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Foxe's Book of Martyrs is a record of the protestant martyrs, beginning with Stephen and ending during the reign of Queen Mary. Foxe was an educated martyrologist and was, himself, on the run from persecution for a period of his life. This collection of stories is an inspirational volume of the power of faith.
Foxe's Book of Martyrs is one of those books that everyone should read to understand why Freedom of Religion is so important. Even though it is about Christian martyrs, every religion has had persecution and torture and we, particularly now as our freedoms are slowly being taken away, need to understand, realize, and appreciate the sacrifice so many before have made for their faith.
This particular version is not the original. It has been condensed and rearranged; however, it is easier to understand.
The book is well written as it goes from the synopsis of one life story to another. These are stories of men and women of mature Christian faith who are willing to give their lives as Jesus did His for the sake of that faith for which so much was paid.
My own walk was humbled and I was called on to reach out further and deeper to grow in the relationship with the Father that Jesus so accurately mirrored. Growing up as a Christian in the west, there have been few challenges to face in order to exercise my faith. Because of the inquisition and its atrocities, the men and women of that day faced death in so many ways by not giving loyalty to the Catholic Church in spite of the allegiance to the Lord and faithfulness in serving.
After reading this book my own desire to grow into a knowledge of the Father and Son with the help of the Holy Spirit has been kindled and is drawing me to seek, know, relate and be committed to Them in a much more serious manner.
I was blessed, encouraged and strengthened by the reading of this book. May God grant me the grace to grow even 50% as deep in my walk with Him as this men and women were.
This is an abridged copy of the original book. It is a greatly abridged copy which makes for an easier, quicker read. It gives short reports of the various persecution and executions against believers down through the ages.