In their book, The Legacy of Luther, Editors R.C. Sproul and Stephen Nichols examine the life and work of the conflicted German monk who sparked the Reformation. In this new volume published 500 years after the pivotal event in church history, Sproul, Nichols, and thirteen other theologians and scholars look at different aspects of Martin Luther’s biography, work and ministry, and bring new light on a man known for his intellect, passion and, yes, imperfection.
The Legacy of Luther is not extensive, but its three-part structure, including Luther’s life, thought, and legacy, allows the reader an in-depth perspective on the man’s impact, both in his own time and in ours today. This is without separating Luther’s theological positions from the biographical or historical context, or air brushing his personal flaws. The book is informative, accessible, and readable without burdening the prose with technical and scholarly language.
If you would like a comprehensive look at this giant of church history, I cannot recommend The Legacy of Luther more highly.
I was given a free copy from the publisher in exchange for my honest review