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Peril and Peace: Chronicles of the Ancient…

Peril and Peace: Chronicles of the Ancient Church (History Lives series) (edition 2006)

by Mindy Withrow (Author), Brandon Withrow (Author)

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Publisher's info reads: Let history come to life--just the way it should be. Read the stories of Paul, Polycarp, Justin, Origen, Cyprian, Constantine, Athanasius, Ambrose, Augustine, John Chrysostom, Jerome, Patrick, and Benedict, people from the early and ancient church; discover the roots of Christianity. From the apostle Paul to Benedict you can discover how those in the early church still influence church today. In their lives you will see the young and developing church struggling and growing in a hostile and difficult world. 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. Marvel at the incredible things accomplished by God in such a short space of time. Written in a modern and relaxed style this is a book that will introduce you to history without the tears and with all the wonder. There are longer chapters interspersed with short factual chapters. Extra features throughout this book look deeper into issues such as persecution; worship; creeds and councils and the formation of the Bible as well as a timeline. This is the first in a series intended to cover the history of the Christian church through its people. They are written with 9 to 14 year olds in mind....… (more)
Title:Peril and Peace: Chronicles of the Ancient Church (History Lives series)
Authors:Mindy Withrow (Author)
Other authors:Brandon Withrow (Author)
Info:CF4Kids (2006), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 240 pages
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Wow - what an EXCELLENT book. Chronicles is a great title - short stories profiling many of the early Christians. Also provides explanations of terms and traditions which is interesting. Can't believe that I waited two years to read this to my homeschool Jr & Sr High kids for our Ancient History studies. Treat yourself to this page-turner. It is historical fiction, based on many original sources. ( )
  the4otts | Oct 21, 2015 |
This excellent church history book for ages 9-14 is a gem! It discusses the most important church fathers, including the Great Cappadocians, Polycarp, Cyprian, and quite a few others, from Paul to Benedict. It's very readable, but I wish the authors would note that the dialogue is mostly invented and some suggested resources if kids want to keep reading about the early church. There is a bibliography at the back, though.
I recommend this book highly to everyone who is interested in how the church developed in its first 500 years. ( )
  visionary_damsel | Dec 13, 2008 |
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