- interested in church history?
- a lover of a good story
- coming from a catholic or lutheran background
- confused on what “Protestant” or “Evangelical” actually means
Than I would highly recommend this book: Reeves, Michael. The Unquenchable Flame: Discovering the Heart of the Reformation. B&H Publishing Group, 2013.
Point: A return to the authority of Scripture opened the eyes of the reformers to see justification by faith alone, and forever changed history.
Path: In a clear and engaging manner, Reeves explains the background, the major players, and the continuing effects of the Reformation. He gives sufficient information to peak interest, but does not dive too deeply into debates and arguments from scholars. I would categorize the tone of the book as something akin to “sarcastic storytelling,” and have to admit that it is very appealing! The story is engaging, there is both suspense and humor, and the broad picture of the Reformation Era is very helpful!
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