Recommended Reading

The Lutheran Study Bible - The Word of God, with study notes written by confessional Lutheran pastors and scholars.

Concordia: The Lutheran Confessions - A reader's edition of the Book of Concord, the confessions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church.  See also the pocket edition of this volume.

Luther's Small Catechism with Explanation - The basics of the Christian faith in a simple, memorizable format.  We use this little volume for youth and adult instruction leading to confirmation.

Luther's Large Catechism - The basics of the Christian faith in sermon-like format.

Lutheran Service Book - Our book of liturgy and hymns and so much more!

Treasury of Daily Prayer - The single best resource available for daily individual and family prayer and devotions.  Psalms, Scripture reading, devotion, hymn verse, and prayer for every day of the year.  Matins, Vespers, Compline, and other services order the prayers and meditation of Christ's Church.

Lutheran Book of Prayer - Prayers for the Church, the nation, individual and family occasions, times of need, times of joy, holidays, etc.

Law and Gospel: How to Read and Apply the Bible - An updated edition of C.F.W. Walther's classic work.  Teaches the Christian how to rightly divide the Word of Truth (2 Timothy 2:15).

The Hammer of God - Compelling historical novel by Swedish Lutheran bishop Bo Giertz.  Lutheran theology in action!

The Spirituality of the Cross by Gene Edward Veith - Explains justification by faith, the means of grace, vocation, theology of the cross, the two kingdoms, worship, and the Church in an accessible and readable format.

Why I Am a Lutheran: Jesus at the Center by Daniel Preus - Drawing upon over 20 years of pastoral experience, Preus unpacks the foundational doctrine of Christian theology: Jesus at the center!   

The Fire and the Staff: Lutheran Theology in Practice by Klemet I. Preus - A deeper look at Lutheran theology and practice, and their relation to one another.