Now in a convenient 4 X 6.5 pocket size edition (font size is 9.5), this edition presents all the official texts of the Book of Concord, plus three appendixes of historic Lutheran writings, a "Book of Concord Reading Guide," a Scripture index, and a subject index.
For this pocket-size edition, we have presented just the text of the Book of Concord, plus the reading guide, Scripture index, and subject index from the second edition of Concordia: The Lutheran Confessions. The paragraph reference numbers, found in the margins of the full-size edition, have been put into brackets and run into the text. In this Pocket Edition we have also included the page numbers from the second edition of Concordia: Lutheran Confessions. In the header of each page, toward the inside of the book, the corresponding page number from the full size edition is listed, marked with a bracket. Whenever more than one page is listed in the header, the placement of the page breaks is indicated in the text. The page breaks are shown in this edition by two vertical bars.
"The Book of Concord should be in every Lutheran home. If a person isn't familiar with this book, he'll think, 'That old book is just for pastors. I don't have to preach. After working all day, I can't sit down and study in the evening. If I read my morning and evening devotions, that's enough.' No, that is not enough! The Lord doesn't want us to remain children, blown to and fro by every wind of doctrine; instead of that, He wants us to grow in knowledge so that we can teach others."
— Dr. C.F.W. Walther
Nothing is more important than clearly confessing and bearing witness to the truths of God's Holy Word which reveal the glorious Gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. This is what the Book of Concord is all about. This edition of the Lutheran Confessions will instruct, inspire and educate all who use it and help them learn what it means to be, and to remain, a genuinely confessing Lutheran Christian.