"Sourcebooks are notoriously difficult to design and execute successfully. But Cressy and Ferrell have produced a collection that is probably as close to ideal as possible.It can highly be recommended for classroom use.."
-"Church History, March 1998
..."an enormously valuable, interesting and at times amusing anthology of sources touching on a whole variety of religious matters from the dawn of the Reformation to the mid-seveteenth century....The wide range and variety of documents chosen, the excellence of the introductions and the lack of a suitable rival anthology should make this the premiere collection of primary source materials for religion in early modern England."
-"Catholic Library World
"An unusually imaginative collection of readings on the religious life of England from the Reformation to the Restoration."
-Paul S. Seaver, Stanford University
"Outstanding. There is a crying need for collections of primary source materials for courses in early modern history."
-Margo Todd, Vanderbilt University
"An invaluable classroom aid. There is nothing comparable t it currently in print."
-J. Sears McGee, University of California, Santa Barbara