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The Beggar's Bible (Religious Heritage)

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John Wycliffe is a famous Oxford professor who translated the Bible into English. Wycliffe believes that everyone should be able to read the Bible. Arnold Hutton hears Wycliffe's teachings and is inspired by his ideas. Arnold learns that Wycliffe's enemies are sending spies to his lectures and encouraging Oxford students to riot. Will Arnold be able to convince Wycliffe th ...more
Paperback, 136 pages
Published January 1st 1974 by Herald Press (VA) (first published April 1st 1971)
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Oct 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
We read this book as part of my 4th grade son's history curriculum, Veritas Press. I would recommend for upper elementary. My son enjoyed it. Story told through eyes of a thirteen year old boy. The conversations can get wordy at times, especially John Wycliffe discussing theology. I didn't bring that up to my son, just read, and I was surprised how much he enjoyed the book. The story does bring to life the differing views of the Bible being accessible to all people. The "Church" believed only cl ...more
This quite an interesting story of John Wycliffe, a controversial Oxford professor who preached that salvation should be free for all. He openly denounced the evils of the Catholic Church. The story is told through Arnold an educated serf boy who eventually comes to Oxford to be with John Wycliffe and join his Poor Priests. They start work on translating the Bible into English so the common people will have access to it. Despite the rioting and persecution they succeed.
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There are so many parallels in the lives of William Tyndale and John Wycliffe, I decided to go back and re-read this story of Wycliffe.
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Vernon does a nice job bringing the Reformation to middle readers.
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Born in Coquille, Oregon, on March 6, 1914, Vernon later graduated from Willamette University. An author of children's books about religious heritage and historical fiction, Vernon has seen numerous books published in series form. After traveling abroad to research her subjects, Vernon has penned novels about John Wesley, William Tyndale, John Wycliffe, and Johann Gutenberg, to name a few. Several ...more
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