Let history come to life – just the way it should. Read the stories of the reformers in the 16th and 17th centuries who changed the face of the Christian church forever. Meet the German monk, the French scholar, and the Scottish tutor who protested corruption in the church. Get to know the queens and explorers who risked everything for the freedom to worship according to their consciences.
It was a time of war and upheaval, but also a time of promise and hope. From Erasmus and Luther to Katherine Parr and William Bradford, God used different personalities in different places to bring sweeping changes to church government and the way we worship. Learn from their mistakes and be encouraged by their amazing strengths and gifts.
Extra features throughout this book look deeper into issues such as the Scientific Revolution, wars of religion, the Puritans, and the settling of the Americas.
This volume spans the years from 1500 to 1700. Chapters highlight the lives of Desiderius Erasmus, Martin Luther, Menno Simons, John Calvin, Katherine Parr, Thomas Cranmer, John Knox, Jeanne d’Albret, William Bradford, Samuel Rutherford, John Bunyan, and John Eliot.
Additional background features include: Reformation Church Timeline; What was the Reformation Church?; The Catholic Reformation; Big Changes in the Reformation World; War and Religion; The Settling of the Americas; Confessions and Catechisms of the Reformation; Other Reformation Christians; and Enlightenment and Awakening.