The Lutheran Difference – New Book from Concordia Publishing House – Great Christmas Gift
One of the most popular Bible study series we have done in recent years at Concordia Publishing House is titled The Lutheran Difference. It offers the opportunity for people to learn and discuss the major teachings of the Lutheran Church and how these teachings compare and contrast with the other major Christian churches in the world. Those Bible studies have, after considerable editing and enhancing, been turned into a wonderful new book titles, yes, The Lutheran Difference. This book is a perfect volume for anyone looking for a highly useful, accessible, and practical survey of the major points of Christian doctrine. It is a lay-friend comparative symbolics, to use more traditional theological terms. You can now purchase copies, and take a look at a nice sample from the book, by visiting the book’s web site.
Oh, and yes, this is the latest volume in The Essential Lutheran Library. It is a bound, hardback, in burgundy, or, technically “Sangria” as the cover material is called by the printer. I know you will really appreciate this book. It packs a whale of a lot of information into its 625 pages. Here is the description of The Lutheran Difference from the CPH web site:
This book began as a popular 18 booklet Bible Study series. In this new work, we gather together all the rich content of the series, order it around the Nicene Creed, and present it in one accessible volume so readers can access the facts they need.
As Lutherans interact with other Christians, they often find themselves struggling to explain their beliefs and practices. Although many Lutherans have learned the “what” of the doctrines of the Church, they do not always have a full scriptural foundation to share the “why.” When confronted with different doctrines or denominations, they sometimes cannot clearly state their faith—much less understand the differences.
Because of insecurities about explaining particular doctrines or practices, some Lutherans may avoid opportunities to share what they have learned from Christ and His Word. The Lutheran Difference identifies how Lutherans differ from other Christians and shows from the Bible why Lutherans differ. Such information will prepare Lutherans to share their faith clearly; it will help non-Lutherans understand the Lutheran difference.
This book was written entirely for the lay person but may also serve well as a high school or college religion class text. This resource would be handy for anyone looking for an additional resource beyond Luther’s Small Catechism.
Edward A. Engelbrecht
Robert C. Baker
John P. Hellwege Jr.
Rachel C. Hoyer
Charles P. Schaum
Armand J. Boehme
William M. Cwirla
Steven P. Mueller