Book Review: Beyond the 95 Theses: Martin Luther’s Life, Thought and Lasting Legacy

Beyond the 95 Theses: Martin Luther’s Life, Thought and Lasting Legacy written by Stephen J. Nichols, who and published by Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing.  As you may or may not know 2017 is the 500 anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.

Between the years 2016-2017 there have been a plethora of books written about or concerning Martin Luther and the beginning of the Protestant Reformation, many of these books are biographies or a general history of Reformation.  This book however while containing a brief biography of Martin Luther focuses on the different roles that Martin Luther had and the lasting effect that he has today.

Beyond the 95 Theses is broken down in four sections a biography, his role as a Reformer, his role as a Pastor, his best known work “The 95 Theses”.  In each of these sections Dr. Nichols explores the Luther in a manner which there has been little study into, specifically into his role as pastor.  In which the three main works “Table Talk”, “Smaller Catechism”, and his hymn writing are examined in great detail.

While there are many books that have been written on Martin Luther and be assured there will be many more, Beyond the 95 Theses is one of the few books about the life, thought, and legacy of Luther that will have a lasting effect on your understanding of a servant of God and hopefully help the reader, from the example of Luther, lead Christ like life.

This book was provided to me free of charge from P & R Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an unbiased, honest review.

Beyond the 95 Theses: Martin Luther’s Life, Thought and Lasting Legacy

© 2016 by Stephen J. Nichols

Publisher: P & R Publishing

Page Count: 304 Pages

ISBN-13: 978-1629953311

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