John FoxeHendrickson Publishers / HardcoverOur Price$10.995 out of 5 stars for Foxe's Book of Martyrs, Christian Classic. View reviews of this product. 13 Reviews
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doc5 Stars Out Of 5CompellingJune 7, 2021docQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Having read this book before, I can say that it is inspiring to know of believers who been willing to sacrifice their lives for believing in Jesus! Greg
Janeismyname125 Stars Out Of 5Reality is stranger than fiction.April 4, 2019Janeismyname12Quality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Just started and I'm already 1/3 of the way through this masterpiece. Loving what I'm reading about the Inquisition. ...All this insanity actually happened! A book not for the faint of heart; seriously gory events documented herein. I'm BLOWN AWAY by this AWESOME work done by John Foxe back in the 1500s. *Props!
gifu5 Stars Out Of 5my husband enjoys it very muchDecember 19, 2018gifuthe book looks great and my hub loves it
PDW4JC5 Stars Out Of 5Very SatisfiedJune 29, 2017PDW4JCQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Very satisfied with my purchase. I have passed on many copies of this book in hopes it will encourage other believers to live without reservations for Christ. This copy will remain in my library, unless the Lord says otherwise, but I do enjoy passing on copies to others, that is why I usually buy several copies at a time. The quality of the binding is very nice and print size is enjoyable. I'm very satisfied with my purchase.
Snyder's SoapboxFruitland, IdahoAge: 35-44Gender: Male5 Stars Out Of 5A Necessary Book for your Christian Library, Foxes Book of Martyrs from Hendricksons Classics.September 15, 2015Snyder's SoapboxFruitland, IdahoAge: 35-44Gender: MaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Most of you are familiar with this title. It is an edifying record of several martyrs from the early Church. Every Christian should own a copy of this book, and read it for their growth. We need to know what happened and the culture in which it happened. We need to understand that it could happen again in our own country, and that it is happening now all over the world. If you dont have a hard copy of this book and only have a digital copy, I suggest you get this one. It is affordable, well done, and printed in the U.S.A. Digital copies are fine, but what happens when tech doesnt work? What happens if a ruling class decides to issue an electronic update and your devices all rewrite your Christian books? Hard copies, put away in a library are insurance against that. I know, they take up a lot of room, and cost money, and can burn up in a fire, but they are important for archiving valuable information. This book contains content that would help us to act appropriately, in future situations that could be similar or the same. Reading about Christians who were pursued, persecuted, and killed for their faith, should help us understand that their convictions were strong. Stronger than their fear of death. We should all hope that if we, by Gods providence are to be martyred, that He would grant us the grace that these precious ones of His received.
We can read about the Apostles, and men like Polycarp who knew John. Here is an excerpt from the book,
Polycarp, the venerable bishop of Smyrna, hearing that persons were seeking for him, escaped, but was discovered by a child. After feasting the guards who apprehended him, he desired an hour in prayer, which being allowed, he prayed with such fervency, that his guards repented that they had been instrumental in taking him. He was, however, carried before the proconsul, condemned, and burnt in the market place.
The proconsul then urged him, saying, Swear, and I will release thee;reproach Christ.
Polycarp answered, Eighty and six years have I served him, and he never once wronged me; how then shall I blaspheme my King, Who hath saved me? At the stake to which he was only tied, but not nailed as usual, as he assured them he should stand immovable, the flames, on their kindling the fagots, encircled his body, like an arch, without touching him; and the executioner, on seeing this, was ordered to pierce him with a sword, when so great a quantity of blood flowed out as extinguished the fire. But his body, at the instigation of the enemies of the Gospel, especially Jews, was ordered to be consumed in the pile, and the request of his friends, who wished to give it Christian burial, rejected. They nevertheless collected his bones and as much of his remains as possible, and caused them to be decently interred.
We can also read about men from the Reformation like, John Wickliffe, John Huss, and Martin Luther. What these people did to preserve and spread Gods word, so that we could have it today, should make us appreciate their dedication and spur us on to remain faithful during persecution.
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