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The Heroic Boldness of Martin Luther
Author: Steven J. Lawson
In The Heroic Boldness of Martin Luther, from Reformation Trust Publishing, author Steven J. Lawson shows the convictions and practices that fed Luther s pulpit boldness. It all began with his deep commitment to the Word of God, through which he had come to his freeing understanding of justification by faith alone. Luther was outspoken in the pulpit because he was so deeply devoted to Scripture, seeing it as inspired, inerrant, clear, sufficient, and supremely authoritative. For these reasons, he believed that the preaching of the Word was to be at the heart of the church s worship.
In The Heroic Boldness of Martin Luther, I found a Luther of whom little is told: a Luther who loved an inerrant Scripture, a Luther who preached a glorious gospel, a Luther who was passionate for God's glory and God's people, a Luther who was willing to suffer for the cause. I am convinced that Steve Lawson has come closer to capturing the hear of Luther's passions and desires as a gospel minister than anyone else. Here I found encouragement for my heart as I carry out my weekly ministry: read this and find encouragement for yours. --Dr. Sean Micheal Lucas: Senior Minister First Presbyterian Church, Hattiesburg, Mississippi; Author, God's Grand Design: The Theological Vision of Jonathan EdwardsWith the quincentenary of the Reformation just around the corner, the publication of Steve Lawson's The Heroic Boldness of Martin Luther could not be more timely. Indeed, with the modern church very much in need of the very kind of preaching Dr. Lawson portrays here, this book's message is perhaps more vital than at almost any time since the days of Luther. Highly Recommended. --Dr. George Grant: Pastor, East Parish Presbyterian ChurchHere is a profile of Luther the preacher in all his red-blooded roughness and desperate, dogged faithfulness. Steven Lawson has captured the spirit of this volcanic Reformer superbly, and the result is deeply stirring. This is a most welcome book for today, when the church is in such desperate need of reformation. May it help to rouse a generation of Luthers. --Dr. Michael Reeves: head of theology, Universities and Colleges Christian Fellowship, UK; Author, The Unquenchable Flame: Discovering the Heart of the Reformation
Publication Date: 20150215
Subject: BIO018000-BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Religious,REL108020-RELIGION / Christian Church / History,REL082000-RELIGION / Christianity / Lutheran
About The Author:
Dr. Steven J. Lawson is the senior pastor of Christ Fellowship Baptist Church in Mobile, Alabama, and a teaching fellow of Ligonier Ministries. He is the author of eighteen books, including The Gospel Focus of Charles Spurgeon, The Unwavering Resolve of Jonathan Edwards, and The Expository Genius of John Calvin, all in the Long Line of Godly Men Profiles series from Reformation Trust Publishing, for which he serves as series editor. He has contributed numerous articles to journals and periodicals, and he is a frequent speaker at conferences. He and his wife, Anne, live in Mobile.