Book Review: Brand Luther


Brand Luther

How an Unheralded Monk Turned His Small Town into a Center of Publishing, Made Himself the Most Famous Man in Europe–and Started the Protestant Reformation

by Andrew Pettegree

PENGUIN GROUP The Penguin Press

Penguin Press


Pub Date Oct 27, 2015

In this book we learn about Martin Luther’s place in the Reformation.  This book also tells the story of books.  And the impact Martin Luther had on the publishing industry in Europe in the sixteenth century. 

Martin Luther was not only a theologian but a writer of great skill, as well as a preacher. 

Martin Luther’s early years in Wittenberg were a  time of exploration and discovery.

Between 1518 and1519 Martin Luther became a public figure.  His new place as a public figure would lead to trips outside of Wittenberg both short and longer more arduous journeys.

We learn in this book that the Reformation brought books into the hands of those who could only dream of owning books before the Reformation. 

This book not only talks about Martin Luther’s place in the Reformation but the role he and his writings played in bringing life to  the printing industry. 

I give this book five out of five stars

Happy Reading and Merry Christmas

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