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Martin Luther Audiobook

Martin Luther: The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed the World

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From number one New York Times best-selling author Eric Metaxas comes a brilliant and inspiring biography of the most influential man in modern history, Martin Luther, in time for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

On All Hallow's Eve in 1517, a young monk named Martin Luther posted a document he hoped would spark an academic debate but that instead ignited a conflagration that would forever destroy the world he knew. Five hundred years after Luther's now famous 95 Theses appeared, Eric Metaxas, acclaimed biographer of the best-selling Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy and Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery, paints a startling portrait of the wild figure whose adamantine faith cracked the edifice of Western Christendom and dragged medieval Europe into the future. Written in riveting prose and impeccably researched, Martin Luther tells the searing tale of a humble man who, by bringing ugly truths to the highest seats of power, caused the explosion whose sound is still ringing in our ears. Luther's monumental faith and courage gave birth to the ideals of faith, virtue, and freedom that today lie at the heart of all modern life.

©2017 Eric Metaxas (P)2017 Penguin Audio

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    Daryl Houston, TX United States 10-18-17
    Daryl Houston, TX United States 10-18-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great Biography of a Man and an Era"

    Another great biography by Eric Metaxas! I thoroughly enjoyed his work on Bonhoeffer, but I thought it was a bit tedious in its detail. Luther is another very nice book, but it lacked some of the tedious details that were in Bonhoeffer. One reviewer has called this book a "fluff" piece since it did not address the anti Semitic writings Luther made in the later part of his life. However, that reviewer must not have read the book as it does address some of the inexplicable statements that Luther made as an old man. Metaxas offers no explanation, but calls them inexplicable since they went against the 99.9 percent of his other writings. One could call them the work of an elderly man struggling with dementia or the work of an elderly man struggling with a bad temper. It would all be conjecture that overlooks the 99.9% of his other work. This book takes pains to bring to light so many things that we take for granted today like freedom of religion and democracy that were the results of Luther's movement. This book is not simply the re-telling of familiar events in Luther's life, it's meant to show the reader how Luther was the bridge Europe took to modern life. When one reads this book, one comes away from it realizing that Luther really did change the world.

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    SCOTT DOVE 10-18-17
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    "I have a greater respect and admiration for Luther"

    As always, as with Wilberforce and Bonhoffer , Mr Metaxas delivers a well researched and equally well written life this time of Martin Luther in honor of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Great for those new to Luthers life as well as those familier with it. Great reading for the "kloaka" ( listen and you will understand!) the tower , the monastary or anywhere in between. I heartily recommend this book! Soli Deo Gloria!

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    "Great Book"

    I learned so much from this wonderful book. The Author and Narrator were terrific. I do wish there was a PDF file like Leonardo da Vinci's book. With time line, and names of persons involved in the book.
    Loved this book and will need to listen a couple of times to catch all of it.

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    Tim R. Prussic St. Helens, Oregon, USA 10-17-17
    Tim R. Prussic St. Helens, Oregon, USA 10-17-17 Member Since 2015
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    "solid bio of an extraordinary reformer"

    Metaxas does a good job of keeping the narrative of Luther's life fresh, interesting, informative. The tiny Afterward (Acknowledgment) section was good and amusing.

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    John Wurst Lake Ann, Michigan 10-13-17
    John Wurst Lake Ann, Michigan 10-13-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Reformation!"

    Mr. Metaxes hits a Grand Slam Homerun! His research, writing, and presentation all award winning in my book. I loved reading (listening) to this book. The irony is I spent five years in residence at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana and learned more about the Reformation from Mr. Metaxes in 22 hours of listening (reading) than I did at seminary. I rejoice that learning is unending. I will recommend this book to everyone I know. Thank you again Mr. Metaxes for writing and recording the book.

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    Andrey Borul Idaho 10-12-17
    Andrey Borul Idaho 10-12-17 Member Since 2016
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    "For the mere hilarious table-talks it is worth it.."

    Once started I couldn’t stop listening.. very detailed life of Martin Luther and his teachings.. I have found myself laughing on more than few occasions of his sayings about life and have also shared few tears on the sorrows of that life.. very well and exquisitely written.. as a Christian I have always had a dark spot on my history of how it all came to be.. and after listening to Foxes book of Martyrs, this is the next best thing.. while i do differ on some theological views mentioned in this book I however greatly appreciate the life and work of Marin Luther.. a must listen..

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    cardman 10-11-17
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    "Exceptional!!"

    Loved this book. Brought together the history of the great and brave father of the reformation. Well done and kept my interest throughout. Looking forward to Mr Metaxes next book!

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    Good kik on Luther and his impact on faithi in Christ and society

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