Critical reviews (by Lutheran pastors and church musicians) of books and other resources for Christian worship, preaching, and church music from a perspective rooted in Holy Scripture, the Lutheran Confessions and good common sense. LHP Quarterly Book Review asks, "Is it worth the money to buy, the time to read, the shelf space to store, and the effort to teach?"
FW: Christian Freedom for Sale!! Wait, that didn’t come out right.
Feed: Cyberbrethren Lutheran Blog Feed Posted on: Thursday, July 05, 2012 8:07 AM Author: Paul T. McCain Subject: Christian Freedom for Sale!! Wait, that didn't come out right.
Let me rephrase, "The book by Martin Luther, titled, Christian Freedom, is being offered right now by Concordia Publishing House for a very good price, only $6.99 and if you or a congregation or group you know buy at least ten copies, you will get it for only $5.99 a copy."
This is a new translation of Luther's classic work The Freedom of a Christian Man. This little book really epitomizes Luther's great Reformation breakthrough in which he rediscovered the Gospel and brought it back, front and center, into the Church's life. Click on the text below, in red, to go to the web page to place your order.
In Luther's day, the precious message of Christian freedom was readily misunderstood by those whose focus was on the things of this world rather than Christ and the cross. Luther was not a politician; he was a pastor who found real freedom in the Gospel. Christian Freedom: Faith Working through Love is the most comprehensive, well-rounded version of this classic writing.
A new translation using the longer official version. Includes a nine paragraph "addition" on ceremonies, the Latin version only runs 73 paragraphs in the Weimar edition.
Offers an understanding of Christian freedom based on the Bible, as Luther intended.
Connects the challenges of Christian life with Scripture, with salvation in Christ, with freedom in the Gospel, and with the way a Christian can make God-pleasing choices in life.
Melanchthon's summary on freedom.
A forty-day reading plan that will guide the reader through Luther's teaching on Christian freedom. This schedule may be followed at any time or during the forty days of Lent, beginning on Ash Wednesday, which makes an excellent plan for congregational reflection.
Introductory notes, illustrations, and glossaries help these classic writings become meaningful in today's world.