Beautifully illustrated page after page by artist Caffy Whitney, and printed on glossy paper in an attractive large 8.5″ x 11″ format. Reformation Heroes is a high-quality, beautiful gift book that is also useful as a history text and with study helps.
The Reformation did not happen instantaneously. God, in His wise and patient design, brought it to pass 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; in this volume you can learn about him and forty others – such as John Knox, Peter Martyr Vermigli, Zacharias Ursinus, and Willem Teellinck. Each of these contributed to the Reformation. Some are well known, others little-known. But all of them 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.
About the Authors
Joel R. Beeke (PhD, Westminster Seminary) is president and professor of systematic theology and homiletics at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary; a pastor of the Heritage Reformed Congregation in Grand Rapids, Michigan; editor of Banner of Sovereign Grace Truth; editorial director of Reformation Heritage Books; and a prolific author.
Diana Kleyn is a member of the Heritage Netherlands Reformed Congregation in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is the mother of three children, and has a heart for helping children understand and embrace the truths of God’s Word. She writes monthly for the children’s section in The Banner of Sovereign Grace Truth magazine, and is co-author with Joel R. Beeke of the series Building on the Rock.
“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
“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
“The authors are to be warmly commended for giving our young people fresh access to the riches of the Reformation, namely, God’s saints who did such great exploits for the kingdom of the Lord Jesus Christ.” — Dr. Michael Haykin