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Martin Luther: The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed the World

Eric Metaxas


9781101980019

Viking


Biography: religious & spiritual;
European history;
Early modern history: c 1450 to c 1700;
Religion & beliefs;
Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church


Hardback

416 pages

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On All Hallow's Eve in 1517, a young monk named Martin Luther posted a document he hoped would spark an academic debate, but that instead ignited a conflagration that would forever destroy the world he knew.

Written in riveting prose and impeccably researched, Martin Luther tells the searing tale of a humble man who, by bringing ugly truths to the highest seats of power, caused the explosion whose sound is still ringing in our ears. Luther's monumental faith and courage birthed the ideals of faith, virtue, and freedom that today lie at the heart of all modern life.

By:   Eric Metaxas
Imprint:   Viking
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 243mm,  Width: 163mm, 
Weight:   780g
ISBN:   9781101980019
ISBN 10:   110198001X
Pages:   416
Publication Date:   October 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Eric Metaxas is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of If You Can Keep It, Bonhoeffer, Amazing Grace, and Miracles. His books have been translated into more than twenty languages. His writing has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The New Yorker, and Metaxas has appeared as a cultural commentator on CNN, the Fox News Channel, and MSNBC. He is the host of The Eric Metaxas Show, a nationally syndicated daily radio show. Metaxas is also the founder and host of Socrates in the City, the acclaimed series of conversations on life, God, and other small topics, featuring Malcolm Gladwell, Dick Cavett, and Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, among many others. He is a senior fellow and lecturer at large at the King's College in New York City, where he lives with his wife and daughter.


A new magisterial biography . . . another epic work [from Eric Metaxas] . . . Extensively researched . . . A beautifully balanced separation of fact from fiction. --Hugh Hewitt If you had to make a list of five people who shaped the modern West, Martin Luther would be on it. Yet almost everything you think you know about Luther is wrong, as Eric Metaxas shows in this brilliant biography. This is an amazing story, beautifully told. You'll emerge wiser. --Tucker Carlson, host of Tucker Carlson Tonight When Martin Luther made it possible to read the Bible for yourself, he did more than anyone else to create the future. Read this book for yourself to understand the story we're all still living through. --Peter Thiel, cofounder of PayPal, entrepreneur, and author of Zero to One A marvelous, brilliant book that is equal parts biography, theology, political philosophy, and cultural history. With a light and rapid touch that nonetheless is capable of conveying deep truths and insights, Metaxas deftly blends these many elements into a narrative that reads as compellingly as a novel. I imagine that Luther himself--not an easy man to please--would be deeply impressed by this master portraiture. --Mark Helprin, bestselling author of Winter's Tale and A Soldier of the Great War Metaxas's Martin Luther is a breathtaking achievement and a gripping read. Bold, fast-paced, and magisterial like its hero, yet always stylish and witty like its author, this account blows the cobwebs off long-settled expectations, and helps us to understand the man who shook the medieval world and helped to shape the modern world. --Os Guinness, author of Impossible People Eric Metaxas has blessed us with yet another indispensable biography. With his customary verve and elegance, profound reverence, and biting wit, Metaxas's Martin Luther is an education in the meaning of man's relation to God. It makes Luther's life come alive and illuminates how deeply that life has affected our own. --Bret Lott, bestselling author of Jewel and nonfiction editor of Crazyhorse magazine As with his seminal work on Bonhoeffer, Eric Metaxas, in this extraordinary work on Martin Luther, reveals those nuances that made Luther the force that he was. As the details gather in the book, you soon feel the presence of the man himself. --Dr. Gerald L. Schroeder, lecturer and teacher at College of Jewish Studies Aish HaTorah's Discovery Seminar This massive but eminently readable biography of Luther deserves no less an adjective than 'formidable.' Eric Metaxas is to religious biographers what Pixar is to cartoons. --Peter Kreeft, author of Catholics and Protestants: What Can We Learn from Each Other? Extraordinary. A tour de force. --Johnnie Moore, Jr., founder of The Kairos Company If you wish to know why Martin Luther is remembered as one of the most consequential figures in history, and why Eric Metaxas has emerged as one of the most prominent storytellers of our generation, you'll find the answers in this book. Eric's skill as a writer and biographer are on full display here, even as he corrects the myths and secures the history of a monk who changed the world. --John Stonestreet, president of the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview One of the most engaging, inspiring, and entertaining books on Luther I've ever read. Every page a joy. --J.D. Greear, pastor of The Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, NC Metaxas is the best storyteller among the Luther biographers. --WORLD magazine A masterful portrait of a seminal figure. --Booklist (starred review) A meaty autobiography of the Reformation leader. Metaxas brings his flair for epic biography that was on such impressive display in his 2010 book, Bonhoeffer . . . Metaxas offers something different and special. --Kirkus Reviews (starred review) Highly readable, fast-paced . . . cheerful. --Publishers Weekly If you had to make a list of five people who shaped the modern West, Martin Luther would be on it. Yet almost everything you think you know about Luther is wrong, as Eric Metaxas shows in this brilliant biography. This is an amazing story, beautifully told. You'll emerge wiser. --Tucker Carlson, host of Tucker Carlson Tonight Metaxas's Martin Luther is a breathtaking achievement and a gripping read. Bold, fast-paced, and magisterial like its hero, yet always stylish and witty like its author, this account blows the cobwebs off long-settled expectations, and helps us to understand the man who shook the medieval world and helped to shape the modern world. --Os Guinness, author of Impossible People When Martin Luther made it possible to read the Bible for yourself, he did more than anyone else to create the future. Read this book for yourself to understand the story we're all still living through. --Peter Thiel, cofounder of PayPal, entrepreneur, and author of Zero to One A marvelous, brilliant book that is equal parts biography, theology, political philosophy, and cultural history. With a light and rapid touch that nonetheless is capable of conveying deep truths and insights, Metaxas deftly blends these many elements into a narrative that reads as compellingly as a novel. I imagine that Luther himself--not an easy man to please--would be deeply impressed by this master portraiture. --Mark Helprin, bestselling author of Winter's Tale and A Soldier of the Great War Eric Metaxas has blessed us with yet another indispensable biography. With his customary verve and elegance, profound reverence, and biting wit, Metaxas's Martin Luther is an education in the meaning of man's relation to God. It makes Luther's life come alive and illuminates how deeply that life has affected our own. --Bret Lott, bestselling author of Jewel and nonfiction editor of Crazyhorse magazine As with his seminal work on Bonhoeffer, Eric Metaxas, in this extraordinary work on Martin Luther, reveals those nuances that made Luther the force that he was. As the details gather in the book, you soon feel the presence of the man himself. --Dr. Gerald L. Schroeder, lecturer and teacher at College of Jewish Studies Aish HaTorah's Discovery Seminar This massive but eminently readable biography of Luther deserves no less an adjective than 'formidable.' Eric Metaxas is to religious biographers what Pixar is to cartoons. --Peter Kreeft, author of Catholics and Protestants: What Can We Learn from Each Other? Extraordinary. A tour de force. --Johnnie Moore, Jr., founder of The Kairos Company If you wish to know why Martin Luther is remembered as one of the most consequential figures in history, and why Eric Metaxas has emerged as one of the most prominent storytellers of our generation, you'll find the answers in this book. Eric's skill as a writer and biographer are on full display here, even as he corrects the myths and secures the history of a monk who changed the world. --John Stonestreet, president of the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview One of the most engaging, inspiring, and entertaining books on Luther I've ever read. Every page a joy. --J.D. Greear, pastor of The Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, NC A masterful portrait of a seminal figure. --Booklist (starred review) A meaty autobiography of the Reformation leader. Metaxas brings his flair for epic biography that was on such impressive display in his 2010 book, Bonhoeffer . . . Metaxas offers something different and special. --Kirkus Reviews (starred review) Highly readable, fast-paced . . . cheerful. --Publishers Weekly A masterful portrait of a seminal figure. --Booklist (starred review) A meaty autobiography of the Reformation leader. Metaxas brings his flair for epic biography that was on such impressive display in his 2010 book, Bonhoeffer . . . Metaxas offers something different and special. --Kirkus Reviews (starred review) Highly readable, fast-paced . . . cheerful. --Publishers Weekly If you had to make a list of five people who shaped the modern West, Martin Luther would be on it. Yet almost everything you think you know about Luther is wrong, as Eric Metaxas shows in this brilliant biography. This is an amazing story, beautifully told. You'll emerge wiser. --Tucker Carlson, host of Tucker Carlson Tonight Metaxas's Martin Luther is a breathtaking achievement and a gripping read. Bold, fast-paced, and magisterial like its hero, yet always stylish and witty like its author, this account blows the cobwebs off long-settled expectations, and helps us to understand the man who shook the medieval world and helped to shape the modern world. --Os Guinness, author of Impossible People When Martin Luther made it possible to read the Bible for yourself, he did more than anyone else to create the future. Read this book for yourself to understand the story we're all still living through. --Peter Thiel, cofounder of PayPal, entrepreneur, and author of Zero to One A marvelous, brilliant book that is equal parts biography, theology, political philosophy, and cultural history. With a light and rapid touch that nonetheless is capable of conveying deep truths and insights, Metaxas deftly blends these many elements into a narrative that reads as compellingly as a novel. I imagine that Luther himself--not an easy man to please--would be deeply impressed by this master portraiture. --Mark Helprin, bestselling author of Winter's Tale and A Soldier of the Great War Eric Metaxas has blessed us with yet another indispensable biography. With his customary verve and elegance, profound reverence, and biting wit, Metaxas's Martin Luther is an education in the meaning of man's relation to God. It makes Luther's life come alive and illuminates how deeply that life has affected our own. --Bret Lott, bestselling author of Jewel and nonfiction editor of Crazyhorse magazine As with his seminal work on Bonhoeffer, Eric Metaxas, in this extraordinary work on Martin Luther, reveals those nuances that made Luther the force that he was. As the details gather in the book, you soon feel the presence of the man himself. --Dr. Gerald L. Schroeder, lecturer and teacher at College of Jewish Studies Aish HaTorah's Discovery Seminar This massive but eminently readable biography of Luther deserves no less an adjective than 'formidable.' Eric Metaxas is to religious biographers what Pixar is to cartoons. --Peter Kreeft, author of Catholics and Protestants: What Can We Learn from Each Other? Extraordinary. A tour de force. --Johnnie Moore, Jr., founder of The Kairos Company If you wish to know why Martin Luther is remembered as one of the most consequential figures in history, and why Eric Metaxas has emerged as one of the most prominent storytellers of our generation, you'll find the answers in this book. Eric's skill as a writer and biographer are on full display here, even as he corrects the myths and secures the history of a monk who changed the world. --John Stonestreet, president of the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview Praise for Martin Luther If you had to make a list of five people who shaped the modern West, Martin Luther would be on it. Yet almost everything you think you know about Luther is wrong, as Eric Metaxas shows in this brilliant biography. This is an amazing story, beautifully told. You'll emerge wiser. --Tucker Carlson, host of Tucker Carlson Tonight Metaxas's Martin Luther is a breathtaking achievement and a gripping read. Bold, fast-paced, and magisterial like its hero, yet always stylish and witty like its author, this account blows the cobwebs off long-settled expectations, and helps us to understand the man who shook the medieval world and helped to shape the modern world. --Os Guinness, author of Impossible People When Martin Luther made it possible to read the Bible for yourself, he did more than anyone else to create the future. Read this book for yourself to understand the story we're all still living through. --Peter Thiel, cofounder of PayPal, entrepreneur, and author of Zero to One Eric Metaxas has blessed us with yet another indispensable biography. With his customary verve and elegance, profound reverence, and biting wit, Metaxas's Martin Luther is an education in the meaning of man's relation to God. It makes Luther's life come alive and illuminates how deeply that life has affected our own. --Bret Lott, bestselling author of Jewel and nonfiction editor of Crazyhorse magazine As with his seminal work on Bonhoeffer, Eric Metaxas, in this extraordinary work on Martin Luther, reveals those nuances that made Luther the force that he was. As the details gather in the book, you soon feel the presence of the man himself. --Dr. Gerald L. Schroeder, lecturer and teacher at College of Jewish Studies Aish HaTorah's Discovery Seminar This massive but eminently readable biography of Luther deserves no less an adjective than 'formidable.' Eric Metaxas is to religious biographers what Pixar is to cartoons. --Peter Kreeft, author of Catholics and Protestants: What Can We Learn from Each Other? Extraordinary. A tour de force. --Johnnie Moore, Jr., founder of The Kairos Company If you wish to know why Martin Luther is remembered as one of the most consequential figures in history, and why Eric Metaxas has emerged as one of the most prominent storytellers of our generation, you'll find the answers in this book. Eric's skill as a writer and biographer are on full display here, even as he corrects the myths and secures the history of a monk who changed the world. --John Stonestreet, president of the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview Praise for If You Can Keep It If You Can Keep It . . . must be front and center on every reading list. --The Washington Times Eric Metaxas [is] one of our nation's most brilliant and morally serious public intellectuals. --Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University Praise for Miracles Miracles is the sort of book that--once you've read it--you'll wonder where it's been all your life. --Kathie Lee Gifford, Emmy Award-winning host, The Today Show If you're a skeptic, read this book with an open mind and you might just discover that miracles are real. If you're already a believer, be ready to be inspired. --Kirsten Powers, columnist for USA Today and The Daily Beast Praise for Bonhoeffer Eric Metaxas tells Bonhoeffer's story with passion and theological sophistication. --The Wall Street Journal A captivating and inspiring read from start to finish . . . Buy it. This book could change your life. --James N. Lane, founder of the New Canaan Society and former general partner, Goldman, Sachs & Co. Eric Metaxas has written the kind of extraordinary book that not only brings Dietrich Bonhoeffer, his times, and his witness vividly alive, but also leaves us yearning to find the same moral character in ourselves. No biographer can achieve anything higher. --Archbishop Charles Chaput Metaxas' Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy is a modern-day classic that should be on 'best of' lists for the decade. --Relevant Magazine

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