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Reformation Resources

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1. Luther: The Life and Legacy of the German Reformer 
If you don’t have time to read about the Reformation, and an hour and a half documentary would be most helpful to you, look no further than “Luther: The Life and Legacy of the German Reformer.” Put out by Ligonier Ministries (R.C. Sproul), this is a great summary, not only of Luther’s story, but the key points about the Reformation.

2. The Reformation: How a Monk and a Mallet Changed the World by Stephen J. Nichols
This is the book I mentioned in my 10/9 sermon. It is an easy-to-understand, enjoyable read that will give you a succinct overview of the major movements of the Reformation.
3. Here I Stand: The Life of Martin Luther by Roland Bainton
This is considered the best biography of Martin Luther by modern day church historians and theologians. It’s a must read for serious students of the Reformation, and it’s not long.
4. The 5 Solas Book Series by Thomas Schreiner
If you’re looking for more than just an overview of the Reformation, and would like to explore, at an in-depth level, the main doctrines of this movement, The 5 Solas Series is the best resource.

5. Class: The 5 Solas by Josh Lough
If you don’t have time to read all five of these books, but would still like an in-depth overview of each of the 5 Solas, I taught a class entitled “The 5 Solas" a few years ago.
6. John Piper’s Biographies (Audio)

These lectures about Calvin, Luther, and Tyndale are my favorite resource put out by John Piper’s Desiring God Ministries. I spent days listening to every one of these audio lectures (which also include C.H. Spurgeon, C.S. Lewis, Jonathan Edwards, George Whitefield, John Bunyon, William Wilberforce and many more) while on a four-week sabbatical eight years ago. You will experience significant growth as a Christian listening to these lectures.

7. Ligonier Ministries
Ligonier.org is the best website you could visit to find many valuable resources on the Reformation. Search through the site to find something that interests you!
8. Questions About Election: A One-Class Special Event by Josh Lough
A few years ago, I was asked by my former church’s leadership to defend the doctrine of election and predestination at a one-class special event. This might by my favorite teaching I’ve ever done.

9. Luther Movie
Gather the family around some popcorn and watch this thrilling film about Martin Luther, starring Joseph Fiennes (who also starred in the 2016 hit movie Risen about the resurrection).

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