Martin Luther (1483-1546) contributed so much to the development of Western civilization that it is not overstatement to declare that he changed the world as he set the Protestant Reformation in motion five hundred years ago. In this brief sketch, you will learn about the exciting historical facts and fascinating events surrounding this Reformer's influential life. Luther's story provides a picture of the gospelan object lesson of faith, grace, and the forgiveness that can be found only in Jesus Christ.
- Interesting read about the life and works of Martin Luther.
- Great book!
Summarized the life of Martin Luther and his works well.
- Weighty, morally clear, always interesting
Excellent writing and content. Not a wasted word. Kept me in suspense. Treats Luther fairly and admirably. Reader does an excellent job, using a different voice for Luther himself talking, reading at the right pace for each subject and with excellent enthusiasm and emotion. A pleasure to listen to and edifying.
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- Well balanced biography
I listened to this as part of learning about the Reformation on its 500th anniversary. I know the Bible well but very little about church history after Acts. I enjoyed hearing about Luther’s life and heart and difficulties and challenges as he worked to bring the church back to its central truth of the gospel. Well done and easy to listen to. Bravo!
- Enjoyable Luther Biography
I thought this was a good, mostly balanced book, although there were a few places here and there where the author definitely made an effort to appeal to modern sensibility. I appreciated the inclusion of the social and political impact of the Reformation as well as the usual religious impact. I also liked the few lengthy excerpts from writings of the time that the author quoted. The last chapter indicates that Luther was basically no longer an admirable person during the final years of his life - the author's criticism of Luther during that period wasn't tempered at all.
Kudos to George W. Sarris, the reader.
- Nice overview of Luther’s life and impact.
The author is forthright and fair in his description of Luther’s accomplishments, failures, strengths and weaknesses. A great read, especially around Reformation Day.
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