Worth Dying For Author:Nicholas Stoltzfus Repub. 2007. Excerpt from book - A lone soldier came riding to the door of Perry's cabin. He summoned Perr outside, and gravely read the edict..."Be it hereby know that every member of the false sect know as the Waldensian is commanded to apper before the burgomaster...within three days of the reading of this edic; and shall there solemnly swe... more »ar under oath that he wil from henceforth and for the remainder of his life, regularly attend holy Mass, and will do all within his power to have his children also in attendance. Any person who obstinaely refuses to take the oath...be it known that his property, goods, and chattels will immediately be confiscated, and he and his house will be put to the sword as is a fit death for all such heretics." At first the Waldensians coul scarecely belive what they had heard. Surely, there must be a mistake. The only course left t them would be to flee to the mountains. This, in the dead of winter, would be tragedy.« less
This book is so popular it's been reprinted over and over again since it first appeared in 1965. Historical fiction - it tells correctly and clearly about the problems the Waldensians faced as they sought to serve Jesus Christ in their own quiet way. The story is well calculated to carry the info - it is a very interesting book.