Long Before Luther is the perfect book if you are interested in church history or in giving a response to anyone who argues that Luther's ideas did not exist before him. This book leads you through the back story of the reformation. And by back story, I mean the gospel. This huge spark that lit a fire in the world in the 1500's only happened because of what took place 2,000 years ago. The Sola's are beautiful and well stated reminders, but their origin is in the Word of God. Long Before Luther will make all of these things and more so clear and will broaden the readers understanding. Not only will it bring head knowledge on the authority in which we believe what we do, but it will also deepen your love for a God who loves his children endlessly. Luther is a must read for anyone who wants to dig further into church history and the reformation.