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Foxes Book of Martyrs Kindle Edition
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First of all be careful of who you order from as the one you will receive is not necessarily the one you think you ordered!! The edition I have just been sent from World of Books seems to be an abridged, abridged version and does not contain many of the writings I particularly would like my friend to read. Having said that, World of Books have given me a refund but I presume that as I subscribe to Amazon Prime, the total amount I paid was little more. They were pretty fair in that they have let me keep the book so I can't really complain. I have now ordered again from the Book Depository Ltd., in the hope I get what I have ordered.
Having now had a gripe over editions (!), this book is an absolute "must" for Bible believing Christians. I challenge anyone to deny that these people were not given strength from God to endure the atrocities they went through by the vilest of fellow human beings for the sake of their faith. I only hope and pray I would have their courage.
This paperback version is the unabridged version of the original abridged mini-version, that needs stating.
The buyer must be aware of several points (do excuse all this if you are a historian):
1) The story narrated is savage, horrifying, and to the modern mind almost sick
2) It is from the point of view of a 16th century Protestant with a deep detestation of Rome--
expect propaganda and passion, not objectivity
3) Nevetheless the content, as to names, places and dates, has been shown to be researched and
essentially accurate. How exactly Foxe came by all this information would make a book in itself
4) If you have any feeling for either history or religion you will be disturbed
5) If the text isn't too edited and updated it will be in the English of Cranmer and Shakespeare--
though some would be fascinated by that;
6) From the ages of Elizabeth I that of Tom Paine in the 1790s it was read by more Englishmen that
anything but the Bible and the Book of Common Prayer.
None but the narrowest Protestant could call Foxe enjoyable, but he is significant.
But again--not for the squeamish--whether you "squeam" about religious bias, religious persecution, or sheer cruelty.
The descriptions are sometimes so detailed that it makes it a very difficult book to read: Foxe really brings you there and you can feel the smell of burnt flesh, sometimes so much so that it makes it a disturbing read at times.
However, these episodes perfectly portray what true followers of Jesus suffered from impostors, a message of vital importance that many people nowadays don't want to hear, in the name of ecumenical togetherness .
Many Roman Catholic apologists, along with liberal theologians, have tried their best to discredit it, but this monumental work still stands, as a stark reminder of what really lies behind the teachings of popery .
All the people who believe that the Roman Catholic Church is a legitimate Christian denomination should read this book.
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