Katharina and Martin Luther: The Radical Marriage of a Runaway Nun and a Renegade Monk by Michelle DeRusha gives a wonderful insight into the lives and marriage of the famous Reformer and his incredible wife.
The author does a beautiful job of piecing together the scraps of history and writing that reference Katharina in order to compile a composite view of her life from childhood until death. Using her skill and resources, DeRusha avoids painting an overly glorious view of Katharina and Martin while als
o avoiding an overly criticizing approach.
DeRusha is very helpful in her ability to immerse the reader into the life and times of the era to assist in the understanding of elements that may seem foreign or hard to grasp for modern readers.
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