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Foxe’s Book of Martyrs Audiobook

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“This is a book which will never die—one of the greatest Christian classics. As interesting as fiction, it is written with both passion and tenderness, telling the dramatic story of some of the most thrilling periods in Christian history. Presented here in its most complete form, it brings to life the days when ‘a noble army, men and boys, the matron and the maidclimbed the steep ascent of heaven, amid peril, toil, and pain.’

“After the Bible itself, no book so profoundly influenced early Protestant sentiment as the Book of Martyrs. Even in our time it is still a living force. More than a record of persecution, it is an arsenal of controversy, a storehouse of romance, and a source of edification.”—James Miller Dodds, English Prose

This collection includes treatises on the following:

1. The Persecution of the Early Christians
2. Constantine the Great
3. John Wickliff
4. Sir John Oldcaste, Lord Cobham
5. John Huss
6. William Tyndale
7. Martin Luther
8. John Hooper
9. Rowland Taylor
10. The Martyrs of Scotland
11. Hugh Latimer
12. Bishop Ridley
13. The Trial, Condemnation, and Martyrdom of Ridley and Latimer
14. The Fires of Smithfield
15. Thomas Cranmer
16. Anecdotes and Sayings of Other Martyrs

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  • “After the Bible itself, no book so profoundly influenced early Protestant sentiment as the Book of Martyrs. Even in our time it is still a living force. More than a record of persecution, it is an arsenal of controversy, a storehouse of romance, and a source of edification.”

    James Miller Dodds, English Prose

Listener Reviews

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Jason Hoke | 2/15/2014

    " Very good book. Must say it is from a protestant perspective. I do wish he had more on the earlier church. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Review by Ebookwormy | 2/12/2014

    " Some day, I really will finish this book. Really, I will. I think i've started it 3, maybe 4, times. I think the caustic combination for me is the ancient language combined with the heart wrenching subject matter. I usually scorn the adaptations (for the modern reader) and have thousands of pages in the original works (Les Miserables, Shakespeare, and The Counte of Monte Cristo come immediately to mind) but this is one work I would recommend a modern adaptation... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Heather C. | 2/12/2014

    " What a cool book--it was written hundreds of years ago, and is fairly clinical in the descriptions of the fate of many of the early Christians, but has feeling for sure. It filled in the details of a lot of stories I had heard about these events. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Sue | 2/3/2014

    " It is hard to read some of the things that people went through on account of their faith. It's really quite inspirational and makes one look more closely at their own life and faith - what are we willing to suffer for our faith? "

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About the Author
Author John Foxe

John Foxe (1517–1587), the martyrologist, was born in England and was educated at Oxford, where he became a fellow of Magdalen College but resigned his fellowship in 1545, being unwilling to conform to the statutes in religious matters. In 1554 he retired to the Continent and issued at Strasburg his Commentarii, the earliest draft of his Actes and Monuments, now popularly known as Foxe’s Book of Martyrs.