The author tells of Menno Simons, a Catholic priest who become an Anabaptist in the 1500s. The story of what happened as Menno went about preaching is seen through the eyes of his children, Bettje and jan. This story is one of suspense, action, and constant danger that Menno would be arrested. It tells how people lived in those days and how people began to read and study the Bible. It was the days of what we now know as the Reformation.
Menno Simons was first a Catholic priest. As he read and studied the Bible, Menno began to understand the Christian life in a different way. Eventually he became an Anabaptist preacher. Soon, Menno Simons became the leader of the Anabaptists, now known as Mennonites. 138 pages.