Long Before Luther by Nathan Busenitz

I received a copy of this book from the publisher for the purpose of this

review.

I’ve been a Christian for over 20 years. I’ve done numerous Bible Studies and have led many of them. In all my years as a believer, I’ve never really understood the Reformation and the role Martian Luther played. I assumed that the knowledge of “faith alone” was common knowledge and didn’t understand why other denominations struggled with that belief.

It wasn’t until I read Long Before Luther did I really begin to understand the rich history of the church and our break from the Roman Catholic belief system. Nathan Busenitz has an amazing way of taking a deep and delicate subject and writing it in a way a layman can understand.

The heart of the Gospel and the true beginning of the Church leads back to Christ and Christ alone. Long Before Luther brings us back to the truth of our salvation and that the real beginning of the church was not at the Reformation but in Acts. All signs lead us right back to Christ and the in faith alone are we saved.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who has had questions of the beginning of the Protestant church and the split from the Catholics. Understanding our church history makes us more effective in worship and witnessing.

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