Released in the UK March 2021
Released in the US March 2021
Trade hardback | 128 Pages
9781527104228 • £8.99 $12.99
BISAC – REL045000
Luther and Calvin, the great reformers of the sixteenth century, are remembered for their writings and theological debates, but do we think of them as great missionaries? Can we learn from them for mission work today? The huge impact of the Reformation, on all areas of life, evolved as part of Calvin’s and Luther’s evangelistic vision. With such a legacy, this vision is worth your attention.
Lindsay Brown is a native of Wales. He studied Modern European History in Oxford, and theology in Paris. He has served as General Secretary of IFES for 16 years (1991–2007) and the International Director of the Lausanne Movement (2008–17).He has been involved in student ministry for over 40 years, and continues to serve as the director of FEUER( the Fellowship of Evangelists in the Universities of Europe).
… considers the way in which Luther and Calvin also sought to bring the truth of Christianity to all spheres of human life, a helpful reminder that Christ lays claim to the totality of life.
Michael A. G. Haykin
Professor of Church History and Biblical Spirituality, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky
… a simple yet profound look into the missionary heart of both Luther and Calvin. While certainly concerned with evangelism, theirs was a much more encompassing vision of the gospel: God’s glory extended to the ends of the earth. For those looking to understand and imbibe this Reformation vision, let Brown be your guide.
Coleman M. Ford
Co–founder of the Center for Ancient Christian Studies, Adjunct Instructor of Church History, Boyce College, Louisville, Kentucky
Superb! Calvin’s renewed vision for mission and evangelism with his strategic thinking and initiatives for the advance of the gospel provide an urgent challenge for Christians today. The final chapter with its ‘Ten Lessons for Today’ is essential reading for any involved in church leadership and evangelism. You will benefit immensely from reading this book.
D. Eryl Davies
Elder, Heath Evangelical Church, Cardiff & Consulting Editor, Evangelical Magazine