Daniel Erlander Publications

Alan Storey
teaching on
Manna and Mercy
in the next month:

Duke Divinity School, Durham, NC
Manna and Mercy Conference

Friday, September 16, 2016 - 5:00pm to Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 5:00pm
Registration details
Edenton Street United Methodist Church, Raleigh, NC
Manna and Mercy Retreat

Friday, September 23 at 6:30pm to Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 8:00pm
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St. John's Lutheran Church, Northfield, MN
Manna and Mercy Retreat

Friday, September 30th, 5:45pm – 9pm & Saturday, October 1st, 8:30am – 5pm
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Alan StoreyUsing Dan's book Manna and Mercy, South African pastor Alan Storey developed this retreat as a journey from Genesis to Revelation over the course of two days, with sensitivity to the contexts in which the scriptures were written and of our present day.
The Bible is meant to be an instrument of God to enable abundant life for God’s creation. Sadly, through the ages it has been read and interpreted in such a way that it has been used as an instrument of human domination and death—to cheer on the crusades, support slavery, advocate Apartheid, glorify genocide, sanction sexism, bless war and worship prosperity in the face of the poor, just to name just a few horrors of our human history.
During these Manna and Mercy retreats, participants will take a fresh look at scripture through the interpretive lens of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection and God’s overall call for each one of us to partner with God in mending this fractured world. The hope is that after we have done so, our interpretations and use of the scriptures will be truly liberating and life-enabling.
Alan will also be speaking (not necessarily on Manna and Mercy) at these locations:
Tuesday, September 20
at Duke University Divinity School, Durham, NC, on Gun Violence, Homophobia, and the Role of the Church  Details

Thursday, September 29th
at Good Earth Village Launch Project, Spring Valley, MN  Details

Sunday, October 2nd
at St. John's Lutheran Church, Northfield, MN
8:30am and 10:45  preaching at St. John’s, and 9:50am Adult Forum

Friday, October 7th
as part of the God and Guns training event (Millennial Faith Leaders Addressing Gun Violence) at Riverside Church in New York City.  Details

Let the Children Come to be translated into Spanish

Katie Andert Kline, missionary with the ELCA currently serving the Columbian Lutheran Church, hopes to work with others from the education team there in translating Dan's Let the Children Come baptism book into Spanish.  Our practice is that when such a project is completed, a free PDF Spanish version becomes downloadable from  We'll keep you posted about the progress!

SEEDS Manna and Mercy Pocket Guide for Youth

Seeds Manna and Mercy Pocket GuideBecca Griffin, a United Methodist youthly leader, writer, and artsy person from Cookeville, TN, along with part-time artist and full-time community organizer Grace McMullen, have put together the SEEDS Manna and Mercy Pocket Guide as a companion guide for youth to Dan Erlander's book Manna and Mercy. This resource will help the reader facilitate, for youth in religious settings, the Manna and Mercy book and videos by Alan Storey found on  

SEEDS (Strategic Encounters to Engage and Disciple Students) is a youth cooperative in Cookeville, TN, currently being used by the United Methodist Church, but not limited to that denomination and can be adapted to different contexts. Email for more information or to have this work adapted to your context. Visit to see how SEEDS could be planted in your place!

Download the free PDF Manna and Mercy Pocket Guide here

The pdf version is free, but if you want the physical book sent to you, the price is $10 at:

Erlander tattooErlander Body Ink!

Karl Hester, a Lutheran pastor from Oregon, sent in this pic of a 10" tattoo on the middle of his back.  It's from a drawing found in Dan's latest book, "Come and See: A collection of cartoons, graphics  and illustrations by Daniel Erlander"  (Yes, he wrote for permission to use it!).  Anybody else out there with Erlander body ink?  Please share!

Come and SeeCome and See!

If you haven't purchased a copy yet, don't miss out on Dan's collection of more than 170 cartoons, graphics and illustrations found in the new book Come and See.  It's available for $16.00 at  and at Augsburg Fortress Publishing.

Erlander resources being used in prison ministry

We're aware of several places where Dan's books are being used in prison ministry, including:
  • Water Washed & Spirit Born is being used for baptism instruction by Bob Chell and St. Dysmas of South Dakota, an ELCA church located behind the walls of the South Dakota State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls and Mike Durfee State Prison in Springfield.
  • Water Washed & Spirit Born is being used by Pastor Norm Arnold at Living Stones Prison Congregation in Shelton, Washington.
  • Manna and Mercy is beginning to be used by Tierra Nueva Ministries in Skagit County, Washington
Anyone else using Dan's materials in unique ministry settings?  Please share them via:
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