by Mindy and Brandon Withrow
This is the first in a series intended to cover the history of the Christian church through its people. They are written with 9-14 year olds in mind but the modern, relaxed and enthusiastic style is infectious!
This volume spans the years from the birth of Christ to 590 A.D. Chapters highlight the lives of Paul, Polycarp and Ignatius, Justin, Origen, Cyprian, Constantine, Athanasius, The Great Cappadocians, Ambrose, Augustine, John Chrysostom, Jerome, Patrick, and Benedict. Additional background features include: Ancient Church Timeline; What was the Ancient Church?; Terrible Trials and Persecutions; Worship in the Ancient Church; Early Creeds and Councils; How Did We Get the Bible?; and Other Early Christians.