Catechetical Evangelism in the Newspaper — Editions and Distributors

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Catechetical Evangelism in the Newspaper is available in a variety of electronic editions at prices from free to $0.99, and in paperback for $3.59 with free shipping.


Evangelism springs from Luther’s Small Catechism into the newspaper. This book shares from the author’s experiences in writing religion articles published  in his local newspaper. It presents ideas about the Catechism and evangelism,  and about newspaper evangelism. It explains an approach to writing catechetical  newspaper articles and includes three dozen of the author’s published articles  as examples of the approach.



Evangelism and the Small Catechism
– Reformation of the Catechism
– Evangelical Even Where Not Expected
– Throbbing with Genius; Ready to Give an Answer

Newspaper Evangelism
– Fountain of Ideas
– Have Something to Say
– Welcome Your New Friend: the Word Limit
– Wisdom Cries Out in the Street
– Interest and Illustration
– Inspiration and Perspiration
– Confessional Fidelity

Example Newspaper Articles
– Christ’s State of Humiliation
– Christ’s State of Exaltation
– Trinity
– Baptism

eBook Editions

This book is published in multiple electronic editions through a number of eBook distributors. The price is free everywhere except on Amazon, where the price is $0.99. The distributors include:

On Smashwords, the following editions are available:

  • epub (industry standard)
  • .mobi (Kindle)
  • html (online reading)
  • lrf (older Sony readers)
  • pdb (older Palm devices)
  • txt (without formatting)

PDF Edition

A PDF version is available for free download at This version is formatted somewhat like a paper book, and it has hyperlink navigation for the table of contents.

Paperback Edition

A paperback edition is available on Amazon. Because of costs of production and the mandatory terms of distribution through Amazon, this edition has a price, currently $3.59. But, the good news is that it qualifies for Amazon Prime, which means shipping is free.

About the Author

T. R. Halvorson was born in Sidney, Montana on July 14, 1953, baptized at  Pella Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sidney, Montana on November 8, 1953, and  confirmed at First Lutheran Church in Williston, North Dakota in 1968. He and  his wife, Marilyn, are members of Trinity Lutheran Church (LCMS) in Sidney,  Montana. They have three sons and six grandchildren. T. R. farms at Wildrose,  North Dakota, and is Deputy County Attorney in Sidney, Montana. He has been a  computer programmer; and an author, conference speaker, instructor, and  consultant to industry in online legal information. He is among the authors of  the religion column in the Sidney Herald at Sidney, Montana. He is the  Editor of, a  regular contributor at Brothers of John the Steadfast (,)

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