Christian History Made Easy: Rose Bible Basics
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Christian History Made Easy: Rose Bible Basics  -     By: Timothy Paul Jones

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Church history is not about names, dates, and facts. It is about the flesh and blood people of God and the life and death issues that have shaped their struggles and joys for two-thousand years. Christian History Made Easy makes this story come alive!

Rose Publishing Product Code: 705X

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Title: Christian History Made Easy: Rose Bible Basics
By: Timothy Paul Jones
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 224
Vendor: Rose Publishing
Publication Date: 2009
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
Weight: 1 pound 3 ounces
ISBN: 1596363282
ISBN-13: 9781596363281
Series: Rose Bible Basics Books
Stock No: WW363281

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Christian History Made Easy summarizes the most important events in the history of the church, from the time of Jesus to modern day. Christian History Made Easy explains early church history, the Church Councils, the Great Schism, the Crusades, Francis of Assisi, John Wycliffe, Martin Luther, the Protestant Reformation, and more. Christian History Made Easy presents key church history events and great Christian leaders everyone should know, along with full-color church history timelines, photos, pictures, and maps. The study guide and worksheets in the back makes this book an excellent Bible Study, adults Sunday school topics, or homeschool curriculum. Author Timothy Paul Jones makes Christian history refreshingly fun while at the same time informing Christians about the history of the Christian faith.Full-color, 224 pages, paperback, 6 x 9 inches.

Theologian J. I. Packer says Christian History Made Easy is, "...a beautifully simple, beginner-friendly telling of Christian history, a precious heritage."

Christian History Made Easy Covers Major Events in Church History

Early Church History

  • The Early Church—Peter and Paul, the Age of the Apostles, The Destruction of the Temple and Jerusalem scatters Christians
  • Early Church Fathers
  • Persecution of Christians—Emperor Nero and Domitian, Martyrdom of Peter, Paul, Ignaitius, Polycarp, Justin Martyr
  • Christianity legalized in the Roman Empire, Emperor Constantine, Christianity the official religion in the Roman Empire

The Byzantine Era

  • The Council of Nicaea, The Nicene Creed
  • Augustine, Jerome translates the Bible into Latin, St. Patrick
  • Fall of the Roman Empire, rise of the Eastern Orthodox Church
  • Gregory the Great, Rise of Monasticism
  • Rise of Islam and the Islamic Conquest in Europe, Charles Martel, Charlemagne
  • East/West Church Schism (Photian Schism), Leif Ericson converts to Christianity
  • Great Schism, Hildebrand reforms the church, the Crusades, Lateran Councils, Richard the Lionheart

Pre-Reformation Church History

  • Middle Ages, Bubonic Plague, John Wycliffe, the Wycliffe Bible
  • The Renaissance, Jan Hus, Joan of Arc, Ottomans capture the Christian city of Constantinople, Johann Gutenberg's printing press
The Protestant Reformation
  • Erasmus, Martin Luther, 95 Theses, Ulrich Zwingli, William Tyndale, King Henry VIII, The Geneva Bible, The Matthew's Bible, Church of England history, John Knox, Queen Mary Tudor, Queen Elizabeth I, King James Version Bible
  • Galileo, Pilgrim's Progress, Quaker founded, first Protestant missionary societies
The Great Awakening and Church History in America and Europe
  • John and Charles Wesley, George Whitefield, Handel writes the Messiah, Sunday school is developed, John Newton writes "Amazing Grace." Divisions over slavery in Baptist history
  • Abolition, William Wilberforce, Charles Finney leads revivals, George Muller's faith orphanage, YMCA an YWCA founded, Charles Spurgeon, Salvation Army founded
Church History in the 20th and 21st Century
  • Amy Carmichael, Irish missionary to India, Azusa Street, Scofield Bible, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Billy Graham, Discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, Modern political State of Israel
  • C.S. Lewis, major evangelistic crusades in Latin America and Korea, Roman Catholic church apologizes for lack of leadership during the Holocaust
Each Chapter of Christian History Made Easy Includes
  • Key events
  • Key concepts
  • Names you should know
  • Terms you should know
  • Bible maps and time-lines
  • Things to think about
  • Clarification of words
  • At the end of each chapter is a student guide, student worksheet, learning activity and quiz
Endorsement for Christian History Made Easy
"Rose's product line includes a wonderful collection of high quality, visually attractive materials that lend themselves to learning the basics of the Christian Faith. In most areas where alternative views exist, they are faithfully presented leaving the reader to decide which best fits their understanding of scripture….I have used Christian History Made Easy for my Sunday school class and found it to be very well done. This book has a great collection of auxiliary Study Guide questions. The author, Timothy Paul Jones is obviously a practiced teacher. I used an early edition. The recent upgrade of this package looks even better…" —Dr. Gene A. Stringer, Elder, Christian Church of Ashland, Oregon
Endorsements and biography for Author Timothy Paul Jones
"Dr. Timothy Paul Jones is a brilliant young biblical scholar who helps simplify the complex. His [resources] are great and sorely needed during our time when many are biblically illiterate and know even less about Church history."
—Dr. Jerry Newcombe, author, TV host, and spokesperson for Truth that Transforms with Dr. D. James Kennedy (formerly The Coral Ridge Hour)


About the Author: Dr. Timothy Paul Jones
Dr. Timothy Paul Jones

Timothy Paul Jones serves as a professor of Christian ministry and as associate vice president at the Southern Baptist Theological seminary, where he teaches courses in applied apologetics and family ministry. 

Before teaching at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, he led churches in Missouri and Oklahoma as pastor and associate pastor. Dr. Jones has authored or contributed to more than a dozen books, including PROOF; Conspiracies and the Cross; and, Christian History Made Easy. In 2007, Charles Colson listed him as one of “four names you need to know” when responding to the new atheists and in 2010, Christian Retailing magazine selected Christian History Made Easy as the book of the year in the field of Christian education.

He is married to Rayann and they have three daughters. The Jones family works in SojournKids and community group ministry at Sojourn Community Church.

A Message from Timothy Paul Jones, author of Christian History Made Easy

My name is Timothy Paul Jones, and I love living in the city of Louisville with my wife and daughters. Over the past two decades, I've had the privilege of leading several congregations as a pastor and in associate ministry roles. Now, I serve as associate professor of leadership and as associate vice president at one of the largest seminaries in the world, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Here, I invest my time in mentoring a rising generation of God-called ministers of the gospel. I also edit The Journal of Discipleship and Family Ministry and write books in the fields of history, apologetics, and family ministry.

I enjoy spending time with my family, meandering along city streets, visiting baseball parks, drinking French-pressed coffee, eating locally-produced foods, and cooking for friends. My family is involved in children's ministry at the east campus of Sojourn Community Church.

Christian History Made Easy WINNER of the Christian Retailers' Choice Awards 2010 for the "most significant new life-changing products in the Christian retail industry" in the Christian Education category

See this press release from Southern Baptist Seminary: http://news.sbts.edu/2010/04/27/jones-book-receives-christian-retailers-award/

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Notification About Prior Edition
This book is the deluxe full-color edition of the original black-and-white edition. The first edition was ISBN 1890947105 or ISBN 13: 9781890947101 (Product code 416X)

Look Inside: Sample Pages of RBB: Christian HIstory Made Easy

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WINNER of the Christian Retailers' Choice Awards 2010 for the "most significant new life-changing products in the Christian retail industry."

Christian History Made Easy clearly lays out the most important events in the history of the church, from the time of Jesus to modern day. Christian History Made Easy explains early church history, the Church Councils, the Great Schism, the Crusades, Francis of Assisi, John Wycliffe, Martin Luther, the Protestant Reformation, and more. This incredible handbook presents key church history events and great Christian leaders everyone should know, along with full-color church history timelines, photos, pictures, and maps. The study guide and worksheets in the back makes this book an excellent Bible Study, adults Sunday school topics, or homeschool curriculum. Author Timothy Paul Jones makes Christian history refreshingly fun while at the same time informing Christians about the history of the Christian faith. Full-color, 224 pages, paperback, 6 x 9 inches.

Key Features

  1. ENGAGING—Find out the fascinating and inspiring stories of key people, such as Martin Luther, Augustine, Francis of Assisi, John Calvin, Charles Finney, John Bunyan, and more!
  2. EASY-TO-UNDERSTAND—Enjoy getting a simple overview of all key events throughout Christian history, including how we got the Bible; creeds; the Crusades; revivals; and more!
  3. PACKED WITH VISUALS—including charts, time lines, pictures, maps, photos, and illustrations.
  4. FASCINATING FACTS—Enjoy discovering fascinating facts, such as: St. Patrick was kidnapped by pirates and sold to a sheepherder in Ireland!

Each Chapter of Christian History Made Easy Includes

  • Key events & concepts
  • Names, key terms, and definitions you should know
  • Full-color Bible maps and time lines
  • At the end of each chapter is a student guide, student worksheet, learning activity and quiz

Christian History Made Easy Covers Major Events in Church History

Early Church History
  • The Early Church & Church Fathers—the Age of the Apostles, The Destruction of the Temple and Jerusalem
  • Persecution of Christians—Emperor Nero, Martyrdom of Peter, Paul, Justin Martyr
  • Christianity legalized in the Roman Empire, Emperor Constantine, and more
The Byzantine Era
  • The Council of Nicaea, The Nicene Creed, Fall of the Roman Empire, rise of the Eastern Orthodox Church
  • Rise of Islam and the Islamic Conquest in Europe, Great Schism, the Crusades, and more
Pre-Reformation Church History
  • Middle Ages, Bubonic Plague, the Wycliffe Bible
  • The Renaissance, Joan of Arc, Constantinople, Johann Gutenberg's printing press, and more
The Protestant Reformation
  • Martin Luther, 95 Theses, The Geneva Bible, Church of England, King James Version Bible
  • Pilgrim's Progress, Quaker founded, first Protestant missionary societies, and more
The Great Awakening and Church History in America and Europe
  • Handel writes the Messiah, Sunday school is developed, divisions over slavery in Baptist history
  • Abolition, YMCA an YWCA founded, Salvation Army founded, and more
Church History in the 20th and 21st Century
  • Azusa Street, Discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, Modern political State of Israel
  • C.S. Lewis, Roman Catholic church apologizes for lack of leadership during the Holocaust, and more

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