Luther In His Own Words
by Martin Luther
Audio: Read by David Cochran Heath
Publisher: Hovel Audio, 2006
Point: Martin Luther is known for his 95 Theses. He is also known for the religious body which bears his name. But is Luther really known? This audio book seeks to acquaint the hearer with some of the important works of Luther.
Path: This work is a compilation of Luther’s 95 Theses, his Tower Experience, Small Catechism of Martin Luther, and the Last Written Words of Luther. It also includes some important sermons such as “On the office of preaching”, a sermon on confession and the Lord’s Supper, and “On Faith and Coming to Christ”.
Agreement: One either loves Luther or hates Luther. He is honored for his 95 theses and hated for his persecution of Baptists. He is venerated for his courageous stand and criticized for his faulty views of baptism and the Lord’s Supper. But what do we do with someone who God used greatly, but still was wrong in other points? I suppose we ought to thank God that He can use men - in spite of their weakness. That gives me hope.
Personal App: It is not enough to talk about Luther, or any other men throughout history, we must listen to him. Only then may we agree or disagree. I must hear before I understand, and I must understand before I may disagree.
Stars: 4 out of 5
It would be worth another read and I would recommend it for anyone interested in knowing Luther.