This book focuses on the possibly life’s story of Katharina von Bora, eventual wife of Martin Luther. In honor of the 500th anniversary of the start of the Reformation, Pittman has written about the unique partnership of Katharina and Luther. While growing up in a convent, which was a safe place for her destitute family to place her, Katharina becomes awakened to the desire to know more about God’s design for each person. She finds enlightenment in the messages from Luther’s works, pieces of which are smuggled into the convent. She and a band of other novitiates/nuns leave the convent and seek shelter through Luther and his acquaintances. In this time period, marriage was of utmost importance for the survival of women. A couple of failed matches for Katharina bring she and Luther together.
Another fantastic story about the same couple can be found in Luther and Katharina: A Novel of Love and Rebellion by Jody Hedlund.
Thanks to Tyndale House Publishers for providing me an ARC for a review in my own words.