is always open.
Being Lutheran, most of my recommendations skew that way. As for Luther, my two current quick-read favorites are Martin Marty's biography of Luther, and "My Conversations with Martin Luther" by Timothy Lull.As for the reformation in general, I've heard good things about MacCulloch's "Reformation," but I haven't read it myself. Someday...Happy reading!
I just wrote a blog post on this very topic: http://liberationtheologylutheran.blogspot.com/2009/10/recent-books-for-reformation-week.htmlIt looks like you may have to cut and paste.My favorite book about past Reformations is Alister McGrath's Christianity's Dangerous Idea: The Protestant Revolution--a History from the Sixteenth Century to the Twenty-First. My favorite book about the reformation we're experiencing now is The Great Emergence: How Christianity is Changing and Why by Phyllis Tickle.Happy Reformation week-end!
"So keep fightin' for freedom and justice, beloveds, but don't you forget to have fun doin' it. Lord, let your laughter ring forth. Be outrageous, ridicule the fraidy-cats, rejoice in all the oddities that freedom can produce. And when you get through kickin' ass and celebratin' the sheer joy of a good fight, be sure to tell those who come after how much fun it was." -Saint Molly Ivins