“An earthy and joyful story-teller.”Rev. Mark A. Miller
“Pleasure reading with a purpose.”Kantor Matthew Machemer
Anthems of Zion series
House of Living Stones (Book 1)
In the small town of Bradbury, change doesn’t come often, and it certainly doesn’t come easily. There, things are predictable and comfortable. At least, they were, until Pastor Fletcher hires Emily Duke as the new choir director at Zion Lutheran Church and sets in motion a chain of events that turns the life of his congregation upside down.
Join Emily and her lovable choir in the church balcony as they learn that life together in a small town is anything but small.
“Absolutely, astoundingly, incredibly good.”
– Gretchen Roberts
The Choir Immortal (Book 2)
The people of Zion are at it again. Two of their very own are getting married, and everyone is pleased as punch to be hosting Bradbury’s wedding of the century. Their collective joy is short-lived, however, as busted air-conditioners, melting cakes, and a trip to the emergency room intrude upon the celebration. Join the congregation as they turn in faith to God’s promises of life and salvation to see one another through trying days that demand patience, prayer, and yet another batch of cinnamon rolls.
“I could not put it down.”
– Rev. Jon D. Vieker, Ph.D.
The Harvest Raise (Book 3)
It’s summer break in Bradbury—and that means cookouts, cornfields, and county fairs! But at Zion Lutheran Church, the changes and chances of life don’t take a vacation. Pastor Fletcher must learn to share the parsonage bathroom. Mrs. Scheinberg must face the fact that not every problem can be solved by pie. And when a beloved member makes a life-altering announcement, the entire congregation must trust more than their crops to the Lord of the harvest.
“Full of mirth and meaning.”
– Karin Crum
Interested in reading more stories from the fictional town of Bradbury? Starting in January of 2022, each print issue of The Lutheran Witness will contain a new, continuing chapter in the Anthems of Zion series. Subscribe to the print edition of The Lutheran Witness, and all that’s new in Bradbury will be delivered to your very own home every month.
“Real, authentic, lyrical.”Dr. Aurthur A. Just
“Stubborn faithfulness.”Donna Harrison, MD
He Remembers the Barren is a tender conversation with women in the church who wrestle with the issue of barrenness in marriage. Addressing questions frequently asked by those struggling with infertility, the author walks alongside the reader, relaying personal stories both to encourage and support those who are suffering.
“Faithful, forthright, and full-hearted.”
– Rev. Dr. John and Heidi Sias
Utilizing the timeless, rich comfort permeating Psalm 23, He Restores My Soul offers empathy and encouragement to the cross-bearing Christian woman. Never indulging in contemporary self-help rhetoric, Schuermann and a host of literary friends point the reader to a firm trust in God’s promises found in His Word and a resounding joy in God’s mysterious work of conforming His children “to the image of His Son” (Romans 8:29).
“Such sweet incense to our Lord and Savior, and such a strong service of love to our neighbors in this world.”
– Rev. Rick Stuckwisch
This 12-session small-group study for women goes and tells what God has done in the lives of real women in the church today. From alcoholism to postpartum depression to cancer, twelve different women generously share the story of God’s faithfulness in their lives for the consolation of their sisters in Christ.
“What Pew Sisters will do for you … is engage you in the very healthy practice of getting outside yourself and identifying with the sorrows of others.”
– Rebecca Mayes
“Katie writes as a Lutheran who knows that the Christian life is a matter of being before doing.”John T. Pless
- “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Eve” in The Lutheran Witness Online (December 15, 2021)
- “You Are What You Wear” in The Lutheran Witness (January 2021)
- “Not All Stories of Infertility End with a Baby” on The Federalist (September 10, 2019)
- “Why Helen Keller Believed in Eradicating People with Disabilities” on The Federalist (September 9, 2019)
- “Why the Embryo Adoption Industry Is Not Pro-Life” on The Federalist (August 22, 2017)
- “Q&A with Katie Schuermann” on The Word Endures (July 19, 2017)
- “So You Want to Be a Writer” on Meet, Write, & Salutary (June 16, 2017)
- “How to Teach Children a Reformation Hymn” on Lutheranreformation.org (April 24, 2017)
- “Writer to Writer: Some Friendly Advice” on The Word Endures (March 2017)
- “10 Reasons I Still Keep a Clean House Despite Everyone Insisting It’s Stupid” on The Federalist (March 2017)
- “The challenge: finding translators for hymn texts” on Reporter Online (November 2016)
- “10 years of ‘Lutheran Service Book’” on Reporter Online (November 2016)
- “Witness, Mercy, Life Together to continue in the LCMS” on Reporter Online (July 2016)
- “LCMS board elections continued, completed” on Reporter Online (July 2016)
- “Ordained, commissioned ministers and lay nominees elected to boards, CTCR” on Reporter Online (July 2016)
- “Hartwig retiring; Sias elected new secretary of Synod” on Reporter Online (July 2016)
- “Regional vice-presidents elected, ranked” on Reporter Online (July 2016)
- “Mueller re-elected first vice-president of Synod” on Reporter Online (July 2016)
- “Convention opening service unites delegates from every corner of Synod” on Reporter Online (July 2016)
- “Why Luther’s Hymns Sound the Way They Do” on Lutheranreformation.org (April 11, 2016)
- “Behind the Scenes of the House of Living Stones Audiobook” on cph.org (March 28, 2016)
- “Lutherans lead life march” on Reporter Online (January 29, 2016)
- “It’s Legal to Buy and Sell Children, as Long as They’re Small” on The Federalist (January 25, 2016)
- “Life Sunday” on Lutheranreformation.org (January 22, 2016)
- “Then Sings My Soul” in Lutheran Woman’s Quarterly (Winter 2015)
- “Ten Reasons We Sold Our Television” on The Federalist (November 4, 2015)
- “How an Infertile Couple Experiences the Planned Parenthood Videos” on The Federalist (August 12, 2015)
- “Saying the Right Words to Our Barren Sisters in Christ” in Lutheran Woman’s Quarterly (Winter 2014)
- “Call Me ‘Miss’ or ‘Ms.’ at Your Peril” on The Federalist (October 2, 2014)
- “She’s on Her Last Breath” on Sister, Daughter, Mother, Wife (August 22, 2014)
- “The Sorry State of Christian Fiction” on Stet (August 1, 2014)
- “Martyrs for the Faith” in The Lutheran Witness (June 2014)
- “Upcoming symposium targets infertility ethics” in Reporter Online (May 2014)
- “Education across the Board” in The Lutheran Witness (May 2014)
- “10 Minutes with…Mona Fuerstenau” in The Lutheran Witness (November 2013)
- “A Light in the Darkness” in Lutherans Engage the World (September/October 2013)
- “Convention’s ‘Life Together’ is in worship” in Reporter Online (July 2013)
- “Convention elects Nazareth native fifth vice-president” in Reporter Online (July 2013)
- “Harrison leaves chair to address resolution” in Reporter Online (July 2013)
- “Left Behind” and “License to Carry” in The Lutheran Witness (August 2012)
- “Why Am I Barren?” in The Lutheran Witness (June/July 2011)
- “Me and JSB” in Higher Things (Winter 2009)
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