Reformation, Women, and a Giveaway
“Reformation influence traveled like a locomotive picking up speed and barreling across continents and generations. To be sure, there was formidable opposition. Many endured great hardship and suffered unspeakable methods of death. But, as the apostle Paul declared, the word of God was not bound! (1 Timothy 2:9)…. Whether we are willing to acknowledge it or not, we are all beneficiaries of this great movement…” read more from my friend and sister in Christ, Christina, here.
But what about the women?
“Far from being passive spectators, the women of the Reformation were more than observers; they were active participants. Just as the men threw all that they were into Reformation work, so did the women live to see the Reformation triumph. Yet their story, as evidenced by the dearth of information available, remains largely untold. Simply put, when we neglect the women of the Reformation we fail to render honor to whom honor is due.
In the upcoming days, you will be introduced to several prominent women of the Protestant Reformation by twelve Reformed women passionate about, what Martin Luther called, “the church’s true treasure” – that is, the gospel…” read more here.
Of course this series would not be complete without a book giveaway….
To kick-off this series Christina will be offering one copy of Roland H. Bainton’s, “Women of the Reformation in Germany and Italy”.
And last but not least, one of my favorite quotes:
“So when the devil throws your sins in your face and declares that you deserve death and hell, tell him this: “I admit that I deserve death and hell, what of it? For I know One who suffered and made satisfaction on my behalf. His name is Jesus Christ, Son of God, and where He is there I shall be also!” — Martin Luther
Happy Reformation Day