While a lot of the world have traditions that celebrate Halloween or All Hallow's Eve, on October 31st, we choose to focus on a far more uplifting happening in history – October 31, 1517 was the day Martin Luther nailed his 95 Thesis to the door of the Wittenberg church in Germany – a very important event in the grand scheme of the Great Reformation.
There aren't many picture books memorializing this event, but there are some resources available if your family would like to learn more about it. Some of these include affiliate links:
- Read about Martin Luther on wikipedia
- What were the 95 Thesis? and why did he nail them to a church door?
- Reformation Unit Study
- Martin Luther, 1953 black and white movie on youtube
- Martin Luther, the movie by Vision Video
- Martin Luther – Journey to the Heart of the Reformation by Lukas Media, Lic
- Martin Luther, Here I Stand, DVD by Vision Video, (also available in audio book and book)
- Reformers and Revolutionaries DVD series by Vision Forum
- The Morning Star of Wittenberg, the Life of Katie Luther (wife of Martin Luther) video documentary
- Martin Luther, Lionhearted Reformer, audio book by J.A. Morrison
Others who also had a hand in the Great Reformation and whom you may also wish to study were John Hus, John Knox, John Calvin, John Wycliffe, William Tyndale
and many many more.
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