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Foxe's Book of Martyrs (1554)

by John Foxe

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This unparalleled classic recounts the lives, sufferings, and triumphant deaths of Christian martyrs throughout history.Beginning with the first martyr, Jesus Christ, this exceptional historical record traces the roots of religious persecution. It focuses on such great men as John Wycliffe, John Huss, William Tyndale, Martin Luther, Thomas Crammer, and many others.Since Foxe also knew persecution, his writings possess a sense of immediacy and insight into suffering that few "objective" church historians can match.This edition has streamlined the and reorganize the original book of martyrs in order to present Foxe's story crisply. The editor, W. Grinton Berry, was aware of the readers desire for clarity. He observes that Foxe's "discursiveness" discourages today's reader, "who likes narratives that are clean-cut, swift, full of movement, making straight for the point." Berry's consciousness of modern literary tastes gives the text it's smoothness, as does his conviction that "Foxe's narratives judge merely on literary grounds, are among the most graphic in the most readable in our literature."
  FriendsLibraryFL | Sep 6, 2014 |
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  saintmarysaccden | Dec 17, 2013 |
My husband and I read this over a period of several years, and firmly believe that every Christian should read it. We were simultaneously horrified and edified as we read account after account of men and women who stood firm in their faith. Hundreds of people were burned at the stake and/or tortured because they held the Bible to be the infallible Word of God, and did not honor man's opinions or positions. This book should serve as a wake-up call to an increasingly compromising and evil generation. Excellent book! ( )
  silva_44 | Oct 16, 2013 |
The illustrations are all from woodblocks and therefore not very good in quality, but they make up for that with their drama -- a veritable encyclopedia of every conceivable way for torturing and killing another human.
  SteveJohnson | Aug 4, 2013 |
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They were people who triumphantly donned the armor of God--the helmet of salvation, the shield of faith, the sword of God's Word. They faced torture and death in their fight of faith, willing to stand for their beliefs regardless of the price. The obedience and courage of such historical figures as William Tyndale and Martin Luther will create courage in anyone facing the trials of life and is sure to inspire you to live for Christ today. This best-selling classic is a must for every Christian's library!

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John Foxe carefully compiled records of the suffering and persecution of Christians. The Book of Martyrs became a sensational best-seller as a result. As interesting as fiction, it is written with both passion and tenderness, telling the dramatic story of some of the most thrilling periods in Christian history.… (more)

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