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  • ISBN: 9781-945062-025
  • Binding: Douglas Bond
  • Page Count: 340
  • Publisher: Bond Books

Luther in Love (Douglas Bond)

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Discovering that love and marriage are complex, sacrificial, and yet intensely beautiful, Katharina von Bora, fearful of discovery, secretly pens a memoir of her forbidden marriage to a Mr. Martin Luther, with his dangerous life and turbulent legacy. This is the story of their trials, tragedies, and their joys and triumphs.

“A lovely book, a pleasure to read, a creative and astute project, a page-turner, faithful to Luther’s voice as a Reformer, a preacher, and a theologian and husband.” — Aimee Byrd, author of Housewife Theologian

 

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Luther in Love

Luther in Love opens on a frigid night at the Augustinian cloister in Wittenberg.  Katharina von Bora Luther is bent over her candle writing something, trying to keep it from her husband’s eyes. The story unfolds memoir-esque from Katie’s perspective, breaking into clusters of chapters in third person, then back to Katie from time to time throughout the biographical novel.

How does an apostate nun live with an apostate monk, and a monk like Luther? He is a giant in the land: a bold, bombastic, fearless man.  Vitriolic to his opponents, given to dark bouts of depression and self-doubt, unwashed, unkempt, plagued by a painful and reoccurring bowel disorder, and nothing short of brilliant.

How does a young woman live with such a man? Katie was only 26 when she married 42 year-old Luther!  She had not been around men since she was five years of age.  Luther in Love explores all this in the context of the dynamic unfolding story of Luther and the Reformation in Germany, and will focus particular attention on the sanctifying influence of Christian marriage, the school of character. It includes a downloadable study guide for pastors to use in premarital counseling with young couples about to wed.

Endorsements

“I loved reading Luther in Love!”  I laughed, I wept, so much wisdom about biblical marriage!  A tender and insightful look into the Father of the Reformation, and his beloved Katie, applying the theology of the Reformation to their life together.”

— Susan Hunt, author of Spiritual Mothering

“A lovely book, a pleasure to read, a creative and astute project, a page-turner, faithful to Luther’s voice as a Reformer, a preacher, and a theologian and husband.”

— Aimee Byrd, author of Housewife Theologian

About the Author

Douglas Bond is author of 27 books of historical fiction, biography, devotion, and practical theology, including two adult novels translated and published by Dutch publishing houses. He has been married to his delightfully patient and supportive wife Cheryl since 1983. They are blessed with six children and two grandchildren.

Table of Contents

  1. The Pen of the Devil
  2. Captive Devils
  3. Beatings
  4. Unjust Jurist
  5. The Wink
  6. In Love with Dying
  7. Thunderbolt
  8. Keeping Vows
  9. Monkery
  10. Miserable Pygmy
  11. Apparition of the Devil
  12. No Satisfaction
  13. Devout Delights
  14. Moldering Bones
  15. Prelates and Prostitutes
  16. Built Over Hell
  17. Snarling Baker
  18. Mutinously False
  19. The Pope’s Pig
  20. The Gates of Paradise
  21. Love not Merit
  22. Passport to Paradise
  23. Hammer and Nail
  24. Offense and Tumult
  25. Indignation of God
  26. Counter-Burning
  27. The Scum of the Earth
  28. Brain of Brass
  29. One-Eyed Fool
  30. Hussite!
  31. Sheep for the Slaughter
  32. Papal Bull
  33. Housebreaker
  34. Burning the Bull
  35. World Gone Wrong
  36. Here I Stand
  37. Abduction
  38. Wartburg
  39. Goose Quills
  40. Apostate Monk
  41. Lusty Sinners
  42. Emptying Cloisters
  43. Barrels of Nuns
  44. Consensual
  45. Pigtails on the Pillow
  46. The Wager
  47. Table Talk
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