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Foxe's Book of Martyrs (Foxe)

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From the first-century stoning of Stephen through his own perilous time—Reformation-era England—John Foxe recounts the lives, sufferings, and triumphant deaths of dozens of Christian martyrs. [Some were people of rank and influence. Some were ordinary folk. Some were his friends.] Four centuries later, these deeply moving accounts of faith and courage mark a path for modern Christians to measure the depth of their commitment.

Table of Contents:

  1. History of Christian Martyrs to the First General Persecutions Under Nero
  2. The Ten Primitive Persecutions
  3. Persecutions of the Christians in Persia
  4. Papal Persecutions
  5. An Account of the Inquisition
  6. An Account of the Persecutions in Italy, Under the Papacy
  7. An Account of the Life and Persecutions of John Wickliffe
  8. An Account of the Persecutions in Bohemia Under the Papacy
  9. An Account of the Life and Persecutions of Martin Luther
  10. General Persecutions in Germany
  11. An Account of the Persecutions in the Netherlands
  12. The Life and Story of the True Servant and Martyr of God, William Tyndale
  13. An Account of the Life of John Calvin
  14. Prior to the Reign of Queen Mary I
  15. An Account of the Persecutions in Scotland During the Reign of King Henry VIII
  16. Persecutions in England During the Reign of Queen Mary 


“I picked up this book soon after making a commitment to Christ. At first I was shocked by the images of Christians suffering and dying for their faith. But soon I was drawn into the accounts of how these ordinary men and women—no different from you or me—could face every kind of opposition rather than deny their Lord. Reading their stories marked me and helped me resolve to follow Christ no matter what the cost.” — Mark Mittelberg, Executive Director of Evangelism for the Willow Creek Association and author of Becoming a Contagious Church


John Foxe (1516- 1587), was an English Puritan preacher and author of The Book of Martyrs, a graphic and polemic account of those who suffered for the cause of Protestantism.