Luther and Katharina by Jody Hedlund
Published: October 6th 2015 by Waterbrook Press
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Luther is the famous reformist that has impacted all Europe with his teaching and ideas. Katharina is a courageous nun that desperately want to believe that the freedom he’s preaching is true. When Katharina finally meets Dr. Luther, she soon discovers that he’s not what she was expecting, but perhaps he’s exactly what she needs.
Reforming the Church is easier than getting married.
I had been looking forward to reading this book since I read the title!
From now on, Katharina Von Bora will be one of my favorite heroines in history. She was so courageous, true to her convictions, stubborn-in-a-good-way, and faithful to the cause of Christ. I’m grateful for her legacy and example!
It was especially amazing for me to learn that most of the events in the book really happened.
However, I must say that I didn’t have a very strong connection with the events surrounding Luther and Katharine’s love story. The context they were living in was very intense, but I didn’t feel as involved as I should.
Besides, I did find Katharine a bit annoying sometimes. Of course, I didn’t know her as a friend, but I’d like to think she wasn’t that spoiled. I liked Luther way more, and it was easier for me to identify with his struggles.
To sum up, it was an interesting story that moved me to read more about Katharina’s role in the Protestant Reformation, which is something I hadn’t paid enough attention before. However, I couldn’t feel the story as much as I wanted to; I think some events were underdeveloped and that let me kind of disappointed.
**I received a copy of this book from Waterbrook Press through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own**
+ «They want me to cower and hide. But I’m determined to stay true to God’s calling to bring change to the church.»
+ «We must say, ‘Satan, if you frighten me, Christ will give courage; if you kill me, Christ will give me life.'»
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Winner of the 2016 Christian Book Award for fiction and Christy Award for historical romance, best-selling author Jody Hedlund writes inspirational historical romances for both youth and adults.
Jody lives in central Michigan with her husband, five busy children, and five spoiled cats. Although Jody prefers to experience daring and dangerous adventures through her characters rather than in real life, she’s learned that a calm existence is simply not meant to be (at least in this phase of her life!).
When she’s not penning another of her page-turning stories, she loves to spend her time reading, especially when it also involves consuming coffee and chocolate.