Martin Luther: Reformation Fire
In the Trailblazers Series!
What made an ordinary monk become a catalyst for the Reformation in Europe in the 1500s? What were the reasons lying behind his nailing of 95 theses against the practice of indulgences to the door of the Schlosskirche in Wittenberg in 1517? Why was Martin Luther’s life in danger? How did his apparent kidnapping result in the first ever New Testament translated into the German language? Discover how a fresh understanding of the Scriptures not only transformed his own life but had a huge impact upon Europe.
He was born in the year 1483, the gift eldest son on a miner. His parents scrimped and saved to give him everything they never had: a brilliant education, a promising career, a future – but if only they had any idea of God’s amazing plans!
As Martin was making his way back to university one day a thunderstorm changed all that. The threat of lightning sent Martin into a panic – and into the monastery to be a monk. This was a first step of providence that was to change the world. A fire was ignited in one man’s heart and he reformed the church from heresy to hope.
Recommended Reading Level:
Read to me: age 7-8
Read myself: age 9-14
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About the Author
Catherine MacKenzie has written several biographies for young teens in the Trailblazers series as well as other titles for younger children. She lives in Scotland and has several nieces and nephews – a perfect practice audience! In the Trailblazers Series, she has also written:
- John Knox: The Sharpened Sword
- Hudson Taylor: An Adventure Begins
- Mary Slessor: Servant to the Slave
- John Calvin: After Darkness Light
- — and many more books in other children’s series as well.