Reformation Day and All Saints’ Day: Books and More
Reformation Day and All Saints’ Day are back-to-back, in that order. I wanted to give you some resources to enjoy over the weekend.
We celebrate Reformation Day on October 31st to commemorate when Martin Luther began the Protestant Reformation (of the Catholic Church) back in 1517 in Wittenburg, Germany. To read more about that day and Luther’s 95 Theses, here is a good explanation.
What Is Reformation Day All About? (Ligonier Ministries)
To quote the article, this is significant:
“Though preached clearly in the New Testament and found in the writings of many of the church fathers, the medieval bishops and priests had largely forgotten the truth that our own good works can by no means merit God’s favor.”
How important is the above truth to our work today, in our homeschools and communities?
If you’re like me, you’re looking for a way to introduce your children to good, God-centered stories. RedeemTV is a wonderful, free streaming app. We subscribe and watch The Torchlighters series regularly. Some of our favorite episodes are George Muller (below) and Eric Liddell. Subscribe to Redeem TV today (it’s completely free!).
Keeping in step with Martin Luther’s message are the 5 solas:
- Scripture alone
- Christ alone
- Faith alone
- Grace alone
- Glory to God alone
Here is a FREE 5 Solas printable for tracing and handwriting practice. It doubles as memory work.
Disclosure: As an Amazon associate, I may earn a small commission from the purchase of these materials, at no additional cost to you! Thank you so much!
Watch this movie on Martin Luther (FREE Redeem TV)
Martin Luther: A Man Who Changed the World by Paul L. Maier
The Life of Martin Luther: A Pop-Up Book by Agostino Traini
Why ALL SAINTS’ DAY?
So, we know the significance of M. Luther to the Reformation. But, why celebrate All Saints’ Day?
We celebrate to remember our brothers and sisters in Christ who have gone before us and are waiting for us. We long to honor them and sing praises to Jesus, who will one day bring His kingdom down to reign over the new heaven and new earth forever and ever.
Here is a view of our celebration from last year’s All Saints’ Day.
Here are some of our favorite saints:
Torchlighters: The Augustine Story
Augustine of Hippo: Christian Biographies for Young Readers by Simonetta Carr
The Life of Saint Augustine of Hippo (YouTube video)
George Muller: The Guardian of Bristol’s Orphans by Geoff Benge
Warning: Torchlighters does show the martyrdom of Perpetua and friends, but it is not too gory.
Vibia Perpetua: I am a Christian by Naomi Carrington
John Wesley: The World His Parish by Geoff Benge
Check out these John Wesley hymns!
Amy Carmichael: The Brown-Eyed Girl Who Learned to Pray by Hunter Beless
Amy Carmichael: Rescuer by Night by Kay Walsh
Gladys Aylward: Daring to Trust by Renee Taft Meloche
Gladys Aylward: The Adventure of a Lifetime by Janet Benge
If you are looking to stay connected to living booklists and resources, please subscribe to my email community! I’d love to see you there.