In preparation to read this volume by Posset, I read his Pater Berhnardus: Martin Luther and Bernhard of Clairvaux. The context Posset provides is as a Roman Catholic author presenting a basic apologetic for Luther, placing him squarely in numerous Western Christian schools of thought. If Roman Catholicism still refuses to lift the excommunication on Luther and is more than reluctant to recognize him as the/an angel of Revelation 14:6, at least Roman Christians may begin to see that Luther was indeed a loyal son of the Roman Church (The Real Luther, 69). Luther loved Bernhard's sermons but seemed to disagree very much with his more intentionally theological works.
I have great appreciation for "Peer Reviewed" CPH books like The Real Luther. It is to be understood by readers that the author is not writing under the doctrinal and confessional standards of the LCMS and that the book in question has not been through the formal doctrinal review process. I welcome more from CPH from Franz Posset and others who appreciate Luther for who he was, rather than who people with agendas have claimed he was.
Biographies of Martin Luther are not as rare as many Americans today think. Nor is Luther as much of a revolutionary as he is made out to be. Books like the first three reviewed here are more "revolutionary" for portaying Luther's theological genius in context, that He was heavily influenced by monasticism and Bernhard of Clairvaux, but most influenced by the Holy Spirit and the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.