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The Real Martin Luther by Josh Hamon
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really liked it

This book was hysterical. It is the perfect introduction to Luther. The book handles much of his story and what was happening around him during that time. The writing is hysterical and humorous. It has a great pop-culture writing style. It is also brilliantly and humorously illustrated. It's not quite a comic and not quite a normal book, and this book is better for it.

The only thing I felt could be improved (maybe in future volumes) is that it doesn't talk about the failures of Luther, outside of his cursing (which is often presented as a humorous trait). Luther at the end of his life (maybe middle?) was not the same person as 95-Thesis Luther and the book doesn't talk about that side of him. Overall, this was a more positive spin on Luther. I'd love to see more of the personal failure side of the characters in the future, since that is what makes them relatable and truly "misfits".

Overall, I LOVED this book and I would recommend it to all. To parents for teaching their kids church history as well as people who are new to studying theology and church history, you will find this book to be a tremendous resource.
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Reading Progress

May 1, 2018 – Shelved
May 1, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
July 24, 2018 – Started Reading
July 25, 2018 – Finished Reading

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