The sixteenth century in Europe was a tumultuous time. Monumental inventions like the printing press occurred alongside huge philosophical shifts caused by Copernicus. But just as important was the seismic upheaval within Christendom herself, as the Church of Rome responded to internal rebuke with oppression. In thirty short biographies, Heralds of the Reformation tells the important story of the struggle between the theological authorities and the men and women who refused to keep quiet about the sheer grace of the Gospel.
Designed for students young and old, this book also includes a Reformation Overview and Timeline, seven short summaries of Reformation Basics, and Comprehension Questions and Answers.
“Richard Hannula has an eye for personal heroism and a flair for writing simply and vividly about it. Here he spotlights thirty Reformation stalwarts who gave their lives, all metaphorically, a number literally, to advance the gospel, make Christ known and save souls. From start to finish, a gripping read.”
~ J. I. Packer, Professor of Theology, Regent College
“These lively and engaging biographical vignettes stretch from the forerunners of the Reformation like John Wyclif to the great Scottish reformer John Knox. In an age of unworthy anti-heroes, here is a treasure trove of true heroes for children and parents alike.”
~ Terry L. Johnson, Senior Minister, Independent Presbyterian Church
“With engaging style, Heralds of the Reformation vividly portrays the outpouring of the Spirit of God as men, women and children rediscovered salvation by God’s grace alone through faith alone in Christ.”
~ Ron Bergey, Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament, John Calvin Seminary