Released in the UK May 2019
Released in the US May 2019
Trade paperback | 144 Pages
9781527103337 • £7.99 $9.99
BISAC – REL108020
The Protestant Reformers of the sixteenth century regained, retold, and relied on the gospel of grace — and we can learn from their tragedies and triumphs, their dark deeds and noble heroics. The stories of Ulrich Zwingli, William Tyndale, Martin Luther, John Calvin and Thomas Cranmer remind us of the glorious truths which warmed the hearts and fired the souls of passionate and imperfect people, and how they tried to share the good news of Jesus Christ in their generation. Will it strengthen and inspire passionate and imperfect Christians today to emulate their clarity, their courage, and their compassion for the lost?
Dr. Lee Gatiss is the Director of Church Society, an Editor of the NIV Proclamation Bible, and a Lecturer in Church History at Union School of Theology. He lives in Cambridge, UK.
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.
Principal, Edinburgh Theological Seminary, Edinburgh, Scotland
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
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.
Bishop of the Convocation of Anglicans in North America
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
Principal, Evangelical Theological College of Asia, Singapore