It took me several weeks to read this book; it is not one to pick up lightly. At times I wondered if I would finish it, but the story is so engaging, even if about a topic that you might not consider worthy of the time invested. The author’s take on this historical man is compelling even if it places him front and center as a leading cause of the reformation. I’ll let you be the judge of how much influence he has had. A couple of things that stand out in the story are the importance of the role which the newly invented printing press played in the battle between the Catholic church and the newly formed ‘Protestants’, and the way in which the combatants took years, literally, years, to debate back and forth these ideas that Luther posted on the church door. A comprehensive look at a man who has made a tremendous impact on the modern world, well worth the read.