A prisoner on a galley once said, "Give me Scotland or I die!"
Look Inside the Book
Jesus taught that we should beware when all men speak well of us.
Few have ever spoken well of John Knox, either in his own lifetime or in the centuries since. Was he excessively harsh and fanatical as his critics have painted him? Or was he appropriately hard and firm as his time and calling required?
In John Knox: Stalwart Courage,
Douglas Wilson staunchly defends this staunch Reformer, not only lauding his stalwart courage but also upholding his much-neglected gentler virtues—love, mercy, tenderness, and humility.
At Knox’s funeral, one of his friends said, “Here lies one who neither flattered nor feared any flesh.”
John Knox sought the approval of neither commoner nor queen, but only his God. John Knox was a Reformer of Church and culture worthy of honor and emulation, and his story should be one we know well.What People Are Saying
I had no idea how impactful John Knox was on the reformation. Right up there with Martin Luther, and John Calvin. I think the thing I liked most about the book was the shorter length of each chapter, which helped me blitz read through the book, rather than having to devote an entire hour for each section, I was able to read it over 14 days 7-10 minutes at a time. Doug Wilson is clear and concise, and brings his own unique wit and charm to the book. I would absolutely recommend to you, and buy a few extra copies for other men in your life who need a little Scottish Reformation zing in their life. - Tom Suber
"Douglas Wilson has not only captured the real essence of Knox's life, his times, his leadership traits, and his continuing legacy, he has apprehended that essential tenacity rooted in humility that so marked his ministry and message." - George Grant, pastor and author in Franklin, Tennessee
This study of the life, character, and ministry of John Knox makes a valuable contribution to an understanding of the Reform Movement, particularly during the sixteenth century in Scotland. Its accuracy is enhanced by the selected words of Knox which reflect the courage, the intellect, and the proactive faith of this spiritual giant. This book will be accepted as an important building block, not only of Presbyterian doctrine, but of the literature of theology in general." - D. James Kennedy, Ph.D., Senior Minister, Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church and Chancellor of Knox Theological Seminary in Fort Lauderdale, Florida