Today, October 31, is best known as Halloween. Yet on this very day in 1517, an Augustinian monk nailed a document to the church door in Wittenberg calling for public debate of 95 issues of doctrine and church practice. At the time Martin Luther did not know that he would be excommunicated from the church or that his act would be the starting point of a great reformation of the Christian faith.
John Piper’s ministry, Desiring God, has just released a short biography (41 pages) of Luther that could easily be read in one sitting. Given that today, October 31, 2012, marks the 495th anniversary of Luther’s nailing the 95 theses on the door of the Wittenberg cathedral, this book is very timely. I highly recommend learning about Luther and the Protestant Reformation since we have benefitted from and built on so much of what they discovered and taught from the Bible.
Here’s a selection from the original blog post on Desiring God:
Originally delivered as the biographical message at the 1995 Conference for Pastors, this new ebook features five chapters that present a sketch of Luther's life and distill relevant lessons for not only pastors and leaders, but all Christians.
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