Church History for Homeschoolers

Called and Courageous Girls Series

A Colorful Past: A Coloring Book of Church History introduces children to important figures from church history. Featuring at least one figure per century from the 1st century to the 20th century, each page features the illustration to color as well as a short biographical paragraph about the person. Learn about Ignatius, Tertullian, Columba, Vladimir of Kiev, Peter Waldo, Thomas Aquinas, Wycliffe, Hus, Luther, Zwingli, Calvin, Knox, Lady Jane Grey, Jonathan Edwards, Charles Spurgeon, and others! Perforated, single-sided pages. Consumable and non-reproducible.

Stories from Church History

Christianity is a faith in love with history. God took on human flesh and dwelt among us. The Spirit carried that divine work over the centuries, providing courage and maturity even amid our imperfections. Christians find their true family line not through tribes and ethnic blood but in the bond of faithfulness and shed blood that has united our family for millennia. We too often view Church history as the story of obscure aliens instead of the lives of brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers.

In this collection of forty-six brief biographies for children, Hannula sketches the stirring trials and triumphs of many famous and some lesser known figures in our family of faith--including Augustine, Charlemagne, Anselm, Luther, Bunyan, and C.S. Lewis. Through them we can begin to enjoy the old paths and find rest for our souls.

Theologian & Missionary Biographies

Bethlehem Books Living History Library

Barbara Willard has beautifully combined history and the Christian faith in this book. With a true storyteller's instinct, she has interwoven historical facts with an absorbing fictitious tale in such a way that eager readers will take delight in, and learn from, the great adventure of St. Augustine's mission to the land of the Angles (later England). The story centers on young Wolf who has journeyed many difficult miles from Rome to the land of his birth. He witnesses the historic meeting between the Saxon King of Kent and the man who would be known as St. Augustine of Canterbury. Recommended for ages 10 and up.

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    William E. Tucker
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    Carmen Sterba
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    Carmen Sterba
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Women in Church History

From the Roman Empire to the modern era, and from South and North America to Europe, Africa, and the Far East, here are the stories of 50 remarkable Christian women who faced kings and governors, soldiers and wild beasts, Japanese guards and Muslim raiders, fire, exile, Nazis, cannibals, riots, and more for the sake of the Gospel. Short and moving biographies of some famous and some unfamiliar champions of the faith. 330 pages, softcover.

Discover some amazingly courageous women in history with Courageous World Changers by Shirley Raye Redmond, and illustrated by Katya Longhi. These women come from a variety of backgrounds, eras, and ethnicities, but each one has answered the Lord's call on their life. Includes biographies on: Corrie ten Boom, Laurie Hernandez, Florence Nightingale, Madeline L'Engle, Mother Teresa, and 45 other more! Recommended for ages 8 to 11 years. Hardcover.

  1. Jesus iWitness
    Doug Powell
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    Doug Powell
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    Doug Powell
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    Doug Powell
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A brilliant way to integrate church history into your children's understanding from their youth! In the familiar A is for apple format, here each initial provides the opportunity to dive into a short biographical paragraph on 26 famous men and women in church history; A for Saint Augustine, B for Anne Bradstreet, C for John Calvin. Photos of historic portraits, artifacts, and first-letter-related items provide additional visual interest. This wide range of characters reflects the breadth of church history and reminds children that these great figures were once living, breathing people who lived and died for the glory of God. 34 pages, hardcover.

What do Martin Luther, Huldrych Zwingli, John Calvin, and John Knox have in common? They were all leaders of the Protestant Reformation! Offering kid-friendly insights into this critical hinge of history, exciting narrative and whimsical illustrations explore key events, ideas, and people as children parade through the 26 letters of the alphabet.

The Church in History

A trusted survey chronicling church history from A.D. 33 to modernity, Kuiper's overview has been a textbook of choice for secondary schools and Bible colleges for more than half a century. Detailed and fact-filled, it offers a panoramic view of church growth worldwide. Includes nearly 300 photographs, maps, and timelines in addition to chapter-end study questions. 412 pages, softcover from Eerdmans.

For those using this textbook as a high school homeschool Bible course or elective, the Church in History Answer Key from Christian Liberty Press (sold-separately) features most answers for the chapter-end questions in the book (with some labeled as optional exercises). Answer key is paperback with stapled binding. Line-listed answers.

God's Story: A Student's Guide to Church History

This short text is the perfect introduction to church history! The first chapter discusses why church history should be studied before launching into a chronological overview of the church from its Old Testament Roots through the New Testament & Apostolic Fathers through the Dark Ages, Reformation, Awakening, Fundamentalism, and Global Christianity. Each chapter ends with discussion questions - -great for homeschools or Sunday School classes. Written from a Reformed perspective. 139 pages, softcover. Scripture taken from the ESV. Grades 9-11 / Ages 14-16.

History of Religious Liberty (High School)

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    Everett Ferguson, John D. Woodbridge, Frank A. James III
    Zondervan / 2016 / Hardcover
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    John D. Woodbridge, Frank A. James III
    Zondervan / 2017 / DVD
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  1. Once Upon A Time Saints
    Bethlehem Books / 1997 / Trade Paperback
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    Ethel Pochocki
    Bethlehem Books / 1998 / Trade Paperback
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    Ethel Pochocki
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    John Foxe
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    John Foxe
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The Bronze Bow

After witnessing his father's crucifixion by Roman soldiers, Daniel bar Jamin is fired by a single passion: to avenge his father's death by driving the Roman legions form the land of Israel. Consumed by hatred, Daniel joins the brutal raids of an outlaw band living in the hills outside his village. Though his grandmother's death slows his plans by forcing him to move home to care for his sister, he continues his dangerous life by leading a group of boy guerrillas in spying and plotting, impatiently waiting to take revenge.

In nearby Capernaum, a rabbi is teaching a different lesson. Time and again Daniel is drawn to the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, only to turn away, disappointed and confused by Jesus' lack of action in opposing the Romans. Devoid of tenderness and forgiveness, headstrong Daniel is also heedless of the loyalty of his friend Joel; the love of Joel's sister, Malthace; and the needs of his own disturbed sister, Leah, dragging them down his destructive path toward disaster.

Elisabeth George Speare won the 1962 Newbery Medal for this magnificent novel of Daniel's tormented journey from a blind, confining hatred to his acceptance and understanding of love. Booklist called it "a dramatic, deeply felt narrative whose characters and message will be long remembered." Recommended for ages 9 and up. The 1962 Newbery Medal winner.

  1. The Bronze Bow Progeny Press Study  Guide, Grades 6-8
    Carole Peltarri
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