Dare to read like a Lutheran – explanation of sign-up program and mailing coming soon to every LCMS congregation.
What does this mean?
Is there some uniquely Lutheran way of reading? Well, no, but also yes. We Lutherans want to read God’s Word and about God’s Word in a ay that is in harmony with, and supportive of, God’s Word. That means reading the Word keenly mindful of its own internal way of interpreting itself, through the razor-sharp lens of the proper distinction between Law and Gospel so that our focus is always clearly on the heart of the Scriptures: Christ, and Him crucified and risen for our forgiveness, life and salvation.
How is this done?
We put together a collection of books, and even made them look alike as they sit on a bookshelf, and called it The Essential Lutheran Library. These are the books we feel deserve a place on the bookshelf of every Lutheran. They presnt the content and deal with the issues that go to the very heart of what it means to be, and to remain, a Lutheran. The Dare to Read Like a Lutheran program challenges the people in Lutheran congregation to take up these treasures and benefit, personally, from them.
We invite and encourage you to look into the Essential Lutheran Library and tell others about them.
To facilitate this effort a mailing is going out to every LCMS congregation offering an attractive poster, along with a bulletin insert template, and sign-up sheet, which may be reproduced in any quantity you wish. If you are not a member of the LCMS, or a LCMS congregation, we encourage you to visit cph.org/tell and spread the word about these books in your congregation. So, please spread the word and … dare to read like a Lutheran!
Here is a picture of the materials in the mailing: