Girolamo Savonarola deserves to be better known and here is the ideal introduction to his life and work. A Roman Catholic monk in Italy, the very heart of Catholicism, he nevertheless understood the meaning of grace. No less a figure than Martin Luther affirmed that Savonarola held to justificaiton by faith alone. This gripping account traces his story through to death at the hands of his persecutors.
Douglas Bond, author of nearly twenty books for young people and adults, lives with his wife and six children in Washington State. He is a ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church in America, teaches English and history at Covenant High School, and was awarded the regional Teacher award for teaching young people how to write. He lectures on literature and church history and leads study tours in Europe.
Douglas McComas is a Nuclear Engineer for the US Navy and has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Washington State University. He lives in Port Orchard, Washington with his wife and the youngers of his four grown daughters. He is a lifetime studen of history and is the founder of the writing group Inkblots.
"Girolama Savonarola stands in the minds of may as the epitome of the firey prophet, denouncing the corruption of rulers, commoners, and clergy alike. As is often the case, there is much more to this man who dominated the scene of fifteenth-century Florence than his renowned bursts of thunder. With his usual vivid and engaging style, Douglas Bond takes us closer to this Savonarola, with his passions, strengths and flaws, and steers our attention to his utter dependence on God and his sincere commitment to the purity of God's Word." - Simonetta Carr, Author