A Treasure House! You Must Read This Book “At Home in the House of My Fathers”
I’ve been enjoying reading At Home in the House of My Fathers a new, huge, book containing letters, sermons, essays and other writings from the first five German-born presidents of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. Brought to us by that German-translating machine, Rev. Matthew Harrison, this book is a treasure, indeed. There is nothing else like this resource, containing the passionate, Gospel-centered witness of the early leaders of the Missouri Synod. You will be deeply moved by their profoundly pastoral and confessionally faithful witness. You must get this book, and you can now, at LOGIA books, by ordering from their online web site”
Here is what others are saying about the book:
G. K. Chesterton once famously said that the church is the ultimate democracy; saints are not disenfranchised just because they happen to be dead. Harrison’s volume confirms this truth in spades. Great fathers of the LMCS speak also to us on a wide range of topics from the church’s call to mission at a time of opportunity (Pfotenhauer) to her response to moral issues in society (Schwan on the temperance movement) to a touching discussion of the nature of women as human creatures within the church (Brohm). But “worth the price of admission” is the multifaceted and very personal piece of correspondence from Wyneken to Walther on Anfechtungen, depression, and church politics, including the difficulties of their own personal relationship. Read, appreciate, and learn!
Rev. James W. Voelz, Ph.D., Professor of Exegetical Theology
Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri.
A treat awaits you if you think you know the Missouri Synod. The contents of this book should have been the reason many of us had to take German in college, but alas, struggling through Thomas Mann was our lot. Matthew Harrison has done a great service by making available these essays, sermons, and other writings to English speakers. Walther, Wyneken, Schwan, Pieper and Pfotenhauer give readers more than a historical glimpse into an earlier era of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. They offer delightful theological responses to situations that are surprisingly contemporary.
Rev. Terry Cripe, President, Ohio District
The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod