Imagine living in the time of such an amazing revolutionary character…
Imagine knowing the ins and outs of this illustrious man…
Can you even come to grips with this man’s struggles, his thoughts, his enlightening change in direction in life and his persecution by the Church?
Martin Luther was such a world-changer and his life was certainly eventful and intriguing. His life is worth learning about and following, not only as a historical figure, but as a godly man worth imitating. Every homeschool (and family) should definitely study him in depth.
I am excited to talk to you about a book review I did recently. When Lightning Struck! by Danika Cooley is AMAZING! I couldn’t put it down! Granted, my favorite genre is Historical Fiction, so this book was not only educational and appealing, but also extremely well-written.
What is “When Lightning Struck!” about?
“When Lightning Struck!” is a book about Martin Luther’s life. It gives glimpses of his childhood, his family life and how his life turned from heading to being an attorney to becoming a monk. Then, he went from becoming a dedicated monk to becoming a heretic in the eyes of the Catholic Church and the founder of Protestantism.
The chapters are full of real details and facts. I loved reading the sequence of events and there were many fascinating things about Martin Luther’s life that I have never heard about. This book, in my opinion, is not only about his extraordinary life, but also about his ordinary, everyday details as well as his menial tasks and customs of the time and place.
My Opinion of “When Lightning Struck!”
Martin Luther was a man of truth. He was a man of conviction and a man of courage to the very end. These character qualities are highly admirable and hard to come by in today’s world. It was a breath of fresh air reading such an engaging book. I loved every minute of it! “When Lightning Struck!” is a book that I highly recommend, not only for tween and teens, but also for young adults and homeschooling parents.
It is full or truths and golden nuggets that you and your family will be discussing it in great detail. And to make it even a sweeter deal, you can also get some free resources to complement this wonderful book. I recommend that you spend some time over at Kids in the Word and at Kids Thinking Blog. They have many wonderful resources for your homeschool.
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“When Lightning Struck!” Book Description
Martin Luther’s life was too exciting not to be written for teens and younger readers! In this fast-paced, action-packed novel of Martin Luther’s life, teen readers (and more than a few adults!) will be introduced to a fascinating time when princes ruled Europe and knights roamed the countryside. They’ll learn about a time when powerful forces lined up against each other and believing the wrong thing could get you killed.
When Lightning Struck! is far more than just an adventure story, of course. It also tells a theological story. Drawing carefully from Luther’s own words, this book introduces readers to a kindred spirit who struggled with what knowing God through Scripture means for daily life. They will understand what was at stake and how powerfully liberating Luther’s idea of grace through faith was—in his time and in ours!
In crisp, enjoyable prose, author Danika Cooley conveys both the drama and the meaning of the Reformation for younger readers like no one before her!
Don’t forget to order your copy HERE.
HERE is a link to where you can download your free Study Guide and free 12-week study to go with the book.