Item description for Fox's Book of Martyrs: A History of the Lives, Sufferings, and Deaths of the Early Christian and Protestant Martyrs by William Byron Forbush...
Overview A great Christian classic, this book describes the heroism and martyrdom of countless believers. It has been an unparalleled volume since its 16th-century origin.
Publishers Description This is a book that will never die--one of the great Christian classics. Written with passion and tenderness, it tells the dramatic, true stories of men, women, and children who, in the face of indescribable persecution, gave their lives for the sake of Christ. Covering the broad sweep of church history from the early church to the beginning of American foreign missions in the early 1800s, Fox's Book of Martyrs continues to inspire and strengthen countless Christians with a vision of faith that, both in life and in death, commits itself utterly to the Lord of Life. Presented here in its most complete form, this book brings to life days when 'a noble army, men and boys, the matron and the maid . . . climbed the steep ascent of heaven amid peril, toil, and pain.'
Citations And Professional Reviews Fox's Book of Martyrs: A History of the Lives, Sufferings, and Deaths of the Early Christian and Protestant Martyrs by William Byron Forbush has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Wilson Public Library Catalog - 12/31/2008 page 115
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A Must read for all proclaiming Christians. Jan 9, 2007
Fox's Book of Martyr's is as precise an account of the tribulation period as there is to be read. Yes, that tribulation period, the one most think is ahead of us in time and will be a mere 7 years.
I realize I am one of a very few who believe these are the Martyr's of Revelation 6:9-11 and Revelation 7:9-17. Read with an open mind. You too can see they are one in the same. Refuse to see other wise and you will not see it just like the majority around you.
Think of it this way: 7 years is hardly a long time so why then in Revelation 6:10 are they asking the Lord: "How long, O'Lord, holy and true, wilt Thou (key word here) refrain from judging and avenging our blood on those who dwell on the earth?"
"How long" and the Lord "refraining" implies a much longer time than 7 or fewer years.
People we are in the time of the last days. Christ said in Matthew 24:9 "They will deliver you to tribulation, and they will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations on account of My name."
This is exactly what Fox writes about in his book. It is an accurate account of the history of the tribulation period as described in the Bible.
If you're truly a Christian then seek the truth no matter where it leads. We've already been told if we seek truth, the Holy Spirit will open our eyes. You need not be an arrogant, pompous pastor with credentials on the walls and full of false doctrines to think you might fully understand the messages in the Bible. Rather with humility and a genuine love for our Lord Jesus Christ, a beautiful world of understanding awaits those that seek it.
Very Good Book May 23, 2006
This book should be read and reread -- loyalty to Jesus Christ and the Kingdom of Christ must be celebrated!
Fox's Book of Martyrs Mar 10, 2006
Although I waited years to read this book because I heard how "gross" it was, I am so glad I finally purchased and read it. What a blessing it has been to me. The martyrs of old died for what they believed in, for their faith, the least we can do is read what they went through doing so. I would totally recommend this book.
Faith of Our Fathers Feb 15, 2005
The Bible states that our LORD is the same yesterday, today, and forever. It stands to reason that if He remains unchanging, then the faith He bestows on believers is the same as that of the early Christians.
What was most educational and humbly to me as I read this work is that the early Christians did not attempt to pass laws that would make their society more comfortable for them, but gladly shared in the suffering of Christ, their only concern being to share His Gospel. Jesus did not command us to make life comfortable for ourselves, but to preach His Gospel in season and out of season. If you, as I have, find that difficult, this book, coupled with Scripture, will open your eyes to the need and give your heart courage and embolden your faith.
Crucial history for the scholar of the English Reformation Sep 15, 2003
Though the reviews that follow focus on the sentimental experience of reading Foxe's Acts and Monuments (as it was originally titled), there is also real academic value to familiarizing yourself with this work. Foxe's book was read alongside the Bible in the post-reformation English liturgy. His anthology of Protestant martyrdoms (mainly under Queen Mary)--complete with gory illustrations--helped to define England's national identity during the late sixteenth century. The agonies and ecstasies he narrates go on to influence the kinds of stories major literary figures (like Shakespeare) choose to tell.
A wonderful primary source for those interested in the habits of mind of renaissance / early modern England.