New digital ‘Lutheran Service Book’ available

Lutheran Service Book (LSB) is more portable than ever, now that a digital version is available from Concordia Publishing House.

The LSB Ebook Edition can be downloaded for either Amazon Kindle or Apple iBooks for use on tablets, e-readers and other compatible devices.lsb-digital-IN

The digital version includes the complete contents of the printed Pew Edition: five Divine Services; Morning and Evening Prayer; Matins and Vespers; family devotions; Luther’s Small Catechism; prayers for worship; 150 psalms; and 636 hymns, songs and canticles.

But it also includes added features, such as the ability to adjust the font size, bookmark pages and easily navigate within the document using linked titles. In addition, the lectionaries provide Internet links for each Bible passage.

“Continuing in the legacy of Lutheran Service Book, this new ebook edition combines the riches of our hymnal with the latest ebook capabilities available. The result is a great experience for the reader,” said Peter Reske, senior editor of music and worship resources at Concordia Publishing House. “From worship to travels around the world, the LSB Ebook Edition allows you to easily have your hymnal with you all the time and wherever you go.”

 The price is $19.99.

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Posted May 29, 2015


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5 Responses to New digital ‘Lutheran Service Book’ available

  1. Keith June 3, 2015 at 3:03 pm #

    Good idea although the price is a little high in my opinion. I wish our Synod would use hymns that average folks could sing. The melodies in this hymnal are for people who study music – the average person can’t follow them. In fact, the melody of many hymns of the LSB are not very inspiring.
    I hear many comments about the difficulty of the hymns. On a positive note having the catechism, psalms, etc., in the hymnal is great. We just need to get back to hymns that people can sing and enjoy singing….

    • David S Bush June 5, 2015 at 4:30 pm #

      This will be a great resource for those who travel to far away places. It will also be very easy to pack to carry on an airplane. I have “Pray Now” and really appreciate that but now, I have the whole hymnal that I can use as I travel and meet with people.
      The Hymns are the traditional hymns with great texts with great meanings. Today, the words of music are not so important as the music that excites people. The hymns are rich but some of the poetry really require a vast knowledge of the Bible to understand all the illusions made to Bible texts. It is difficult for modern people to understand some of the poetry used in the lyrics. This is a commentary on our education system. Hence the need for Lutheran Schools and pastors and teachers who teach what the Word is saying. CPH, keep up the good work.

  2. Jennifer June 9, 2015 at 2:22 pm #

    I think this hymnal is the best we’ve ever had (the printed book). It shows where in Scripture our litany comes from and there is such an excellent variety of hymns! I’m not a choir master or thelogian — just a layperson who enjoys this wonderful hymnal. It is truly a blessed compliment to our worship service!

  3. Cynthia Pierce June 9, 2015 at 2:49 pm #

    I like our hymnal and our hymns. I could never choose ONE as my favorite, but I’ve been singing them for almost 60 years! I wish this app could include the music of at least 2 verses per song!

  4. June 9, 2015 at 6:31 pm #

    I totally agree with Keith. Most of the time, it’s just the organ playing & no one singing. Not sure why we can’t friendly inspiring songs to sing. I’ve attended other churches and the updated music makes the service.

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