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Loving Luther

Author: Allison Pittman
Publisher: Carol Stream, Ilinois. : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Germany, 1505. In the dark of night, Katharina von Bora says the bravest good-bye a six-year-old can muster and walks away as the heavy convent gate closes behind her. Though the cold walls offer no comfort, Katharina soon finds herself calling the convent her home. God, her father. This, her life. She takes her vows--a choice more practical than pious--but in time, a seed of discontent is planted by the smuggled  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Fiction
Christian fiction
Named Person: Katharina von Bora Luther; Martin Luther; Katharina von Bora Luther; Martin Luther
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Allison Pittman
ISBN: 9781496426727 149642672X 9781414390451 1414390459
OCLC Number: 970641474
Description: vi, 417 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Allison Pittman.

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Germany, 1505. In the dark of night, Katharina von Bora says the bravest good-bye a six-year-old can muster and walks away as the heavy convent gate closes behind her. Though the cold walls offer no comfort, Katharina soon finds herself calling the convent her home. God, her father. This, her life. She takes her vows--a choice more practical than pious--but in time, a seed of discontent is planted by the smuggled writings of a rebellious excommunicated priest named Martin Luther. Their message? That Katharina is subject to God, and no one else. Could the Lord truly desire more for her than this life of servitude? In her first true step of faith, Katharina leaves the only life she has ever known. But the freedom she has craved comes with a price, and she finds she has traded one life of isolation for another. Without the security of the convent walls or a family of her own, Katharina must trust in both the God who saved her and the man who paved a way for rescue. Luther's friends are quick to offer shelter, but Katharina longs for all Luther has promised: a home, a husband, perhaps even the chance to fall in love"--jacket.

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