Released Today — Catechetical Evangelism in the Newspaper

01–14–2017 — LutheranCatechism announces the release today of the new, free eBook, Catechetical Evangelism in the Newspaper, by T. R. Halvorson. The book is published through Smashwords and is available there in the following formats:

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

The PDF version is available for free download at LutheranCatechism.com.

Description

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.

Contents

Introduction

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

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 LutheranCatechism.com, a regular contributor at Brothers of John the Steadfast (SteadfastLutherans.org,)

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