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Martin Luther: The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed the World
by Eric Metaxas

Published: 2017-10-03
Hardcover : 496 pages
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“Metaxas is a scrupulous chronicler and has an eye for a good story. . . . full, instructive, and pacey.” —The Washington Post

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Eric Metaxas comes a brilliant and inspiring biography of the most influential man in ...
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“Metaxas is a scrupulous chronicler and has an eye for a good story. . . . full, instructive, and pacey.” —The Washington Post

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Eric Metaxas comes a brilliant and inspiring biography of the most influential man in modern history, Martin Luther, in time for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation

 
On All Hallow’s Eve in 1517, a young monk named Martin Luther posted a document he hoped would spark an academic debate, but that instead ignited a conflagration that would forever destroy the world he knew. Five hundred years after Luther’s now famous Ninety-five Theses appeared, Eric Metaxas, acclaimed biographer of the bestselling Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy and Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery, paints a startling portrait of the wild figure whose adamantine faith cracked the edifice of Western Christendom and dragged medieval Europe into the future. Written in riveting prose and impeccably researched, Martin Luther tells the searing tale of a humble man who, by bringing ugly truths to the highest seats of power, caused the explosion whose sound is still ringing in our ears. Luther’s monumental faith and courage gave birth to the ideals of liberty, equality, and individualism that today lie at the heart of all modern life.

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  "Way Too Much Detail!"by Karenbrowntx (see profile) 02/01/18

Martin Luther was a fascinating man who changed the world but this book was too scholarly for my tastes. The book drags because there is way too much detail about EVERYTHING. I would give it 2 1/2 stars.... (read more)

 
  "I know Martin Luther now! "by its.mama (see profile) 01/19/18

The extensive research on this amazing man has been translated into a readable, accessible story of a life of bravery and faith. If you think this is too fat a book or too dry a history THINK AGAIN. ... (read more)

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