Who What Why Reformation Series

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Reformation Day, which falls on Halloween, is an important day in church history. Teaching church history to our children is important because as professing Christians we need to know and understand the who, what, and why behind some of the most compelling moments in church history.

Enter the Who, What, Why Reformation series by Danika Cooley, author of Bible Road Trip, and Help Your Kids Learn And Love The Bible. This series makes it easy for Christian parents to teach about the Reformation, an important part of Church history.

Who What Why Reformation series


Why teach about the Reformation? It’s simple. The Reformation is a testament to God’s sovereignty and providence and learning this history is important to any Christian education.

What is the Who, What, Why Reformation Series?

This series is a group of chapter books for ages 8-11 and will help teach your kids about the Reformation Church. These books are about 100 pages long and are fun and engaging, offering important biblical truths that are still needed today.

who what why series

The Who What Why Reformation series includes the following three paperback books:

Who Was Martin Luther?

Martin Luther was a man who although was afraid of thunderstorms, did not fear man and was seeking God’s truth. This monk was a reformer who helped start the Reformation with the nailing of his 95 theses.

In this book, you’ll learn about:

  • The Printing Press
  • The Bible
  • The Medieval Roman Catholic Church
  • The Black Death
  • Medieval Monasteries
  • Purgatory and Indulgences
  • Feudalism
  • Bible Translations
  • Table Talks
  • The Protestant Church
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What Was the Gutenberg Bible?

Johann Gutenberg invented the machine that would change how the world got its information. With this invention, people would be able to not only read the Bible for themselves but also reproduce the Bible in a quick and affordable way. This would change the course of Church history in a major way.

In this book, you’ll learn about:

  • Who Wrote the Bible?
  • Scribes in Europe
  • Why the Bible?
  • The Work of Printing
  • A Crafty Investor
  • The Renaissance
  • Jerome’s Strange Ideas
  • The Bible Today

Why Did the Reformation Happen?

During this time, the Church was revering man and not God. However, some brave, God-fearing men stood their ground against the Crown and the church institution.

In this book, you’ll learn about:

  • John Wycliffe (c. 1328-1384), England
  • Jan Hus (c. 1369-1425), Bohemia
  • Girolamo Savonarola (1452-1498), Italy
  • Martin Luther (1483-1546), Germany
  • Ulrich Zwingli (1484-1531), Switzerland
  • John Calvin (1509-1564), France / Switzerland
  • Thomas Cranmer (1489-1556), England
  • John Knox (c. 1513-1572), Scotland
  • William Tyndale (1494-1536), England
  • Philip Melanchthon (1497-1560), Germany
  • Katharina Zell (1497-1562), Germany
  • Renee of Ferrara (1510-1575), France / Italy
  • Charlotte de Bourbon (c. 1546-1582), France / The Netherlands

Want To Make It A Hands-on Study?

To make the Who, What, Why series a fun, hands-on study, you can add this FREE Reformation lapbook activity!

who what why lapbooks

In this hands-on study, your children will learn more about:

  • The impact of Martin Luther, the Gutenberg Bible, and the Reformation on the Reformation world, on the Church, and on your child’s world.
  • What it was like to live during the time of the Reformation.
  • Reformation vocabulary
  • Geography and timeline of each story
  • The Five Solas and more!
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Where To Purchase This Series:

You can buy this series on Amazon or directly from their website.

My Thoughts on Who What Why:

I absolutely LOVE this series! Not just because it’s written by a fellow Reformed Believer, but the fact that it makes learning about the Reformation easy for kids. It’s a great chapter book for my 7-year-old to read on her own and it’s a great read-aloud for me to read to my 4 and 5-year-olds. I love the fact that we can learn about the Reformation as a family and also have fun activities to do that correlate to it!

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All in all, I really love the Who What Why Reformation series! It’s well-written and will help your children learn more about the Protestant Reformation!

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