From before the creation of our world, God intended to have a people to love forever, enjoying their company as they enjoyed His. Jesus told his disciples that he would build this church, and nothing could destroy it (Matthew 16:18). God has kept his promise. For two thousand years, Christ has continued to preserve His church even when destruction looked likely. Simonetta’s book starts after the death of Jesus’s 12 apostles and continues to today: it’s a fascinating story that helps you know the God who planned it and who is keeping His church for an even more exciting future.
Table of Contents:
Part I - The Early Church
Part II – The Church in Late Antiquity
Part III – The Early Middle Ages
Part IV – The High Middle Ages
Part V – A Time of Reformations
Part VI – A Troubled Century
Part VII – A Time of Revivals
Part VIII – A Changing World
Part IX – The Modern World
Simonetta Carr was born in Italy. A former elementary school teacher, she homeschooled her eight children, has written for newspapers and magazines around the world and has translated the works of several Christian authors into Italian. She lives in San Diego and is a member and Sunday school teacher at Christ United Reformed Church, Santee, California.
“As always, Simonetta Carr has written an excellent book that will help to engage children and young people in learning about the history of the church. Thorough, careful, and always with an eye to the story of redemption, this book will be a real boon to parents and children alike.” — Carl Trueman, professor of biblical and religious studies, Grove City College
“Blessed indeed are the children who read and study this fresh account of the history of Christianity! It is an amazing work, both in terms of content and design. In the relatively brief compass of 250 pages or so, it covers the entirety of church history, highlighting key developments and key issues. Familiar figures in church history such as Augustine, Luther, and the Wesleys are touched upon, as well as lesser known individuals like Anne Dutton and Phillis Wheatley. With the various study questions throughout the book, it makes for an ideal textbook for a course on church history. In fact, it is so thorough and well written that I am even tempted to use it in one of my own seminary or college introductory courses on the history of the Church! I cannot say this loudly enough: Very highly recommended!” — Michael A. G. Haykin, chair and professor of church history, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
“This majestic and powerful book will become a staple in Christian homes and Christian schools for years to come. Its accessible writing, engaging illustrations, and historical faithfulness will engage readers of all ages. This visual encyclopedia brings to life the purposeful and powerful calling of Christians whose obedient lives helped change the world. May all Christians read this book and see that being a Christian means serving King Jesus, who is sovereign over all and who is good, just, merciful, and powerful at all times and in every situation. I can't wait to use this book in my homeschooling.” —Rosaria Butterfield