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Here I Stand by Roland H. Bainton
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Feb 22, 11

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Read from January 07 to February 21, 2011

Fantastic book. Bainton's narrative style is easy to follow and a delight to read. Particularly in the first half of the book, he skilfully weaves Luther's theology into the narrative flow. Bainton also sets the historical context well. The author is also not afraid to speculate (in an informed manner) on the emotional and psychological state of Luther throughout his life. The latter half focuses more on Luther's theology, preaching, leadership, etc., so the flow of the biographical story is more disjointed. I would have liked to have seen more description of Luther's latter years. For those interested in the Protestant Reformation, this book is a must-read.
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