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The Reformation for Arm Chair Theologians by Glen Sunshine

Non-fiction: Christianity. Unabridged Audio from Hovel Audio. Originally published 2005. Recorded in 2009. 6 hours 27 minutes. Read by Kate Reading. Downloaded from Audible.com.

Though it started off well enough, the end of this book seemed to me to deteriorate into a description of war rather than a discussion of doctrine. To be fair there was a fairly decent discussion of the issues involved in the Reformation at first, and the wars were fought over doctrine. Unfortunately there were times that the author went into preaching mode explaining which doctrine he felt was correct rather than just describing what each of the sides thought.

That said, there is a lot of information to be gleaned about the Reformation from this easy to understand book if you’re willing to bypass the sermonizing and somewhat dry ending. The publisher’s summary indicates that there are study questions and suggestions for further reading, but neither of these are actually included in the audio version. (Unless they’re hidden somewhere and to unlock them you have to spin in a circle quoting the 95 Thesis before they’ll appear.)

Written by experts but designed for the nonexpert, the Armchair series provides accurate, concise, and witty overviews of some of the most profound moments and theologians in Christian history. An essential supplement for first-time encounters with primary texts, a lucid refresher for scholars and clergy, and an enjoyable read for the theologically curious. This readable, accessible narrative of the Protestant Reformation includes questions for discussion and suggestions for further reading, making this an ideal book for adult group study.

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