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On Fire for Christ
     

On Fire for Christ

by Dave Jackson
 

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These stories of 15 Anabaptist martyrs represent thousands of men and women who witnessed to their faith with their lives during the sixteenth century.

The accounts are based on court records, letters, diaries, and other records compiled in Martyrs Mirror, by Thieleman J. van Braght and first published in 1660.

The Anabaptist Christians took their

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These stories of 15 Anabaptist martyrs represent thousands of men and women who witnessed to their faith with their lives during the sixteenth century.

The accounts are based on court records, letters, diaries, and other records compiled in Martyrs Mirror, by Thieleman J. van Braght and first published in 1660.

The Anabaptist Christians took their stand on baptism, confession of faith, the priesthood of all believers, sowing love rather that fighting, and a firm commitment to follow Jesus Christ in every area of their lives—their words, relationships, business dealings, values, goals, and priorities.

Through the martyr’s suffering and forgiving their persecutors, believers see God’s redemptive power working to bring to birth a new order. And from the cross Christ still calls us to forgive our enemies …

Editorial Reviews

Mennonite Brethren Herald - Douglas Shantz
Dave and Neta Jackson have written a book that presents the heroic Anabaptist martyrs of the 16th century in a form that can be used with young people and adults ...

While in some cases they have skillfully added fictionalized details to fill out the accounts or enhance dialogue, the authors ... remain true to the facts as presented in MARTYRS' MIRROR and in recent Anabaptist scholarship.
The Mennonite - Janice Pauls
From fragmented records, the Jacksons ... have woven together stories portraying the martyrs as people rather than statistics.... Each story is told from a different perspective. The Jacksons have adhered closely, however, to the spirit of each story as well as the historical facts....

"Power for living the Christian life today," says the authors, "comes from vision--a vision that the Anabaptist martyrs signed with their blood and with their lives."

Product Details

BN ID:
2940016278674
Publisher:
Castle Rock Creative, Inc.
Publication date:
02/05/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
184
Sales rank:
1,098,193
File size:
269 KB

Meet the Author

As a husband and wife writing team, Dave and Neta Jackson are the authors or coauthors of over 120 books. In addition to the 40-novel Trailblazer series for young readers about great Christian heroes from around the world and the HERO TALES series, the Jacksons have coauthored numerous books with expert resource people on a variety of topics from racial reconciliation to medical ethics to ministry to kids in gangs.

They make their home in the Chicago area where their contemporary adult novels are set, including the Yada Yada Prayer Group series, House of Hope series, Harry Bentley series, SouledOut Sisters series, and the Windy City Neighbors series.

Please visit their web sites at www.daveneta.com and www.trailblazerbooks.com and visit them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DaveNetaJackson.

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