The Sword of the Lord: The Time of Martin Luther by Joseph Hocking

Joseph Hocking is the Lutheran Librarian’s favorite Christian novelist. During his lifetime he was widely read and greatly beloved throughout the English speaking world. Most of his books deal in some way with the struggles and conflicts of living as a Christian in the modern world.

The Lutheran Library is republishing many of Joseph Hocking’s novels. If you have any of Hocking’s 50 “lost” books, please contact us.


  • 1 How This History Came To Be Written
  • 2 The Kings Command
  • 3 King Henry VIII
  • 4 I Meet John Mainwaring And David Granville
  • 5 The Happening On The Ipswich Road
  • 6 Describes Our Journey To Burg
  • 7 How David Granville Bought A Pardon For His Sins
  • 8 How We Entered Rothenburg Castle
  • 9 How I Obtained Speech With Lady Elfrida Rothenburg
  • 10 The Fight — And After
  • 11 The Meeting In The Tilt-yard
  • 12 The Astrologers
  • 13 How I First Saw Dr. Martin Luther
  • 14 The Stubbornness Of Martin Luther
  • 15 Martin Luther’s Letter
  • 16 My Trial And Imprisonment
  • 17 The News Of Father Nicholas
  • 18 Love Or Honor?
  • 19 The Escape
  • 20 Count Ulrich Von Hutten
  • 21 The Strange Conduct Of The Lady Elfrida
  • 22 How Martin Luther Was Publicly Cursed
  • 23 One Man Against The World
  • 24 How Martin Luther Burned The Pope’s Bull At Wittenberg
  • 25 How I Went To Rescue The Lady Elfrida From Dudley And His Friends
  • 26 The Fight At Hartz Castle
  • 27 The Summons And The Journey To The Diet Of Worms
  • 28 The Monk And The Emperor
  • 29 The Rescue And The Refuge
  • 30 The Gratitude Of Henry VIII

Publication Information

  • Lutheran Library edition first published: 2023
  • Copyright: CC BY 4.0
Joseph Hocking
Joseph Hocking

Joseph Hocking (1860-1937), was a Cornish writer and United Methodist Free Church minister. His novels were immensely popular in his lifetime. Many of his 100 books are available at no charge from the Lutheran Library.