If you are fairly knowledgeable about The Reformation, then you probably have. But honestly, before receiving this book to read and review from Attic Books, I had not heard of him.
This short, easy-to-read biography of "The Scottish Reformer" was written and published by the American Sunday School Union (now American Missionary Fellowship at InFaith.org) back in 1833 and has recently been reprinted beautifully and republished by Attic Books.
Here is their description of him and of this biography:
Rare vignettes featuring the Protestant Reformation's fiercest defender! John Knox had a life of exciting adventure, harsh imprisonment, and brilliant scholarship. Fighting battles both political and religious, Knox bravely defied royalty, nobility, and the established power of the Papacy to speak the truth. A fiery and inspirational preacher, he fiercely upheld the authority of Scripture and salvation through Christ's sacrifice. In perilous times, Knox risked his life daily in a fearless and tireless defense of the faith!After reading Life of John Knox, I am inspired once again to continue living a life that speaks with actions as well as words of the Truth, power, and encouragement of the gospel of Jesus Christ and who He is in my life.
This man had the conviction and courage to stand up to---of all people---Mary, Queen of Scots! He engaged both politically and theologically in a passionate yet respectful manner in order to stand for the Truth of God's Word and not just follow along with the accepted ways of living and practicing "religion."
I hope to daily become more and more like him in my walk of faith.
I leave you with this quote from John Knox himself as you go about your days in this life on earth:
Do as you will answer before God, who at present works powerfully, however blind the world remains; fight ye in the truth, and for the liberty of the same; and be assured of triumphing with Jesus Christ, to whose mighty protection I unfeignedly commit you.Amen and amen!
Disclaimer: I received this book for free from Attic Books, an imprint of New Leaf Publishing Group. No other compensation was received. The fact that I received a complimentary product does not guarantee a favorable review.