We are excited to announce Bishop Craig Alan Satterlee’s new book, My Burden Is Light: Making Room for Jesus in Preaching, will be released by Fortress Press on January 10, 2023!

My Burden Is Light invites preachers to claim proclaiming Jesus as the goal of preaching. Satterlee argues that by preaching the mystery of Jesus’s life, death, and resurrection as good news, we address the issues we face, including pandemic, climate change, assaults on democracy, social justice, and division. This book is a balm for preachers needing nourishment and renewal.

“Jesus in the room when we preach—that’s the aim of this book, and it works. Like the best preaching, My Burden Is Light empowers rather than exhorts, built on the premise that a relationship with Jesus is the most important ingredient in preaching. This book more than any other helped shape my preaching for this time and context. It gave me, as a parish pastor, support to stay committed to the central message of the church’s proclamation: Jesus Christ crucified and risen.”

-Rev. Betsy Jansen Kamphuis, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Greenville, MI

We are able to provide a complimentary copy of My Burden is Light to pastors and deacons rostered in the North/West Lower Michigan Synod. To request a complimentary copy, please complete this form by December 1, 2022.

We are grateful for the designated gift to the Bishop’s Teaching Fund that made this opportunity possible. If you would like you to give to the Bishop’s Teaching Fund for future opportunities, visit mittensynod.org/donate and select “Bishop’s Teaching Fund” from the dropdown menu. 

If you would prefer to purchase the My Burden is Light through a book retailer, it is currently available for pre-order at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Fortress Press.

If you have additional questions, please contact communications@mittensynod.org.