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Reformation Heroes: Second Edition with Study Guide (Kleyn & Beeke)

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The Reformation did not happen instantaneously; it was something God patiently arranged over a number of years.

As you read this book, you will learn how the Lord used some people to plant the seeds of church reform long before October 31, 1517, when Martin Luther published his ninety-five theses. Luther's story is well-known; we trust you will find it interesting and instructive to read about him and about forty others (John Knox, Peter Martyr Vermigli, Zacharias Ursinus, Willem Teellinck, etc.) who contributed to the Reformation - some well known and others not so - most of whom are Reformation heroes.

To provide a more full picture of the many sided Reformation, chapters are also included on the Anabaptist and Counter Reformation movements. The book concludes with a brief summary of the influence of the Reformation in different areas of life.

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Table of Contents:
1. Peter Waldo (c.1140–c.1217)
2. John Wycliffe (c.1324–1384)
3. Anne of Bohemia, Queen of Richard II (1366–1394)
4. John Huss (1372–1415)
5. Martin Luther (1483–1546)
6. Philip Melanchthon (1497–1560)
7. The Protest at Speyer (1529)
8. Martin Bucer (1491–1551)
9. Ulrich Zwingli (1484–1531)
10. Heinrich Bullinger (1504–1575)
11. William Tyndale (c.1494–1536)
12. King Edward VI (1537–1553)
13. Thomas Cranmer (1489–1556)
14. Hugh Latimer and Nicholas Ridley
              Part One: Hugh Latimer (c.1485–1555)
              Part Two: Nicholas Ridley (1500–1555)
15. John Foxe (1517–1587)
16. John Knox (c.1514–1572)
17. Guido de Brès (1522–1567)
18. The Heidelberg Catechism
             Part One: Caspar Olevianus (1536–1587)
             Part Two: Zacharias Ursinus (1534–1583)
             Part Three: Frederick III (1516–1576)
             Part Four: The Heidelberg Catechism (1563)
19. Peter Martyr Vermigli (1499–1562)
20. John Calvin (1509–1564)
21. Theodore Beza (1519–1605)
22. Jan Łaski (1499–1560)
23. The Duke of Alva and William, Prince of Orange
             Part One: The Duke of Alva (1507–1582)
             Part Two: William, Prince of Orange (1533–1584)
24. Petrus Dathenus (1531–1588)
25. Queen Marguerite of Navarre (1492–1548)
26. Queen Jeanne d’Albret of Navarre (1528–1572)
27. Admiral Coligny (1519–1572) and the Tragedy of St. Bartholomew’s Day (August24,1572)
28. Charlotte, the Nun of Jouarre (c.1550–1582)
29. William Perkins (1558–1602)
30. William Ames (1576–1633)
31. William Teellinck (1579–1629)
32. The Anabaptists
                Konrad Grebel (1498-1526)
                Felix Manz (c. 1500-1527)
                Ludwig Hatzer (c. 1500-1529)
                Georg Blaurock (c.1492-1529)
                Thomas Muntzer (c. 1489-1525)
                Jan Mattijs (d. 1534)
                Jan Beukelssen (d. 1535)
                Melchior Hoffmann (1498-1543)
                Jakob Hutter (d. 1536)
                Balthasar Hubmaier (c. 1485-1528)
                Menno Simons (1496-1561)
33. The Counter Reformation
34. The Influence of the Reformation
Appendix A: Countries and Areas Impacted by the Reformation
Appendix B: Kings and Queens of England and Scotland
Appendix C: Cambridge University
Appendix D: Oxford University


"I hope this book will help awaken youth in America to the vital truths set forth so clearly and boldly by the historic heroes of the Reformation." - Dr. R.C. Sproul, President, Ligonier Ministries, Orlando Florida.

About the Authors 

Joel R. Beeke (PhD, Westminster Seminary) is president and professor of systematic theology and homiletics at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary; a pastor of the Heritage Reformed Congregation in Grand Rapids, Michigan; editor of Banner of Sovereign Grace Truth; editorial director of Reformation Heritage Books; and a prolific author.

Diana Kleyn is a member of the Heritage Netherlands Reformed Congregation in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is the mother of three children, and has a heart for helping children understand and embrace the truths of God's Word. She writes monthly for the children's section in The Banner of Sovereign Grace Truth magazine, and is co-author with Joel R. Beeke of the series Building on the Rock.