Sunday, August 4, 2013

American Lutheran Classics

I am going to be publishing a series of books under the title "American Lutheran Classics." I will be taking some Lutheran works (primarily 19th century), updating some of the language, giving citations of Scripture and the Confessions where absent, and changing the Scripture references to ESV. The goal is to have these works available for lay and congregational use, as a cheap and easy way to be introduced to Lutheran theology. Unfortunately, the editions that are currently out of these works are poorly formatted and are often just photocopies of older editions.

I am going to be self-publishing these through CreateSpace, which is owned by Amazon.com. This will allow me to keep the prices down, so that these works will be more affordable than many of the Lutheran works out there. 

The first book I am working on is "The Way of Salvation in the Lutheran Church" by G.H. Gerberding. I am open to suggestions for other works you would like to see in this series. I am in the process of editing this work, and will keep you updated as to when it is finished and available. 

9 comments:

Nick H. said...

Great idea! I look forward to buying them.

Rev. T. R. Holland said...

Hey Jordan, I'm in the process of reading that book and have thought the same thing. It's a diamond and any updating would see a fairly large circulation I would think. It is a clear and concise explanation of the Lutheran salvation; a book every Lutheran should read. I know I would be picking it up once you are finished!

Rev. T. R. Holland said...

Hey Jordan, I'm in the process of reading that book and have thought the same thing. It's a diamond and any updating would see a fairly large circulation I would think. It is a clear and concise explanation of the Lutheran salvation; a book every Lutheran should read. I know I would be picking it up once you are finished!

Rev. T. R. Holland said...

Hey Jordan, I'm in the process of reading that book and have thought the same thing. It's a diamond and any updating would see a fairly large circulation I would think. It is a clear and concise explanation of the Lutheran salvation; a book every Lutheran should read. I know I would be picking it up once you are finished!

Rev. T. R. Holland said...

Hey Jordan, I'm in the process of reading that book and have thought the same thing. It's a diamond and any updating would see a fairly large circulation I would think. It is a clear and concise explanation of the Lutheran salvation; a book every Lutheran should read. I know I would be picking it up once you are finished!

Steve Finnell said...

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Is it not naive and arrogant to assume that puny man can effect climate change? Man-made climate change is a grand hoax, at best.

HAVE MEN BEEN RESPONSIBLE FOR CHANGES IN WEATHER PATTERNS? YES, HOWEVER, THEY HAVE HAD NO POWER TO EFFECT THE CHANGES THAT OCCURRED.

Genesis 6:13 The God said to Noah, "The end of all flesh has come before Me; for the earth is filled with violence because of them; and behold, I am about to destroy them with the earth.


Were men responsible for the change in the weather pattern? Yes. Did men effect the change of the weather? No, God caused it to rain for 40 days and 40 nights, not men.


Genesis 18:20 And the Lord said, :The outcry of Sodom and Gomorrah is indeed great, and their sin is exceedingly grave.


Genesis 19:24 Then the Lord rained on Sodom and Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven,


Were men responsible for the weather change in Sodom and Gomorrah? Yes. Did men cause the weather to change? No, God effected the change in the climate.


1 Kings 8:35 "When the heavens are shut up and there is no rain; because they have sinned against You....


Men are sometimes responsible for droughts, however, God effects the weather changes.


Matthew 27: 51,54 And behold , the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth shook and the rocks were split. 54 Now the centurion, and those who were with him keeping guard over Jesus, when they saw the earthquake and the things that were happening, became very frightened and said, "Truly this was the Son of God!"


Notice, the centurion did not attribute the earth quake to man-made climate change.


2 Peter 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up.


Men are responsible for the global warming that is coming.


No amount of green initiatives will stop the final global warming. Puny men will have no effect on the final climate change.


THE MAN-MADE CLIMATE CHANGE HOAX WAS INVENT BY 1.DISHONEST MEN 2.NAIVE MEN 3.ARROGANT MEN 4.OR ALL OF THE ABOVE.


GOD IS IN CONTROL OF THE WEATHER.


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Rev. T. R. Holland said...

not to sure what that has to do with classic lutheran writings,

Janis Williams said...

Jordan,

Thanks to Chris Rosebrough for putting me on to you. I just posted on my own pastor's blog www.pastoralmeanderings.blogspot.com your blog address.

I am also formerly Reformed, familiar with monergism.com. Am waiting eagerly for these books. My suggestion? Hurry!

Seriously, may God give you and your wife blessings on this endeavor!


Jeremiah Caughran said...

Excellent book to start with! I picked up an old used copy of it a few years ago at my seminary's bookstore. Looking at it, it's an 1887 edition in phenomenal shape (binding is in almost perfect condition, cover however is taped in the front to the first page). I hope this is a success and you are most definitely right about there not being enough good Lutheran books out there. That's the way I feel about Anglican books. Most of the Anglican authors that I know aren't really writing about or even for the Anglican way, but are really fairly reformed and happen to be in the Anglican church.