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Key figure of the Reformation in Europe
500th anniversary in 2017 - nailing the 95 theses to the church door
Part of the Trailblazers biography 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.
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!
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Catherine Mackenzie's biography of Martin Luther is aimed at readers aged nine and above. It makes historical and gospel truths accessible and Mackenzie captures the sense of danger surrounding Luther's work. The reader is left with an appreciation of the historical impact of those Reformation events from 500 years ago. Children's book it may be, but adults need not pass it by; it is an easily digestible biography of one of the heroes of our faith.
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