Book Review: Reformation Women

Title: Reformation Women
Author: Rebecca Van Doodewaard
Publisher: Reformation Heritage Books (April 25, 2017)
Language: English
Formats: Paperback
Pages: 136

Reformation Women is a delightful, quick history of 12 women who were involved in the Reformation and had regular contact with some of the more well-known Reformers. I had not heard of any of these women, which was kind of the point of this book: bringing to light the contributions of lesser known members of the Reformation. Part of the reason these women are not as well-known is because they were busy running homes and ministering to the physical needs of their communities and were therefore unable to have as prolific of an impact in terms of writing or even speaking.

What I find especially helpful about a book such as this is the reminder that Christianity has never been the domain of men alone. Faithful women, married and serving alongside their husbands or single and serving wherever they can, have been part and parcel of the faith from the very beginning. We do a great disservice to the cause of Christ by forgetting such facts. This volume should be an inspiration and encouragement to men AND women of the faith.

Normally, I would give a book this short 4/5 stars, but I am giving it 5/5 due to a lack of source material making it difficult to go more in depth with the histories of these women. You can pick up a copy for yourself through this Amazon Affiliate Link.

Note: I received a free copy of this book through Cross-Focused Reviews in exchange for my fair and honest appraisal. I was not required to provide positive feedback.


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