The Harvest Raise

Anthems of Zion series – Book 3

Come home to Bradbury for the summer!


“The pages slip by like silk.”
– Shelley Moeller, LWML Vice President of Gospel Outreach 2013-2017

“Beautifully rich, complex storyline.”
– Allison Hull, pastor’s wife

“Full of mirth and meaning.”
– Karin Crum, wife and mother

“This is pleasure reading with a purpose!”
– Matthew Machemer, Associate Kantor, Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN

“Where is Katie in all these characters and situations?  She is, of course, in every poignant, forgiving, insightful, hilarious word.”
– Ardis Larvick, German/English Instructor (ret.), Stewardson-Strasburg High School

“The love that Mrs. Schuermann feels for her characters is folded into every word.”
– Cheryl Magness, writer

“Katie Schuermann’s playful humor draws the reader into The Harvest Raise from its first page, and her insights make you want to continue reading to the end.”
– Cheryl Swope, author and speaker

“Her addition of characters with disabilities is done with dignity, respect and humor!”
– Mona Fuerstenau, Director of Lutheran Ministry Partnerships, Bethesda Lutheran Communities

“This book is a must-read for all professional church workers, students and spouses!”
– Deaconess Brenda Scarbeary, Bethesda Ministry Consultant and Pastor’s Wife

“Delightful from beginning to end, the entire trilogy is a literary gift to those who crack its binding.”
– Meridith Fisk, pastor’s wife, homemaker, and mother

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.

Life is anything but idyllic in small-town Bradbury, but grace and mercy and potlucks abound. Join Emily, Robbie, Candice, and the rest of the dear people of Zion as they follow God’s call into the scariest mission field of all: the very county where God has placed them.


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