David Luthy. Dirk Willems is one of the best-known Anabaptist martyrs of all time. Anyone who has read his story in the Martyrs Mirror cannot help but be moved by it. Arrested for his Christian beliefs, he escaped from the castle dungeon and dashed across the frozen moat to safety. However, the guard pursuing him broke through the ice and was drowning. Moved by love, Dirk went back and pulled the drowning man to safety. However, the guard arrested him and Dirk later was burned at the stake.
This unique book not only recounts the story of Dirk’s martyrdom, but traces the many places his life’s story has been recounted during the last 500 years throughout the world. It also contains various poems written about Willems and reproduces in color many of the paintings that portray his noble deed.
Large 8-1/2 x 11 hardback. 82 pp.