It shouldn’t be possible to talk about the Reformation without talking about the gospel.
Luther’s discovery has fascinated artists, inspired reformers, envisioned abolitionists and given beautiful hope to millions. It has changed the world and it continues to do so.
Michael Reeves has served the church in this 500th anniversary year by writing an evangelistic resource that tells the story of that discovery, that draws out its effectiveness and beauty, and that speaks of its consequences for the history of the world.
On this 500th anniversary of the Reformation this resource, priced to be given away in numbers, enables you to use the historical moment effectively to carry on the work of Reformation: to get the story of the gospel to world.
“As I read this thrilling little introduction to the Reformation my heart started to beat with joy. For this 500th anniversary I’m going to try to persuade everyone to read it.” - Rico Tice
"If you want to know what made this movement explosively joyful… read this book." - John Piper
“Thank God for the world changing Reformation recovering the truth of the all sufficient cross of Christ! As Michael Reeves points out in his inspiring text, prior to the Reformation religion was disguising the problem rather than solving it. Five hundred years later people from around the world with open Bibles celebrate the rediscovery of light that dispelled their overwhelming darkness” - Terry Virgo
“Captivating and heart-warming vignettes of the (now famous) freedom-fighters whose radical discovery re-shaped Western Europe and impacted the world.” - Richard Cunningham
"Immensely readable. In these few pages not only is Martin Luther brought to life but the rediscovery of a world changing message for all centuries in all its relevance for today is given wings.” - Trevor Archer
Running through this little book on the Reformation is the surprising legacy of joy. The fact that we have no portraits of any Reformers smiling is a fluke of history. Nobody smiled for portraits until fifty years ago! If you want to know what made this movement explosively joyful, don’t look at the pictures, read this book.
Immensely readable. In these few pages not only is Martin Luther brought to life but the rediscovery of a world changing message for all centuries in all its relevance for today is given wings.
Captivating and heart-warming vignettes of the (now famous) freedom-fighters whose radical discovery re-shaped Western Europe and impacted the world. Their story is beautifully captured in this charming little book. Richard Cunningham
Thank God for the world changing Reformation recovering the truth of the all sufficient cross of Christ! As Michael Reeves points out in his inspiring text, prior to the Reformation religion was disguising the problem rather than solving it. Five hundred years later people from around the world with open Bibles celebrate the rediscovery of light that dispelled their overwhelming darkness.
Many of you may remember from last year "The Servant Queen" which was an attractively produced book about the Christian faith of HM the Queen, which was designed to give away to our friends. Over a million copies were sold, which is an absolutely stupendous achievement. Now the same team has got together and written another book based on the same model as "The Servant Queen" and I predict it will be equally appealing. Its about the Reformation and its impact over the next 500 years (In case you missed it the Reformation was in 1517!) Its written in an engaging style by one of the UK's leading theologians, Mike Reeves who has authored many best selling Christian books. Superbly designed by Ben Virgo who runs the innovative Christian Heritage Centre in London, its very modern in look and feel and easy on the eye. The contents are equally easy to read and cover not only the Reformation but also its effects in the centuries to come. Books like these are very useful as they will appeal to friends who would not be interested in reading an evangelistic book. They also are particularly important because they have a solid message and an attractive feel - sadly Christian books can sometimes tend to be one or the other. This is both and nobody would feel in the least embarrassed to give copies away. Of course, it could be read with pleasure by the Christian but the "raison d'etre" is to give it away. As with the previous volume, which was probably not ideal for republican friends, this might not necessarily be one to give to our Roman Catholic contacts, though there is nothing in any way offensive or sectarian in the content. Various issues around the Reformation are covered in a fair minded way and although of course it's pitched in a popular fashion its also historically accurate. It's particularly good at bringing out the "human interest" side of the Reformation, with for example a moving section on Luther's wife and family. Luther had to endure the death of two daughters, one of whom died in his arms. It also makes the critical point that the effects of the Reformation are still being felt to this day and it looks at the Reformations continuing impact on literature, education and culture. Not many people are aware for example of the zeal of the Reformers to further female education or indeed in general to promote what (perhaps anachronistically) might be called "women's rights" . The role of reformation thinking in the abolition of the slave trade is equally striking. 500 years on we still live in a Reformation shaped world. Finally, not to forget, it's priced attractively the estimable 10 of those at only £1 a copy if you order 25 copies. In all sense of the word then "its a give away"! .
The Reformation was just a minor theological spat with no relevance to today, right? Wrong. This book is an utter gem, and shows how the Reformation (principally through Luther) rediscovered joy, a joy that transforms lives, has shaped history, and is still available for us today. It's pithy, with great design, brilliant illustrations, and written in an captivating format. Definitely a book to buy, to read, and to give away (in bulk!) in the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation year. Because joy is at stake.
Mike Reeves explains the core of what the Reformation was about in a way that makes it timeless. Good to give away.
Total Price: £1.99