Sumptuously illustrated with hundreds of gorgeous photographs, artifacts, and maps, The Story of Christianity focuses on the rich social and cultural history of Christianity through the ages, from its roots in Palestine to its triumph as a global movement, told through a series of dramatic turning points and unforgettable people.
Beginning with the story of Jesus' life, author Isbouts expertly sets key turning points in the story of Christianity in context, from the conversion of Constantine to Martin Luther's protest; from the Crusades to the ministry of Mother Teresa. Using the dramatic art and architecture of the Christian faith as visual touchpoints and highlighting inspiring quotes and stories with resonance to the modern era, Isbouts writes with a deep respect for both Catholic and Protestant traditions and provides an excellent introduction to the complex and compelling world of the Christian faith.
JEAN-PIERRE ISBOUTS is the author of National Geographic's best-selling books, Who's Who in the Bible, The Biblical World, and In the Footsteps of Jesus. ISBOUTS is a recognized expert in the cultural and archaeological history of the Bible and speaks frequently to groups ranging from academic audiences to large church gatherings and Middle East tours. He is the director of Charlton Heston's Voyage Through the Bible and is a professor at Fielding University in Santa Barbara, CA.