Rottmann, Erik

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Rottmann, Erik
(Erik J. Rottmann)

PERSONAL:

Born in Waverly, NY; son of Donald A., Sr. (in construction) and Sharon E. (a secretary; maiden name, Jordan; later surname, Wilson) Rottmann; married; wife's name Kelly; children: Aaron, Aidan, Adam. Education: State University of New York at Binghamton, B.A., 1990; Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN, M.Div., 1996.

ADDRESSES:

Home—403 S. Burke St., Versailles, MO 65084. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

Pastor at churches in Bluffs, IL, 1997-2000, and Versailles, MO, 2000—. Good News Journal, past staff writer.

WRITINGS:


(With Edward Grube and Raymond Hartwig) To All Eternity: The Essential Teachings of Christianity,Concordia Publishing House (St. Louis, MO), 2002.

(Under name Erik J. Rottmann) Barabbas Goes Free: The Story of the Release of Barabbas, Matthew 27: 15-26, Mark 15: 6-15, Luke 23: 13-25, and John 18:20 for Children, illustrated by JoAnn E. Kitchel, Concordia Publishing House (St. Louis, MO), 2003.

(Under name Erik J. Rottmann) Follow Me: Peter Lays Down His Net; An Easter Story, illustrated by Fiona King, Concordia Publishing House (St. Louis, MO), 2004.

Timothy Joins Paul, Concordia Publishing House (St. Louis, MO), 2004.

Jesus, My Good Shepherd, Concordia Publishing House (St. Louis, MO), 2005.

(Editor) Guide Me Ever: 365 Classic Devotions from Portals of Prayer, Concordia Publishing House (St. Louis, MO), 2005.

The Easter Victory: The Story of Easter, Matthew 26-28 for Children, Concordia Publishing House (St. Louis, MO), 2006.

Timothy, Titus, Philemon ("Life Light" bible study leader's guide) Concordia Publishing House (St. Louis, MO), 2006.

Food: A Theme throughout Scripture ("Fusion" bible study) Concordia Publishing House (St. Louis, MO), 2006.

Contributor to periodicals.

WORK IN PROGRESS:

His Name Is John, Concordia Publishing House, expected 2007; Rahab's Red Thread, a children's book about the story of Jericho; research for children's books about the Old Testamentstories of Samson, the Exodus, and Naaman, with specific application to baptism; research for a book about David's friend Jonathan.

SIDELIGHTS:

Erik Rottmann told CA: "After working at Good News Journal in St. Louis for a couple years, I attended the Concordia Publishing House writer's workshop with the intention of honing my skills for high school and adult level writing. Over the course of the week, I became interested in children's books—writing the complete manuscript for an issue of Happy Times (a preschool/kindergarten periodical) and pitching the idea for Barabbas Goes Free: The Story of the Release of Barabbas, Matthew 27: 15-26, Mark 15: 6-15, Luke 23: 13-25, and John 18:20 for Children.

"I hope to tell the stories of the Bible in a clear and simple way for children, finding ways to make these stories applicable at their level in a uniquely Lutheran manner, often focusing on baptism as the key to the child's assurances of salvation."