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John H. Krahn

Rev. Dr. John H. Krahn has authored eleven books and numerous magazine articles. His published works include poetry, plays, professional articles in education, opinion pieces, devotional writing, and sermons. He is also a much sought after speaker and seminar leader. For nearly fifty years as a clergy, he has been the pastor of the largest Lutheran church in New York as well as working with some of the smaller ones.

He has written several books including: Brief Prayers for Busy Lives, Special Stories Along Life's Journey, Living a Happier Life—At Every Age!, From Surviving to Thriving–A Practical Guide to Revitalize Your Church, Reaching the Inactive Member, Ministry Ideabank I, II and III, Seasonings for Sermons III and Washed Any Feet Lately?

John is currently a church consultant working with congregations that are struggling to survive. He is married with two daughters and three grandchildren and enjoys both travel and tennis.

Published Works:

Patriots to Their Last Breath

Patriots to Their Last Breath is a delightful collection of flash-fiction and short stories. Stories from just six words to three thousand will entertain you whether you have mere seconds or several minutes to enjoy them. Within this book, you will find over thirty stories from romance to mayhem, from historical fiction to fatherly advice, and from comedy to horror. Many of these stories will linger in your mind for hours and even days.

Independently published 2021.

The Best Trip Ever

A bear, stray dog, crazy man, and two beautiful women are only a few of the memorable characters in this heartwarming story. A man meets his rebellious, teenage grandson for the first time and takes him on a cross-country trip for the Best Trip Ever. Their journey is one that you will long remember!

Independently published 2021.

Love – It's the Greatest!

"Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way…. Love never ends…. And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love." St. Paul's wonderful love poem in 1 Corinthians 13 comes alive in all of its facets in Rev. Dr. John H. Krahn's just published book.

Perhaps the most famous chapter in the entire Bible, St. Paul defines the meaning of love for all time. A deeper understand of love can lead to stronger marriages as well as all human relationships.

Full of wonderful true stories, it is a most enjoyable read. With thought provoking questions at the end of each chapter, the book is also well suited for group Bible study.

In his fifty years in ministry, Dr. Krahn has married over a thousand couples. This book also makes an excellent gift for newlyweds and can be used equally well in both pre-marital counseling and marriage counseling in general.

Love—It's the Greatest! Is available both from the CSS Publishing Company and Amazon. Type "John H. Krahn" in the search engine to view this book and others I have written.

Published by CSS Publishing, 2019.

Special Stories Along Life's Journey

Special Stories Along Life's Journey is a fun book which tells 65 true life stories that will both entertain and inspire. Over a long life, the author has collected true stories from all around the world. You will smile, laugh out loud, and be touched as you read this amazing book.

Published by CreateSpace, 2018.

Living a Happier Life—At Every Age

Living a Happier Life—At Every Age! is a book for everyone who desires more happiness in their lives. It considers many different aspects of life where a better understanding and a different attitude will help lead to a happier life.

Do you find yourself worrying too much? Are life's challenges and hurts piling up on you? Do you sometimes feel worthless? Have you ever wondered why there is so much suffering in the world? These are just some of the questions this book seeks to answer.

Living a Happier Life also looks at how you might make a positive difference with your life. Prayer and forgiveness are presented as vehicles to a happier life. As you grow older, you are shown how to do this with grace. Then, as you step from this life into eternity, you will learn how to do this with both peaceful acceptance and joy.

Pure happiness awaits you in the presence of God. You are heaven bound through believing in the Lord Jesus Christ. The happiest time in your life still awaits you.

Published by CreateSpace, 2017.

Brief Prayes for Busy Lives

Brief Prayers for Busy Lives offers the reader short, thought provoking prayers. Each taking less than a minute, these prayers encourage the reader to add their own prayers and reflections in daily communication with God.

Published by CreateSpace, 2017.

From Surviving to Thriving–A Practical Guide to Revitalize Your Church

It is predicted that in ten years upwards of one-third of all Christian churches in the United States will close. Currently 80% of all Christian churches are barely holding their own or are declining. This provided the motivation to write my latest book, From Surviving to Thriving–A Practical Guide to Revitalize Your Church. This book contains many tested and proven ways to revitalize churches that are struggling. The book will also strengthen churches currently doing well. It is written for clergy, lay leaders, and any Christian wishing to strengthen their church.

Published by CSS Publishing, 2016.

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From Surviving to Thriving

Love -- It's the Greatest!


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