5 Great Resources For Celebrating the Reformation 

LutherLuther: The Life and Legacy of the German Reformer

A Stephen McCaskell Film

product-image-luther_39c180e1-0f8a-4a73-9220-a6ac43ee9b02_2000xThis colorful documentary was shot at the locations that defined Luther’s life. It also features striking illustrations. Great theologians ranging from Steve Lawson to R.C. Sproul drive the content of documentary exploring all parts of Luther’s legacy including his view of salvation, the church, and Jews. If you want to know why the Martin Luther and the Reformation is important, I encourage you to watch this 1.5 hrs. film.

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Stephen McCaskell and Aaron Armstrong

mockup01_854ba26b-34b4-430b-8fbc-60adda5809df_2000xThis striking picture does a great job of introducing older children to Luther through engaging black and white illustrations, through quotes from Luther and other reformers, and through and easy to read text. Children and homeschool families seeking to study and learn more about Luther will love this book that praises Luther for rediscovering of the doctrines of Grace and that wrestles with his noticeable character flaws.

Calvin recognized in the Luther what we all would be wise to remember: Even the greatest servant of God will continue to struggle with sin until the ends of his days. (81).

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Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther

Here I stand

Roland H. Bainon

Though written for adults,  this biography of Luther could easily be read by junior high and high school students. The short chapters often feature quotes, pictures and an easy to read text. This book one of the best Luther biographies around chroniclaling the events and culture that lead Luther to turn the world upside down.

“He [Luther] was a priest responsible for the eternal welfare of his parishioners. He must warn them against spiritual pitfalls, no matter what might happen to the Castle Church and the university.”  (56)

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Freedom Movement: 500 Years of Reformation

Michael Reeves

freedom movementThis  great little book starts with Luther and then traces the effects of the Reformation to the present day. Children will be exposed to the Luther’s profound life and belief that salvation is through grace alone. They will also get introduced to John Bunyan, William Wilberforce and many other people who have been influenced by Luther’s great proclamation that

Martin Luther was concerned with people’s happiness. In fact, he would come to believe that he had found the secret of happiness. And that, at its heart is what the reformation is about. Not moralizing. Not self-improvement. It was a discovery of stunningly happy new – news that would transform millions of lives and change the world. (5)

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Bonus Find: 

The Nine Marks Ministry has devoted their latest journal to covering the theological and practical issues surrounding the Reformation! There are essays on what church services where like before the Reformation, on whether or not the Reformation is purely a white evangelical movement and on a host of other topics related to the Reformation! This amazing journal is free!  Click here to get your copy! 

Peter’s Top 3 Ministry PodCasts

podacstMy favorite podcasts rank only below my books when it comes to finding likeminded friends and biblical encouragement. Being a big believer in networking,  I want to share with you the three podcasts that have shaped me and my ministry the most.

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Pastor’s Talkpastors talk

This is not just any pastors talking. This podcast consists of Mark Dever and Jonathan Leeman talking through everything from cooperate prayer to church planting. They bring the gospel and the vast amount of experience (Check out Dever's Book Nine Marks of a Health Church) to bear on every issue. And they always leave their audience with a better understanding of what biblical Christianity looks like. Click here to download the podcast.


For The Church

for the church

Jared C. Wilson (the author of several great books including The Prodigal Church) hosts this podcast. He regularly brings in guests from all over the evangelical world to tackle topics that directly affect us, our ministry and our church body such as preaching, preventing ministry burnout, and the danger of skipping church. Click here to download his podcast.


Truth In Love

truth in love

Dr. Heath Lambert, the Executive Director of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors and an Executive pastor at First Baptist Jacksonville, Fl,  hosts this podcast devoted to equipping the church to counsel. This podcast is by far one of the most practical and relevant podcasts available for believers. Dr. Lambert and his guests tackle the daily struggles that we regularly run up against such as depression, mental illness, and addictions. Together, they reveal how the Bible equips us to achieve victory over our sin. Since we all have problems, we all can benefit from this podcast. Give it a listen. Click here to download the podcast. 

Now it's your turn. What podcast have you found helpful?