From Dark to Dawn
A Tale of Martin Luther and the Reformation
Originally published in 1863, From Dark to Dawn is living history, a stirring tale of devout faith set in the time of the Great Reformation in Germany. Skillfully woven around the life of Luther and the family of a simple burgher maid. This book draws historic truth into an intriguing story in a way that draws the reader into the real history of the times. Also full of antique engravings depicting scenes from Luther’s life.
This newly revised edition makes available once again to Christians, both young and old, the story of a most important event in history.
A Unique Resource
From Dark to Dawn may also be used to supplement a curriculum about the Reformation era. It includes:
* A foldout timeline of the Reformation
* English translations of Latin phrases used in the text
* Antique engravings depicting historical scenes from Luther’s life
* Watercolor illustrations painted especially for this edition
* A glossary of all the difficult terms in the book
A commendation from Laurie Bluedorn:
“If I had young children, I’d use this text to study Martin Luther and the Reformation. The book is of good literary quality and should benefit children of all ages and keep the attention of any adult who reads it. You could read it aloud to the children, stop to look up the difficult words in the glossary, and periodically call on children to narrate short passages. Those studying Latin could also try to translate the Latin phrases, then check with those provided in the book. Each child could have photocopies of the timeline and pencil in additional historical events or scientific discoveries of that time period. Even the antique engravings in the book could be used for copying, to develop some skill in art.
You will love this book. It’s beautiful, from the lovely cover all the way through to the elegant timeline in the back; it’s historically accurate and scholarly; and, of course, it’s enjoyable to read.”
— Laurie Bluedorn, Trivium Pursuit