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Foxe's Book Of Martyrs (1911) (original 1554; edition 2010)

by John Foxe, William Grinton Berry (Editor)

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Title:Foxe's Book Of Martyrs (1911)
Authors:John Foxe
Other authors:William Grinton Berry (Editor)
Info:Kessinger Publishing, LLC (2010), Hardcover, 444 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:Faith, love, denying self, Jesus, divine love, commitment, suffering for Christ

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Foxe's Book of Martyrs by John Foxe (1554)



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  CPI | Aug 8, 2016 |
Although depressing at times, this is a great book for anyone who enjoys studying history/religion/ or just want to be inspired. A lot of amazing stories are told along with many heart breaking ones. ( )
  Shadow494 | Jun 20, 2016 |
This is a large abridgment of Foxes 8 volume work.
  nylandce | Feb 17, 2016 |
Wow! This is a difficult book to read not because it is hard to understand but due to the suffering that so many endured even to the point of death for the sake of Christ. This book will make you think about your own faith and how deep it runs.
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  david__clifford | Feb 3, 2016 |
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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Foxe's writing of religious Martyrs, politics, European History up to the time of Elizabeth 1.
Foxe's Book of Martyrs has been an invaluable addition to the libraries of faithful Christians for almost five centuries. Chronicling the suffering and brutal deaths of those who have sacrificed their lives for the sake of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, John Foxe captured the God-given, Spirit-inspired courage of these noble souls. Though sometimes difficult to read because of the inhumane cruelty depicted in its pages, the images which truly endure are those of the victorious faithfulness, by the grace of God, of these heroes of the faith. Why read this book? The stories within these pages are not only supremely inspiring but also educational as to the identity, character, and modus operandi of an apostate, false church. We have benefited immeasurably from the wonderful witness of these martyred saints, which not only helped many of our predecessors accept Christ, but also helped the true church to be stronger and purer.
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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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