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Reformation – Reformation opportunity

June 2017

Churches across the UK are being urged to buy and give away a just-published short introduction to the Reformation.

It is hoped that Freedom movement — 500 years of Reformation will have the same success and impact The servant Queen and the King she serves did. Published in 2016 to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday, well over a million copies of the latter title were distributed.

Freedom movement (available from 10ofThose) has been written by leading Oxford historian and theologian Michael Reeves, commissioned by Christian Heritage London. The short, 40-page book is illustrated, easy to understand and small enough to read on the move. By telling the story of Martin Luther’s life, it aims to introduce readers to his re-discovery of the core gospel doctrine of justification by faith alone.

One of Luther’s own illustrations, the story of a prostitute whom a king loves and marries, and on whom the status of royalty is thus freely given, draws out the story of grace.