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When Lightning Struck!: The Story of Martin Luther

When Lightning Struck!: The Story of Martin Luther

Martin Luther's life was too exciting not to be written for teens and young adult readers! In this fast-paced, action-packed novel of Martin Luther's life, geared especially toward ages 10 and up, young readers (and more than a few adults!) will be introduced to a fascinating time when princes ruled Europe and knights roamed the countryside. They'll learn about a time when powerful forces lined up against each other and believing the wrong thing could get you killed.

When Lightning Struck! is far more than just an adventure story, of course. It also tells a theological story. Drawing carefully from Luther’s own words, this book introduces readers to a kindred spirit who struggled with what knowing God through Scripture means for daily life. They will understand what was at stake and how powerfully liberating Luther's idea of grace through faith was—in his time and in ours!

In crisp, enjoyable prose, author Danika Cooley conveys both the drama and the meaning of the Reformation for young adult readers like no one before her!
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  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Format Hardcover
  • ISBN 9781506405834
  • eBook ISBN 9781506406305
  • Age/Grade Range Grades 5-6; Teen/Youth
  • Dimensions 5.5 x 8.5
  • Pages 264
  • Publication Date November 1, 2015

Discussion Guide

When Lightning Struck!: Discussion Guide
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The perfect guide for:
Youth groups
Sunday School classes
Family read-alouds
Homeschool Christian history
Each chapter contains discussion questions and timeline dates in addition to the 4-page timeline included at the back of the guide. it also features short biographies of important figures, and relevant Scripture passages to consider with discussion questions. The perfect guide to use with students in any setting!

Includes chapter-by-chapter:
Discussion questions
Scripture to consider
Timeline activities