Item description for The Fugitive: Menno Simons, Spiritual Leader in the Free Church Movement by Myron S. Augsburger & Timothy George...
Overview It's 1544, Menno Simons, a leader in the new-and persecuted-free church movement, is on the run from authorities in the Netherlands. With a price on his head, he stops to catch his breath and prays, "Lord, what do I do now?" Myron Augsburger's historical novel recalls Menno's life-from Catholic priest to radical reformer to hunted fugitive.
Publishers Description It's 1544, Menno Simons, a leader in the new and persecuted free church movement, is on the run from authorities in the Netherlands. With a price on his head, he stops to catch his breath and prays, Lord, what do I do now? Myron Augsburger's historical novel recalls Menno's life from Catholic priest to radical reformer to hunted fugitive.
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Studio: Herald Pr
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.2" Width: 5.45" Height: 0.94" Weight: 1.15 lbs.
Release Date Jun 13, 2008
Publisher Herald Press
ISBN 0836194098 ISBN13 9780836194098
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More About Myron S. Augsburger & Timothy George
Myron S. Augsburger is widely known for his leadership as president of Eastern Mennonite University and Seminary and the Coalition of Christian Colleges and Universities. He has led many evangelistic, preaching and teaching missions in countries around the world as well as across North America.
Myron S. Augsburger currently resides in the state of Virginia.
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Reviews - What do customers think about The Fugitive: Menno Simons?
A vivid picture of the time of the reformation and highly recommended reading Nov 8, 2008
Heretic was a label that wasn't hard to earn in 1544 and one that would get you imprisoned, tortured, and killed. Although "The Fugitive: Menno Simons" by Menno Simmons is a work of historical fiction, yet the story rings true with historical accuracy in describing the times and what really happened to those branded as heretics. Menno, disillusioned with the Catholic church, seeks to form his own free church, but in a time where the Pope was not only the head of the dominant religion but the most powerful political figure in the world, any dissent was heresy. Menno becomes a heretic and flees his former church for the sake of his beliefs. "The Fugitive" is a vivid picture of the time of the reformation and highly recommended reading.
Very good historical novel Aug 26, 2008
This book is an historical novel about the life of Menno Simons, founder of the Mennonite Church. The author, Myron Augsburger, is a well-known evangelist, preacher, and educator in the Mennonite Church. The book describes the life of Menno Simons from known historical data and adds background information as well as fictional dialog with persons from Menno's life. The various theological controversies of the 16th century are described along with the political and social disputes of the time. I found this book to be very helpful in understanding the circumstances of Menno's life and the development of his faith and thought.