Friday, September 24, 2010

October Book of the Month: "Wittenberg Confessions"

From the publishers website:

"The institutional church is drifting further and further from the historic liturgy and the proclamation of the pure Gospel. It is devolving into a pop culture version of the faith that emphasizes 'feel good' worship over the historic liturgy and tolerance over the truth of the pure Gospel. But all is not lost. Internet blogs like the Brothers of John the Steadfast and radio programs like Issues, Etc. and Pirate Christian Radio are being used by God to raise up a new generation of committed believers.

Wittenberg Confessions presents the testimony of eight of these new converts to Confessional Lutheranism. Reading these testimonies of what God has done in these lives will give you hope that Christ continues to build His Holy, Catholic Church, despite man's foibles in the institutional church.

Jim Pierce is a layman from Seattle, Washington. He wrote the introduction and conclusion and also organized the other essayists. He leads off the collection of essays with his own odyssey of faith. He voyaged away from Pentecostalism into atheism and is now at peace as a Confessional Lutheran at Messiah Lutheran Church in the north Seattle neighborhood. Elaine Gavin edited the collection. She is a lifelong confessional Lutheran. She is a member of Bethany Lutheran Church, Naperville, Illinois."

Jim Pierce is a personal friend of mine and is a member of Messiah Lutheran Church in Seattle.  He is also a theologian in his own right and authors a terrific blog called Confessionals Bytes.  You can visit his blog by clicking here.

To order, sign up on the sheet posted in the entryway or call the church office.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Pr. Onken,

Thank you so much for the kind words and for recommending my book.

Jim Pierce