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Katharine von Bora: Dr. Martin Luther's Wife

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In "Katharine von Bora: Dr. Martin Luther's Wife," author Armin Stein provides a detailed and captivating look into the life of Katharine von Bora, the wife of the famous reformer Martin Luther. Stein expertly weaves historical facts with engaging storytelling to bring Katharine's story to life.

The book delves into Katharine's early life as a nun, her daring escape from the convent, and her eventual marriage to Martin Luther. Stein explores the challenges Katharine faced as a wife and mother during a turbulent time in history, as well as her unwavering support for her husband's revolutionary ideas.

One of the strengths of the book is Stein's attention to detail and his ability to transport the reader to 16th-century Germany. He vividly describes the sights, sounds, and social customs of the time, making the historical setting come alive.

Overall, "Katharine von Bora: Dr. Martin Luther's Wife" is a well-researched and engaging biography that sheds light on the life of a remarkable woman who played a key role in the Protestant Reformation. Stein's writing is both informative and entertaining, making this book a must-read for history enthusiasts and anyone interested in learning more about this fascinating period in time.

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This is a fictionalized biography of the wife of the reformer Dr. Martin Luther. In the author's words, he hopes that "people may learn to know the wife of its greatest man,—not by name only, but as her husband's 'helpmeet,' in the truest sense of the word, as a pattern of domestic virtue, and as a pearl among women." - Summary by Dory Smith

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