The Reformation was a time of exciting and radical change. The leaders would have been under great pressure as they stood firmly for their convictions in the face of danger and threats. What would it have been like for the women who stood beside and supported them?
Although many of these pressures are totally alien to us today, we still face the same challenge of standing firm for the gospel in a world which is against the God of the Bible.
In this companion to Old Wives’ Tales, Clare Heath-Whyte once again shows us the importance of learning from the past. She tells the stories of six Reformation wives including Katie Luther, Katharina Zell and Idelette Calvin. She honestly portrays how they endeavoured to live godly lives during this tumultuous period in history.
Get to know the fascinating stories of these six courageous, hard-working wives. Learn from their mistakes and struggles, and be encouraged by their examples.
Anyone who has ever listened to a (male) speaker and wondered about his wife will enjoy First Wives’ Club. Stimulating, diverse and well-researched, this book is a very readable way into Reformation history. ~ John and Ann Benton