Beyond the Highlights: The Real Luther: "When Lightning Struck: The Story of Martin Luther" by Danika Cooley

Tuesday, 05 Jul 2016

Fortress Press, 2015 264 pages (hardcover), $16.99 Protestant non-Lutherans tend to know Martin Luther the way they know their own great-grandfather: they can give the highlights about him, but that’s about it. But when it comes to knowing the most important Christian Reformer of the past five hundred years, for lots of reasons, highlight knowledge is not good enough. To give just one reason, history is meant to inspire. Bare-bones facts about a person’s life do not give new energy to flagging hope and zeal. Well-written biographies, however, do inspire, and Danika Cooley’s When Lightning Struck: ...

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