Book Review – Kitty, My Rib

The exciting days of the Protestant Reformation produced great changes in the lives of millions of Europeans. In the 1959 fictional biography Kitty, My Rib author E. Jane Mall tells about the changes that transformed a young nun named Katharina von Bora, who entered the Cistercian convent at Nimbschen, Germany…

Book Review – Best Biography of Martin Luther

Reading legacies of vibrant believers from long ago is a rewarding and especially inspiring experience if those writings are biblically sound and edifying. Such is the biography “The Life and Times of Martin Luther” by J.H.Merle D’Aubigné. D’Aubigné was one of the many biographers of Martin Luther; however, no other biography…

The Second Great Awakening: 1790-1830

After the long-fought War for Independence, the infant American republic began to waver spiritually. Deism and rationalism, especially as they were expressed in the writings of Thomas Paine and Voltaire, captured the minds of many young intellectuals. Episcopal Bishop Mead of Virginia at the time said, “I have come to…