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Lisa M. Clark

Lisa M. Clark spends her days reading and writing about God’s love for all people. She is an editor for Concordia Publishing House, and she loves the opportunity to work on a variety of resources that share the saving message of Jesus Christ. The Messengers: Discovered, Lisa’s first novel, was released in May 2016. She’s thankful for her church family at Ascension Lutheran Church, where her husband, Matt, serves as pastor.

Recent Posts by Lisa M. Clark

Teaching Concealed in Your Religion Class

“We’re on chapter 25 of your book right now! We’ll be finishing it next week.”

First Look at Digitized: Spiritual Implications of Technology

“How did I ever get along without [insert a technology here]?”

Leading Concealed in Your Book Club

One of the things I love about hearing from readers is learning the many ways you’re all using The Messengers series. Classrooms, family settings, youth groups, book clubs . . . the list goes on. And the list overlaps! For example, some classrooms use Discovered or (and?) Concealed in a book club unit. Several schools have book clubs after school. Some have summer book clubs for their youth. So you’re probably seeing the pattern for today . . . book clubs! Whether it’s with your school, your church, or your book club of friends, here are some ideas to help your meeting over Concealed come to life.

Teaching Concealed in a Literature Classroom

Hi there. My name is Lisa Clark, and I am a teacher at heart. I can’t help but approach most things in life from a teaching point of view. And while I miss those days I spent with teenagers in my classroom, the beauty is that I’m still finding ways that I can teach, especially with my new series, The Messengers. You know that already, don’t you? We teach all the time, in a huge variety of environments! Whether in a church, classroom, youth group, book club, homeschool, or coffee shop setting, so many Messengers have told me that they’ve enjoyed teaching Discovered to others, and to one another.

Q&A with Katie Schuermann

Author Katie Schuermann just finished The Harvest Raise, the third book of the Anthems of Zion series. We caught up with her to ask her a few questions about life, writing, and saying good-bye to a beloved fictional town.

November 2016 Everyday Faith Calendar

The November 2016 Everyday Faith Calendar is ready for you.

Learning, Fun, and More at the Lutheran Education Association Convocation

Every three years, thousands of Lutheran teachers gather together to be refreshed, learn, and grow. This October, the Lutheran Education Association (LEA) hosted their 2016 Convocation, titled “Grow!” based on the Bible passage 2 Peter 3:18: “But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.”

Teaching Discovered in Your Social Studies Class

Well, teachers, are you ready for another year? I hope you’ve been able to find at least a few hours of rest this summer after all your work throughout the year. But now it’s fall again—time to get back into the groove of teaching the next generation about their world. Over the past month or two, I’ve slipped on a teacher shoe from time to time in order to imagine the teens who may be reading The Messengers: Discovered. What a thrill it has been to create potential lesson plans! Yes, I know. My enthusiasm for curriculum development isn’t always contagious. And implementing new lessons is where the real teaching takes place. But by providing five posts on ways to share my novel in the classroom and other settings, I hope I’ve been able to help spark some ideas of your own as you use and adapt some of these activities for your own group. Some of you have even been showing me your own materials! Thank you for partnering with me to remind students of the Message worth dying for.

5 Ways to Help Kids Transition Back to School

Back to school! It’s amazing how much this season impacts our society. Stores have huge sales. Traffic is heavier again. School faculty and staff begin preparing long before vacation is over. Parents reconfigure lunch, car-pool, and bedtime routines.

Teaching Discovered in Your Religion Class

Teachers have been tweeting, texting, messaging, and emailing me about ways to teach Discovered in their classrooms. For a teacher who suffers from occasional classroom withdrawal, this engagement with fellow educators is downright thrilling! I love knowing that some of your students across the nation will be using my new novel to learn about their world and their God, who created it.