Rescuing the Gospel: The Story and Significance of the Reformation

Rescuing the Gospel: The Story and Significance of the Reformation

by Erwin W. Lutzer


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801075414
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/30/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 239,243
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

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 the ECPA Gold Medallion Award-winning author of Hitler's Cross as well as many other books, including The King Is Coming, and When a Nation Forgets God. He is the featured speaker on three radio programs, including Running to Win. Lutzer and his wife, Rebecca, live in the Chicago area.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xii

Introduction: Join Me on a Journey xiii

1 Power, Scandals, and Corruption 1

2 A Morning Star and a Goose and Swan 7

3 The Wittenberg Door 22

4 Who Was Martin Luther? 32

5 The Great Discovery 42

6 The Dominoes Begin to Fall 55

7 The Wild Boar in the Vineyard of the Lord 67

8 Here I Stand 76

9 We Are Protestants Now 91

10 Disputes, Disunity, and Destiny 103

11 Luther and the Bible 118

12 Luther, Katie, Children, and Death 129

13 Zwingli: Reforming Zurich 142

14 The Anabaptists: Promise and Persecution 152

15 Calvin: Reforming Geneva 162

16 Calvinism's Lasting Influence 174

17 Is the Reformation Over? 187

Notes 201

Image Credits 206

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Rescuing the Gospel: The Story and Significance of the Reformation 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Becky6 More than 1 year ago
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 church and it’s 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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow, what a great, easy to read overview of the Reformation, lest we forget. So much that most Christians may not know. Difficult to ponder the bloodshed through the ages and mans inhumanity to man. Amazing how God used imperfect men to accomplish His sovereign purposes. And important to know the Biblical gospel, so clearly stated. A must read!