Book Reviews

The Legacy of Luther by R.C. Sproul and Stephen J. Nichols


It is impossible to talk about the Reformation without talking about Martin Luther. His Ninety-Five Theses jumpstarted this movement in the church that led back to the truth of justification.

This book is a collection of essays, written by some of today’s top Reformed theologians and pastors, on different aspects of Luther’s life and theology, including the legacy he left behind.

This is a must read for anyone interested in Luther, the Reformation, church history, or Christian theology. The organization allows for easy transition from topic to topic, and since each essay has a different author, each has its own style, keeping the narrative fresh and interesting.

Much more than a biography, The Legacy of Luther lays out the thoughts and teachings of Luther on the doctrine of justification. The reader will learn what Luther most wanted to teach: the authority of Scripture alone, and justification by faith alone.

The book also features a timeline of major events in Luther’s life, an appendix of Luther’s Ninety-Five Theses, footnotes for ease of reference, a list of resources for further reading, a Forward by John MacArthur, and a Scripture Index.

I cannot recommend this book enough. I’ve marked several pages that I want to revisit, and I’m sure I will return to this book again and again for inspiration and learning.

1) Is it understandable = 5
2) Presentation of Information = 5
3) Quality of Writing = 5
4) Overall Enjoyability = 5

Average score of 5 out of 5

I received a complimentary electronic copy of this book from Reformation Trust in return for an honest review. However, I must admit that I also ended up purchasing the book, and read my hardcover copy in instead of the pdf.

Where to buy the book: CBD | Amazon | B&N

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