Why Did the Reformation Happen?

Why Did the Reformation Happen?

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Why Did the Reformation Happen? publishes September 10, 2021. 
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Who What Why Series | The Reformation Church

The Reformation was an important time in both the history of the Christian Church, and in global history.

God used his Word, new technology, and faithful believers to bring people to the truth of Scripture. We are saved by grace through faith in Christ alone. Scripture alone is our authority--not the word of councils or popes. We live our lives and do all things to the glory of God alone.

Teach your kids about the Reformation Church with fun narrative and important biblical truth through the Who What Why series from Danika Cooley and Christian Focus Publications.

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Why Did the Reformation Happen?

The Church was following the words of men rather than the Word of God but brave men read God’s Word and were saved from their sins. They fought for truth against the most powerful organizations of the time – the Church and the Crown. Danika Cooley helps 6-11 year olds explore how God’s people changed the Church, Europe and the World. This is the story of how the Church found the gospel and the people heard about Christ.


Lost things, once they are forgotten, can be hard to find again. Have you ever cleaned the back corner of your closet, only to find something you once dearly loved? Maybe it was your favorite shirt and now you are too big to wear it.

Alas--that's a word which means oh no!--just over five hundred years ago, God's people lost his Word to us.

Why Did the Reformation Happen?, Danika Cooley (Christian Focus Publications, 2021), page 6


Your kids can learn about the the causes and history of the Reformation, the impact, and the Reformers God used to bring the gospel to the Christian Church.

In a fun and engaging tone, the Christian theology and history book Why Did the Reformation Happen? will take your kids through the story of the Protestant Reformation.

Why Did the Reformation Happen? chapters:

  • Chapter One: The Finding of the Gospel
  • Chapter Two: Sola Scriptura
  • Chapter Three: First Steps Toward Truth
  • Chapter Four: Solus Christus
  • Chapter Five: Reformers Reforming Things
  • Chapter Six: Sola Gratia and Sola Fide
  • Chapter Seven: More Reformers Reforming Things
  • Chapter Eight: Soli Deo Gratia
  • Chapter Nine: Reformation Going Forward
  • Timeline

Your kids will learn about major Reformers:

  • John Wycliffe (c. 1328-1384), England
  • Jan Hus (c. 1369-1425), Bohemia
  • Girolamo Savonarola (1452-1498), Italy
  • Martin Luther (1483-1546), Germany
  • Ulrich Zwingli (1484-1531), Switzerland
  • John Calvin (1509-1564), France / Switzerland
  • Thomas Cranmer (1489-1556), England
  • John Knox (c. 1513-1572), Scotland
  • William Tyndale (1494-1536), England
  • Philip Melanchthon (1497-1560), Germany
  • Katharina Zell (1497-1562), Germany
  • Renee of Ferrara (1510-1575), France / Italy
  • Charlotte de Bourbon (c. 1546-1582), France / The Netherlands

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    Fabulously illustrated by Martyn Smith, the Who What Why series books are each 95 pages long with 8-9 chapters, perfect for your middle grade (ages 8-11) readers. The fun narrative makes each book an engaging family read aloud, but kids will love, too, that they can read the books on their own.

    In fun sidebars, your kids will also learn about:

    • Five Slogans for Truth
    • Sentences by Peter Lombard (c. 1150)
    • Ninety-Five Theses by Martin Luther (1517)
    • Institutes of Christian Religion by John Calvin (1536, 1539, 1559)
    • Book of Common Prayer by Thomas Cranmer (1549, 1552)
    • Acts and Monuments by John Foxe (1563)
    • Heidelberg Catechism by Zacharius Ursinus and Caspar Olevianus (1563)
    • Canons of Dort by Synod of Dort (1619)
    • Westminster Confession of Faith (1646)

    Why Did the Reformation Happen? is a fun way for kids to learn about a major movement in world history, important biblical truths, and the people God used to remind his Church that his word to us in the Bible alone, we are saved in Christ alone through grace alone by faith alone, and we are to give glory to God alone.


    Christian Biographies for Kids | Christian History for Kids | Theology for Kids

    "As for the saints in the land, they are the excellent ones, in whom is all my delight." - Psalm 16:3, ESV  

     

    Christian History Matters for Our Kids.

     

    History matters. Now, more than ever, we see how important it is for our children to know and understand history and the Bible.

    Here's why:

      • God is the sovereign ruler of all things. It's important for our kids to see his hand in the history of nations and in the lives of both peasants and kings. 
      • Christian history is the story of our family history. Our kids get to see how people who love Jesus follow him.
      • Understanding history can help our kids learn historic and biblical theology. They learn what the Bible says and what that means for us. They also see when the study of Scripture has taken important turns that have changed the Church. 
      • Reading Christian biographies and history can be a wonderful way for kids to think outside their own time and culture. God's Church spans centuries and includes people from every nation.
      • Christian biographies help kids consider their own faith, walk with Jesus, and the impact their witness may one day have on others--and on history. 

       

      Elementary-aged kids need middle grade resources that are fun, a little sassy, and that teach valuable lessons. 

       

      The Who What Why Series is the perfect resource to teach your kids about history, while helping them apply biblical truths to their lives today.