I don’t normally do movie reviews on my blog, but I thought I’d recommend this one, which I rented this week. Its basically the life of Martin Luther, and it was really well produced. I must confess I am not an expert on the life story of Luther, so I am not in a position to comment on how historically accurate it was. Doubtless they had to simplify and condense the story to fit it into a feature film format, but the characterisation is believable – its not just a film about the “goodies” versus the “baddies”. Luther came across as a man of courage and conviction, but also as a real person with struggles, who was the leader but not always in control of the movement he had started. It inspires you to think about what are the real issues worth standing up for in the church, and what are the secondary matters.
Well worth watching if you haven’t seen it. Makes me want to read a biography of his life. Anyone recommend one? (preferably not an exhaustive one – I’ve got a lot on my reading list at the moment).