• The Unquenchable Flame

  • Discovering the Heart of the Reformation
  • By: Michael Reeves
  • Narrated by: Dan Winiarski
  • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (65 ratings)

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Burning pyres, nuns on the run, stirring courage, and comic relief: the Protestant Reformation is a gripping tale, packed with drama. But what motivated the Reformers? And what were they really like?  

The Unquenchable Flame is a lively, accessible, and informative introduction to the Reformation by Michael Reeves, bringing to life the movement's most colorful characters: Martin Luther, Ulrich Zwingli, John Calvin, the Puritans, and others. 

Experience the book that has been called the absolute best historical introduction to the Reformation. Michael Reeves has written a masterpiece that captures the passion, humor, violence, and world-changing power of the Protestant Reformation. This US edition includes a new foreword by 9 Marks Ministries president Mark Dever.

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A serious story told with a good sense of humor

A perfect introduction to the heart of the Reformation that was easy to understand and follow.

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Justified by Faith Alone

Others here have written much better reviews than I would ever have the time or gifts to write, so let me just say that this was a very entertaining Audible "read". I read this book to get a better understanding of the history of the church, but what I found most meaningful about this book is its central theme of justification through faith alone. Again and again, we are introduced to historical characters like Luther and Calvin whose consciences would not let them rest in their good deeds alone. They were unable to suppress the truth with unrighteousness. God's Spirit was at work in their hearts and their minds, and they could not rest until they found a basis for true reconciliation, and peace with God.

We throw around the term "the gospel" often without thinking these days. The gospel can mean many things, but if it does not at its core mean a foreign righteousness granted to us by nothing else than faith in Christ's perfect completed works, then everything else is meaningless.

This book is a great read if you want to get a better understanding of the history of the church. As well, this book is a fantastic read if your Christian walk has begun to meander, if you feel that you may have become lost somewhere along the way. In short - this book is a great "read" if you desire to once again, understand how the abstract theological concept of justification changed the world during the Reformation, and how this abstract concept can still transform your life, and the topsy-turvy world around us even today.

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Excellent intro

Great intro to reformation history. I did not care much for the reader. But enjoyed the content still.

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  • Ben Alldis
  • 02-10-20

Great account, wish Michael had read it though!

A great account of the Reformation, I will be going on to the lectures of the Puritans. The only downside is that it would have been much better if read by the author. The American narrator just didn't deliver,and stumbled over some pronunciation.

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  • Flying Scotsman
  • 08-19-19

Brilliantly written, but strangely narrated.

The Unquenchable Flame: Discovering the Heart of the Reformation is brilliantly researched, and written in an accessible and most enjoyable way. However the narrator sounds more like a computer than a human, and would have benefitted from the author narrating it instead.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-12-18

excellent for research

really good for a decent foundational knowledge of the Reformation. easy and engaging, getting your teeth cut on an important subject. also examines the wider historical context of the Reformation in England, which was very interesting also.

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