I've pursued this thought before, but with the publication of The Lutheran Study Bible, I just need to say it again. It is nothing short of amazing what we now have in print!
Concordia: The Lutheran Confessions - here is a fabulous treatment of the Lutheran Confessions replete with introductions, stunning artwork, and superior translation (sorry, Kolb-Wengert, this one beats you hands down).
The Lutheran Service Book and attendant volumes, especially Pastoral Care Companion - a modern Lutheran service book and hymnal that preserves the best of our heritage while also giving us a whole pile of new music and some stunning new text.
The Treasury - the prayer book I've waited for my whole life. Daily Scripture readings, readings from the fathers (including the Reformation fathers), hymn and prayers. Great stuff.
And now The Lutheran Study Bible - a Bible that has so many goodies stuffed in it that I get the feeling I'll still be learning from it when I'm old and gray (shut up, you! I am NOT!).
I mean, seriously, WHAT TOOLS have been placed in our hands to foster a life of prayer, a life of witness to Christ, a life of meditation upon the Scriptures. We've NEVER had it so good. NEVER. Not in English, at any rate.
And Starck's Prayer Book is coming soon to add to the riches. And I'm just talking CPH. What happens when we add on Repristination Press and the countless goodies from Gerhard and the other Lutheran fathers? Or Emmanuel Press with its astonishing Brotherhood Prayer Book and other resources? Or the Concordia Catechetical Academy's superb Lutheran Catechesis, Old Testament and New Testament Catechesis. Riches abound for us. And I want to thank everyone who has had any part in getting them to us, and to encourage us one and all to dig deep and enjoy.
Despite the ups and downs in our Synod, I can't imagine a better time to be a Lutheran Christian.