Saturday, March 18, 2017

For Easter - Norma Boeckler's Religious Art

Linked here are many of Norma Boeckler's art projects.
Her Religious Art can be found here.

I have the honor of working with Norma Boeckler all the time. She is always ready to design my book covers and the interior art as well.

I use her artwork in this blog, on Facebook, and in our worship posts. I know she takes great pleasure in providing religious art, which she shares across the Internet via Facebook. She has so many fans that one person wrote me, "You KNOW Norma Boeckler???"

 Norma Boeckler has won many awards for her artistic work.


This book is a wonderful example of how Norma uses her talent to communicate the Gospel. I am convinced that today's religious art is essential, the equivalent of the stained glass windows of European cathedrals.

Nothing connects the message better than uniting that with a picture. We know that from the teaching of Jesus. He always used picture language rather than abstract terms, not just in the parables, but also in His sermons and shorter messages.

I collected quotations on a database, Megatron, for a long time. I reached 3,000 and had trouble remembering them all when I wanted to call them up. Once I began pairing them with graphics, I remembered them better and so did others. One woman wrote me, "Could you post the roses quotation from Luther again?" Using the pictures folder, I found it immediately.

Those who know Norma Boeckler also enjoy her company. Her garden is a masterpiece (adorning my Creation Gardening book). Her home is filled with beautiful artwork and furniture. Best of all, she is a delight to be with, an example of the fruits of the Spirit.

 This is Norma Boeckler's garden and cover design.

Almost on Amazon and Kindle - The Lost Dutchman's Goldmine

Click this link for the Amazon book list for Gregory L. Jackson.
If you do, an angel will get his SEO wings.
SEO = Search Engine Optimization


Amazon will soon be hosting The Lost Dutchman's Goldmine, the printed version and the Kindle ebook. I have already sent out the first few, but I have not seen the printed version so far.

Yesterday I put two more volumes of Luther's Sermons into Word. I expect to do the final two volumes today. I found a rhythm for getting that done- I could teach copy and paste at Mordor - except I favor Reformation theology over Halle dogma.

I need a couple more volunteers to help edit, if possible. The set has typos from the original Optical Character Reproduction software someone used. There will be format adjustments too.

Believe it or not, Liberalism was first printed that way - scan the manuscript, try to find the scan mistakes. WELS first published Liberalism and the Church Growth fanatics hated it. WELS also accepted Catholic, Lutheran, Protestant, put it on their schedule, and then spat it out. But they promoted it once I had it in print via Otten's printer.

I am definitely doing a book on Luther's Large Catechism after the Sermons are done. Some other volumes are on the list, with Luther's works at the top.



Friday, February 10, 2017

Rules of Book Reviewing - For Search Engine Optimization

 Click here for the Pastor Gregory L. Jackson author page,
pick a title, and write a review.
For each one, an angel will get his wings.

The social media work through big data. They associate things together, which makes the most popular ones come out on top in searches. That explains why people began complaining about this blog coming out on top in all searches of Lutheran topics, not to mention Lutheran graphics.

The answer is Search Engine Optimization. I use links within all articles to build up SEO.

As the graphic above shows, even a brief review will help a title come up in searches.

 Norma Boeckler's Amazon page is here.
Click and write a review.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Lutheran Pastor Enjoys These Books


From a Lutheran Pastor:
Love your Greek lessons, especially the approach.  If you're willing to take in a Lutheran pastor who has a lot of exposure to language but has never made the Greek Bible his own, I would like to take your class.  How would I join the live Thursday class?  Or I will keep following the recorded lessons. [GJ - See below. We practice Open Greek Lessons.]

I have enjoyed lurking on your sites for years and purchased several of your books.  My favorite is still Thy Strong Word.  Currently, I have my copy lent to a congregational member who is loving it too.  

My son's favorite is Catholic, Protestant, Lutheran.  


Stay faithful & God bless you.



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GJ - Anyone can follow the live Ustream broadcast on Thursdays. 7 PM Thursdays.


The relevant posts and saved videos are found on the Facebook page -


We make books available at little to no cost for those who appreciate them.




Every time someone clicks on that link, an angel gets his wings.

 If you love angels, click on the link above - or this one.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Someone Liked Catholic, Lutheran, Protestant

 Catholic, Lutheran, Protestant - on Amazon and Kindle.


  • Thank you for this book. It has led me and my wife from wilderness to Lutheranism.  I knew there was an emptiness about Protestantism, but the Roman Catholic church with its non-biblical accretions was a bridge too far.

GJ - I wrote CLP for Lutherans who marry Roman Catholics, since they seem inexorably drawn together, in order to create mutual understanding without the usual polemics. People demanded that I turn the original adult class for couples into a book. This is now the third, revised edition.
  • Is this book available in hard copy?
GJ - No. The current edition is available on Amazon, Kindle, and the free PDF. I appreciate the request. Unfortunately, if I publish the same title in hardback on Lulu.com, where they have that option, it confuses the databases no end. Thus - a republished book from Lulu will no longer be listed on Lulu.
  • Why did you change from NIV to KJV?
I am glad you asked. I was using the NIV software at the time, back in the Dark Ages of computers, DOS, and other horrors. Someone offered me a free KJV program and I switched to the KJV. The KJV is much more precise than the anti-Sacrament NIV. You can read about that in Thy Strong Word, first chapter. TSW is also in the third edition. Some hard-covers are around on the used market. Here is the free PDF.



The New (and the only surviving) NIV is even worse than the old NIV, which is no longer allowed to be used by the publisher. It even disappeared from the publisher's Bible Gateway website. I imagine some people have their old NIVs, if they applied for a Concealed Carry Permit.

If you want a slightly modernized, precise Bible, I suggest the KJV21 or the Third Millennium KJV. 
  • Is there a specific book or books that would help me to study Lutheranism more deeply?  My background is evangelical Protestantism. 
In order, I always recommend - 
  1. The Sermons of Martin Luther.
  2. The Book of Concord.
  3. I can send anyone my books at a very low cost. Someone has donated money to send them free.
I still use the original Lenker 8 volume set
that I purchases long ago.
CPH turned that into 4 volumes and added 3 volumes of Postils,
as shown above. It took me a few tries to obtain that
as a used set for a friend.
 Thy Strong Word has put a damper on Church Growth and UOJ
Enthusiasms, but the synods leaders continue in their errors.
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Monday, January 16, 2017

The Creation Gardening Book Is Almost Done.
The Lost Dutchman's Goldmine Is Next


I finished most of my work on Creation Gardening, so I will be completing The Lost Dutchman's Goldmine now.

The last two stages of each book are:

  1. Norma Boeckler inserts her artwork.
  2. Janie Sullivan does the finishing work for Amazon and Kindle.
Some other books, new, old, and very old, are in the plans, but Dutchman will be completed before anything else is started.

I appreciate how people encourage me to complete each title. That really makes a difference.

 The Lost Dutchman's Goldmine:
Luther's Biblical Theology of the Word