I am getting prepared for us to start Mystery of History Volume 2 and have been working on booklists and notebooking pages, etc. This book was recommended but I was worried that it might be a little too difficult of a read so I decided to check it out from the library and read it for myself. First of all, I do think this would be too much for N, so I will not be assigning it to him to read. However, this is a fabulous book and we will be reading some of it together. This book is all about the many people who contributed to the cause of getting the Bible written in a language that common people could read. You see, the church had a firm control of the Bible and only allowed it in Latin, which meant that only clergy and those otherwise receiving a formal, expensive, education could read. It is quite fascinating and I really enjoyed it. There were many people who suffered greatly (even their lives) to bring the Bible to every man. The book also provides a lot of insight into this period in general concerning politics and the church and how it was all so blended together. It also lays a foundation for understanding the desire of the first "Pilgrims" who came to America.
If you enjoyed reading non-fiction and have any interest in the Bible, I think you would enjoy this book!