The Reformation: How a Monk and a Mallet Changed the World
by Stephen J. Nichols
To be Cross-centered Christians we need to be historically aware Christians. When it comes to the gospel, it’s hard to overstate the importance of the Protestant Reformation. Stephen J. Nichols new book from Crossway is an entertaining and easy-to-read survey of the important events and people of the 200-year span of the Reformation.
The book is filled with photos, charts, sidebars and humor. It will educate you as you laugh, blush and shake your head. But most importantly The Reformation will tighten your grip on the gospel.
“The things that matter most to us all center on the gospel. The church simply cannot afford to forget the lesson of the Reformation about the utter supremacy of the gospel in everything the church does … In studying the Reformation, we remember what the church is all about, and we remember how easy it is for the church to lose its grip on the gospel … And in this age of religious pluralism, theological laxity, and biblical illiteracy, perhaps the Reformation is needed more than ever before.”
– Stephen J. Nichols, The Reformation: How a Monk and a Mallet Changed the World (Crossway: 2007) pp. 17, 21.
If you are looking for an accessible introduction to the events of the Reformation within the context of why the Reformation is important today, Nichols will prove very useful.
Title: The Reformation: How a Monk and a Mallet Changed the World
Author: Stephen J. Nichols
Reading level: 1.75/5.0 > easy/popular
Dust jacket: no
Topical index: no (this would have been very helpful)
Scriptural index: no
Text: perfect text
Price USD: $12.99 / $9.99 at CBD
ISBNs: 9781581348293, 1581348290