Withrow, Brandon & Mindy
This is the first volume in the History Lives series.
Watch in amazement as a varied selection of people from different countries, cultures and times merge together to form the Christian church. Learn from their mistakes and errors but more importantly learn from their amazing strengths and gifts. This book shows the young and developing church struggling but growing in a hostile world. From the apostle Paul to Benedict, discover how those in the early church influence the church today.
Table of Contents:
Ancient Church Timeline
What was the Ancient Church?
Paul: A servant of the true God
Terrible Trials and Persecutions
Polycarp: Ground like wheat in the lion’s teeth
Justin: A flame was kindled in my soul
Worship in the Ancient Church
Origen: God planted in us the unspeakable longing to know
Cyprian: This body is my sacrifice
Constantine: With this you will conquer
Early Creeds and Councils
Athanasius: Do martyrs die for a mere man?
The Great Cappadocians: perhaps you have never met a bishop
Ambrose: A bishop cannot give up the temple of the Lord
Augustine: Our hearts are restless until they rest in you
John Chrysostom: Vanity of vanities
How Did We Get the Bible?
Jerome: Love the holy Scriptures, and wisdom will love you
Patrick: Come walk among us
Benedict: Renounce yourself and follow Christ
Other Early Christians
Where We Get Our Information
"There is nothing new under the sun - that is definitely true with church history. Many of the same issues and problems face us today that faced the medieval church. So not only does this book give a good, fast-paced narrative through early christian history - it also highlights some of the mistakes and problems that have raised their heads again today." - Catherine MacKenzie, Author and CF4K Editor