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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Inside the Reformation

Today is Reformation Day and, as a nod to the day and the history behind it, I have another new release from Concordia Publishing House to offer to one of you!

Inside The Reformation: The Times That Change the World provides a pictorial history of the events and times surrounding Martin Luther's action of nailing his Ninety-five Theses on the church door at Wittenburg.

This book is an encyclopedia of sorts (think: DK Encyclopedia style but with a little less text involved), showing images and offering brief descriptions and explanations on the following topics:


  • The Holy Roman Empire
  • City Life
  • Food and Drink
  • Relics
  • Art
  • St. Peter's Basilica
  • Ninety-five Theses
  • Knights
  • Peasants' War
  • Augsburg Confession
  • Katharina Luther
  • Printing Press
  • Much more!

This book is not designed for any particular age group in mind. My children are just as curious to poke through it as I am. There is artwork to look at, pictures of weaponry displayed which was used at the time, as well as pictures of relics of the Roman Catholic Church (which I find fascinating to look at). If you cannot travel over to Europe and see these things for yourself (and I can't just at the moment) this is a nice collection of little snippets which further enlighten both the old and young as to what things were like "back in the day." It's a very handy resource and one that I am happy to have on our bookshelves for when we study either medieval life or the Reformation.

Good news! Concordia Publishing House has offered a copy to one of my readers here at Reading to Know. Would you care to win a copy? Simply leave a comment below. Be very sure to leave a valid e-mail address so that I can contact you should your name be selected as the winner. This contest will be open through Tuesday, November 6th and is open to U.S. Residents only.

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. THE WINNER (as selected by Random.org) IS #18 - Jes! Congrats!

Kudos to Concordia Publishing House for producing an appealing and useful resource for parents and teachers to use with their children and students. Many thanks to them also for sending a copy my direction in exchange for my honest opinion. Lastly - thank you for offering an additional copy to one of my readers!

Happy Reformation Day!!!

19 comments:

Sunshine said...

Thank you for your giveaway! I would love to share this book with my grandsons.

Mikaila said...

I would love to win a copy! The library didn't have a single book that you reviewed earlier this week. :(
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Diary of an Autodidact said...

I'll jump in. I love books like this, with all the background stuff. I know a few kids that might too ;)

Alison said...

I always love reading your reviews and winning books! :)

Jessica B. said...

I'd love to win this. Your book choices always make my list :)
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Taia said...

Interesting!
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Smooth Sailing said...

This looks like a wonderful book!

Heather VanTimmeren said...

This looks like a great resource!
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Amy @ Hope Is the Word said...

Yep--sign me up!

Sky said...

This looks great! skymerlin@hotmail.com

Janet said...

Count me in for this one, Carrie! janetATacrossthepageDOTnet

debbie said...

This sounds like a very interesting book.
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apple blossom said...

love to win a copy thanks

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Janna said...

This would be great for us right now--we are homeschoolers studying the reformation currently!
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Annette {This Simple Home} said...

We do need to teach the kids about Ref. Day...and this is a great way to do it.

Great books that you shared all week, and this one looks great too!
thissimplemom at gmail dot com

Tore said...

Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

Melissa said...

Just taught my girls a lesson on the reformation yesterday and wished there was a perfect book to bring the event to life. This is great. Mhagerzoo@gmail.com

Jes said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Looks like a neat resource!

Jes
jswaks at gmail dot com

wmmahaney said...

I would love to share this book with my boys.
wmmahaney(at)att(dot)net

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