This is a fabulous recounting of the lives of five key figures of the European Reformation. It is a recounting that also reveals that if these lives had not been lived, western history and the story of the Church would be completely different. This is usable history at its best.
Michael A. G. Haykin, Professor of Church History and Biblical Spirituality, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky
… historically informed, accessibly readable, and relevantly applied. A great service for the church and beyond.
Adriaan Neele, Research scholar, associate editor and director of the Jonathan Edwards Center, Yale University
In a winsome, yet honest and penetrating examination of some of its leading characters, Lee Gatiss shows how the Reformation sheds light on some of today’s vexing theological, ethical, and ecclesiastical questions. This insightful and at times provocative volume is further proof that the Reformation cannot be revisited too often, and sight of its lasting legacy must not be lost in successive generations.
Iver Martin, Principal, Edinburgh Theological Seminary, Edinburgh, Scotland
In his usual eloquent and articulate style, Dr Lee Gatiss illuminates the wisdom of the Protestant Reformers and the continuing truth of Almighty God’s gospel of grace. … compels the reader to stand firm in the foundation of faith which was courageously taught by men and women of the 16th century.
Julian Dobbs, Bishop of the Convocation of Anglicans in North America
… brings gospel light to dark areas of the contemporary church. Like the Reformers, the church today needs to regain, retell, and rely on the gospel of grace.
Aimee Byrd, Author of Housewife Theologian, Theological Fitness, and No Little Women
Light after Darkness provides an excellent entry point into the essence of the Reformation, and mines much of the Reformers’ wisdom for our twenty–first–century context. Great biblical and practical encouragement for church leaders and members, and thus highly recommended!
Mark Earngey, Lecturer in Christian Thought, Moore Theological College, Sydney
Lee shows not only how these Reformers faced their own contexts of darkness but also applies the regained principles to our modern contexts … Overall Lee takes us, as the Reformers did, back to God’s authority as described in the Scriptures.
Andy Lines, Missionary Bishop for Europe, Anglican Church in North America
With realism, clarity, and his characteristic twinkle, Lee Gatiss shows just how profoundly and practically relevant the stories and issues of the Reformation remain today. Our churches will be more healthy and fruitful if they can learn these lessons.
Michael Reeves, President and Professor of Theology, Union School of Theology, Oxford, England
A delightfully different romp through some occasionally unexpected corners of the Reformation, viewed from a unique perspective. In a scholarly but very readable manner, Gatiss sheds light on its theology, critical importance, and relevance for gospel ministry today