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. The book also includes an appendix of study questions for each chapter.
"Diana Kleyn and Joel Beeke have once again found a way to make history both interesting and challenging. By grace, Reformation Heroes is a book that will help capture young minds and hearts for Christ." —Dr. Sinclair Ferguson, Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, South Carolina
"Reformation Heroes is a valuable introduction to important figures in the Reformation. The stories told are inspiring and encouraging--and should be remembered among us as evidences of the grace of God at work." —Dr. W. Robert Godfrey, President, Westminster Seminary in California
"This beautifully written and illustrated volume provides a sure resource for inquiring young minds to capture the thrill of God's work in the lives of men and women primarily in the sixteenth century. Reformation Heroes is a magnificent achievement." —Dr. Derek Thomas, John E. Richards Professor of Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, Mississippi
"I hope this book will help awaken youth in America to the vital truths set forth so clearly and boldly by the historic heroes of the Reformation." —Dr. R.C. Sproul