This rich book walks readers through the men and women who lead up to, fought for, and carried on, the Protestant Reformation. Each chapter is the biography of a Reformation Hero, featuring tidbits of information about their life, the times they lived in, and what they did for the Gospel alongside historical photos and reproductions. Chapters are also included on the Anabaptist & counterreformation movements, and the influence of the reformation. The appendices include a chart of reformers and the countries they influenced; a map of Europe in 1550, kings & queens of England and Scotland, maps of Cambridge and Oxford, and a glossary. 239 glossy pages, hardcover.
The Reformation did not happen instantaneously; it was something God patiently arranged over a number of years. As you read this book, you will learn how the Lord used some people to plant the seeds of church reform long before October 31, 1517, when Martin Luther published his ninety-five theses. Luther's story is well-known; we trust you will find it interesting and instructive to read about him and about forty others (John Knox, Peter Martyr Vermigli, Zacharias Ursinus, Willem Teellinck, etc.) who contributed to the Reformation - some well known and others not so - most of whom are Reformation heroes.
To provide a more full picture of the many sided Reformation, chapters are also included on the Anabaptist and Counter Reformation movements. The book concludes with a brief summary of the influence of the Reformation in different areas of life.