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Freedom Movement

500 Years of Reformation


It shouldn’t be possible to talk about the Reformation without talking about the gospel.

Martin Luther’s discovery has fascinated artists, inspired reformers, envisioned abolitionists, and given beautiful hope to millions. It has changed the world — and continues to do so.

Michael Reeves serves the church in this 500th-anniversary year by writing an evangelistic resource that tells the story of that discovery, draws out its effectiveness and beauty, and speaks of its consequences for the history of the world.

On this 500th year since the beginning of the Reformation, this small but powerful resource enables you to capture the historical moment effectively to carry on the work of Reformation: to get the story of the gospel to world.

WTS Books suggests three ways to use this resource:

  1. A gift for every church member. Hand it out at the door on Reformation Sunday to refresh your congregation again with the gift of the gospel.

  2. Student ministries. The helpful question-and-answer format of each short chapter is designed to interactively introduce middle school, high school, or college students to the explosive joy of the Reformation.

  3. Outreach and discipleship. Freedom Movement is a surprisingly compelling outreach resource for non-believers or new believers.


  • “Captivating and heart-warming vignettes of the (now famous) freedom-fighters whose radical discovery re-shaped Western Europe and impacted the world. Their story is beautifully captured in this charming little book.” Richard Cunningham, United Kingdom
  • “Thank God for the world changing Reformation recovering the truth of the all sufficient cross of Christ! As Michael Reeves points out in his inspiring text, prior to the Reformation religion was disguising the problem rather than solving it. Five hundred years later people from around the world with open Bibles celebrate the rediscovery of light that dispelled their overwhelming darkness.” Terry Virgo, Founder, New Frontiers
  • “As I read this thrilling little introduction to the Reformation my heart started to beat with joy. For this 500th anniversary I’m going to try to persuade everyone to read it.” Rico Tice
  • “Running through this little book on the Reformation is the surprising legacy of joy. The fact that we have no portraits of any Reformers smiling is a fluke of history. Nobody smiled for portraits until fifty years ago! If you want to know what made this movement explosively joyful, don’t look at the pictures, read this book.” John Piper, Founder & Teacher,