Faithfulness Under Fire

Here's what looks like a very promising children's book about the author of the Belgic Confession.

Publisher's Description: The life of Guido de Bres teaches us that we can find enduring hope in the gospel of Jesus Christ, even during persecution. Author William Boekestein sensitively tells the story of de Bres for children, guiding them through his turbulent life and times- from his birth in 1522 in a small Belgium town, to his call to the ministry and study under Reformers such as John Calvin and Theodore Beza, to his authorship of the Belgic Confession and a life of suffering, to his martyr's death in 1567. Skillfully crafted illustrations and an easy-to-understand narrative combine to capture the interests-and admiration-of the entire family for this amazing Reformation hero.


"Bill Boekestein shows his pastor's heart and desire to make the riches of our Reformed heritage known in a simple way in Faithfulness under Fire. Men like de Bres lived in a tumultuous time, and their example of total commitment is needed in today's world of religious pluralism, tolerance, and moderation. Our children need to learn this devotion and parents need to teach it with all their heart." -- Daniel R. Hyde, Oceanside United Reformed Church, Carlsbad/Oceanside, CA

"William Boekstein has written a great children’s book about Guido de Bres, author of the Belgic Confession. I have the book and my kids enjoy it. The illustrations by Evan Hughes are excellent." -- Kevin DeYoung, DeYoung, Restless and Reformed