Does your knowledge of Martin Luther’s writings start and end with the hymn “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”?
Martin Luther is one of history’s most colorful and influential figures, and his story is well known. Unfortunately, his powerful writings are not.
This illustrated introductory guide to Luther’s life, theology, and works includes the full text of the document that put the Reformation into motion—the Ninety-Five Theses—annotated by Stephen Nichols. Nichols also introduces and summarizes Luther’s other major writings, such as the Bondage of the Will and On the Councils and the Church, and gives guidance for studying works ranging from hymns to sermons.
The thoughts flowing from Luther’s pen reshaped the world five hundred years ago. What insights might they hold for you?
“As we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, may we not only appreciate the profound ways God used Martin Luther, but may we learn from him. Dr. Nichols gives us a front-row seat on Luther’s life. As we watch, may we have the same boldness and the same lifelong commitment to the gospel.”
—R.C. Sproul, Founder, Ligonier Ministries
“A marvelous mixture of biography, history, theology, and anecdote. If you don’t feel the heartbeat of the Reformation in these pages, check your pulse!”
—Sinclair Ferguson, Coauthor, Church History 101
“Rarely do we find the rich combination of theological precision and historical passion so accessibly written as we do here in Dr. Nichols’ entertaining treatment of Martin Luther. A marvelous introduction.”
—Derek W. H. Thomas, Professor of Systematic and Pastoral Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary, Atlanta
Stephen J. Nichols (PhD, Westminster Theological Seminary) is president of Reformation Bible College and chief academic officer of Ligonier Ministries. He hosts the weekly podcast 5 Minutes in Church History.