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The Bible warns that Christians will face persecution, and for many, that has meant imprisonment, torture, and even death. In this abridged recording of Foxe's Christian Martyrs of the World, you'll be challenged by the powerful witness of early church leaders who paid the ultimate price for their Lord. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ryan | 2/15/2014

    " Great Read. Admittedly it has an anti-Roman Catholicism bent. However, for the time it was written that is understandable. This book will challenge you to be bold for your faith and join the great cloud of witnesses who have went before us. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cherish | 2/8/2014

    " My copy pre-dates isbn's, printed in London byJ. Nisbet & Co., around the turn of the last century. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 2/8/2014

    " A must read for every Christian! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily Ellis | 2/5/2014

    " I would have liked to find out more about what the martyrs believed and why, as opposed to gruesome details of thei imprisonment and deaths. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karyn | 2/5/2014

    " Only read the abridged version - very interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pam | 1/27/2014

    " This is not an easy book to read through but I *highly* recommend it to all believers. Although our country is not perfect, we are truly blessed to be able to believe, praise and worship in our own accord without fear of persecution that our earlier saints experienced. Reading this book reminds all Christians to count their blessings, Matt 5:12. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chancy Powers | 1/14/2014

    " Did not realise how persecuted Christians have been through out history this brings that to light with several hurendous counts of martyrdom. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daniel | 1/13/2014

    " A long but interesting account of many, many, many martyrs - mainly in England during the 1600s under the reign of "Bloody Mary". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Guy David | 1/10/2014

    " Though the text has some issues, and the author is purposeful in supporting a Protestant viewpoint, i believe this book should be required reading for young Christians as part of their education. It offers primary accounts of events throughout Christian history in a vivid and memorable fashion. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurette | 1/7/2014

    " not an easy read, but oh, when you get past the old English, how worth experiencing the depth of love expressed by those willing to give the absolute sacrifice for God--and reading of His unbelievable presence, and at times, deliverance of His beloved. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joyce | 1/5/2014

    " What can I say? It is humbling reading. So glad I read it finally. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Don Popham | 11/12/2013

    " If you want to read a book that will make you look for a knife to slit your wrists this is the book. Very depressing account of what a people endured for their faith. Not for the weak of stomach. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynda Newman | 10/28/2013

    " Wow,I sure do have it easy! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jerry Kinard | 10/19/2013

    " You can't help but admire the faith of these believers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 J. Alfred | 10/13/2013

    " Written in a sober, readable style, this is interesting both from a historical and a devotional standpoint. From such notables as Anne Askew and Archbishop Thomas Cranmer to anonymous little kids, this is chock-full of powerful stories of people who suffered for their faith. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebekah H. | 9/23/2013

    " As much as you can "like" this book. I found it inspiring and convicting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 viktor palenyy | 3/16/2013

    " one caution for the reader: this is not a history book, but a book of sketches. read accordingly. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jody | 2/27/2013

    " Every Christian needs to read this book. If you think you suffer now, you don't know anything. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bryon Harris | 11/27/2012

    " I give it a 5 because it is such an emotional book but yet encouraging in your relationship with God. This is sad, encouraging, incredible. The only down side is some of the dryness of the read itself but still deserves a 5. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kipp | 10/18/2012

    " this is one of the toughest books to make it through, unless you just like brutality. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diana | 4/14/2012

    " Excellent choice of a great book & excellent writer "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christina Allen | 4/6/2012

    " The book is filled with grammatical and spelling errors. It also has some bias in the treatment of the history. Nevertheless, it covers an important and often neglected subject and I would still suggest reading it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alice | 1/29/2012

    " The book has a great story to tell but i dont like how i was forced to read it "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 CarolAnn | 1/28/2012

    " Tough to wade through but definitely worth the time, especially if you are feeling sorry for yourself in your walk with the Lord! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 1/19/2012

    " 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? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rich | 9/18/2011

    " some of the texts used to describe the deaths of the early Christians are gnostic gospels from the 4th-8th centuries. Just sayin' "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 3/10/2011

    " How can we not continue to serve Him, with so great a cloud of witnesses that have gone before us. We have not resisted unto death, but many hero's of the faith have done so! Jesus Christ is worth it all!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike | 3/10/2011

    " We have not resisted unto death - seeing such a cloud of witnesses that have gone before us whom have died for the faith, how can we not serve our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff | 3/6/2011

    " Classic book on those who have suffered and paid the ultimate price for following Christ. Excellent reading the story of those who showed courage and conviction for our Lord. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 1/11/2011

    " A must read for every Christian! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karyn | 1/4/2011

    " Only read the abridged version - very interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dave | 11/20/2010

    " Read during late 1980s/early 1990s. Inspiring and often graphic account of those who died for the cause of Christ. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bryon | 11/7/2010

    " I give it a 5 because it is such an emotional book but yet encouraging in your relationship with God. This is sad, encouraging, incredible. The only down side is some of the dryness of the read itself but still deserves a 5. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beka | 9/6/2010

    " Though it's not what I expected, it was definitely a worthy read. Amazing stories of selfless devotion to the Lord and of those who made the ultimate sacrifice. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Craig | 8/28/2010

    " A great book to encourage your faith. A story of people who were truly looking toward their "heavenly" home and rejoiced to be counted worthy to suffer for the name of Jesus Christ. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natalya | 8/27/2010

    " Really inspiring. Found it a little hard to get through because of his writing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robin | 6/27/2010

    " Ok so I didn't read it all because it makes me sad, but it's amazing what people will do for faith - I wish I could only be that strong. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diana | 5/24/2010

    " Excellent choice of a great book & excellent writer "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sean | 1/25/2010

    " I read this today. It is interesting and has a lot of good history on the Martyrdom of Christians. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daniel | 12/16/2009

    " A long but interesting account of many, many, many martyrs - mainly in England during the 1600s under the reign of "Bloody Mary". "

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About the Author
Author John Foxe

JOHN FOXE (1516–1587), the martyrologist, was born at Boston, Lincolnshire, 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).

From 1555 to 1559 he was employed at Basle as readcer of the press by Oporinus (Herbst), who published Foxe’s verse drama Christus Triumphans in 1556, his appeal to the English nobility on toleration in 1557, and the first issue of his Rerum in ecclesia gestarum…commentarii in 1559.

On his return to England he was ordained priest by Grindal in 1560, and in 1564 he joined John Day, the printer, who in 1563 had issued the English version of the Rerum in ecclesia gestarum…commentarii as Actes and Monuments, popularly known as the Book of Martyrs. He became a canon of Salisbury in 1563, but objected to the use of the surplice and to contributing to the repairs of the cathedral. He preached at Paul’s Cross a famous sermon, ‘Of Christ Crucified’, in 1570. His edition of the canon laws Reformatio Legum appeared in 1571.

He was buried in St. Giles’ Church, Cripplegate. Four editions of the Actes and Monuments (1563, 1570, 1576, and 1583) appeared in the author’s lifetime; of the posthumous issues, that of 1641 contains a memoir of Foxe, attributed to his son.