History Lives | Chronicles of the Church Series
By Mindy & Brandon Withrow
Peril & Peace: Chronicles of the Ancient Church: History Lives: Volume 1Mindy Withrow, Brandon WithrowChristian Focus / 2005 / Trade Paperback$6.89 Retail:
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Learn all about the early church and see how our lives today still relate to those lives more than a thousand years ago. From martyrs, to the early church fathers, and how the Bible came to be, this collection of stories covers the early years of 59 AD to 529 AD. Featuring stories about Paul, Polycarp, Justin, Origen, Athanasius, Ambrose, Patrick, and more. Recommended for ages 9-14.
Monks & Mystics: Chronicles of the Medieval Church: History Lives: Volume 2Mindy Withrow, Brandon WithrowChristian Focus / 2005 / Trade Paperback$6.89 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews
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Let history come to life---just the way it should be. Read the stories of Gregory the Great, Boniface, Charlemagne, Constantine Methodius, Vladimir, Anselm of Canterbury, Bernard of Clairvaux, Francis of Assisi, Thomas Aquinas, Catherine of Sienna, John Wyclif and John Hus.
From people of the Medieval church you can discover how the young Christian church moved on into another era of time. From Gregory I through to Wyclif and Hus you can discover about the crusades and the spread of Islam as well as the beginnings of universities and the Reformation.
As the church moves on through the centuries you can see its people struggling against persecution and problems from inside and out. Learn from their mistakes and errors but more importantly learn from their amazing strengths and gifts. Marvel at God's wonderful care of his people---the church---the Christian church.
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. Extra features throughout this book include looking deeper into issues such as Islam; Division; The Crusades; the first university; Creeds and Councils and the Renaissance.
Recommended for ages 9-14 (and adults who want to brush up on their history in a fun way!)
#3: Courage and Conviction: Chronicles of the Reformation ChurchBrandon Withrow, Mindy WithrowChristian Focus / 2007 / Trade Paperback$6.99 Retail:
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This is the third book in a series intended to cover the history of the Christian church through its people and key events. Read the stories of the reformers in the 16th and 17th centuries who changed the face of the Christian church forever. Meet the German monk, the French scholar, and the Scottish tutor who protested corruption in the church. Get to know the queens and explorers who risked everything for the freedom to worship according to their consciences. Recommended for ages 9-14.
Hearts & Hands :Chronicles of the Awakening Church - Book 4Brandon Withrow, Mindy WithrowChristian Focus / 2008 / Trade Paperback$7.49 Retail:
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See history come to life through the true stories of these Christian heroes. Featuring stories taken from the diaries, letters, and books of real Christians, this book covers the years 1700 to 1860 chronicling what could be considered to be the most diverse, unique, and influential movement in the history of the church. Included are the stories of: Jonathan Edwards, John Wesley, Elizabeth Fry, Harriet Beecher Stow, Sojourner Truth, William Carey, David Livingstone, Fidelia Fiske, and more.
#5: Rescue and Redeem: Chronicles of the Modern Church, 1860 A.D.-TomorrowMindy Withrow, Brandon WithrowChristian Focus / 2009 / Trade Paperback$6.89 Retail:
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Let history come to life - just the way it should do.
As the modern world exploded with rapid changes -in transportation, in communication, in manufacturing -people around the globe faced overwhelming new challenges. As Christians arrived for the first time in other countries, they realized that being a Christian was about living out the gospel in every culture. And they realized that great injustice was everywhere! So they met the challenges of modern life with new ways of communicating Christ's ancient gospel. From Niijima Jo and Pandita Ramabai to Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Janani Luwum, they set out to rescue God's global people and redeem them to new life in Christ.
Read the stories of the Japanese samurai who traded his sword for a Bible and the Hawaiian princess whose faith strengthened her to defend her nation. Discover the German and Ugandan pastors who stood up to murderous dictators. Get to know the teacher in India who rescued child widows and the writer in Britain who created a world in a wardrobe.