by Mindy and Brandon Withrow
This is the second 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 550 to 1500. Chapters highlight the lives of Gregory the Great, Boniface, Charlemagne, Constantine (Cyril) and Methodius, Prince Vladimir, Anselm of Canterbury, Bernard of Clairvaux, Francis, Thomas Aquinas, Catherine of Sienna, John Wyclif, and John Hus. Additional background features include: Medieval Church Timeline; What was the Medieval Church?; How Did the Pope Get His Name?; What is Islam?; A Divided Church: The Great Schism of 1054; What Were the Crusades?; How the University was Born; Councils of the Medieval Church; Other Medieval Christians; and The Renaissance: The Middle Ages Come to an End.