Many people in the English speaking world know Bo Giertz for his phenomenal book “The Hammer of God” and though other books of his have been translated into English they know little else of him. In fact last month I had to send quite a bit of material to my friend Bishop Tswaedi of South Africa, who was asked to do a paper on Bo Giertz. He contacted me astonished that so little was known about the man. It is a great shame that so little is known about him in the English speaking world. In a century where the title bishop has been so badly abused by men like Spong, Hammar, Pike, etc. Bo Giertz remained faithful to his Lord, Jesus Christ. He stood for what he knew to be right, he remained a confessional Lutheran, standing on the Bible and the Lutheran Confessions, opposed to the ordination of women, in the face of huge opposition and persecution. Yet first and foremost he always remained a pastor, an under shepherd of Christ. His heart was for serving the people of God, who had been entrusted to them. He relished feeding them the pure Gospel. So he never quit writing. In Swedish, he has over 600 titles, of which only a handful have ever been translated and published. I happen to know, though, that the Society of St. Eric has much more translated that yet remains unpublished. I am currently 8 pages from finishing my rough draft to the “Knights of Rhodes,” his third and last novel. Hopefully, it will be published in the next year of so. Until then you can drink from the fount of his pastoral pen by reading by buying a copy of “To Live with Christ.” These devotions are solid food for the soul, no spiritual mush, but solid doctrine applied to the life of faith. Order here: To Live with Christ.