Concordia: The Lutheran Confessions-A Reader's Edition of the Book of Concord - 2nd edition
"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 Word, which reveals the glorious Gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. That 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.
Concordia: The Lutheran Confessions is a remarkable achievement in Lutheran publishing. Find helpful introductions, insightful notes and annotations, and new tools and guides to aid your reading and comprehension. Encounter the dramatic history and heroic persons associated with the various documents in the Lutheran Confessions.
The Book of Concord is the authoritative collection of the Lutheran Church’s statements of faith. It contains documents which Lutheran Christians have used since the sixteenth century to explain, defend, and advance their witness to the truth of God’s Word.
The second edition offers several significant improvements:
- An expanded timeline and general index
- Enhanced page layout features and design elements
- New essays in the introduction which provide an overview of the textual issues and history of the Lutheran Confessions
- A summary of the nature and meaning of the Church's commitment to the Lutheran Confessions
- 115 black and white and 31 full-color plates illuminating the text of the Confessions
- Readable 10.25 pt. font size