Reformation day is two weeks away. We always make
a big deal of it in our house as it marks a point in history when the gospel
was recovered and renewal came to the church. As a resource, in case you want
some books for your family on the Reformation, here is a listing of book I have
previously reviewed on this blog which connect to the Reformation (links take
you to my reviews).
The two main names which people know of from the
Reformation are Martin Luther and John Calvin.
In a recent post I summarized the different
books I have reviewed on Calvin
On Luther, Paul Maier’s Martin
Luther: A Man Who Changed the World
is an excellent, beautifully
Virgil Robinson’s Luther,
is less engaging but solid. Most recently Luther:
Echoes of the Hammer
provides a factually solid telling of Luther’s
story in graphic novel format.
Diana Kleyn’s Reformation
is a wonderful resource providing brief overviews of over 30
leaders, many of whom are often unnoticed (a full list of names is provided in the
). William Boekestein has written a nice biography of Guido
, author of the Belgic Confession, for younger children.
Lastly, regular readers of this blog will know
that Douglas Bond is one of our family’s favorite authors. Bond’s Mr.
Pipes and Psalms and Hymns of the Reformation
is great story and wonderful
introduction to the songs which played a key part in the Reformation as
congregational singing was recovered.
I hope these recommendations might help your
family in remembering God’s mighty works in the past as we raise our children anticipating
God’s work in the future.
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