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## Purpose of the Lutheran Library
The Lutheran Library exists...
- To promote knowledge, understanding and wisdom
- By finding, carefully restoring, and republishing
- *Accurate*, *well-written*, and *readable* books suitable for self-learning.
All titles are available at no charge in hand-formatted MOBI, EPUB, and PDF versions to work with Kindles<sup>®</sup>, smartphones, tablets, and most other devices.
## Prayers requested
For the next generation, that the Lord will plant in them a love of the truth, and that the hard-learned lessons of the past will not be forgotten.
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## Lutheran Author List
*Select a name for a listing of available Lutheran Library books by that author.*
- [Allwardt, Heinrich August, (1840-1910)](/tag/allwardt-heinrich-august-1840-1910/)
- [Brown, James Allen, (1821-1882)](/tag/brown-james-allen-1821-1882/)
- [Buchheim, Charles Adolphus, (1828-1900)](/tag/buchheim-charles-adolphus-1828-1900/)
- [Conrad, Frederick W., (b. 1816))](/tag/conrad-frederick-w-1816/)
- [Dau, William Herman Theodore, (1864-1944)](/tag/dau-william-herman-theodore-1864-1944/)
- [Dolbeer, William Henry, (1854-1920)](/tag/dolbeer-william-henry-1854-1920/)
- [Einspruch, Henry, (1892-1977)](/tag/einspruch-henry-1892-1977/)
- [Fesperman, Joseph Hamilton](/tag/fesperman-joseph-hamilton)
- [Gerberding, George Henry, (1847-1927)](/tag/gerberding-george-henry-1847-1927/)
- [Gohdes, Conrad B., (1866-1952)](/tag/gohdes-conrad-b-1866-1952/)
- [Greenwald, Emanuel, (1811-1885)](/tag/greenwald-emanuel-1811-1885/)
- [Harms, John Henry, (1876-1946)](/tag/harms-john-henry-1876-1946/)
- [Horine, Mahlon C., (1838-1917)](/tag/horine-mahlon-c-1838-1917/)
- [Huber, Eli, (1834-1911)](/tag/huber-eli-1834-1911/)
- [Jacobs, Henry Eyster, (1844-1932)](/tag/jacobs-henry-eyster-1844-1932/)
- [Keyser, Leander Sylvester, (1856-1937)](/tag/keyser-leander-sylvester-1856-1937/)
- [Kiess, Frank Albert, (1867-1942)](/tag/kiess-frank-albert-1867-1942/)
- [Krauth, Charles Porterfield, (1823-1883)](/tag/krauth-charles-porterfield-1823-1883/)
- [Krotel, Gottlob Frederick, (1826-1907)](/tag/krotel-gottlob-frederick-1826-1907/)
- [Laird, Samuel, (1835-1913)](/tag/laird-samuel-1835-1913/)
- [Lehmanowsky, John Jacob, (1773-1858)](/tag/lehmanowsky-john-jacob-1773-1858/)
- [Lenski, Richard C. H., ](/tag/lenski-richard-c-h-1864-1936/)
- [Lichtenstein, Isaac, (1824-1908)](/tag/lichtenstein-isaac-1824-1908/)
- [Loehe, William, (1808-1872)](/tag/loehe-william-1808-1872/)
- [Long, Simon Peter, (1860-1929)](/tag/long-simon-peter-1860-1929/)
- [Loy, Matthias, (1828-1915)](/tag/loy-matthias-1828-1915/)
- [Luther, Martin, (1483-1546)](/tag/luther-martin-1483-1546/)
- [Mann, William Julius, (1819-1892)](/tag/mann-william-julius-1819-1892/)
- [Miller, Charles Armand, (1864-1917)](/tag/miller-charles-armand-1864-1917/)
- [Morris, John Gottlieb, (1803-1895)](/tag/morris-john-gottlieb-1803-1895/)
- [Neve, Juergen Ludwig (1865-1943)](/tag/neve-juergen-ludwig-1865-1943/)
- [Ochsenford, Solomon Erb (1855-1932)](/tag/ochsenford-solomon-erb-1855-1932/)
- [Passavant, William Alfred (1821-1894)](/tag/passavant-william-alfred-1821-1894/)
- [Sander, John (1850-1937)](/tag/sander-john-1850-1937/)
- [Sandt, George Washington, (1854-1931)](/tag/sandt-george-washington-1854-1931/)
- [Schuh, Henry Jacob, (1851-1934)](/tag/schuh-henry-jacob-1851-1934/)
- [Schuh, Lewis Herman, (1858-1936)](/tag/schuh-lewis-herman-1858-1936/)
- [Schmauk, Theodore Emanuel, (1860-1920)](/tag/schmauk-theodore-emanuel-1860-1920/)
- [Schmidt, Frederick Augustus, (1837-)](/tag/schmidt-frederick-augustus-1837/)
- [Scriver, Christian, (1629-1693)](/tag/scriver-christian-1629-1693/)
- [Seiss, Joseph Augustus, (1823-1904)](/tag/seiss-joseph-augustus-1823-1904/)
- [Stellhorn, F. W.](/tag/stellhorn-f-w/)
- [Stork, Charles Augustus, (1838-1883)](/tag/stork-charles-augustus-1838-1883/)
- [Stromme, Peer Olsen, (1856-1921)](/tag/stromme-peer-olsen-1856-1921/)
- [Stump, Joseph, (1866-1935)](/tag/stump-joseph-1866-1935/)
- [Thomson, William, (1824-)](/tag/thomson-william-1824/)
- [Valentine, Milton, (1825-1906)](/tag/valentine-milton-1825-1906/)
- [Wace, Henry, (1836-1924)](/tag/wace-henry-1836-1924/)
- [Wedekind, Augustus Charles, (1824-1897)](/tag/wedekind-augustus-charles-1824-1897/)
- [White, Ralph Jerome](/tag/white-ralph-jerome/)
- [Whitteker, John Edwin, (1851-1925)](/tag/whitteker-john-edwin-1851-1925/)
- [Wolf, Edmund Jacob, (1840-1903)](/tag/wolf-edmund-jacob-1840-1903/)
[Return to Lutheran Library Catalog of Titles](/)
## Others
- [Cowles, Julia Darrow, (1862-1919)](/tag/cowles-julia-darrow-1862-1919/)
- [Diaz, Abby Morton, (1821-1904)](/tag/diaz-abby-morton-1821-1904/)
- [Elwes, Alfred, (1819-1888)](/tag/elwes-alfred-1819-1888/)
- [Grimalkin, Tabitha](/tag/grimalkin-tabitha/)
- [Hocking, Joseph (1860-1937)](/tag/hocking-joseph-1860-1937/)
- [Hosmer, James Kendell, (1834-1927)](/tag/hosmer-james-kendell-1834-1927/)
- [Jackson, Gabrielle Emilie, (1861-)](/tag/jackson-gabrielle-emilie-1861/)
- [Jackson, Helen Hunt, (1830-1885)](/tag/jackson-helen-hunt-1830-1885/)
- [Mahan, Milo, (1819-1870)](/tag/mahan-milo-1819-1870/)
- [Miller, James Russell, (1840-1912)](/tag/miller-james-russell-1840-1912/)
- [Sheldon, Henry Clay (1845-1928)](/tag/sheldon-henry-clay-1845-1928/)
- [Tappan, Eva March, (1854-1930)](/tag/tappan-eva-march-1854-1930/)
- [Wells, Amos Russel, (1862-1933)](/tag/wells-amos-russel-1862-1933/)
- [Young, Egerton Ryerson, (1840-1909)](/tag/young-egerton-ryerson-1840-1909/)
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## How do I know which type of eBook to download?
All of the books published by the Lutheran Library are available in three formats:
__PDF__ is the most widely known. It is best for printing, reading on a computer, or sharing with other people.
If you have a Kindle, __MOBI__ is the best format for you.
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## The download links are not working.
Some browsers and devices don't like links that launch email messages. If you cannot download an ebook, send a request to:
__editor__ at __lutheranlibrary.org__ (replace the 'at' with '@').
## You have so many books. Where should I start?
Why not try one of the [the top ten](/tag/top-10/)?
Or start with one of these American Lutheran orthodox heroes:
- [Matthias Loy](/tag/loy-matthias-1828-1915/)
- [Charles Krauth](/tag/krauth-charles-porterfield-1823-1883/)
- [Theodore Schmauk](/tag/schmauk-theodore-emanuel-1860-1920/)
- [Henry Eyster Jacobs](/tag/jacobs-henry-eyster-1844-1932/)
- [William Alfred Passavant](/tag/passavant-william-alfred-1821-1894/)
And for a most readable reference about any denomination:
- [Churches And Sects Of Christendom by J. L. Neve](/176tc-neve-churches-sects-christendom/)
A complete author list [is here](/authors/).
## How much do the books cost?
The Lutheran Library is a Christian ministry. All books are available to you at no charge.
## Can I support the work of the Lutheran Library?
Yes. Donations are accepted via [paypal](https://www.paypal.me/comfortforchristians).
Telling others of the ministry by mentioning the books at church, through reviews, or via email or social media is needed and always appreciated.
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# Books
Unless otherwise noted, all books published by the Lutheran Library were originally released before 1922 and have entered the public domain.[^Bf] They have been scanned, carefully proofread and edited, and prepared by hand for use on ebook readers, tablets and other electronic devices.
These Lutheran Library formatted editions are copyrighted. You are permitted to use them freely and share them with others. We ask that you do not sell them, nor strip the Lutheran Library covers and other identifying information from them.
# Covers and images
The book covers and website images used by the Lutheran Library are two dimensional reproductions of artworks made before 1922 and are considered to be in the public domain.[^Be]
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Cover image John Lavery, High Treason 1916
[^Bf]: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Public_domain#Copyright_term_table
[^Be]: These photographs of artworks are in the public domain in the United States because they were published (or registered with the U.S. Copyright Office) before January 1, 1923. See also https://www.avvo.com/legal-answers/copyright-laws-on-very-old-art-works-39011.html
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Christian faith is based on the Bible as the sole rule of faith and practice. Confessions are useful and necessary insofar as they accurately explain the Scriptures. Traditionally Lutherans have embraced the Lutheran Confessions – also known as the *Book of Concord* or *Concordia* – as a clear description of orthodox, catholic and apostolic Christianity, that saving faith *once delivered to the saints* (Jude 1:3).
The most important thing to grasp is that one is made right with God not by any good things he or she might do. Justification is by faith only, and that faith rests in the one-time substitutionary death of Jesus Christ for one's sins.
The Lutheran Library editors *believe, teach and confess* the evangelical Christian faith as described by the *Ecumenical Creeds*, *The Augsburg Confession*, *The Formula of Concord*, and the other sections of the *Book of Concord*.
## Biblical Christianity and The Reformation
In the early days of the Reformation, *Evangelical* was the preferred name. *Lutheran* was a derogatory term used against those who believed the Biblical doctrines. The false implication was that Lutheranism was a departure from historic Christianity. The truth was that it was a rejection of the medieval errors and abuses which had crept into the Church.
>What am I, a miserable mass of corruption, that the children of Christ should be called by my name! – Martin Luther[^BC]
The Lutheran Reformation was a return to the historic faith. Luther:
>I am entering on an arduous task, and it may perhaps be impossible to uproot an abuse which, strengthened by the practice of so many ages, and approved by universal consent, as fixed itself so firmly among us, that the greater part of the books which have influence at the present day must needs be done away with, and almost the entire aspect of the churches be changed, and a totally different kind of ceremonies be brought in, or rather, brought back.
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>But my Christ lives, and we must take heed to the word of God with greater care, than of all the intellects of men and angels. I will perform my part, will bring forth the subject into the light, and will impart the truth freely and ungrudgingly as I have received it. For the rest, let every one look to his own salvation; I will strive, as in the presence of Christ my judge, that no man may be able to throw upon me the blame of his own unbelief and ignorance of the truth.[^BD]
**Recommended Reading**: [A Concise Summary of the Lutheran Confessions by Henry Eyster Jacobs](/117tc-jacobs-book-of-concord-epitome/)
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Image: The Interior of St Janskerk at Gouda by Hendrick Cornelisz van der Vliet
[^BC]: Quoted in *Martin Luther – The Hero of the Reformation 1483-1546* by Henry Eyster Jacobs. Lutheran Library Edition available. Erlangen, 22: 43 sqq.; Weimar, viii., 670 sqq.
[^BD]: From *First Principles of the Reformation: The 95 Theses and The Three Primary Works of Martin Luther*. Lutheran Library Edition Available
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title: "King Grimalkum or The Cats' Arabian Nights by Abby Morton Diaz"
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One evening when a company of children and older people were looking at funny cat-pictures and telling cat-stories, a little ten year-old girl asked: "Why can there not be a Cats' Arabian Nights Story Book?"
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One evening when a company of children and older people were looking at funny cat-pictures and telling cat-stories, a little ten year-old girl asked: "Why can there not be a Cats' Arabian Nights Story Book?"
"There would have to be a Cat King, or Emperor, or Sultan," said her next older sister.
"And a Cat Queen, or Empress, or Sultaness," said their cousin Joe, the sailor.
"And she would have to go on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, telling stories in order to save her own life," said their cousin Lucia.
"I propose," said uncle Fred, "that cousin Lucia put together a Cats' Arabian Nights for little children, and have it ready to read to our little children when they all shall come next summer with their fathers and mothers."
"Oh yes! Yes! Do! Pray do! Won't you do it? Say you will! Say you will!" cried many voices.
"I think it will be fun to do it," said cousin Lucia, "if you allow me to put in some make believe and nonsense, if I want to."
"Certainly!" was the cry. "Put in anything. Anything you please!"
Cousin Lucia said she was willing to try, and thus it happened that the summer-children and others got a story book beginning, as all story books should begin, with – once upon a time.
![Balance](/assets/images/posts/i00-balance.jpg)
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## What are Lutheran Library "Extras"?
![The Singing Tommies](/assets/images/posts/i143-the-singing-tommies.jpg)
["Extras"](/tag/extras/) are entertaining or otherwise valuable books which don't fit the regular publishing guidelines for the Lutheran Library.
The editors hope you will find them worthwhile.
## Chapters
- How It Happened.
- King Grimalkum And Pussyanita; Or, The Cats’ Arabian Nights.
- The Story Of Pinky-White.
- The Story Of Black Velvet
- What Snowball Told
- Madame Pussy Hunters Story
- The Spry White Kitten’s Story
- Mrs. Beulah Black’s Story
- David’s Story
- The Kittywinkses
- Tweedledum And Tweedledee
- Tabby Furpurr
- Story Of Mistress Tabby Furpurr
- The Story Of The Feeble Cat And Her Nine Lives
- The Story Of The Two Charcoals And The Four Spekkums
- The Story Of The Janjibo, And Of The Frog And The Rat
- A Spinning Story
- The Blind Mice Story
- The Air-ball Story
## Download the eBook
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title: "Tales from Catland for Little Kittens by An Old Tabby (by Tabitha Grimalkin)"
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excerpt: 'But my story has not so much to do with the princess, as with her cats, for she had two; an elderly one, called Glumdalkin, and a very frolicsome young one whose name was Friskarina.'
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>Once upon a time I can’t say exactly when it was there stood a neat, tidy little hut on the borders of a wild forest. A poor old woman dwelt in this hut. She lived on the whole pretty comfortably; for, though she was poor, she was able to keep a few goats, that supplied her with milk, and a flock of chickens, that gave her fresh eggs every morning: and then she had a small garden, which she cultivated with her own hands, and that supplied her with cabbages and other vegetables, besides gooseberries and apples for dumplings. Her goats browsed upon the short grass just outside the garden, and her chickens ran about everywhere, and picked up everything they could find. There were some fine old trees which defended the cottage on three sides from the cold winds, and the front was to the south; so it was very snug and sheltered. The forest afforded her sticks and young logs for fuel, so that she never was in want of a fire; and, altogether, she managed to make out a pretty comfortable life of it. – From "The Discontented Cat"
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## What are Lutheran Library "Extras"?
["Extras"](/tag/extras/) are entertaining or otherwise valuable books which don't fit the regular publishing guidelines for the Lutheran Library.
The editors hope you will find them worthwhile.
## Stories in "Tales From Catland For Little Kittens"
1. The Three Cats.
2. The Discontented Cat.
3. The Wishing-day.
## Download the eBook
[PDF](/assets/pdf/e15-grimalkin-tales-from-catland.pdf)
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title: "The Adventures of a Cat And a Fine Cat, Too! by Alfred Elwes"
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tags: [extras, elwes-alfred-1819-1888, illustrated, fiction]
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excerpt: 'Being now a Cat of some years’ standing (I do not much like remembering how many), I was of course a Kitten on making my entry into life, my first appearance being in company with a brother and three sisters...'
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>It is a cruel wrong done to our race to exclaim, as many do, that “Cats have no attachments, no tenderness; that there is always a lurking fierceness in their hearts, which makes them forget, with the first mark of roughness or ill treatment, a thousand benefits which they may have formerly received.” I deny it wholly. I, a Cat, affirm that, with few exceptions, there are no animals more loving or more tender...How would you, dear reader, act if your tail were wantonly pulled, or if your house were to be entered by an ugly stranger without invitation? – Miss Minette Gattina, from the introduction.
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## What are Lutheran Library "Extras"?
["Extras"](/tag/extras/) are entertaining or otherwise valuable books which don't fit the regular publishing guidelines for the Lutheran Library.
The editors hope you will find them worthwhile.
## Chapters
- Preface.
- Introduction.
- Kittenhood.
- Dangers.
- A New Leaf.
- Love And War.
- Reflections And Resolutions.
- Life Abroad.
- The Wheel Of Fortune.
## Download the eBook
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date: 2017-08-01 12:00
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title: "The Adventures Of A Dog, And A Good Dog Too! by Alfred Elwes"
featured: false
categories: ebook
author: ed
tags: [extras, elwes-alfred-1819-1888, illustrated, fiction]
image: "/assets/images/posts/e17-elwes-adventures-of-a-dog-600x960.jpg"
excerpt: 'I again affirm that I need make no apology for attaching my name to that of one so worthy the esteem of his co-dogs, ay, and co-cats too; for in spite of the differences which have so often raised up a barrier between the members of his race and ours, not even the noblest among us could be degraded by raising a “mew” to the honor of such a thoroughly honest dog.'
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Alfred Elwes describes the source of these adventures as follows:
>From the archives of the city of Caneville, I lately drew the materials of a Bear’s Biography. From the same source I now derive my “Adventures of a Dog.” My task has been less that of a composer than a translator, for a feline editoress, a Miss Minette Gattina, had already performed her part. This latter animal appears, however, to have been so learned a cat–one may say so deep a puss–that she had furnished more notes than there was original matter. Another peculiarity which distinguished her labors was the obscurity of her style; I call it a peculiarity, and not a defect, because I am not quite certain whether the difficulty of getting at her meaning lay in her mode of expressing herself or my deficiency in the delicacies of her language. I think myself a tolerable linguist, yet have too great a respect for puss to say that any fault is attributable to her.
Minette Gattina closes her introduction to the story with these words:
>Such was the Dog whose autobiography I have great pleasure in presenting to the world. Many may object to the unpolished style in which his memoirs are clothed, but all who knew him will easily pardon every want of elegance in his language; and those who had not the honor of his acquaintance, will learn to appreciate his character from the plain spirit of truth which breathes in every line he wrote. I again affirm that I need make no apology for attaching my name to that of one so worthy the esteem of his co-dogs, ay, and co-cats too; for in spite of the differences which have so often raised up a barrier between the members of his race and ours, not even the noblest among us could be degraded by raising a “mew” to the honor of such a thoroughly honest dog.
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## Chapters
- Preface.
- Introduction By Miss Minette Gattina.
- Early Days.
- Changes.
- Ups And Downs.
- The Inundation.
- Pains And Pleasures.
- Duty.
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