My Top 10 Recommended Martin Luther Books to Celebrate the 501st Anniversary of the Reformation

Here are my favorite books on, by or about Martin Luther and the Reformation that began on October 31, 1517 (note: in no particular order):

– Here I Stand by Roland Bainton




Table Talk by Martin Luther




The Heroic Boldness of Martin Luther by Steven Lawson




Theology of the Reformers by Timothy George




The Legacy of Luther by R.C. Sproul




Martin Luther: Renegade and Prophet by Lyndal Roper




The Bondage of the Will by Martin Luther




Brand Luther by Andrew Pettegree




October 31, 1517: Martin Luther and the Day that Changed the World by Martin Marty




Luther and Calvin: Religious Revolutionaries by Methuen Charlotte




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About Nelson Searcy

Nelson Searcy is an experienced church planter, coach and church growth strategist, working with churches in over 45 denominations. Nelson is also the Founding and Lead Pastor of The Journey Church, with locations across New York City and in San Francisco and Boca Raton, FL. He first developed the Assimilation System 10 years ago at the Journey Church and has since implemented and improved these strategies with over 3,000 churches across all sizes and denominations. He started coaching pastors in 2006 and has personally coached over 2100+ senior pastors, helping them break common growth barriers like 125, 250, 500, 1000 and beyond, all while maintaining personal life and ministry balance. As founder of Church Leader Insights and the Renegade Pastors Network, he has trained more than 50,000 church leaders (3,000+ church planters). He is the author of over 85 church growth resources and 17+ books, including Fusion: Turning First-Time Guests Into Fully-Engaged Members of Your Church and The Renegade Pastor: Abandoning Average in Your Life and Ministry. His continued mission is to help church leaders around the world cooperate with God in creating healthy, thriving churches. Nelson is married to Kelley and together they have one son, Alexander.

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