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From number one New York Times best-selling 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 95 Theses appeared, Eric Metaxas, acclaimed biographer of the best-selling 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 faith, virtue, and freedom that today lie at the heart of all modern life.
©2017 Eric Metaxas (P)2017 Penguin Audio
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By Tommy on 11-04-17

A Metaxas Hat Trick

To read Luther by Metaxas is to be simultaneously educated, enlightened, and entertained. So much to appreciate: dispelling the myths; recognizing the genius while refusing to shadow the faults; keeping Luther’s driving force (the just shall live by faith in the merits of Christ’s work) in the forefront while explaining the wider implications for Christendom and history. And Metaxas delivers all this and more in a captivating and witty prose. This is my best read in 2017. I have already have given away one copy. I suspect more will follow.

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5 out of 5 stars
By John Wurst on 10-13-17

Reformation!

Mr. Metaxes hits a Grand Slam Homerun! His research, writing, and presentation all award winning in my book. I loved reading (listening) to this book. The irony is I spent five years in residence at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana and learned more about the Reformation from Mr. Metaxes in 22 hours of listening (reading) than I did at seminary. I rejoice that learning is unending. I will recommend this book to everyone I know. Thank you again Mr. Metaxes for writing and recording the book.

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By Amazon Customer on 04-15-18

Martin Luther

Loved this book! wry humour made me laugh outloud! More importantly, it told the story well including the good and the bad.

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By Julien Coullet on 01-23-18

A deep, thorough and clear accounting

Learning the origins and consequences of the changes Luther started and how he felt about it is highly valuable, regardless of what one may think about him. The author & reader managed to make compelling and easy to follow. A must-have for all history enthusiasts, christian or not.

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By Anonymous User on 10-26-17

Brilliant!

Thoroughly enjoyed this book. So very well researched and entertaining to boot. Tempted to start all over again.

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