Pastor, theologian, administrator, Walther has been called "the most commanding figure in the Lutheran Church of America during the 19th century." His life, his faith, his theology - all were directed by the central doctrine of the Word, the great teaching of righteousness through faith in Christ the Savior. A life-long student of Luther, Walther treasured the Lutheran Confessions. In clear, direct, forceful terms this great exponent of the distinctive teaching of Law and Gospel speaks to the heart. Festival days in Walther's congregation were special days with the church usually filled to overflowing to hear this great preacher telling forth the love of Christ. Here is a book to read and re-read!