Bond, Douglas

Luther In Love



Luther In Love

Book Description:

Luther in Love opens on a frigid night at the Augustinian cloister in Wittenberg, Katharina von Bora Luther bent over her candle writing something, trying to keep it from her husband's eyes. The story unfolds memoir-esque from Katie's perspective, breaking into clusters of chapters in third person, then back to Katie from time to time throughout the biographical novel.

How does an apostate nun live with an apostate monk, and such a monk? There is a giant in the land, and the giant is Luther: bold, bombastic, fearless, vitriolic to his opponents, given to dark bouts of depression and self-doubt, unwashed, unkempt, plagued by a painful and reoccurring bowel disorder, and nothing short of brilliant. How does a young woman (Katie was 26 when she married 42 year-old Luther) who had not been around men since she was 5 years old, how does she live with such a man?

Luther in Love explores these questions in the context of the dynamic unfolding story of Luther and the Reformation in Germany, and will focus particular attention, as Luther does, on the sanctifying influence of Christian marriage, the school of character.


Douglas Bond is author of more than twenty books of historical fiction, biography, devotion, and theology, including two adult novels translated and published by Dutch publishing houses. Bond and his wife Cheryl have been married for more than thirty years and have two daughters, four sons, and two granddaughters.


"With the skill of a scholar and the sparkle of a bard, Douglas Bond weaves together a thrilling and engaging story of Luther's marriage to Katharina von Bora and the home-life that they shared together. …a fitting tribute to one of the most fascinating power-couples of the ages!" ERIC LANDRY, Executive Editor, Modern Reformation

"I loved reading Luther in Love! I laughed, I wept-so much wisdom about biblical marriage! …a tender and insightful look into how the Father of the Reformation, and his beloved Katie, applied the theology of the Reformation to their marriage." SUSAN HUNT, author of many books, including The Legacy of Biblical Womanhood; Director, Women's Ministry (PCA)

Master historical novelist Douglas Bond has done it again. The fruit of extensive research, this book brings to life the story of Martin Luther's legacy and his marriage to Katharina von Bora. Bond blends theological and biblical insight from Luther in a compelling book for all readers." MARVIN PADGETT, Executive Director/CEO, Great Commission Publications

"…a lovely book and a pleasure to read. Hope it is read widely! What a creative and astute project Douglas Bond has accomplished in telling the story of Martin Luther through the perspective of his adoring yet equally quick-witted wife in the genre of a historical narrative! This man dares to tell a story about another man through the eyes of woman. The result is a page-turner that is faithful to Luther's voice as a Reformer, a preacher, a theologian, a son, a friend, a husband, and a father." AIMEE BYRD, author of Housewife Theologian, Theological Fitness, and No Little Women

Additional Information:

Number of Pages:332
Publisher:Inkblots Press
Publication Date:2017