Another Luther Bio
Luther, The Leader, Virgil Robinson
(Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1963; A. B. Publishing, Inc., 1997), pb., 96 pp.
This is more of a straight forward re-telling of the Luther story than the Louise Vernon reviewed previously. My boys missed the use of a fictional young boy for the telling of the story, but this one was understandable, easy to follow and was faithfully told. The author may follow less reliable traditions at points, though. For example the book tells about Luther writing “Away in a Manger” for his children one Christmas, when as best as I can tell this is based on an uncertain tradition. However, this sort of thing does not really distract from the story.
If you are looking for a straightforward, concise re-telling of Luther’s story this is a good resource. The story could be told in a more exciting manner, but if you have the basic details you can help build the interest yourself.