Powerful excepts from the writings of one of the giants of the faith. It has been almost 500 years since Martin Luther wrote his famous ninety-five theses and nailed them to the door of the Castle Church in Germany. His challenge to the doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church ignited the Protestant Reformation and shaped the evangelical tradition of the modern church. As he anguished in his quest for truth, Luther came to understand that salvation is a radically free gift that must be accepted by "faith alone." Freshly translated from the original German into today's language, this book contains a treasury of daily devotionals taken from some of Luther's best writings and sermons that reveal both the fervency of his beliefs and his profound theological insights.
Format: Hardcover Number of Pages: 416 Vendor: Zondervan Publication Date: 2005
Dimensions: 7.12 X 4.5 (inches) ISBN: 0310265363 ISBN-13: 9780310265368 Availability: In Stock
Timeless insights from one of the most important people in church history. Some people value good works so much that they overlook faith in Christ. Faith should be first.... It is faith---without good works and prior to good works---that takes us to heaven. We come to God through faith alone. ---Martin Luther Resounding across the centuries, Martin Luther's prolific writings as a pastor, theologian, scholar, Bible translator, father, and more, remain powerful and richly relevant. Faith Alone is a treasury of accessible devotionals taken from Luther's best writings and sermons from the years 1513 through 1546. This carefully updated translation retains the meaning, tone, and imagery of Luther's works. Through daily readings, Luther's straightforward approach challenges you to a more thoughtful faith. Read one brief section a day or explore themes using the subject index in the back of the book. Faith Alone will deepen your understanding of Scripture and help you more fully appreciate the mystery of faith.
James C. Galvin (EdD), is a former national training director of Youth for Christ (USA), and is now an organizational consultant specializing in strategy, leadership, and change. Dedicated to releasing the potential of leaders and organizations, he has been developing resources for Christian leaders for over twenty years. He and his wife and two children live in Winfield, Illinois.