Martin Luther & Katharina Luther Homeschool Resources

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  1. Martin Luther: The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed the World
    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. How Luther Became the Reformer
    How Luther Became the Reformer
    Christine Helmer
    Westminster John Knox Press / 2019 / Trade Paperback
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No story has been more foundational to triumphalist accounts of Western modernity than that of Martin Luther, the heroic individual, standing before the tribunes of medieval authoritarianism to proclaim his religious and intellectual freedom, "Here I stand!" How Luther Became the Reformer returns to the birthplace of this origin myth, Germany in the late nineteenth century, and traces its development from the end of World War I through the rise of National Socialism. Why were German intellectuals—especially Protestant scholars of religion, culture, and theology—in this turbulent period so committed to this version of Luther’s story? Luther was touted as the mythological figure to promote the cultural unity of Germany as a modern nation; in the myth’s many retellings, from the time of the Weimar Republic forward, Luther attained world-historical status. Helmer finds in this construction of Luther the Reformer a lens through which to examine modernity’s deformations, among them anti-Judaism, anti-Semitism, and anti-Catholicism. Offering a new interpretation of Luther, and by extension of modernity itself, from an ecumenical perspective, How Luther Became the Reformer provides resources for understanding and contesting contemporary assaults on democracy. In this way, the book holds the promise for resistance and hope in dark times.

  1. Hero of Faith - Katharina Von Bora
    Hero of Faith - Katharina Von Bora
    Jane L. Fryar
    Concordia Publishing House / 2011 / Trade Paperback
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Discover the life of Katharina von Bora (1499-1552) as her life is shown outside the shadow of her husband, Martin Luther. Katharina was sent to a convent at 6 to be educated and grew up there training to be a nun. She ran away from the convent, married a man she barely knew and entered into the enterprising role of managing a farm, running an extensive household, and raising a large family.

  1. Martin Luther - Christian Biographies for Young Readers
    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. The Woman Who Helped a Reformer: Katharina Luther
    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. Martin Luther: A Man Who Changed the World
    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. Papa Luther: A Graphic Novel
    Papa Luther: A Graphic Novel
    Daniel D. Mauer
    Augsburg Fortress / 2016 / Trade Paperback
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Martin Luther is well-known for his rejection of the severe teachings and practices of the Roman Catholic Church. Martin Luther is known as a Protestant Monk but not often depicted as a father to his family. This graphic novel takes readers inside the Luther family household, where they see how Papa Luther guides his children and wife.

  1. Luther
    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.

  1. Katie Luther Graphic Novel
    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.

  1. The Life and Times of Martin Luther
    The Life and Times of Martin Luther
    Meike Roth-Beck
    Eerdmans Books for Young Readers / 2017 / Hardcover
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Are you eager for your children to more fully grasp Protestantism's beginnings? Roth-Beck combines her fine literary talents with the illustration skills of Klaus Ensikat, who earned the Hans Christian Andersen Award for a lifetime of achievement, in this remarkable volume.

  1. The Barber Who Wanted to Pray
    The Barber Who Wanted to Pray
    R.C. Sproul
    Crossway / 2011 / Hardcover
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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
    The Life of Martin Luther: A Pop-Up Book
    Agostino Traini
    Sparkhouse Family / 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. Martin Luther: Reformation Fire
    Martin Luther: Reformation Fire
    Catherine MacKenzie
    Christian Focus / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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What made an ordinary monk become a catalyst for the Reformation in Europe in the 15000s? What were the reasons laying behind his nailing of ninety-five theses against the practice of indulgences to the door of the Schlosskirche in Wittenberg in 1517? Why was Martin Luther's life in danger? How did his apparent kidnapping result in the first ever New Testament translated into the German language? Discover how a fresh understanding of the Scriptures transformed not only his own life, but had a huge impact upon Europe! Paperback, recommended for 9-14 year olds.

  1. Katharine von Bora: The Morning Star of Wittenberg
    Katharine von Bora: The Morning Star of Wittenberg
    Jenna Strackbein, Shanna Strackbein
    Unbroken Faith Productions / 2017 / Hardcover
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Katharine von Bora: The Morning Star of Wittenberg tells the amazing and inspiring story of Martin Luther's wife. Children will be introduced to the basic narrative of her life, from her childhood to her days as a Catholic nun, to her escape, and finally to her marriage to Martin Luther and her life lived as a loved and respected wife. This charmingly illustrated picture book shows her Christian character shining through how she managed their home, showed hospitality to a constant stream of visitors, visited the sick, and was a loving wife and mother to six children. Discover how this amazing woman impacted the reformation -and the world!--through her life. 52 pages, hardcover. 11" x 10".

  1. The Refuge: A Story of Martin Luther
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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.  
  1. Martin Luther: What Should I Do?
    Martin Luther: What Should I Do?
    Catherine Mackenzie
    Christian Focus / 2010 / Hardcover
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Have your children learn about Martin Luther's life with this illustrated biography. Kids will love the pictures coinciding with the story of Martin Luther and his life and work. Learn about his youth as a child having to sing for his supper at school, about his change in beliefs, his 95 theses, and his work translating the Bible from Latin to German so many may be able to read it. Written in a simple format making it easy for children to understand the story and concepts.

  1. The Adventures of Martin Luther
    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
    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
    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.

  1. The Refuge: A Story of Martin Luther (Family Format)
    The Refuge: A Story of Martin Luther (Family Format)
    Bible Visuals International / 2016 / 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.

Bible Visuals Family Format books have the text and glossy, full color illustrations together on each page. These inspiring missionary biographies feature engaging graphics for little ones and readable text for older children. These stories of distant lands or times long ago will open kids' minds to a missional perspective and the work of God. 24 pages, 8.5" x 8.5".