Lutheran Book Lists

If you are interested in Lutheran book lists, then this is the page for you. There is even a spot listing Lutheran book review websites.

The most requested so far is this list: Religious Reading Recommendations for Students by Age.

If you’re looking for book lists more generally, those are down toward the end of the page. They aren’t necessarily Lutheran lists, but they’ve proven helpful to Lutherans so they are included. 🙂

We also found a book by Lutheran Joy Pullman, Classic Books for Young Childrenwhich suggests 400 classic books for children aged 3 to 7.

The Bible: Lutheran Editions

Perhaps culminating with . . . 😀


It may seem silly to link to a specific search on a website, but the truth of the matter is that sometimes it’s handy to have something like a Bibliography on Liturgy, Christian Dogmatics for Laypeople, Scriptural Hermeneutics, etc. But since more bibliographies continue to be made, we linked to the search function on

Book Review Sites by Lutherans

Book reviews aren’t always the primary purpose of the sites, although sometimes they are. Both academic and less academic sites will be listed.

Education Books by Lutherans

Classical Specific


General Lutheran Education

A Christian Pedagogy by Edward Koehler


Historical: Luther

Luther on Education: article

Homeschool Specific

Lutheran Curriculum Guides

Special Ed.

Mission Books

Some of these may have non-Lutheran authors, but these first five books were recommended by LCEF Interest Time, Issue 114, p. 24.

Non-Fiction By Age

All Ages (Youngest to Oldest)

ABC-Themed BooksReligious Reading Recommendations for Students by Age

(One popular non-Lutheran, religious ABC book is Big Thoughts for Little People: ABC’s to Help You Grow. It isn’t Lutheran. It isn’t perfect, but it has been very helpful in introducing topics and, perhaps more importantly, cultivating serious religious conversations with little ones.)

Pre-Reading List

Phonic-Skills Reading List

Elementary Lists


Middle School/ Junior High Lists

Higher Lists


Social Issue Books


Here is also a link to resources available for Lutheran schools.

Online Reading Lists for Students

Not all of these books are suitable for all children. Use discretion.

image sources

  • Open Book: