Are you curious about the reformation, but don’t know much about it?
Here are three books that I’ve found helpful (this is not intended to be an extensive listing, but just enough to give you an introduction and taste of the lives of some of the key men of the Reformation). They all offer brief biographies on some of the leading men of the reformation, and help explain the theological issues at stake for each of these men. I highly commend them all.
- Catherwood, Christopher. Five Leading Reformers: Lives at a Watershed of History [Luther, Cranmer, Calvin, Knox, Zwingli]. Geanies House, Fearn, Ross-shire, Great Britain: Christian Focus, 2003.
- Piper, John. The Legacy of Sovereign Joy: God’s Triumphant Grace in the Lives of Augustine, Luther, and Calvin. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2000.
- Ryle, J. C. Five English Reformers [Hooper, Taylor, Latimer, Bradford, Ridley]. Carlisle, PA: Banner of Truth Trust, 1999.