Cyberbrethren — Why the Book of Concord is Important

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Over the years, it’s been my experience that the people who are the most insecure, shy, and embarrassed about being Lutheran are … Lutherans. It is simply sad. I could say more, but I won’t.

Please watch this video. I insist:


Remember, from now until May 31, the BOC is on sale for $20, rather than the normal $32!!

And, if you get together with others or order at least $75 worth of them, you get free shipping/handling.


We at BJS of course strongly support regular reading of the Book of Concord, either through any of the following:

  • Reading Groups (click here to add a new group)

    Speak with your pastor to start a group in your congregation.

  • Daily Readings either by email, twitter (easily sent to your phone) or on facebook.
  • Weekly readings from the Book of Concord formatted for insertion into your church bulletins for the 3-year or 1-year readings.
  • Audio readings of the entire Book of Concord are available here thanks to Jonathan Lange, a Librivox Volunteer.
  • A 12-page Dare to Read pamphlet to help inform your congregation the importance of reading the BoC.
  • And, of course, the Triglotta edition of the Book of Concord is available online, along with a host of other resources such as the Roman Confutation, various introductions, and other items to put the BoC into context.


About Norm Fisher

Norm was raised in the UCC in Connecticut, and like many fell away from the church after high school. With this background he saw it primarily as a service organization. On the miracle of his first child he came back to the church. On moving to Texas a few years later he found a home in Lutheranism when he was invited to a confessional church a half-hour away by our new neighbors.

He is one of those people who found a like mind in computers while in Middle School and has been programming ever since. He's responsible for many websites, including the Book of Concord,, and several other sites.

He has served the church in various positions, including financial secretary, sunday school teacher, elder, PTF board member, and choir member.

More of his work can be found at


Cyberbrethren — Why the Book of Concord is Important — 11 Comments

  1. This is amazing! My story is similar: Last year, October 31st, I listened to a short lecture with Dr. J.W. Montgomery and Dr. Veith. After that we watched the black and white version of Luther. My interest was pricked so I ordered a copy of the Reader’s Edition and absolutely love it! What really drew me in is the “Person of Christ” under the Epitome, Solid Declaration.

  2. Thanks Norm, for passing this along.

    It is really amazing to me how many non-Lutherans have discovered the Book of Concord and it, as it did for this man, “transform their life.”

    While, sadly, there are a lot of Lutherans who have not yet discovered their evangelical and catholic birthright!

    But, let’s keep sharing the joy.

  3. @Rev. Paul T. McCain #6
    Is there a good, cheap version of the BoC that folks could purchase and give out like “tracts”?

    I was thinking of the pocket paperback copy of Concordia, especially when you have it on sale. Any way of producing one that could be sold for around $10?

    I will say that having the “tract” Small Catechisms is great, and I know there used to be similar forms of the Augsburg Confession as well.

  4. Josh, thanks for asking. I thought we had a bulk purchase discount structure set up for the paperback BOC, but apparently it was not on the web.

    Here is what we do offer and will offer by way of bulk purchases:

    10 to 24 = 15%
    25 to 49 = 20%
    50 to 99 = 25%
    100 to 249 =30%
    250+ = 40%

  5. Chris! What an awesome testimony. Chris was one of the first people I met at First Lutheran in Boston. We both came to Confessional Lutheranism from more American Evangelical backgrounds and it was great to share my excitement for things like the Book of Concord with him.

    I still live near Boston but work in Wausau, Wisconsin (long story) and am looking for a church like First Lutheran and a pastor like Ingo Dutzman and people like Chris!

    Blessings to Chris and all those who make BOC available for people like Chris and me.

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