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Three New Arch® Books Added to the Legendary Lineup

For over fifty years, Concordia Publishing House has been providing schools, churches, and children’s homes with the joy of God’s Word with Arch® Books. Each sixteen-page book retells a part of Scripture in engaging rhyme, creating a memorable way to explore the Bible. Concordia Publishing House has just added three new books to the legendary lineup: Joshua and the Fall of Jericho, Peter Surprises Rhoda, and Jesus Christ Is Risen Today!

Joshua and the Fall of Jericho retells the story of the battle of Jericho from Numbers and Joshua. Despite the impressive wall around Jericho, God’s people defeated the city without using shovels or axes to get inside. This story teaches children that God will punish the unrighteous, but He will keep His promise to deliver those whom His Son has redeemed.

Acts 12:1–19 is retold in the Arch® Book Peter Surprises Rhoda. This is the story of Peter miraculously being released from Herod’s prison and being led out by the angel of the Lord. Afterward, Peter arrived at the house of Mary and Mark, where friends had come together to pray. He knocked on the door, and Rhoda heard his voice through the door. She was so surprised that she forgot to let him in! This book reminds children that God does indeed listen to us and answer our prayers.

Finally, the 2017 Easter Arch® Book is Jesus Christ Is Risen Today! written by Eric Bohnet. This book comes from the Easter hymn “Jesus Christ Is Risen Today,” which beautifully expresses the Gospel in simple words. Using language from all four Gospel accounts, this Arch® Book retells the story of our Lord’s resurrection and shows how it is the fulfillment of God’s promise in Genesis to save His people.

For more information on Arch® Books or to order the new releases, please visit You can also sign up for our two-year Family Arch® Book Club as a wonderful way to start a collection and save money. Four times per year, we’ll send you ten of the newest and best-selling Arch® Books for 25 percent less than you’d pay for individual purchases. This subscription makes a great gift for grandchildren, godchildren, or any family with younger children. For more information, please contact Lindsey Martie, Public Relations, 314-268-1303, or email

About the Series

Arch® Books captivate children with colorful pictures and creative poems. Each book presents a complete Bible story in a fun-to-read way children ages 5–9 will understand and remember. Known all over the world for their biblical and historical accuracy, Arch® Books are accessible, engaging, affordable, and collectible—perfect for assisting teachers and parents as they teach their children the Bible and how God works in all aspects of our lives.

About Concordia Publishing House

Concordia Publishing House (CPH) is the publishing arm of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. For 150 years, CPH has been providing individuals, churches, and schools with products that are faithful to the Scriptures and the Lutheran Confessions. From books and Bibles to church supplies, curriculum, and software, CPH offers over 10,000 products to support the proclamation of the Gospel worldwide. Visit CPH online at