Saturday, 8 May 2010
The good people at Concordia Publishing House have done a sterling job to date in bringing out The Essential Lutheran Library, known in the old manse as the 'Sangria Selection' for obvious reasons (the binding of these books is in a colour known to publishers as 'sangria', a word which for some reason reminds me of a very rough Spanish wine which I have no intention of ever becoming acquainted with again.)
Call me paranoid if you will, but I often wonder which books I would save if the old manse was on fire (after saving wife and children, of course!); well, these are they... along with a couple of others if time permitted ;0). Here is spiritual sustenance for a lifetime.
And I'm quite excited about the latest, very fitting addition to the ELL, a reader's edition of Walther's classic 'The Proper Distinction Between Law and Gospel':
This is one of those books a pastor should read through every year, and the faith of our intelligent laity would benefit from such reading too.
Click on the post title to obtain a sampler file, courtesy CPH.
Now, it seems to me that the ELL would be just about complete with the addition of a small compendium of classic Lutheran dogmatics, annotated for use by laity and packed full of scripture references.
Pics courtesy Paul T. McCain (www.cyberbrethren.com).