Stephen J Nichols
An introductory guide to the life and works of reformer Martin Luther. His major works are introduced and summarized. Also discussed are his pastoral writings. Protestants of all stripes have long read at least a few of Martin Luther's works, but 21st-century readers need guidance and encouragement. Stephen Nichols' Martin Luther provides both. After an exciting overview of Luther's life and theology, Nichols orients the reader to some of the Reformer's major works: The Bondage of the Will, The Three Treatises, The Small Catechism, and On the Councils and the Church. Luther's ethical writings, "table talk," hymns, and sermons also receive due attention.
"A Select Guide to Books by and about Luther" concludes this volume, which displays more than 20 illustrations.
"For over half a century Roland Bainton's Here I Stand has been the best popular introduction to Luther. Stephen Nichols's engaging volume is in many ways better than Bainton's for this purpse. It deserves to be widely read, and as an unashamed Luther-lover I hope it will be."
—J. I. Packer
"Since Luther published a printed work about every two weeks of his adult life, there is a lot of ground to cover. But Nichols knows the terrain well and opens up its treasures with a deft touch."
"Nichols has a gift for making a complex subject simple without being simplistic."
—Michael A. Rogers