOVE church growth!!!!

  15. Congratulations!

    For number one:
    The Fire and the Staff by Pastor Preus.
    Church and Ministry by CFW Walther
    etc, etc.

    For number two, my kids and I use this for evening prayers: “Every Day will I Bless Thee” by Pastor Eckhardt of the LCMS. It contains daily readings and meditations along with a recommended Psalm reading for the day, all aligned with the church year. You can order it from http://www.peacesussex.org.

  16. Sorry, I realized your #2 request was what to call a blog, not what would you use for keeping the calendar. Well, now you have a book suggestion, but the book title seems appropriate for a blog title.

  17. Even though the anticipated birth will probably have some great impact on our world, too bad it can’t be added to the ablaze(R) counter like a conversation with a waitress can.

    Sorry, I had to digress

  18. (1) My vote: Lutheran Service Book.
    My wife and I will be climbing Kilimanjaro during Christmas. We look forward to singing hymns with the porters. I suspect that your congregation is as international as St Athanasius. For these travelling folks, a good spattering of Good News magazines in various languages could be useful. For example, we’ll be taking a few in Swahili to East Africa.
    (2) Liturgy at Home = Seasonal Color Coordination. Watch out for those sneaky red festivals!
    (3) You bet!

  19. Ok, not all CPH books, but here are my recommendations. Mostly kids books, or kid-related:
    1) 3 in 1: A Picture of God by Joanne Marxhausen
    2) Martin Luther: A Man Who Changed The World by Paul Maier
    3) To All Eternity by Engelbrecht, Grube, etc.
    4) Follow and Do Series (Lord’s Prayer, Apostle’s Creed, etc.)
    5) The Religious Potential of the Child, by Sofia Cavalletti

    For the blog/book, how about “Christ in Our Lives”?

  20. “A Summary of Christian Doctrine” by Edward W.A. Koehler
    and if you can afford it:
    “Christian Dogmatics” by Francis Pieper

    John Thomas

  21. Knowing God by J. I. Packer

    Christ Have Mercy by Matthew Harrison

    Confessions of a Church Growth Enthusiast by Kent Hunter

    God’s No and God’s Yes by C. F. W. Walther

    Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes: Cultural Studies Studies in the Gospels by Ken Bailey

    Crossways materials by Harry Wendt

  22. Divine Ms. M,

    Congratulations on your impending arrival. God bless.

    Re #2, I also like the suggestion of Family Altar. A few more ideas: Family Devotional, Daily Faith.

    I’d love to do something with the theme “The family that prays together, stays together.” Another possibility is to somehow combine Daily Office with Home Office.

    Us Anglicans have a term “Daily Lectionary” which would suggest a blog title of Family Lectionary. While it fits almost exactly, I’m not sure if that term would be familiar to LCMS types.

  23. While [Daily Lectionary] fits almost exactly, I’m not sure if that term would be familiar to LCMS types. –Visiting Anglican

    Stick around and be surprised, V.A..

    “Daily Lectionary” is the name of the lessons I read on line. They are arranged so that the Bible is read through in a year, and the accompanying Psalm portions are read twice.

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