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Light after Darkness: How the Reformers Regained, Retold and Relied on the Gospel of Grace
Gatiss, Lee

Light after Darkness: How the Reformers Regained, Retold and Relied on the Gospel of Grace

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Book Description:

The Protestant Reformers of the sixteenth century regained, retold, and relied on the gospel of grace - and we can learn from their tragedies and triumphs, their dark deeds and noble heroics.

The stories of Ulrich Zwingli, William Tyndale, Martin Luther, John Calvin and Thomas Cranmer remind us of the glorious truths which warmed the hearts and fired the souls of passionate and imperfect people, and how they tried to share the good news of Jesus Christ in their generation. Will it strengthen and inspire passionate and imperfect Christians today to emulate their clarity, their courage, and their compassion for the lost?


Dr. Lee Gatiss is the Director of Church Society, Editor of the NIV Proclamation Bible, and a Lecturer in Church History at Union School of Theology. He lives in Cambridge, UK.


… brings gospel light to dark areas of the contemporary church. Like the Reformers, the church today needs to regain, retell, and rely on the gospel of grace.
--Aimee Byrd, Author of Housewife Theologian, Theological Fitness, and No Little Women

… historically informed, accessibly readable, and relevantly applied. A great service for the church and beyond.
--Adriaan Neele, Research scholar, associate editor and director of the Jonathan Edwards Center, Yale University

In his usual eloquent and articulate style, Dr. Lee Gatiss illuminates the wisdom of the Protestant Reformers and the continuing truth of Almighty God's gospel of grace. … compels the reader to stand firm in the foundation of faith which was courageously taught by men and women of the 16th century.
--Julian Dobbs, Bishop of the Convocation of Anglicans in North America

Lee shows not only how these Reformers faced their own contexts of darkness but also applies the regained principles to our modern contexts … Overall Lee takes us, as the Reformers did, back to God's authority as described in the Scriptures.
--Andy Lines, Missionary Bishop for Europe, Anglican Church in North America

A delightfully different romp through some occasionally unexpected corners of the Reformation, viewed from a unique perspective. In a scholarly but very readable manner, Gatiss sheds light on its theology, critical importance, and relevance for gospel ministry today
--Andrew Reid, Principal, Evangelical Theological College of Asia, Singapore

With realism, clarity, and his characteristic twinkle, Lee Gatiss shows just how profoundly and practically relevant the stories and issues of the Reformation remain today. Our churches will be more healthy and fruitful if they can learn these lessons.
--Michael Reeves, President and Professor of Theology, Union School of Theology, Oxford, England

Additional Information:

Cover: Softcover
Number of Pages: 135
Author: Gatiss, Lee
Publisher: Christian Focus Publications
Publication Date: 2019