Book Review / October 28, 2020
Book Review - Martin Luther

Martin Luther

The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed the World
By: Eric Metaxas

Book Reivew

I finished this a couple weeks ago, and so I may be a little rusty. I loved getting a detailed overview of Martin Luther. And, I consider the wittiness of Eric Metaxas to match that of Luther. Either that, or Metaxas picked up more on Luther's because of his own personality. I cannot tell which.

I was somewhat surprised at the nature and extent of controversy that surrounded Luther even among those who were not in the Catholic Church. However, I am starting to become less surprised as I am exposed to more and more christian historical figures. Their experience, like ours, was difficult and filled with complicated ministry relationships. Another example from a recent book I read was the experience of Jonathan Edwards.

Although I thoroughly enjoyed the book, I am only giving it a three out of five stars. I am not convinced that Metaxas was careful with how he represented the Roman Catholic Church. Although I would readily agree with his conclusions and representations based on my views, from a more objective perspective, they do not seem to be as carefully presented as some other historians I have read. I mean no disrespect to Eric Metaxas. He is profoundly gifted, and I respect him.

Book Review / Oct 28
Book Review - Martin Luther

Martin Luther

The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed the World
By: Eric Metaxas

Book Reivew

I finished this a couple weeks ago, and so I may be a little rusty. I loved getting a detailed overview of Martin Luther. And, I consider the wittiness of Eric Metaxas to match that of Luther. Either that, or Metaxas picked up more on Luther's because of his own personality. I cannot tell which.

I was somewhat surprised at the nature and extent of controversy that surrounded Luther even among those who were not in the Catholic Church. However, I am starting to become less surprised as I am exposed to more and more christian historical figures. Their experience, like ours, was difficult and filled with complicated ministry relationships. Another example from a recent book I read was the experience of Jonathan Edwards.

Although I thoroughly enjoyed the book, I am only giving it a three out of five stars. I am not convinced that Metaxas was careful with how he represented the Roman Catholic Church. Although I would readily agree with his conclusions and representations based on my views, from a more objective perspective, they do not seem to be as carefully presented as some other historians I have read. I mean no disrespect to Eric Metaxas. He is profoundly gifted, and I respect him.

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