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Received for Review

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Bramwell, Tyrel. The Gift and the Defender (Lumen Legends Series, Book I) . Grail Quest Books, 2016. Kindle eARC received. https://moragunfighter.com/writing/my-book/ (cf. http://lhpqbr.blogspot.com/2011/12/lhp-review-personal-projects.html ) Jerome. Michael Graves, Translator. Edited by Christopher A.Hall. Thomas C. Oden and Gerald L. Bray, Series Editors. Commentary on Jeremiah (Ancient Christian Texts) . Downers Grove: IVP Academic/InterVarsity Press, 2011. 232 Pages. Cloth. $60.00/$42.00 on sale.  http://www.ivpress.com/cgi-ivpress/book.pl/code=2910 Jerome. Edited by Thomas P. Scheck. Thomas C. Oden and Gerald L. Bray, Series Editors.  Commentaries on the Twelve Prophets, Volume 1 (Ancient Christian Texts) . Downers Grove: IVP Academic/InterVarsity Press, 2016. 310 Pages. Cloth. $60.00/$42.00 on sale. http://www.ivpress.com/cgi-ivpress/book.pl/code=2916

Lutheran Book Review: Concordia Commentary

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Middendorf, Michael P. Romans 9-16 (Concordia Commentary). St. Louis: Concordia, 2016. 836 Pages. Cloth. $54.99. https://www.cph.org/p-29657-romans-9-16-concordia-commentary.aspx Lessing, Reed. Isaiah 56-66 (Concordia Commentary). St. Louis, Concordia, 2014. 600 Pages. Cloth. $54.99. https://www.cph.org/p-24729-isaiah-5666-concordia-commentary.aspx   Two volumes of Concordia Commentary greet us today. Back in 2012, we reviewed this author's commentary on Isaiah 40-55. http://lhplbr.blogspot.com/2012/07/pulpit-review-isaiah.html Isaiah 56–66 is the culmination of the prophet’s message condemning humanity’s sin and promising the Suffering Servant, who atones for that sin, rises in majesty, and prepares an eternal city, the new Jerusalem, for all the redeemed. Among its well-known oracles are “arise, shine, because your light is coming” (60:1); “the Spirit of the Lord Yahweh is upon me” (61:1); and “behold, I am about to create new heavens and a new earth” (65

Lutheran Book Review: Books of Substance and Significance

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Luther, Martin. Edited by Timothy J. Wengert. The Annotated Luther, Volume 1: The Roots of Reform. Fortress: Minneapolis, 2015. 592 Pages. eARC. $39.00. http://fortresspress.com/annotatedluther Luther, Martin. Edited by Kirsi I. Stjerna. The Annotated Luther, Volume 2: Word and Faith. Fortress: Minneapolis, 2015. 528 Pages. eARC. $39.00. http://fortresspress.com/annotatedluther Birkholz, Mark W., Jacob Corzine, and Jonathan Mumme, Editors. Foreword by Jonathan Fisk. Feasting in a Famine of the Word: Lutheran Preaching in the Twenty-First Century. Eugene: Wipf and Stock/Pickwick, 2016. 299 Pages. Paper. $36.00. www.wipfandstock.com Masius, H. G. Translated and annotated by John Warwick Montgomery. A Defense of the Lutheran Faith: On the Eve of Modern Times. Milwaukee: Northwestern Publishing House, 2016. 214 Pages. Paper. (digital review copy received.) $18.99. http://online.nph.net/p-20188-a-defense-of-the-lutheran-faith.aspx (LBR) Kieker, James G. Martin Luther an

Lutheran Book Review Quick Summaries for October 2016: Piano Hymns and Organ Intonations

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Tate, Paul A. Seasons of Grace , Volume 1 . Chicago: GIA, 2004. Sheet music: $20.95. Audio CD: $16.95. www.giamusic.com Tate, Paul A. Seasons of Grace , Volume 2 . Chicago: GIA, 2006. Sheet music: $17.95. Audio CD: $16.95. www.giamusic.com Tate, Paul A. Seasons of Grace , Volume 3 . Chicago: GIA, 2009. Sheet music: $20.95. Audio CD: $16.95. www.giamusic.com Tate, Paul A. Seasons of Grace , Volume 4 . Chicago: GIA, 2011. Sheet music: $21.95. Audio CD: $16.95. www.giamusic.com Tate, Paul A. Seasons of Grace , Volume 6 . Chicago: GIA, 2015. Sheet music: $21.95. Audio CD: $16.95. www.giamusic.com Giomo, Carla. Hymn Intonations for Organ . Chicago: GIA, 2014. 16 Pages. Sheet Music. $15.00. www.giamusic.com De Silva, Chris. Colours . Chicago: GIA, 2016. Audio CD. $16.95. www.giamusic.com Back in 2014, we reviewed an unsolicited review copy of a CD of hymn arrangements for piano: + Paul A. Tate's Seasons of Grace, Volume 5 is a great resource f

Lutheran Book Review Quick Summaries for October 2016: Books

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Naselli, Andrew David and J. D. Crowley. Conscience: What It Is, How to Train It, and Loving Those Who Differ. Wheaton: Crossway, 2016. 157 Pages. Paper. $15.99. Danker, Ryan Nicholas. Wesley and the Anglicans: Political Division in Early Evangelicalism. IVP Academic, 2016. 304 Pages. Paper. $26.00. https://www.ivpress.com/cgi-ivpress/book.pl/code=5122 (UN) Köstenberger, Andreas, Thomas R. Schreiner, Editors. Women in the Church: An Interpretation and Application of 1 Timothy 2:9-15 (Third Edition). Wheaton: Crossway, 2016. 415 Pages. Paper. $30.00. https://www.crossway.org/books/women-in-the-church-tpb/ Cherry, Constance. The Music Architect: Blueprints for Engaging Worshipers in Song. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2016. 272 Pages. Paper. $22.99. www.bakeracademic.com (Unsolicited; also observed in CTSFW bookstore) Today's summaries are a little longer than usual but should be still quick enough for you to make an informed judgement about each resource. First, we discu

Lutheran Book Review: Fiction

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Clark, Lisa M. The Messengers: Discovered. St. Louis: Concordia, 2016. 346 Pages. Paper/Kindle. (pdf review copy received.) $12.99. http://www.cph.org/p-29552-the-messengers-discovered.aspx Flint, Eric, editor. Grantville Gazette VI (Ring of Fire) . Riverdale, NY: Baen, 2012. eARC. $6.96. http://www.baen.com/ (N) Flint, Eric, editor. Grantville Gazette VII (Ring of Fire) . Riverdale, NY: Baen, 2016. eARC. $9.99. http://www.baen.com/ (N) Offord, Kerryn and Rick Boatright. 1636: The Chronicles of Dr. Gribbleflotz (Ring of Fire). Baen, 2016. 528 Pages.  eARC review copy received. Paperback available.  h ttp://www.baen.com/ We now turn to fiction. All of our selections demand some suspension of disbelief. Our later titles take place in a 1630's Germany influenced by Americans (with knowledge and technology) transplanted from the year 2000. Our first title sends us into a dystopian near-future where the Church is underground and Bibles are virtually non-