As a relatively new member of the Reformed faith, I was anxious to read William Boekestein’s new installment in the Bitesize Biographies series, Ulrich Zwingli.
I must admit, that while I have read about the life of Calvin, my knowledge of Ulrich Zwingli, the reformer, was not extensive. I knew that he was Swiss, and was a contemporary of Luther, and that was about the extent of my familiarity with him.
And while I found Ulrich Zwingli to be a thorough look at the life and times of Zwingli, it was not what I was expecting. Being unfamiliar with the Bitesize Biographies series, I was expecting a quick, light overview of the life of Zwingli. That is not what Boekestein’s book was– rather, I found it intense despite the small size (only 163 pages). I would have appreciated a timeline and map of Switzerland and surrounding areas, as that would have been a helpful aid while reading Ulrich Zwingli.
Overall, I was a bit overwhelmed with the information presented, and underwhelmed by the presentation in Boekestein’s Ulrich Zwingli. I would have to give the book a “B”.
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