Five English Reformers

Weight 0.36 lbs
Dimensions 7.13 × 4.75 × 0.5 in
ISBN 9780851511382
Binding

Paperback, eBook (ePub & Kindle), Paperback & eBook (ePub & Kindle)

Topic

Reformer Biography, 16th century, General Biography

Original Pub Date

1890

Banner Pub Date

Jul 1, 1960

Page Count

232

Format

Book

Book Description

Few martyr’s words can be more stirring than those of Bishop Hugh Latimer’s to Dr. Nicholas Ridley: ‘Be of good comfort, Master Ridley, and play the man. We shall this day light such a candle, by God’s grace, in England, as I trust shall never be put out’.

But, why were such men burned at the stake? What were the great convictions in which they lived and for which they were prepared to sacrifice life itself? What made their lives and testimony to Christ’s gospel so powerful? Do Christians today share either their convictions or their faithfulness?

It was the increasing conviction that martyrs, though dead, can still speak to the church, which led Bishop J.C. Ryle to pen these pungent biographies of Five English Reformers last century. Along with an analysis of the reasons for their martyrdom he pointed out the salient characteristics of their Christian lives. Such men still prove to be examples, warnings and challenges all in one, to Christians today. Readers will rise from the company of their life stories praying for a similar faith in Christ’s power.

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WHY WERE OUR REFORMERS BURNED? 5
1 JOHN HOOPER: BISHOP AND MARTYR 35
2 ROWLAND TAYLOR: MARTYR 71
3 HUGH LATIMER: BISHOP AND MARTYR 85
4 JOHN BRADFORD: MARTYR 120
5 NICHOLAS RIDLEY: BISHOP AND MARTYR 139

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  1. robert8092

    A very important and moving book. Know how the saints of the past suffered and died for the truth that we all uphold today.

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