We are entering the final week leading up to Reformation Day 2018 (October 31). As always, there are plenty of good resources available to help you deepen your understanding of the history of this great gospel movement and intensify your commitment to the truths recovered during the 16th century.
For example, to mark Reformation Week 2018 Ligonier Ministries is giving away a free e-copy of the book The Legacy of Luther, written by a variety of men in celebration of last year’s 500th anniversary of the Reformation.
Here is the note and the link:
He was one of the most influential men of his day. His posting of the Ninety-Five Theses sparked the Protestant Reformation. In him, we find an example of bravery, conviction, and dependence on God’s Word at all costs.
Meet the Reformer who set the world ablaze. In The Legacy of Luther, edited by R.C. Sproul and Stephen Nichols, fifteen distinguished scholars and pastors survey Martin Luther’s life, thought, and lessons for today. In honor of Reformation Week, you can download the ebook edition for free. This book is an uncompromising reminder that, like Luther, we must stand firm for the biblical gospel.
The offer is good through Oct.31, so be sure to get your free copy before then.
Also, Monergism website also has been offering some good free ebooks (now up to 400!), including Luther’s Tabletalk. Here’s the information they provide for this free title:
Luther’s Divine Discourses (as this book was known) stirred up so much anger in the Roman Catholic Church that all copies were ordered to be burnt under an edict by Pope Gregory XIII. One copy was found by Casparus Van Sparr in 1626, whilst building on a house once owned by his grandfather in Germany. The book was wrapped in a linen cloth treated with beeswax and buried in the ground – it was perfectly preserved.
An English friend of Casparus, Captain Henry Bell, brought the book back to Britain and began the work of translation several times but never completed it. He received a vision of an old man who told him he would complete the translation. Two weeks later he was arrested and spent the next 10 years in jail during which time he completed the work and produced what we now know as Tabletalk.
This collection of informal comments was gathered together by Antony Lauterbach and John Aurifaber, who were very close to Luther towards the end of his life.
And, we hope you check out the Reformed Free Publishing Association’s website as well. There you will find a variety of books and ebooks on Reformation subjects, including the fine collection of essays on Reformation 500 published in Here We Stand.
It’s a good time of year to add to your library and to your reading list – as well as to your gift list with Christmas coming up soon!