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  • First Look at A Year in the Gospels with Martin Luther

    First Look at A Year in the Gospels with Martin Luther

    Martin Luther was a prolific preacher. He faithfully spoke words of Law and Gospel to many people over his career—which is crucial, since the average person wouldn’t have been able to read God’s...

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  • First Look at But Now I See!: Finding God’s Plan for Your Life

    First Look at But Now I See!: Finding God’s Plan for Your Life

    We hear it all the time: God has a plan. But when you are in the midst of a difficult time—a loss, a choice, a hurt—you might not believe that. You wonder, “Does God really have a plan for my...

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  • First Look at Grounded in God’s Word: Commentaries on Life

    First Look at Grounded in God’s Word: Commentaries on Life

    You and I are alive. We’re both living, breathing human beings. We’re both loved by God. But defining life can be difficult, as evidenced by our culture’s attempts to decide when life begins and...

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  • First Look at Lutheran Prayer Companion

    First Look at Lutheran Prayer Companion

    At certain times in our lives, prayer seems impossible. We don’t know what to say or how to say it. We don’t have the physical strength to voice our prayers. We’re so overwhelmed we can’t even...

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  • First Look at Clearly Christian by A. Trevor Sutton

    First Look at Clearly Christian by A. Trevor Sutton

    Can we just take a second to admit that we’re all a little confused? About, like, everything. Why is everyone suddenly vegan? Is that different than the keto diet? What is a keto? And what...

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  • First Look at The Growing in Faith Bible

    First Look at The Growing in Faith Bible

    CPH has some wonderful Bibles, especially our premier line of Bibles: The Story Bible for ages 2 through kindergarten; Faith Alive for fifth through eighth grades; The Lutheran Study Bible for...

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  • First Look at Sexuality Mentality: Creating a Culture of Biblical Integrity

    First Look at Sexuality Mentality: Creating a Culture of Biblical Integrity

    Christian culture has had trouble talking about sex. All too often, adults—parents, pastors, teachers, and youth group leaders—dispense relationship advice to teens that usually starts and ends...

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  • First Look at Never Forsaken: God’s Mercy in the Midst of Miscarriage

    First Look at Never Forsaken: God’s Mercy in the Midst of Miscarriage

    As Christians, we don’t talk about a lot of topics—even ones we should. Divorce. Death. Sex. Singleness. Miscarriage. These are not easy things to discuss. They require vulnerability and...

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  • First Look at Faith that Sees through the Culture

    First Look at Faith that Sees through the Culture

    Both-and always sounds pretty good to me. Hi, yes, I’d like both bacon and eggs please. Yeah, can I get both fries and a chocolate shake? I’m gonna need both chips and salsa. Stat. The more the...

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  • First Look at Religion on Trial

    First Look at Religion on Trial

    When I was in college, I had a lot of questions. How many Hot Pockets is it acceptable to eat in one week? Can I wait another week to do laundry? How do I know the Bible is true and I’m not just...

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  • First Look at A Flame in the Dark: A Novel about Luther’s Reformation

    First Look at A Flame in the Dark: A Novel about Luther’s Reformation

    Just a few months ago, Christians around the world celebrated the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, remembering the world-changing work that Martin Luther began. And when we think of the...

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  • First Look at Hear Me Read Bible: Level 2

    First Look at Hear Me Read Bible: Level 2

    Dr. Mary Manz Simon knows about children and how they learn to read. She’s an early childhood educator, parenting and reading specialist, and mother and grandmother. She wrote the Hear Me Read...

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  • First Look at The Enduring Word Bible, the Creative Journaling Bible for All

    First Look at The Enduring Word Bible, the Creative Journaling Bible for All

    Bible journaling is, like, so in right now. It seems like everyone on Instagram has a Bible filled with beautiful script, orderly notes, or watercolor illustrations—and of course they...

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  • First Look at Echo: Unbroken Truth. Worth Repeating. Again. by Jonathan Fisk

    First Look at Echo: Unbroken Truth. Worth Repeating. Again. by Jonathan Fisk

    I like to hear that I’m special. I think most people like to hear that, but I really do. Words of Affirmation is my love language, so I get heart eyes when people say nice things about me. But...

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  • First Look at Revealed, the final book in The Messengers series

    First Look at Revealed, the final book in The Messengers series

    “Amazing! And terrifying.” That’s what Lisa Clark, the author of the young adult dystopian fiction series The Messengers, said when I asked what it feels like to have finished the series. “I also...

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  • First Look at Remember the Poor

    First Look at Remember the Poor

    Some people are disenchanted with the idea of money in the corporate church. Let me explain. Historic events (like the church selling indulgences) or isolated misuse (like church leaders stealing...

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  • First Look at A Simple Explanation of the Church Service

    First Look at A Simple Explanation of the Church Service

    You walk in, unsure of what to expect. It’s been awhile since you were there (you can’t even remember the last time), so you’re nervous. You’re handed a folded and stapled set of papers. As you...

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  • First Look at Altogether Beautiful

    First Look at Altogether Beautiful

    Growing up, I had a hard time believing I was beautiful. Kind of cute, maybe, but never beautiful. Even now as an adult, I still struggle with what “beauty” really means. But what I’ve discovered...

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  • First Look at Embracing Godly Character

    First Look at Embracing Godly Character

    People of a . . . more mature generation often lament the state of our world today: Now, when I was a kid . . . those were the good ol’ days. Back when you could buy an ice-cold Coca-Cola for a...

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  • First Look at Preparing to Receive Holy Communion

    First Look at Preparing to Receive Holy Communion

    It’s easy to slip into a rather unthinking routine when it comes to attending church and receiving Holy Communion. Wait for your row to be dismissed. Awkwardly get up when you think it’s your...

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