From cover to cover, I finished this book in just two hours yesterday. A short, old-fashioned biography originally published in 1833 by the American Sunday School Union, The Life of John Knox is a fascinating glimpse into an era I knew nothing about — the age of the Scottish Reformation.
John Knox was a powerful and well-spoken man who was committed to God and had audience with Mary Queen of Scots. Many times Queen Mary wanted to have him killed and yet he had so much sway with the people she could not get away with it. John Knox turned the hearts of many or most of the people of Scotland away from Catholicism and into Protestantism. In spite of his sway with the people, he sought no glory for himself and preached fervently against the pope in spite of great danger.
My Bottom Line: The book is not without a few problems. I wish the publisher had revised the font because I found the oringal typesetting to be very difficult on the eyes. I understand that it might add to the nostalgia of the book to be typeset in an ancient font and have torn antiquish pages, — it looks good on the shelf — but both were a frustration to me in the actual act of trying to read the book. The language of the book was challenging because of its ancient style of grammar and spelling required no small amount of concentration to ascertain the point. That being said, I thoroughly enjoyed my study of John Knox and would request and read any other books offered by Attic Books should I have the opportunity. I am looking forward to my reading of The Life of Andrew Jackson by the same company.
Disclaimer: I received this book for free from New Leaf Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review on my blog. Here you have my honest review.