Book of Concord

One of our goals at Brothers of John the Steadfast is the encouragement for the laity of our church to be reading the Lutheran Confessions. We do this by encouraging the formation of reading groups around the country, as well as periodic articles on the confessions, and calling your attention to special deals periodically.

We also support Weekly Readings from the Book of Concord bulletin inserts found found here, and daily readings delivered to your email found here.


BOCcoverDo you think it’s a good deal to get Concordia: Lutheran Confessions at $32?

Through the end of September, CPH is offering them at $20 each!

On top of that, what if you could go in with at least 3 others and get free shipping in addition to getting a great deal on this valuable book? Place an order of $50 or more, use promo code “GMA” at checkout, and get free ground shipping!

CPH has run this special several times over the past few years .. it’s a great way for your church to stock up on books to hand out to new members, or for members to get copies of their own so they don’t have to share with others when studying the Book of Concord.

In addition, you can get the Pocket Edition for $12.99 (a savings of $4)!

“The Book of Concord should be in every Lutheran home. If a person isn’t familiar with this book, he’ll think, ‘That old book is just for pastors. I don’t have to preach. After working all day, I can’t sit down and study in the evening. If I read my morning and evening devotions, that’s enough.’ No, that is not enough! The Lord doesn’t want us to remain children, blown to and fro by every wind of doctrine; instead of that, He wants us to grow in knowledge so that we can teach others.” – Dr. C.F.W. Walther

Nothing is more important than clearly confessing and bearing witness to the truths of God’s Holy Word which reveal the glorious Gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. This is what the Book of Concord is all about. This edition of the Lutheran Confessions will instruct, inspire and educate all who use it and help them learn what it means to be, and to remain, a genuinely confessing Lutheran Christian.

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.

Norm has been involved behind the scenes in many of the "go-to" websites for Lutherans going back many years.


Book of Concord — 7 Comments

  1. @Stef #1

    The pocket edition is a complete Book of Concord, translated from the material written in 1580. I used one as we went through the whole thing in the last year or two.

    What was omitted are the things that were added for the “study edition” … prefaces, and explanations written by someone in the 21st century.
    (I don’t have mine at hand, but I don’t think there are any indexes or such things either.)

    It also has very small margins, no room for notes… but I don’t like to mark up books anyway.

  2. Thanks for that info Helen.

    I got one but was just wondering if there was anything missing in terms of the main body of content – glad to hear there isn’t!

  3. The Pocket Edition contains besides the translation of all the confessional writings the reading plan, the three appendices to the Book of Concord (a) Catalog of Testimonies [very important, since it contains the Canon of the Council of Chalcedon], b) A Brief Exhortation to Confession, and c) Saxon Visitation Articles), and the indices (Bible Reference Index and Subject Index).

  4. @Sven Wagschal #4
    I am corrected. I use the regular one at home, and didn’t (off the top of my head) want to give the paperback more credit than was due. Although quite a bit is due, considering how compact that little volume is.

  5. I’m sure y’all will be happy to hear that we have a Facebook reading Group for the BoC that has over 100 members!

  6. I am reading the book of concord right. I’m finding the book very interesting. Sadly my church doesn’t try to get members to read this great book.

    We need to pray for the Lutheran church, and hope she returns to her rich heritage.

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