During the Protestant Reformation of the sixteenth century, the Reformers’ most effective tool was the pulpit, and all of the Reformers were gifted preachers. This was especially true of Martin Luther, the man regarded as the father of the Reformation.
Luther used every legitimate means to make known the truths of Scripture. His strategies included writing books, tracts, pamphlets, and letters, as well as classroom lectures, public debates, and heated disputations in churches and universities. But his chief means of producing reform was the pulpit, where he proclaimed the truths of God’s Word with great courage. In a day when the church greatly needed to hear the truth, Luther’s pulpit became one of the most clarion sounding boards for God’s Word this world has ever witnessed.
In The Heroic Boldness of Martin Luther, Dr. Steven J. Lawson shows the convictions and practices that fed Luther’s pulpit boldness, providing an example for all preachers in a day when truth once more is in decline.
Author: Steven J. Lawson Hardback:122 Publish Date: January 21st, 2013 Publisher: Reformation Trust Language: English ISBN: 978-1-56769-321-8 Size: 7.875 in X 5.5 in X .875 in Weight: .7 lbs
Chapter 1: The Call for a New Reformation
Chapter 2: A Deep Conviction about the Word
Chapter 3: Relentless Drive in Study
Chapter 4: A Firm Commitment to the Text
Chapter 5: A Passionate Delivery in the Pulpit
Chapter 6: A Fearless Declaration of the Truth
Conclusion: We Want Again Luthers!
About the Author
Dr. Steven J. Lawson is founder and president of OnePassion Ministries, a ministry designed to equip and energize a new generation of Bible expositors. The focus of Dr. Lawson’s ministry is the verse-by-verse exposition of God’s Word. He is the author of more than twenty books, including Pillars of Grace: A Long Line of Godly Men, Volume Two, The Unwavering Resolve of Jonathan Edwards, The Expository Genius of John Calvin, and Foundations of Grace: A Long Line of Godly Men, Volume One.
Dr. Lawson is a Teaching Fellow with Ligonier Ministries, Professor of Preaching and Dean of the Doctor of Ministry program at The Master’s Seminary, and Executive Editor for Expositor magazine. He is also on the board of The Master’s University and Seminary, Ligonier Ministries, and Reformation Bible College. Dr. Lawson is a graduate of Texas Tech University (B.B.A.), Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M.), and Reformed Theological Seminary (D. Min.), has served as a pastor in Arkansas and Alabama for thirty-four years, and presently lives in Dallas, Texas. Steve and his wife Anne have three sons and a daughter.