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"Who would have thought that a hymnal could be produced based on what people want?" -- Rev. Mark C. Pederson, pastor, Bethel Lutheran, Great Falls, Montana

"I really appreciate John's eye and ear in selecting music - I trust his selections ... when you are inundated with a wealth of possibilities, its good to have someone do some sorting through for you." -- Rev. Karen Bockelman, senior pastor, Our Savior's Lutheran, Circle Pines, Minnesota & chair, ELCA task force on Sacramental Practices

"Lutheran Harmony is, to my knowledge, the first of its kind to offer a collection of hymns chosen to represent the best loved, most often sung, or most singable texts and tunes. Mr. Nordin has taken the time and interest to ask important questions of the end-user, choosing hymns old and new that best express the singer's heart, match the singer's ability, and shape the singer's theology. The integrity of Lutheran hymnody is celebrated in Lutheran Harmony. The format is flexible and readable, offering congregations the option to include in the three-ring binder other pre-printed service orders or worship materials of their own creation. My congratulations to Mr. Nordin for loving hymns so deeply and investing his heart and mind in this collection for our benefit." - Katie Adelman, director of music, Resurrection Lutheran, Plano, Texas & Director of Professional Concerns, Association of Lutheran Church Musicians

"We need flexibility to respond to the needs of blended worship and Lutheran Harmony represents the perfect resource to allow a congregation to use its own music and have maximum flexibility." -- Rev. Kevin Murphy, pastor Christ Lutheran, Aptos, California, & noted speaker for youth events

"The loose leaf format gives unparalleled flexibility making it ideal for growing congregations." "I appreciate the high quality cover and the heavy paper stock. This should last for years." " The concept will allow congregations to utilize a growing repertoire of hymns at a very reasonable cost" -- Rev. Jeff Lilley, pastor, Good Shepherd Lutheran, Lawrence, Kansas

"Lutheran Harmony provides hymns that are singable, a format which is flexible and texts which maintain theological integrity for Lutheran worship." -- Bishop Steven Ullestad, Northeastern Iowa Synod

"The variety of the hymns included in this volume offer expressions of praise and petition from many different cultures and experiences. ... Thanks, John." -- Rev. Beth Huener, pastor St. John Lutheran, Sandusky, Ohio

"We enjoyed the singability of the hymns." -- Rev. John Priest, pastor, Christ Lutheran, Falmouth, Massachusetts

"Fantastic: the music is appealing to a wide variety of folks and the format lets us add our own material." -- Rev. Bev Short, pastor, Zion Lutheran, La Porte City, Iowa

"Lutheran Harmony does just that ... it harmonizes the old and the new. This book of worship and hymns is a people's choice hymnal; a present day hymnal that brings the past into the future."
"It is a multi generational hymnal/book of worship."
"The many indexes are a great aid to those responsible for planning worship."
- Rev. Thomas C. Jones, pastor, First Lutheran, Manchester, Iowa

"John Nordin has compiled a wide variety of singable hymns in Lutheran Harmony that has something for everyone. I particularly like the inclusion of hymns by current hymn writers. The print is very clean and readable, and the notes to musicians in the indexes are a useful aid as well." - Anne Hoekstra, organist, St. John's American Lutheran, Cedar Falls, Iowa.

Last modified 8/17/99; © 1999 John P. Nordin