Item description for The Nine Day Queen of England: Lady Jane Grey by Faith Cook...
Overview The year 2004 marked the 450th anniversary of the death of Lady Jane. Many accounts have appeared over the years; some present her in terms of stirring heroism, others as a sweet and innocent victim, and more recently as an unfortunate but misguided religious prig. This account presents a sympathetic, though realistic, assessment of Lady Jane's personality and the events of her life. In days when absolute truth has become a casualty of our post-modern society, with its tolerance of everything except strong Christian convictions, the faith of Lady Jane Grey remains a challenge to us all. Her unswerving courage, even when the alternatives of life or death were set before her and depended upon the answers she gave, should not be forgotten.
Community Description Lady Jane Grey has often been called the 'Tudor Pawn', but to see her as one whose life was simply moved around by others is totally inadequate. In order to understand the full tragedy and triumph of her life it is vital to grasp the far-reaching political and religious changes that were shaking England at the time. Like a complicated jigsaw the pieces come together to give a picture of a girl with outstanding natural abilities, whose strength of character and remarkable faith shine out despite the darkness that often surrounded her. 249 pages.
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Studio: Evangelical Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.9" Height: 0.77" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 2005
Publisher EVANGELICAL PRESS #532
ISBN 0852346131 ISBN13 9780852346136 UPC 978085234613
Availability 0 units.
More About Faith Cook
Faith Cook, the daughter of OMF missionaries, was born in China and now lives in Derbyshire, England. She is the author of many other titles including Stronger than the sword; Anne Bradstreet pilgrim and poet; Stars in God's sky; Lady Jane Grey, nine-day queen of England; Fearless pilgrim, the life of John Bunyan; Our hymn-writers and their hymns; Seeing the invisible; Lives turned upside down; Under the scaffold [based on the life and times of William Grimshaw]; Caught in the web; and Living the Christian life, a joint publication with her husband Paul. Paul served as a pastor in churches in Northallerton, Shepshed and Hull. They have five children and ten grandchildren.
Reviews - What do customers think about Nine Day Queen Of England-Lady Jane Grey?
Quite pleased with the condition Mar 22, 2010
As far as the condition of the book, the book did have some wear to it, but it was not falling apart, and even more so, it was in pretty good shape.
This is a very educational book about the history and politics of the 15th century times. Although this book was about Lady Jane Grey, almost 2/3 of the book is really about the government of the time; King Henry the VIII and his son Edward, Jane's family, and other things, as the author said, were necessary to set the setting for Lady Jane. It was very heavily packed with historical information not about Lady Jane, but the story of Lady Jane was one that was very inspiring and convicting. Being a young woman, she was mature beyond her years.
Overall, this book gives great justice to the setting that surrounded Lady Jane and to the exemplary figure that Lady Jane was.
Full of primary sources Nov 21, 2009
A very well-written book, full of excerpts from Lady Jane's own letters and journal entries. This 16-year-old girl had a remarkable grasp of the doctrinal debates of her day and knew her own beliefs relating to them. An interesting history story, an inspiring spiritual story.
Good, but a bit biased. Jul 29, 2008
I love historical biographies and have read numerous, especially on the Tudor's and English royalty. My favorite author of this genre is Carolly Erickson, who always has a deep respect and appreciation for her subjects, yet will show them truthfully and unbiased. The Nine Day Queen of England, Lady Jane Grey by Faith Cook is a great read for someone of christian faith who wants to know about an innocent girl that in the face of death, held to her beliefs even when letting them go would have saved her life. Faith Cook is a strong christian and focuses on Lady Jane Grey as a christian martyr. Cook's opinions of the events of the time and of other courtisans is evident in the book and is biased by her faith. I, having no affinity towards either religion and just looking for a faithful account of a girl in a very interesting situation in an influential time in history, started to become annoyed with this bias by the end. I wish I would have noticed that this was published by the Evangelical Press before I bought it.
BEAUTIFUL! Aug 23, 2007
Nine Day Queen of England is a wonderful book, convincing and truthful. Faith Cook tells the true story of Jane Grey as no other book I've read has! This book is truly amazing. I highly recommend it for anyone who is interested in Lady Jane Grey, or in English Monarchy! This is certainly a truthful account of one of England's most tragic and brave monarchs.