Bitesize Biographies Ulrich Zwingli Blog Tour

Shaun Tabatt —  May 5, 2015
Bitesize Biographies Ulrich Zwingli Book Cover Bitesize Biographies Ulrich Zwingli
William Boekestein
EP Books
March 10, 2015
164 pages

This week, the Cross Focused Reviewers are participating in a book review blog tour for Bitesize Biographies Ulrich Zwingli by William Boekestein. Excerpts and links to the reviews will appear below as they are available:

“I heartily recommend this book for a brief yet thorough life of Zwingli’s influence on the Reformation in Switzerland and Europe.”
Reviewer: Todd Wilson
Rating: 4 Stars

“I liked the book. It’s at least a good start at incorporating Zwingli into the conversation on the reformation.  And since he is largely neglected, Boekestein’s work may prove to be quite impactful in the Lord.”
Reviewer: Brian Mann
Rating: 4 Stars

“I recommend this series, and this book, heartily.”
Reviewer: Andrew Spencer
Rating: 4 Stars

“I highly recommend that you get this book and be introduced to another man who took part in the history of our church which so richly blesses us today.”
Reviewer: Shawn Covington
Rating: 3 Stars

“I recommend this book to any Christian individual or family who wants to learn more about one of the pillars of the Reformation.”
Reviewer: Beth Saathoff
Rating: 4 Stars

“If you want to get a quick view of Zwingli’s life and God’s use of Him, this biography would do very well.”
Reviewer: Sarah Lambert
Rating: 4 Stars

“I found this book to be well written, factual, based on solid research, insightful in interpretation, and quite helpful in bringing to life the contextual situations, events, and facts of the life of this important Reformer.”
Reviewer: Doug Wallace
Rating: 5 Stars

“This a good summer read for those interested in learning more about church history.”
Reviewer: Anne Pendleton
Rating: 4 Stars

“I whole-heartedly recommend this biography as a place to start your study of one of the important figures of the Reformation.”
Reviewer: Todd Randolph
Rating: 4 Stars

“This would be a great book to read in a class on history or religion.”
Reviewer: H. Marshall
Rating: 5 Stars

“I highly recommend William Boekestein’s biography!”
Reviewer: John Wiley
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book should be used for those interested in this significant man, that historical period, the theology of the early Reformation, and the history of Switzerland,”
Reviewer: Val Belley
Rating: 5 Stars

“William Boekestein has written a much needed little biography of the important Swiss Reformer Ulrich Zwingli.”
Reviewer: Scott Christensen
Rating: 4 stars

“If you have never heard of Zwingli or if it has been some time since you have picked up some Zwingli you will definitely find this to be a good read.”
Reviewer: James Sisco
Rating: 4 stars

“This is a helpful little book for those who are beginning to study the notable Christians of the past.”
Reviewer: Seong Min Yoo
Rating: 4 Stars

“Take up and read, and see how God’s choice servant of the past can continue to have meaning for us in the church today.”
Reviewer: Allen Mickle
Rating: 5 Stars

“As you read this biography, you will see a man who loved the church, cherished the Gospel, was series about the Bible, and had a whole-hearted zeal for loving the Lord. And surely we can all learn a thing or two from a man like that.”
Reviewer: Zach Ford
Rating: 4 Stars

“If you’re a pastor building a solid church library and encouraging your church to read church history / biography, these bitesize biographies are a great place to start.”
Reviewer: Mathew Sims
Rating: 5 Stars

“I highly recommend this book to anyone looking to learn more about the leaders of the Reformation.”
Reviewer: Bill Pence
Rating: 4 Stars

“Zwingli was a product of his time and Boekestein pulls back the veil to allow the reader to see this.”
Reviewer: Cliff VanNostrand
Rating: 5 Stars

“This a fine book and should be read.”
Reviewer: Doug Iverson
Rating: 4 Stars

“This book is easy to read and provides enough background information for the reader to understand what is being discussed.”
Reviewer: Kaye Chalwell
Rating: 4 Stars

“This book gives us insight into a little known man who fought for Christ to be known.”
Reviewer: Debbie Crawford
Rating: 4 Stars

“This book is a great reference for those interested in the early Reformation, and the history of Switzerland.”
Reviewer: Jennifer Greene
Rating: 5 Stars

“William Boekestein, has done a tremendous job in documenting the life and times of Ulrich Zwingli during the Swiss Reformation.”
Reviewer: William Perkins
Rating: 4 Stars

“I recommend this book for anyone who desires to learn more about the Protestant Reformation.”
Reviewer: Gaines Redd
Rating: 4 Stars

“Do yourself a favor and pick this book up and enjoy an excellent, readable account of this late great (yet often overlooked) Protestant reformer.”
Reviewer: Angelo Valle
Rating: 5 stars

“I look forward to reading more in the Bitesize Biographies series…”
Reviewer: Amanda Cain
Rating: 3 Stars

“If you have not read anything about Zwingli, or are interested to read up about the reformation of Zurich, I highly encourage to pick up this book and read.”
Reviewer: Chris Ho
Rating: 4 Stars

“I was reminded once more as I read this book, that as a child of the reformation I stand in a long line of godly men. We stand on the shoulders of giants. Thank you Pastor Boekenstein for bringing this giant of the reformation to life!”
Reviewer: Alex Houston
Rating: 4 Stars

“If you want to know what really happened during the Reformation, this is a necessary biography to read.”
Reviewer: Jill Jones
Rating: 3 Stars

“Boekestein gives a good overview of the political, magisterial, economic, educational and religious landscape in Switzerland during the time of the Reformation.”
Reviewer: Chris Malkemes
Rating: 3 Stars

“I appreciate any biographies that can lead me down a road that has been traveled well.”
Reviewer: Jeanie Schwagerman
Rating: 4 Stars

“Boekestein did an incredible job outlining Zwingli’s life.”
Reviewer: Amanda Talbert
Rating: 4 Stars

“The book has a good narrative and covers many aspects of Zwingli’s life – a character often overlooked in the Protestant Reformation.”
Reviewer: Michael Taylor
Rating: 4 Stars

“At the end of the book, I wanted to know more about this large and complex character which may have achieved the aim of a bite sized biography!”
Reviewer: Sarah Jones
Rating 4 Stars

“This book, however, clarifies and corrects many of the (mis)understandings of Zwingli and his legacy. Members of the Reformed Church in the U.S. should be especially interested in Zwingli, as some of the first historians of our denomination commented on how Zwingli stands right up there with Calvin as one of the great forefathers of our Reformed beliefs and practices.”
Reviewer: Kyle Sorensen
Rating: 5 Stars