Friday, October 24, 2008


Magdeburg Press is excited for the upcoming release of its first two titles. The first and most important is the Sacred Meditations of Johann Gerhard. This modern translation, which includes his introduction to the work, and has been supplemented with the instructive work on the theologian's life and work by Gaylin Schmeling of Bethany Lutheran Seminary, will prove a useful aid for the Christian's devotional and prayer life. The other work is Even Death, a novel about four Lutheran pastors on a trip to Germany who are kidnapped by jihadists and faced with a crisis of faith. This fast-paced thriller centered on the theology of the cross should prove an entertaining and edifying read for readers of every background, and especially for Lutheran Christians. For more information on these works, or to order them, go to, which should be up and running in the next few days.