Dear Friend in Ministry,

We have great news to share!

Daniel Erlander has written and illustrated several books that have resonated with Lutherans for decades. Their visual appeal, theological content, and inviting tone welcome each reader into moments of delight, discovery, and the underlying assurance of God’s deep and everlasting love for us. Generations of Lutherans can point to these publications and tell vivid stories about how Daniel Erlander’s voice has helped them better understand what it means to embrace their Christian faith.

At Augsburg Fortress, we’re deeply committed to our new role of stewarding what Daniel Erlander has created. Beginning in May, we will be sole distributor for his publications. Additionally, we’re expanding on these works in innovative ways, starting with a curriculum based on A Place for You: My Holy Communion Book. Keep reading to learn more about these all-new resources!

Dawn Rundman, Ph.D.
Director of Faith Formation Resource Development
Assistant Director of ELCA Relations
Augsburg Fortress

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A Place for You
Starter Pack

This pack contains A Place for You Interactive Edition, A Place for You Leader Sourcebook, A Place for You, Little One board book, and A Place for You Animated Videos. Gives you the components you need to introduce or reintroduce your congregation to Daniel Erlander's beloved classic, A Place for You: My Holy Communion Book. Order additional board books and editions for each participant in the sessions you plan. All resources are based on Daniel Erlander's original concepts and messages.

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A Place for You

Interactive Edition

All of the original A Place for You content, plus 12 additional pages of interactive content kids will love. Draw, doodle, jot, brainstorm, write, and wonder about Holy Communion on these interactive pages. This edition is designed for three Holy Communion classes for kids and families found in the Leader Sourcebook.
32 pages.

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A Place for You, Little One

My Holy Communion Board Book

This colorful and inviting board book introduces young children to Holy Communion with its welcoming message: there’s a place for you! Using simplified words and images from the original edition of A Place for You, this book gives families a way to read and talk about the special meal of Jesus.
24 pages.

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A Place for You

Animated Videos

Featuring a hand-drawn animation style that perfectly complements the illustrations of Daniel Erlander, the three videos tell the story of A Place for You in a fresh way. These videos are an essential part of classes in the Leader Sourcebook and appeal to kids, youth, and adults alike. Three episodes approximately 5 minutes on DVD.

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A Place for You
Leader Sourcebook

This Sourcebook equips you to lead your whole congregation into a deeper understanding of Holy Communion. Curriculum options include an early childhood class, parent-child sessions for elementary ages, an adult education class, materials for self-study, an intergenerational event, and more. Reproducible children’s bulletins, family devotions, coloring pages, and bulletin inserts support ongoing learning about Holy Communion for all ages.
160 pages.

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A Place for You
My Holy Communion Book

A beloved story of Jesus welcoming you to his special meal of Holy Communion. Published in 1999, this classic Erlander book has invited many to join their place at the table. While appealing to all ages, this book is designed for

  • Children—to read, look at, color, and learn about the meal of Jesus.
  • Parents (and other loved ones)—to read and explore with their children.
  • Church leaders—to use with classes that are studying Holy Communion.
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