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Saturday, January 19, 2019

Luther's House Postils Being Prepared for Publication




  1. Warren Malach encouraged us to pursue this project.
  2. Soon - the text was prepared by Alec Satin, The Lutheran Library Publishing Ministry.
  3. The covers are being completed by Norma A. Boeckler for the full color and black and white editions.
  4. There will also be a Kindle ebook edition, 99 cents for each of the three volumes.
  5. Janie Sullivan will work on the print and Kindle editions.
  6. A Gems book will be compiled from the best long quotations in those three volumes, to be called tentatively - Household Sermon Gems from Luther's Postils. I hope to make it full color and shorter for inexpensive, beautiful gifts, the best kind of education and evangelism.
  7. God willing, a combination PDF will be made of all three color volumes and the Gems, one file, offered free and public domain for anyone and everyone to share.
The people in world missions are very pleased about our free, public domain distribution of an increasing number of titles.

Alex Satin already has 72 books I have used, would use again,  and "new ones" I would gladly have in my print library. These are old Lutheran classics that should be known by pastors and laity but fall into neglect. Why? The ALC/LCA ignores their faithful scholars from the past. The LCMS-WELS-ELS leaders favor Walther, Fuller Seminary, and Willow Creek.

My books are all being made available as free, public domain ebooks. I will get more of them posted if I can get off this D5 avalanche for a few days. Yes, I have a welcome break from online teaching coming up for a few weeks. That will work out fine.

Here is your one-stop place for everything mentioned above:



Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Listen Up! Free Books

 Free Lenski, Luther, and More!





 Stanley Hauerwas said, "If you want to publish, Greg, you need a PhD. That is the union card needed for publishing."


These books are linked on Dropbox, and the link should work whether the individual has Dropbox or not. Please report difficulties to greg.jackson.edlp@gmail.com. I suggest downloading the free Dropbox software and using it for backups and large file transfers. Various exercises will allow the user to increase the free storage - as I have - to almost 16 gigs. I only use 5.5 gigs at this time.

These books are public domain, so anyone can copy, share, use, translate, or edit without asking permission or paying a fee. Giving credit where due is the norm, and publishers normally cite where the original can be found. John N. Lenker's Sermons of Martin Luther are a good example, where we give credit to Lenker, who gives credit to previous editions.

This was first a need for the African missions, so they can translate freely and use books as needed. Secondly, it is useful for those who want to use all or part of these books in the future.

If, at my death, my executors, or more properly my creditors, find any precious manuscripts in my desk, then here I prospectively ascribe all the honor and the glory to Church Growth and Universal Objective Justification; for Church Growth and UOJ were my Yale College and my Harvard. (paraphrased from Moby Dick, Chapter One, Herman Melville)

The reprinted editions cost $300 and up.

R. C. H. Lenski, taught Justification by Faith and the inerrancy of Scriptures, just as Dr. Walter A. Maier did in the LCMS. Lenski's colleagues did their best to silence him and displace his faithful teaching.


Lenski's New Testament Commentaries, PDFs, Public Domain, Dropbox Links

Matthew

Mark

Luke

John

Acts

Romans

Corinthians

Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians

Colossians, Thessalonians, Timothy, Titus, Philemon

Hebrews, James

Peter, John, Jude

Revelation





Angel Joy

Catholic, Lutheran, Protestant: Three Christian Confessions

Catholic, Lutheran, Protestant Discussion Guide

Introduction to the Christian Faith

Jesus Lord of Creation

Liberalism, Its Cause and Cure

Luther versus the UOJ Pietists

Moline High School 1966 - The Class the Stars Fell On

My Lutheran Hymnal - Text Only - Public Domain Hymns

The Story of Jesus in Pictures - Full Color - Small Catechism

The Story of Jesus - Black and White - Coloring Book

Thy Strong Word

Monday, December 17, 2018

Classic Lutheran Books Page - On Facebook

Join Classic Lutheran Books on Facebook.
We share our love for many ignored, forgotten, and previously unavailable books.

I started the Classic Lutheran Books page on Facebook, which  suddenly began adding members day after day. If you wish to add your name, let me or another CLB member know.

We already have an excellent e-book library to use - from


The e-books are free, as are these books from a growing list -

Dropbox links to free 
public domain books, 
edited and written by Gregory L. Jackson

 The Lutheran Library Publishing Ministry

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Prices Slashed 50% and More - Kindle E-Books



Kindle (Amazon) will not let me reduce Kindle e-books to zero, but most of them are now 99 cents, which is pretty close. A few larger ones are $1.99.

We are working on the 8 volumes of Luther plus the Gems on Kindle.

The next step is making as many PDFs available for free as we can - in a public Dropbox folder. Access to the folder will allow people to download whatever they want for free, share and translate the works for the same low price - free. They will all be public domain, and a statement will be there for people to use if needed. The idea is to make as many works available as possible, far into the future, at the lowest price, with no restrictions.


Saturday, December 8, 2018

Public Domain, Author's Price, and Free







First of all, all my books are public domain - past, present, and future - so people may translate, copy, and reprint them without a visit from our attorney, Glen Kotten.

I am doing this because the actuaries give me 21 years to live (NML) but God only knows. The problem becomes how to make books available much longer. The UOJ Church Shrinkers ban my books so they sell their garbage - like The Truth about Luther, from Christian News and an ignorant papist bigot. Therefore, there is no profit damage.

I am going to reduce all my Kindles to 99 cents, which will make the books even easier to distribute. The print books on Amazon will also have no profit, a minor reduction in price.

The best price for printed books is always the author's price,  ordering through me. Many times extra books are provided as well.

DropBox Public Folder
Everything will go into the public folder in DropBox, which means anyone can download - whether they have DB or not. I suggest getting the free version to make it easier to store them and save other documents.

I will look into obtaining all the old books in their final form so they can be ebooks in the public folder. There will be no limit in sharing them, copying them, using them in various forms. Since they are public domain now, use them as desired, noting their origin.


Saturday, December 1, 2018

The Back Cover

  This is an important lesson from The Gospel of Faith:
From the Disciple Jesus Loved
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Janie Sullivan is a writer, novelist, and a super editor who makes everything right for Amazon print books and Kindle e-books.

Norma A. Boeckler is our member and a phenomenal producer of Christian art for Facebook and all our books.

Amazon author's page - Norma A. Boeckler



Coming Soon



We must stretch forth our hands in faith; and as God through love is the Giver, so we must through faith in Christ be the receivers of His gift. We must believe what our text tells us, that God is kind and merciful and that He manifests His love toward us in sending His only begotten Son into our flesh and blood, to take upon Himself our sins, as John the Baptist and the prophet Isaiah declare: “This is the Lamb of God which taketh away the sins of the world.”
With such a gift, and assured of the love of God, we can stay our hearts against the assaults of sin and the accusations of our conscience; for we know that He is not wroth nor terrible, but that for Christ’s sake He is kind and gracious unto us. Whoever believes this is truly happy and blessed, for this gift is so great and powerful that it crushes sin, death and every evil.
—Luther. House Postil Vol. 2. “Whitmonday. John 3:16-21.”
Some Publishing News
John's Gospel of Faith is 99.9% finished, should be OKed today or tomorrow.
  1. All my books will be public domain and non-profit, aimed at increasing distribution. Amazon is still too high so order from me at the author's price.
  2. I can drop Kindle versions to 99 cents, so I will be doing that.
  3. Someone just ordered 50 Gems in black and white to give to people, at my cost - $150. Amazon retail cost - around $400.
  4. For individual gifts, Gems in color is about $11 each. Everyone loves it because it is the best of Luther's best, from Lenker's edition.
  5. Three volumes of House Postils are next.
  6. Calvin Ruined the Protestant Faith follows, now being written. 
  7. The Ichabod Lutheran Dictionary is being formulated.
  8. I am thinking of one volume of Justification by Faith exegesis, which is the best counter-battery attack on UOJ.
  9. Two other volumes like John's Gospel of Faith would be about Mark's Gospel and Paul's Letter to the Galatians.
 The Student Edition is handy and inexpensive to introduce a lot of people to Luther. The color version is ideal for gifts to special people. Why not get some for your pastors and teachers? - it will shed a lot of light on what they have been doing or not doing.