Concordia Publishing House announces the release of Blessed: God’s Gift of Love, a new book by Mary J. Moerbe with Rev. Dr. Christopher Mitchell. Blessed investigates the meaning of the word blessing as it appears in the Bible. As Moerbe points out in her introduction, “Blessing is a weightier word than many and a concept worthy of our consideration.”

Blessed’s chapters cover a wide range of the word’s usage, explaining how God uses it to teach us how it should be used. Moerbe and Mitchell’s work probes deeper than many biblical definitions, seeking to provide readers with the complete scriptural treatment of the word. Through the engaging interplay of reflective moments and detailed exegesis, Blessed provides any reader an avenue to discover exactly what “God’s blessings” mean for us.

Blessed: God’s Gift of Love can be ordered at For more information, contact Lindsey Martie, CPH Public Relations, by phone at (314) 268-1303 or by email at

About Mary J. Moerbe

Mary Jackquelyn Moerbe is a freelance writer and rostered deaconess for the LCMS. Mary writes for a variety of publications and uses her blog to encourage other Lutherans to share their faith through writing. Mary has a BA in Letters and another in music, along with an MA in theology with deaconess certification from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

About Rev. Dr. Christopher Mitchell

Dr. Christopher W. Mitchell serves at Concordia Publishing House, St. Louis, Missouri, as editor of the Concordia Commentary series. He studied at the University of Wisconsin—Madison (BS, MA, PhD in Hebrew and Semitic studies) and Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri (MDiv).