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Book review – The Christian Life: Cross or Glory


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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from NRP Books via Cross Focused Reviews in exchange for an online review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

About the Author

portrait_heinDr. Hein currently serves as Director of Concordia Institute for Christian Studies, an organization that offers auxiliary educational services to Lutheran congregations and church gatherings across the country. He also serves as associate pastor at Shepherd of the Springs Lutheran Church and affiliate professor of Theology and Ethics at Colorado Christian University. He has previously served for over two decades as a professor of Theology at Concordia University, River Forest.

He earned his Master of Divinity from Concordia Theological Seminary, a Master of Theology in Systematic Theology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Historical Theology from St. Louis University.

He is a contributing editor to the theological journal Logia: A Journal of Lutheran Theology and has published many scholarly articles over the years. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Consortium for Classical and Lutheran Education.

He has been in demand as speaker and essayist in the Church at conventions, pastoral conferences, and various congregational groups throughout the country. He is a frequent guest on the syndicated radio program, Issues Etc. His special areas of interest focus on classical, Christian education, and the shape and challenges of faith-life and vocation in the Church and the world.

2 thoughts on “Book review – The Christian Life: Cross or Glory

  1. Maris

    This is very important for us to get. I tend to agree with you that Lutheran theology is slightly off kilter with communion and baptism but this other stuff is so important and I’m afraid we overlook Luther’s contribution to reformed theology because of the different views of the sacraments. Still we should pay close attention. It is so Biblical and missing from most reformed teachings on Christian living

  2. Cross theology is a beautiful thing once fully explored. Repulsive at first because it glories in the bloody cross and it strips us of all our pretentious claims to save ourselves but brings life through the cross.

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