Martin Luther & Katharina Luther Homeschool Resources

1483-1546 & 1499-1552

Five hundred years ago, a monk named Martin Luther wrote ninety-five questions, hoping to start a discussion about sin and repentance at the University of Wittenberg in Germany. In a few months those questions had stirred the nation; a few years later, the continent. Today we know that those questions changed the course of both the Western church and world history.

In this volume for children, Simonetta Carr tells the compelling story of this father of the Protestant Reformation, tracing his quest for peace with God, his lifelong heroic stand for God's truth, and his family life and numerous accomplishments.

On All Hallows' Eve in 1517, monk Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses---and ignited a firestorm that scorched the medieval church and forever transformed Western society. Powerfully written and impeccably researched, Metaxas's biography vividly captures Luther's life and times, and celebrates the ideals of faith, virtue, and freedom that sustained his religious revolution. 496 pages, softcover from Penguin.

The life of Martin Luther, who was born to poverty in 1483, is a stirring tale of God’s grace, for few men have had greater influence on the Christian church. This updated and expanded biography provides an authentic account of the accomplishments of Martin Luther—a remarkable man of God who risked his life by challenging the views of the church in his day and whose words and deeds were the seeds of the Protestant Reformation. 143 pages, softcover.  Grades 7 – 12.

The reformer, Martin Luther, was a powerful, influential man whose personal quest for peace with God launched widespread change in the church and laid a new foundation for society. As a young monk, Luther searched the Scriptures to ease his anxieties about sin and salvation. He became convinced that the Roman Catholic Church had lost sight of its central themes. Luther challenged the church by posting his Ninety-five Theses on the door of the Wittenberg Church, an act that guaranteed attention. Rome responded quickly, demanding Luther to retract his remarks and eventually declaring him an outlaw. Despite its best efforts, the hierarchy of the church could not suppress Martin Luther. These dramatic events of his life sparked discontent that had been smoldering for centuries. Luther's writings were widely read and accepted as the Renaissance ended and the Reformation began. His words continue to influence the church today as Christians rely on the truth of God's Word. Recommended for ages 6 and up.

Witness the life of Martin Luther in a completely new way-a graphic novel style. This biography of Martin Luther is visually appealing with its comic book illustrations depicting major moments in this religious hero's life. This is the story of one man who headed a revolution that changed the world. From a small town in medieval Germany, the Reformation resulted in dramatic, sweeping change that still echoes to all corners of the world today.

An excellent gift for children of all ages and a wonderful addition to any family's library, this new story by R.C. Sproul will help open you and your children's minds to prayer. Follow this story as you meet a Barber who discovers that his last customer for the day is the outlaw Martin Luther. Rather than turning him in, he asks him a simple question, "How can I pray better?" Discover, along with the Barber, the simple ways that you can prayer better through The Lord's Prayer, The Apostle's Creed, and The Ten Commandments. All three prayers are listed in the back for reference.

    Martin Luther's son has a problem. What should young Hans Luther do when he grows up? How can he ever do anything important when he is constantly overshadowed by his famous father? Hans struggles with his Latin lessons. He fights with a peasant boy in the marketplace, listens to the wise advice of his Aunt Lena, observes his father lecturing to university students. Hans plays with his brothers, little Martin and Paul, and has thoughtful conversations with Lenchen, his sister. Gradually he discovers who he is and how God want him to live. Through Hans' eyes you will learn to know Martin Luther--not only as the great Reformer-preacher, but also as a father with a sense of humor and as a friend.

    In this fast-paced, action-packed novel of Martin Luther's life, teen readers (and more than a few adults!) will be introduced to a fascinating time when princes ruled Europe and knights roamed the countryside. They'll learn about a time when powerful forces lined up against each other and believing the wrong thing could get you killed.

    When Lightning Struck! is far more than just an adventure story--it also tells a theological story. Drawing carefully from Luther's own words, this book introduces readers to a kindred spirit who struggled with what knowing God through Scripture means for daily life. They will understand what was at stake and how powerfully liberating Luther's idea of grace through faith wasin his time and in ours!

    In crisp, enjoyable prose, author Danika Cooley conveys both the drama and the meaning of the Reformation for younger readers. 264 pages, softcover.

      The nearly five centuries that have passed since that trial still reverberate with his final declaration to those powerful dignitaries: "Here I Stand." This book focuses on that place where all of us must stand if we want to lead others to a better community, a better society, a better world. 256 pages, hardcover.

      Martin Luther's life is truly an inspiration to every Christian boy and girl. He was a pioneer among the Christians in his age and remains a leader of Christians in our age. Luther stands out among men in history as one who would not compromise his conscience. His unbending desire to live for Christ and truth brough him into conflict with the princes and leaders of the world. The stories of his consistent witness will inspire your children to be faithful to God at any cost. Recommended for ages 8 to 12.

      During the Protestant Reformation of the sixteenth century, the Reformers' most effective tool was the pulpit, and all of the Reformers were gifted preachers. This was especially true of Martin Luther, the man regarded as the father of the Reformation.

      Luther used every legitimate means to make known the truths of Scripture. His strategies included writing books, tracts, pamphlets, and letters, as well as classroom lectures, public debates, and heated disputations in churches and universities. But his chief means of producing reform was the pulpit, where he proclaimed the truths of God's Word with great courage. In a day when the church greatly needed to hear the truth, Luther's pulpit became one of the most clarion sounding boards for God's Word this world has ever witnessed.

      In The Heroic Boldness of Martin Luther, Dr. Steven J. Lawson shows the convictions and practices that fed Luther's pulpit boldness, providing an example for all preachers in a day when truth once more is in decline.

      Works of Martin Luther

      1. Works of Martin Luther Vol I
        Martin Luther
        Bottom of the Hill Publishing / 2013 / Trade Paperback
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      2. Luther on Sin and the Flood -  Commentary on Genesis, Vol. II
        Martin Luther
        Bottom of the Hill Publishing / 2013 / Trade Paperback
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      3. The Bondage of the Will, 1525: The  Annotated Luther Study Edition
      4. The Bondage of the Will [Hendrickson  Publishers]
        Martin Luther
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      Katharina Von Bora

      Katharina von Bora, wife of Martin Luther, was a modern woman in many ways. She was decisive, assertive, and determined—and unlike other noted Reformation women, her primary vocation wasn't related to ministry. Rather, she was a successful business woman with a boardinghouse the size of a Holiday Inn, a farmer, a home brewer, and a mother with a large family and nursing responsibilities.

      In Katie Luther, First Lady Of The Reformation, Ruth Tucker travels back to Katharina's 16th-century village to unearth insights for today's wives and mothers who, like Katie, are carving out careers of their own. Tucker invites readers to meet the real, largely unknown Katie Luther who broke the mold and paved the way for today's women, wives, and mothers.

      Encourage your little ones to learn about Katharina Luther with this board book. Featuring a simple text that's easy for young children to understand and paired with lively illustrations, this biography for young children offers a brief look at the life of Katie Von Bora - Martin Luther's wife - as she cooks, teaches the children about God, and illustrates the importance of hospitality. Just the right size for small hands with sturdy board book pages that can withstand toddlers.

      Learn about Katharina Luther with this graphic novel on her life! Born into a destitute family of noble lineage, Katharina von Bora grew up in a convent and was relegated to life as a nun in pre-Reformation Germany. She settled into a life of study and service. Then, when Dr. Martin Luther's writings were spread throughout the land, some found their way into the hands of Katie and other nuns at the convent near Grimma. Luther's writings were the impetus for change. As much as Luther helped to reform the Church and spark sweeping change in Germany, he also helped to transform a humble nun into a strong, intelligent, and inspiring leader in her own right.