WILLIAM BOEKESTEIN is the pastor of Covenant Reformed Church in Carbondale, Pennsylvania (URCNA). He has authored several books including Why Christ Came: 31 Meditations on the Incarnation (with Joel Beeke), and (for children) Faithfulness under Fire: The Story of Guido de Bres, The Quest for Comfort: The Story of the Heidelberg Catechism, and The Glory of Grace: The Story of the Canons of Dort.
"William Boekestein’s ‘bitesize biography’ of Ulrich Zwingli is both very informative and enjoyable. It will provide the reader with a knowledgeable introduction to the life and work of one of the towering figures of the Reformation." - Luca Baschera, Research Fellow at the Institute for Swiss Reformation History, University of Zurich
"...A critical and empathetic narration of the life and influence of...the Swiss reformer. The author...achieves historical accuracy in a lovely manner allowing the reader to participate in the life of the pioneer of Reformed Protestantism – a person, who was in no way perfect, but a true lover of the Gospel." - Peter Opitz, Professor of Church History and Reformation Theology, University of Zurich
"Ulrich Zwingli of Zurich, a great reformer overshadowed by two greater, Luther and Calvin, should be much better known than he is. This well-informed and workmanlike book will surely make him so." - J.I. Packer, Board of Governors’ Professor of Theology, Regent College
"Ulrich Zwingli is too little known in light of his vital contribution to the Reformation. This book is a very lively and useful introduction to the life and thought of this important Reformer." - W. Robert Godfrey, President of Westminster Seminary California
"Combining the imagination employed in his engaging children’s books, Bill brings the careful scholarship of a theologian to shine a brilliant light on the complexities and conflicts of the ministry of Ulrich Zwingli. With warmth and pastoral appreciation, he demonstrates the intense practical implications of grappling with the issues that Zwingli faced, and how Christians can gain perspective for life and ministry in the church today." - Douglas Bond Author of more than twenty books for children and adults, including GRACE WORKS! (And Ways We Think It Doesn’t)