This book was also remarkable because of the author’s informal tone. He writes from the perspective of a Reformed Christian, and often writes about “what God was doing” in various episodes in the Reformation. Some readers will be willing to allow this author the literary license to speak in such terms, but others, both Christians and otherwise, will be put off by it, because who really knows exactly what God was up to, in any historical event outside the Bible?
And there were a few typos. It turns out that this author is on Facebook. I messaged him about the typos, and he thanked me, and told me he would fix them and then send me a new copy. Pretty cool, Dr. McMahon! It’s a brave new world.
Whatever your perspective on the Reformation, or Christianity in general, this book is an excellent short overview of the major events and personalities in this great movement of God, which is still shaping the world today.