Foxe's Book of Martyrs has been an invaluable addition to the libraries of faithful Christians for almost five centuries. Chronicling the suffering and brutal deaths of those who have sacrificed their lives for the sake of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, John Foxe captured the God-given, Spirit-inspired courage of these noble souls. Though sometimes difficult to read because of the inhumane cruelty depicted in its pages, the images which truly endure are those of the victorious faithfulness, by the grace of God, of these heroes of the faith. Why read this book? The stories within these pages are not only supremely inspiring but also educational as to the identity, character, and modus operandi of an apostate, false church. We have benefited immeasurably from the wonderful witness of these martyred saints, which not only helped many of our predecessors accept Christ, but also helped the true church to be stronger and purer.