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Reformation Women Reformation Women

Sixteenth-Century Figures Who Shaped Christianity's Rebirth

by VanDoodewaard, Rebecca

Women are an essential element in church history. Just as Deborah, Esther, and the New Testament Marys were used by the Holy Spirit to help shape Bible history, so the women of the Reformed church were used to shape its history. In her book, the author introduces readers to twelve sixteenth-century women who are not as well known today as contemporaries like Katie Luther and Lady Jane Grey. Providing an example to Christians today of strong service to Christ and His church, these influential, godly women were devoted to Reformation truth, in many cases provided support for their husbands, practiced hospitality, and stewarded their intellectual abilities. Their strength and bravery are inspiring, and the understanding of church history will become richer as readers learn how God used them to further the Reformation through their work and influence. Do these names ring a bell? Anna Reinhard, Anna Adlischweiler, Katharina Schutz, Margarethe Blaurer, Marguerite de Navarre, Jeanne d’Albret, Charlotte Arbaleste, Charlotte de Bourbon, Louise de Coligny, Catherine Willoughby, Renee of Ferrara, and Olympia Morata. A bonus are a few family trees:, one French, one English, and one Dutch as well as the Reformer Bucer’s letters to Margarethe Blaurer “When this book arrived on my doorstep, I was anxious to read it. Few accessible works exist on the heroines of the Reformation, so I read these biographies with the desire to learn. But I walked away with more than learning; I was challenged and inspired. I have new heroes of the faith, and so will every Christian who reads this wonderful collection. Thank you, Rebecca Vandoodewaard, for introducing many of us to these saintly women and sharing their testimonies— testimonies that can’t help but encourage every saint to live more for Christ.” —Jason Helopoulos, associate pastor, University Reformed Church, Lansing, Michigan

Paperback, 152 pages, Notes, bibliography, Time Line, Family Trees (one each, French, English, and Dutch nobility)

USD 13.95 / CAD 18.95

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