Martin Luther & Katharina Luther Homeschool Resources

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  1. Martin Luther - Christian Biographies for Young Readers
    Simonetta Carr
    Reformation Heritage Books / 2016 / Hardcover
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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.

  1. Martin Luther: The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed the World
    Eric Metaxas
    Penguin Books / 2018 / Trade Paperback
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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.

  1. Martin Luther: The Great Reformer, 3rd Edition
    J.A. Morrison
    Christian Liberty Press / 2022 / Trade Paperback
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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.

  1. Martin Luther: A Man Who Changed the World
    Paul L. Maier
    Concordia Publishing House / 2004 / Hardcover
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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.

  1. Luther
    Susan K. Leigh
    Concordia Publishing House / 2011 / Trade Paperback
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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.

  1. The Life of Martin Luther: A Pop-Up Book
    Sparkhouse / 2017 / Hardcover
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The story of Martin Luther and his role in sparking the Protestant Reformation is given an interactive retelling in this beautiful and sturdy pop-up book. From Luther's decision to become a monk to his 95 theses, history jumps off the page through the vibrant, colorful illustrations of renowned artist and paper engineer Agostino Traini. Full of surprising details, this book will have kids coming back again and again to learn about this fascinating chapter in the history of the Christian faith. Scholars disagree on some aspects of Martin Luther's biography. In this book for children, we've chosen to tell the popular version of Luther's life story, while also drawing on the expertise of historians.

  1. The Refuge: A Story of Martin Luther
    Bible Visuals International / Trade Paperback
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The Refuge teaches children about Martin Luther's role in the Reformation. Most importantly this visualized biography directs children to the authority of the Word of God and to the refuge of peace and reconciliation found only in Jesus Christ.

This visual teaching set includes one full color 9" x 12" glossy book of images (10 pages) plus the complete story teaching text in a 8.5" x 11" black and white booklet (7 pages). This story can be told in two, five, or six sessions and includes questions and student activities. Use as its own curriculum, or as a supplement to Sunday school, midweek services, homeschool, or VBS.

  1. Thunderstorm in Church
    Louise A. Vernon
    Herald Press / 2002 / Trade Paperback
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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.

  1. When Lightning Struck!: The Story of Martin Luther
    Danika Cooley
    Fortress Press / 2015 / Trade Paperback
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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.

  1. The Triumph of Truth: A Life of Martin Luther
    Jean Henri Merle D'Aubigne
    JourneyForth / 1996 / Trade Paperback
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Written by a 19th century revivalist, this fascinating biography provides an in-depth look at the man who shook Europe by declaring that "the just shall live by faith." Young adults will be captivated by the story of Luther's spiritual pilgrammage from fearful monk to courageous reformer.

  1. A Place to Stand: The Word of God In the Life of Martin Luther
    Gene Edward Veith Jr.
    Cumberland House / 2005 / Hardcover
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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.

  1. The Adventures of Martin Luther
    Concordia Publishing House / 1999 / Trade Paperback
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Read about Martin Luther, who lived long after Bible times but helped us understand God's Word. Luther reminded everyone that we are saved by God's loving grace alone. There is nothing we can do. Jesus has done it all for us by dying on the cross and arising on Easter. Recommended for ages 4 to 8.

  1. Martin Luther: The Great Reformer, Grades 7-12
    J.A. Morrison
    Christian Liberty Press / 2003 / Trade Paperback
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The life of Martin Luther is a stirring tale of God's grace. Few men have influenced the Christian church more than Luther. This 122-page biography by J. A. Morrison provides an account of the accomplishments of this remarkable man of God. It contains maps and several illustrations. Recommended for ages 12 and up. Grades 7-12.

  1. Luther the Leader
    Virgil Robinson
    AB Publishing / 1997 / Trade Paperback
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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.

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
    Hendrickson Publishers / Trade Paperback
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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.

  1. The Woman Who Helped a Reformer: Katharina Luther
    Rebecca Vandoodewaard
    Banner of Truth / 2017 / Other
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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.

  1. Katie Luther Graphic Novel
    Susan K. Leigh
    Concordia Publishing House / 2016 / Trade Paperback
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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.