Item description for Foxe's Book Of Martyrs by John Foxe & W. Berry...
Overview edited by W. Grinton Berry
With over millions of copies in print, Foxe's Book of Martyrs has become a classic of magnificent courage and faith. Beginning with Jesus Christ, this unparalleled volume traces the roots of religious persecution. Some of the heroic figures examined are John Hus, John Wycliffe, William Tyndale, Anne Askew, Lady Jane Grey, and Martin Luther. This edition has been streamlined to present Foxe's work in today's language.
Publishers Description Christian classic telling the stories of men and women who were martyred for their faith.
Citations And Professional Reviews Foxe's Book Of Martyrs by John Foxe & W. Berry has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Wilson Public Library Catalog - 01/01/1998 page 85
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.7" Width: 4.2" Height: 1.1" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2000
Publisher Baker Publishing Group
ISBN 0800786645 ISBN13 9780800786649
Availability 0 units.
More About John Foxe & W. Berry
John Foxe (1516-87) was a professor at Oxford, then a minister in London before being forced to flee to Europe when Queen Mary came to power. While in Europe he wrote this classic and published it after returning to England when Queen Elizabeth took the throne.
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The New Foxe's Book of Martyrs Mar 12, 2007
This is a wonderful book. Every Christian should have one of these. This book is also an excellent historical account of the dark days of the church and what Christians are going through today. As a history buff it is a great read.
Triumph of Love of God Over Power Politics Dec 27, 2006
Gripping and insightful, it delivers more than the story of martyrs for the faith. Yes, it's stylized writing for its time and narrowly focuses on a subject designed specifically to encourage the pious protestant through hardship. This classic study is also a fascinating revelation of human behavior and power politics. Focused mainly on the realm of Bloody Mary, it reveals control freaks at their worst - forcing not just what you do, but what you think. As we watch this abysmal pattern of behavior playing out again across the middle east, it's more timely reading than you'd think. It's profoundly moving and highly recommended.
Nice read but beware this is not a word for word reprint of the original work Dec 22, 2006
John Foxe's Book of Martyrs is indeed a classic of Christian literature. John Foxe was born in 1517 and died in 1587. John Foxe documented the persecutions of Christians from the foundation of the church through his time. Outside of the Bible itself, this is one of the few books every Christian should read. From time to time the book has been updated to cover generations John would not live to see. While this book is a worthy read - be aware that this is not a faithful word for word reprint of the original works but as the cover says a rewrite. If you are interested in a rendition which remains more faithful to the the original author's words, look for a reprinted edition edited by (co-author) William Forbush.
I have a copy of this book... Dec 10, 2006
I own a copy of this book....over 400 years after it was first published. According to the Introduction, John Foxe died in A.D. 1587; seventeen years after he published this work.
He had to write and edit this by hand because a typewriter hadn't been invented yet. Foxe's Book of Martyrs is over 400 typed-pages. Imagine the effort it took. The amount of ink and paper. The cramped, tired hand. If he wrote outside, he was susceptible to distractions. If he wrote inside, he may at times have had only a flickering fire light. All for what? It took him years to complete with no guarantee that it would ever be finished, or published. All for future generations. He most likely couldn't have conceived that the Lord would tarry at least four hundred more years.
Thank God for this book. I now know history that I had NEVER been told before. Had I not read this book, I would never have understood the true positions of the Pope and the Protestants.
I visited the Vatican and the Tower of London in 2004, but only went as a tourist. I didn't have any idea of the significance of the Tower of London. What evils took place. And the Pope! The wool was taken away from my eyes because of what John Foxe thought necessary to document. Thank You, Lord, for this book!
Book of Martyrs Nov 2, 2006
Excellent source of facts regarding early Christians and the suffering they endured for their beliefs.