From Heaven Above
- Publisher A favorite hymn by Martin Luther, From Heaven Above to Earth I Come, forms the foundation for this classic illustrated picture book.
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About "From Heaven Above"
During children's Christmas services around the world, echoes of these words are often heard... words from "From Heaven Above to Earth I Come" and "Welcome to Earth, O Noble Guest"... signifying the angel's message and our response. This favorite humn by Martin Luther forms the foundation for this book. This melodic book captivates children with the miraculous story of that night foretold so long ago. Classic illustrations help children understand the majesty of the night.
A favorite hymn by Martin Luther, From Heaven Above to Earth I Come, forms the foundation for this classic illustrated picture book.
Meet the Authors
Martin Luther (1483 , 1546) was a German monk, a theologian and church reformer, he is considered to be the founder of Protestantism. Luther was a professor of Bible at the University of Wittenberg when he posted his famous 95 Theses (1517). In addition to writing many books, Luther translated the Bible into German. Luther believed that salvation was only by faith in Jesus , unmediated by the church. He challenged papal authority by emphasing the Bible as the only source of religious authority and believed the church to be a priesthood of all believers.These ideas helped to inspire the Protestant Reformation and changed the course of Western civilization. He married Katharina von Bora thus initiating the practice of clerical marriage within Protestantism.- Publisher.
Guy Porfirio (Illus)
Guy's first successful Christmas drawing was in third grade. His teacher, Mrs. Passarelli, had instructed the class to draw Christmas trees. Upon seeing Guy's drawing, she stopped him and told him, 'That's perfect, don't do anything more! Don't touch it anymore!' She held Guy's drawing up to the class as an example of how a Christmas tree should look - an encouraging first encounter with an art director.