Saturday, May 7, 2011

Making A Home's Weekend Book Review - Life of John Knox

Life of John Knox, a reproduction of the 1833 original about John Knox, the great Protestant Reformer, was republished by ATTIC BOOKS, a division of New Leaf Publishing Group.

This little book is packed with great information on the great Protestant Reformer. It is small and compact and charming with its frayed page edges which makes it even more delightful to read.

This book covers Knox's call into the reformation, his life of harsh imprisonment and treatment, and how he bravely defied royalty, nobility, and the Papacy to speak the truth.

I really enjoyed this little book. I actually read almost the entire thing in one sitting, spanning a couple of hours that I had free and quiet. Since it was originally published in 1833, it uses the old English language, the thy's and thees, etc. I enjoyed this aspect of the book although some may find that part difficult.

I had never read into the life of John Knox as an individual previous to this book, and I was amazed at the faith and courage that he had in the face of utmost adversity. His faith and trust in God was phenomenal. It challenged me and inspired me all at the same time.

I would definitely recommend this book to anyone interested in learning more about one of the great Protestant reformers. In fact, I saw that ATTIC BOOKS has other similar books on other great figures of history, and I would love to be able to read those as well.

*I received this book from New Leaf Publishing Group in exchange for my honest review*

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