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Martin Luther: Father of the Reformation (Signature Lives)

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A biography profiling the life of Martin Luther. Includes source notes and timeline.
Hardcover, 112 pages
Published January 1st 2006 by Compass Point Books (first published January 1st 1389)
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Mar 15, 2008 Carolyn rated it liked it
Checking this out from the library after watching the film, 'Luther' about his life. I wanted to know more, so I reserved this book. When I picked it up, I realized it was meant for young adults. I read it anyway and found it informative and a quick read with lots of pictures. :)
This was a quick read that provided a basic outline of Martin Luther's life and beliefs. It is a very appropriate book for middle school students (I actually borrowed this book from the school library). The chapters were short and to the point with some sidenotes and plenty of pictures. One downside to the pictures was that some of them were just stock pictures that seemed to be passed off as actual woodcuts of Luther, etc., when they were really just showing contemporaries. The author did a ...more
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Good overview for those new to Luther; however, misses some key theology and completely glosses over his antisemitism, etc - therefore, lacks the complete story
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I'm doing a presentation on Luther's 95 theses and really liked the juvenile nonfiction approach.
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