To the Bishops
and other Church Leaders
in the Lutheran Churches
Dear Brothers in Christ,
It is now well over a year ago since
we last sent you information about the literature we have available
and which we can offer you. As you may remember, we sent you a
list of books available and offered or use in the Churches. That
book list is still valid, except that a few of the smaller booklets
may be out of print at present. These are however to be reprinted
are of the same categories as before:
1. books offered mainly for Church institutions,
2. books offered for pastors, evangelists
and other Church workers, and
3. books for disribution in the
In case a book is out of print when we
receive your order, it will be sent to you as soon as possible
*A brief description of the new books
Imberg: God with us (36 pages) consists
of six brief chapters on the Christian faith. Imberg: God in the
world (55 pages) contains ten short chapters on Christian ethics.
We are now about to send you samples
of these two new books and you are welcome to ask for more copies
as you wish.
Please do not hesitate to write to us
about your needs and also to give us your suggestions, e. g. regarding
translation into a local language or printing of a book
locally, if you feel that such a need exists.
I enclose an updated copy of the Book
list I have referred to above.
May the Lord bless your work for his
Kingdom through the spreading of the Gospel among your people!
20th April, 2000
Books available from Scriptura Evangelical
Literature Mission on request or by agreement:
I. Mainly for Church Institutions (Theological
Colleges, Bible Schools etc), and others who have a special need
for this type of books:
1. (Commentaries to
the ) Old and New Testament.
2. Koehler: A
Summary of Christian Doctrine.
3. Althaus: The
Theology of Martin Luther.
4. The Book of
5. Other commentaries
that may be agreed upon.
II. For pastors, evangelists and other
Church workers or individual Christians in special need of them:
1. Imberg, J. Christian Life,
A book on Christian ethics and morale.
" The Way of Life, Main outlines of the
" Let us pray, A handbook for the family
4. Jonsson, I. The Book of
Revelation, A book of Comfort for the Lord's
III. For a wider distribution in the
Church, especially for youth groups, Sunday School teachers, Women's
League , but also for others interested:
1. Imberg, J. Holy
" " Holy Communion.
" " The Holy Spirit.
" Prayer Book.
" " Forgiveness
" Death, Resurrection
and Eternal life.
7. Heikkinen, P, God's
heaviest and greatest work.
8. Mtetwa, C.N., The Redeemer,
born of woman.
9. Ringius, H. F., The Lamb
10. Imberg, J.
God in the World, A short summary of Christian Ethics.
11. Imberg, J.
God with us, A short summary of the Christian Faith.
Other Theological books of sound doctrine
(doctrinal content in agreement with the Lutheran Confessions)
may be accepted by the Scriptura Board for distribution after
these principles. E.g. the Book of Concord in English and Luther's
smaller Catechism with explanations are books that can be donated,
where needed. Books written by local Church theologians can also
be accepted for subsidy towards the printing costs, costs for
translation etc, after request to the Foundation; e.g. the translation
and printing of Luther's smaller Catechism in Siswii in Swaziland,
and in Setswana in Botswana.
The Board is open to requests according
to the needs of the Church, and is also thankful for proposals
as regards suitable books for translation into a local language.
Dean I. Hermansson,
Lindhult Höjden 4,
S-519 90 Horred,
Tel/fax: 46+320 85005