2017, it may just sound like another year, but 2017 is a landmark year and not for the reason you think. 2017 is the 500th anniversary of the protestant reformation, a reformation that changed the world. Yet even though this world shifting event effected 900 million people, at this current moment, most people unfortunately have no idea what it entailed or who were the main reformers. The reformers include such godly men as John Calvin, John Knox, Ulrich Zwingli, Theodore Beza, Thomas Cranmer, and most importantly Martin Luther. Now this does not mean that these men as less important than Luther, rather Luther lit the powder keg which ignited the Reformation into a revolution. One of the ways that he did so was through his writings.
Luther wrote a great many treatises, letters, commentaries, sermons, and others works, but unfortunately outside of his 95 theses the rest of his works are very much lost in the shadows. In “Martin Luther in His Own Words” editors by Jack D. Kilcrease and Erwin W. Lutzer have complied a careful abridgment of many of Luther’s famous and lesser known works. These works are organized around the five pillars of the reformation, also known as the 5 Solas, which unify Protestantism. Access to these original sources aid any pastor, scholar, or congregant in the heart of what of it means to be protestant and makes this work a must own by all.
This book was provided to me free of charge from Baker Academic Publishing in exchange for an unbiased, honest review.
Martin Luther in His Own Words
© 2017 Edited by Jack D. Kilcrease and Erwin W. Lutzer
Publisher: Baker Academic Publishing
Page Count: 176 Pages
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