Reformation: How a Monk and a Mallet Changed the World
Lively and engaging overview of the personalities and events that comprise what historians call the Protestant Reformation in Europe. Readers will learn how the biblical truths and ideals of this great historical movement helped to shape the direction of many European countries, and also lay the political, religious, and cultural foundation for much of the Western world. The author, Stephen J. Nichols manages to make this study both scholarly as well as interesting. 150 pgs, pb. ~ Mike
Mention history and some might struggle to stifle a yawn. But when presented as a narrative it can often be compelling reading. Stephen J. Nichols takes a key period in time, the Reformation, and presents its major players in a fresh way. From Martin Luther, a simple monk who wielded the mallet, to kings and queens, this book goes behind the scenes to uncover the human side of these larger-than-life Reformers. Along the way readers meet Luther, Ulrich Zwingli, John Calvin, Kings Henry VIII and Edward VI, Lady Jane Grey, Anne Bradstreet, and many others.
For those wanting to see history in its context, Nichols also provides a sampling of primary source materials. It is an engaging read that will remind readers of the foundational truths that can never be taken for granted by the church in any age. Includes numerous illustrations.