Martin Luther
Experience a familiar favorite in new ways.

Dear Friend in Ministry,

We have great news to share!

Daniel Erlander has written and illustrated several books that have resonated with Lutherans for decades. Their visual appeal, theological content, and inviting tone welcome each reader into moments of delight, discovery, and the underlying assurance of God’s deep and everlasting love for us. Generations of Lutherans can point to these publications and tell vivid stories about how Daniel Erlander’s voice has helped them better understand what it means to embrace their Christian faith.

At Augsburg Fortress, we’re deeply committed to our new role of stewarding what Daniel Erlander has created. Since 2018, we have been the sole distributor for his publications. Additionally, we’re expanding on these works in innovative ways. So far, we have created curricula based on A Place for You, Come to the Water, Baptized We Live, and Manna and Mercy, as well as creating a set of booklets called A Lutheran Welcome. Sign up for information about future releases of resources that expand on Daniel Erlander’s work!

Dawn Rundman, Ph.D.
Director of Faith Formation Resource Development
Assistant Director of ELCA Relations
Augsburg Fortress

A Place for You

A curriculum for the whole congregation based on Daniel Erlander’s beloved Holy Communion book, A Place for You. Now including a bilingual edition, Hay Un Lugar para Ti.

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Come to the Water

A baptism curriculum for the whole congregation based on Daniel Erlander’s original concepts and messages.

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Baptized, We Live

A curriculum for youth and adults about Lutheranism as a way of life, based on Daniel Erlander’s classic book Baptized, We Live.

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A Lutheran Welcome

These highly visual and engaging booklets are designed to capture readers’ attention and help them learn more about the Lutheran expression of faith.

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Water Washed and Spirit Born

An appealing, illustrated book for youth or adults preparing for baptism. Provides a great foundation for adult classes on baptism and for individual study and reflection.

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Let the Children Come

Daniel Erlander’s engaging book on baptism is an introduction for children, parents, sponsors, and caregivers.

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Manna and Mercy

A curriculum based on Daniel Erlander’s beloved retelling of the Bible, Manna and Mercy.

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Tales of the Pointless People

An engaging collection of short stories from Daniel Erlander about how we don’t need to accumulate points in life.

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Come and See

A compelling collection of almost 200 illustrations representing more than three decades of work. Rich with wit, whimsy, and wisdom.

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“Erlander doesn’t really write at all. He explodes in joy... [A] multimedia experience created from one pencil and one gentle mind that obviously has spent time laughing first hand with God.”

- JH, New Mexico

“I’ve been a Lutheran all my life but I now have a new understanding and appreciation for the depth of its significance.”

- JH, New Mexico

“There is such delightful, unexpected humor in your work – God in Luther’s cabbage soup, the prairie dogs that keep popping up, Boo the mouse, finding Sarah, the crabby people, ...”

- Audrey, Illinois

Free Stuff

Holy Week

A free four-page summary of the Holy Week and Easter journey. Print as two-sided 8.5x14 and fold in half.
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It’s All about Love:
The Christian Journey –
A Lutheran Perspective

A free six-page review of Lutheran teaching for youth and adults in the form of a game board. A joint project between Daniel Erlander Publications and Outdoor Ministries.
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Hay Un Lugar para Ti:
Edición Español

A Place For You has been translated into Spanish. We’re making the PDF free for communities that wish to use this resource. If your goal is to mass produce copies, please contact Augsburg Fortress to seek permission.
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Stay up to date with news on upcoming Daniel Erlander resources.

About Dan

- Born in Cheyenne, WY in 1938, married to Karen O. Erlander
- Raised in a Lutheran parsonage in Moline, IL & La Crescenta, CA
- BA, major in art, 1962, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA
- M Div. 1966, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, IL
- Ordained into the Lutheran Church in America, 1966, La Crescenta, CA
- DD, Trinity Lutheran Seminary, 1998, Columbus, OH

Service to the church
- Assistant Pastor, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, St. Charles, IL  1966-70
- Pastor, Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, Spring Valley, CA 1970-75
- Associate Pastor, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Albuquerque, NM  1975-1982
- Village Pastor, Holden Village, Chelan, WA 1979-80 (one year leave from the parish)
- Resource Center Director and Teacher in Residence, Holden Village, Chelan, WA 1982-85
- Theologian in Residence, Lutheran Institute for Theological Education,
Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA 1985-86
- Campus Pastor, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA 1986-1994
- Pastor, Trinity Lutheran Church, Freeland, WA (Whidbey Island) 1995-1998
- Pastor in Residence, Lutheran School of Theology, Chicago, IL  January 1999
- Teaching Pastor (retired), Trinity Lutheran Church, Freeland, WA 1999-2004
- Teaching Pastor (retired), Immanuel Lutheran Church, Seattle, WA 2004-2010

Emphasis on joy in ministry, adult education, the arts, liturgical renewal,
Biblical studies, Lutheran identity, social issues, peace and nonviolence

2006 Distinguished Alumni “Faithful Servant” Award,
Lutheran School of Theology, Chicago, IL

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