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Colorado Springs, Colo. (May 6, 2016) – WaterBrook is proud to announce that Luther and Katharina: A Novel of Love and Rebellion (WaterBrook, October 6, 2015) by Jody Hedlund has won the Evangelical Christian Publisher’s Association (ECPA) 2016 Christian Book Award in the “Fiction” category. The 2016 Christian Book Award winners were named at the ECPA’s 2016 Awards Celebration on May 3rd during the ECPA Leadership Summit hosted in Nashville, Tenn.
In Luther and Katharina, bestselling author Hedlund, chronicles the true love story between former nun, Katharina von Bora and the great reformer of the faith, Martin Luther. As an expert in the historical fiction genre, her work shines a light on female figures that have, for far too long, remained unknown and hidden in the annals of history.
Luther and Katharina also honors the upcoming 500th anniversary of the [ … ]
She was a nun of noble birth. He, a heretic, a reformer… an outlaw of the Holy Roman Empire.
In the 16th century, nun Katharina von Bora’s fate fell no further than the Abbey.
Until she read the writings of Martin Luther.
His sweeping Catholic church reformation–condemning a cloistered life and promoting the goodness of marriage–awakened her desire for everything she’d been forbidden.
Including Martin Luther himself.
The attraction—and tension—between them is undeniable. Yet Luther holds fast to his convictions and remains isolated, refusing to risk anyone’s life but his own. Katharina longs for love, but is strong-willed. She clings proudly to her class distinction, pining for nobility over the heart of a reformer.
They couldn’t be more different.
But as the world comes tumbling down around [ … ]