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Through Fire and Water: An Overview of Mennonite History
Harry Loewen and Steven M. Nolt; Revised by Nolt.

Herald Press, 2010
336 pages


Through fire and water by Harry Loewen – an MB who escaped Soviet Ukraine in the aftermath of WWII – and Steven Nolt has been revised and rereleased. “The high cost of bearing faithful Christian witness frequently surfaces,” wrote David Giesbrecht in the MB Herald’s 1996 review of the first edition. This readable narrative placing Anabaptism within the growth of Christianity, as Nolt writes in his epilogue, is a story all Mennonites need to hear: “As we review the script, we realize that there were some unexpected twists in the plot that we still aren’t entirely sure how to interpret…. But we are also confident that Christ is directing us in faithful creativity.”

—Angeline Schellenberg

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