I’m excited to announce the very first give-a-way at Freckles and Faith! I will be giving away Through the Year with Martin Luther: A Selection of Sermons Celebrating the Feasts and Seasons of the Christian Year . I’m very excited! Martin Luther is probably my favorite reformer (it’s a close call between him and William Tyndale). I’ve always appreciated his bluntness, his humor, and, of course, his love for the gospel. His story of trying so hard to work his way to heaven and being ever-aware of his failure to do so is something most people can relate to. And, I’ve found his marriage to Katie Von Bora to be somewhat romantic — an ex-priest marrying a run-away nun!
About the book: “Martin Luther (1483-1546) was a German monk whose teachings inspired the Reformation and deeply influenced the doctrines and culture of the Lutheran and Protestant traditions. Luther emphasized salvation based on faith in the merits of Jesus Christ alone and not on human efforts to earn God’s favor. At the heart of the gospel, in Luther’s estimation, was the doctrine of justification by faith–the teaching that Christ’s own righteousness is imputed to those who believe, and on that ground alone, they are accepted by God. Martin Luther dealt the symbolic blow that began the Reformation when he nailed his ninety-five theses to the door of the Wittenberg church. That document contained an attack on papal abuses and the sale of indulgences by Catholic Church officials.
In this volume the reader will find fifty of Martin Luther’s most significant sermons, selected and organized with the lay reader in mind. His sermons reflect the heart of his thoughts on the Christian faith and his ideas for practical life in that faith. The reader will gain a deeper understanding of Luther’s thinking on topics important to today’s Christian as well as insight into Luther’s contribution to Christian practice and thought.”
So … how do you enter? Leave a comment letting me know you wish to be included! Please include an email, link back to your blog, or some way for me to contact you 🙂 The give-a-way will
close on February 17th, 2011 at midnight (EST). I will announce the winner on February 18th!