Based on extensive research in primary sources and characterized by careful, balanced conclusions and highly readable prose, Timothy George's book is an invaluable resource for scholars, students, and ministers who wish to engage the thought of the reformers and so better prepare themselves to deal with the world of our time.
I believe Timothy George offers the student of church history a great concise overview of the theology of the reformers. His presentation is honest and it calls his readers to learn from history. I appreciated his clear and forthright view of the Anabaptist tradition that too often is misrepresented. I especially liked the last chapter of the book. I believe the "mainline reformers" have only given us a "half-way reformation." To be Protestant is still in many ways to be Roman Catholic... only reformed to reflect Luther, Zwingli, and Calvin thought. George brings it all together in the last chapter and beckons the reader to examine their own theology. I believe he is right on when he says, "We have much to learn from each of these traditions, but we are bound to none of them. We are only bound to Jesus Christ." Bravo Mr. George! Bravo!