Release Date: March 2016
Genre: Religion / Church History / CLBG
This is a really fun book to get to share with you guys about. I originally got this book for my brother, Kris, because he’s studying to be a pastor and this one of his favorite authors. So, I’m having him help me write this review. Hope you enjoy and thank you for reading.
This book fully explains why it is important for the average person to understand church history and the Reformation. Lutzer includes illustrations of historical figures such as John Wycliffe, Johann Hus, and Martin Luther who brought about different revolutions from the Catholic Church.
I personally loved that this book encourages us to look back at the past of early church history to better understand how we can protect the future of the church.
Lutzer is very understandable and relatable. Sometimes books like this can be really wordy and confusing and Lutzer does it perfectly. His writing style is superb.
Lutzer also gives you the full in-depth stories of what occurred instead of just paraphrasing or giving short summaries. He’s excellent at explaining and making his point come across.
He also asks a lot of relevant and relatable questions that will challenge you and make you think and answers them.
He sees the reader where they are instead of where they should be. He puts the reader in a very simplified way. He explains that if you’re reading this book, it’s because you want to learn more about the church and its changes and challenges through the years.
I highly recommend it to any reader who loves reading about the Bible, churches, even history in general. It’s perfect for anyone.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher for my honest review, which I have given. I was not required to write a positive review and have not been compensated for it in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.
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About Erwin W. Lutzer
Erwin W. Lutzer (BTh, Winnipeg Bible College; ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary) is pastor emeritus of Moody Church in Chicago. He has led tours to the sites of the Reformation in Europe, including Wittenberg, Worms, Geneva, and Zurich. He is an ECPA Gold Medallion Award-winning author of several books, including Hitler’s Cross, The King Is Coming, and When a Nation Forgets God, as well as Rescuing the Gospel. He is the featured speaker on three radio programs, including Running to Win. Lutzer and his wife, Rebecca, live in the Chicago area.