Friday, January 22, 2016

Wanna learn more about Martin Luther?

Check out this new book!  Luther and Katharina

Wow!  I loved this book!  I didn't want to put the book down!  

It's the perfect historical fiction book,  combining elements of history with fiction in a seamless and believable tale. Jody Hedlund did a lot of research on Martin Luther's life in order to write this book and it paid off with a 5 star read. I enjoyed learning more about church decisions, church politics, and traditions from this era. I appreciate the character struggles with faith, guilt, love, fear, and perseverance.

From the publisher:  She was a nun of noble birth. He, a heretic, a reformer…an outlaw of the Holy Roman Empire.  In the 16th century, nun Katharina von Bora’s fate fell no further than the Abbey. Until she read the writings of Martin Luther. His sweeping Catholic church reformation—condemning a cloistered life and promoting the goodness of marriage—awakened her desire for everything she’d been forbidden. Including Martin Luther himself. Despite the fact that the attraction and tension between them is undeniable, Luther holds fast to his convictions and remains isolated, refusing to risk anyone’s life but his own. And Katharina longs for love, but is strong-willed. She clings proudly to her class distinction, pining for nobility over the heart of a reformer. They couldn’t be more different. But as the world comes tumbling down around them, and with Luther’s threatened life a constant strain, these unlikely allies forge an unexpected bond of understanding, support and love. Together, they will alter the religious landscape forever.  

I highly recommend this book to readers age 16+ and I think it would be a good read for book clubs.

I received this book as a gift from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

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