Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Life of John Knox

Genre- Biography & Autobiographyimage

Life of John Knox by ASSU

Published by- Attic Books, A Division of New Leaf Publishing Group

Copyrighted- 2011

Number of pages- 140

Age Group- Adult/Senior High School

Description of book- hardback, list price $14.99, ISBN-13: 978-0-89051-602-7

From the back of the book:

Living during a time of vast political intrigues and religious upheaval, Knox had a life of exciting adventure, harsh imprisonment, and brilliant scholarship.  A true God-fearing reformer who was accused of rebellion, he was an honest man of faith, a Christian mentor, and a minister who bravely defied royalty, nobility, and the established power of the Papacy to speak the truth.  Ultimately accused of treason, he continually stood up for the truth even the face of suffering.

A fiery and inspirational preacher, Knox fiercely upheld the authority of Scripture and salvation Christ’s sacrifice.  In perilous times, he risked his life daily in a fearless and tireless defense of the faith, leaving a legacy that still the world today.

My thoughts-

I am always glad to see a reprint of a book that is no longer in print.  And this book is certainly one that was worth reprinting.

I had a difficult time getting into this book, but once I got passed the first chapter, I couldn’t put the book down.

John Knox certainly had a tumultuous life.  Wow!  As a reformer it was difficult living in Scotland in the 1500’s with Queen Mary and the Papacy.  I was very glad to learn that he lived to the age of 67.  As I read the book I expected to read that he had been killed at a young age.

I would recommend this book!  I think in today’s culture, where we in the western world have the freedom to worship the way we want, we need to be reminded of those who helped to give us our freedom worship.

Please read this book as soon as possible!

Disclosure of Material Connection- I received Life of John Knox by ASSU for free from Attic Books, a division of New Leaf Publishing Group. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

1 comment:

  1. I agree. This book does inspire you to celebrate the freedom to worship God! great review Rani