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Chronicles Of The Ancient Church - Set of 5 Books
Chronicles Of The Ancient Church


 
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In Christian circles, it is not uncommon to hear a parent passionately speak of history as really being His story, and they are right. But then they turn around and define history by human achievements, rather than as an accurate recounting of God's redemptive work in the world. So they spend hours diligently sorting through the piles of readily–available history texts in the hope of finding one that supports the probability of a certain famous statesman being a Christian.

Why work so hard at seeing God's providence in history through quasi-Christians when there are dynamic, dramatic narratives that prove the point so clearly and effortlessly? God's people from every geographic, ethnic, and economic background have a story to tell in a way that will impact your children's understanding of God's providential hand throughout all times past.

This five-volume set that begins with Paul and ends with the church today offers an appealing and amazingly accurate introduction to the chronicles of Christianity. Though "fictionalized," these accounts are based on extensive historical research and incorporate quotes from each individual's actual writings. The choices these men and women made were stunning and appalling, but God's mercy and grace flowed freely.

With a very readable text, this is one series that was eagerly previewed by our in-house crew. There is additional information integrated throughout each volume, including the issue of creeds and councils and the formation of the Bible; what is Islam; the Crusades; the Puritans and the settling of the Americas; social reform; national revolutions; and the development of church music. This five-volume set is aimed at the nine- to fourteen-year-old reader, but also makes a marvelous read-aloud for any family devotion.
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Peril and Peace: Chronicles of the Ancient Church - 1st-5th century
Authors: Brandon Withrow, Mindy Withrow
Pages: 240
Trim: Trade paperback
ISBN: 1845500822
Faith-Based: Yes

Monks and Mystics: Chronicles of the Medieval Church - 500's to the 14th century
Authors: Brandon Withrow, Mindy Withrow
Pages: 224
Trim: Trade paperback
ISBN: 1845500830
Faith-Based: Yes

Courage and Conviction: Chronicles of the Reformation - 16th and 17th centuries
Authors: Mindy Withrow, Brandon Withrow
Pages: 256
Trim: Trade paperback
ISBN: 1845502221
Faith-Based: Yes

Hearts And Hands: Chronicles of the Awakening Church - 17th & 18th centuries
Authors: Brandon Withrow, Mindy Withrow
Pages: 224
Trim: Trade paperback
ISBN: 1845502884
Faith-Based: Yes

Rescue and Redeem: Chronicles of the Modern Church 1860 AD - Tomorrow
Authors: Brandon Withrow, Mindy Withrow
Pages: 256
Trim: Trade paperback
ISBN: 9781845504335
Faith-Based: Yes

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So excited about this set June 29, 2015
Reviewer: Dawn K.  
So excited about this set of books! They are a great history resource for this year.

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It certainly does make history come alive November 7, 2013
Reviewer: Helen K.  
This is an amazing series with very readable stories about the History of Christianity, from the earliest martyrs all the way up to tomorrow (as it says)! Our family is enjoying these meaningful and touching stories, and it is helping us to value our faith more deeply, as well as putting our current circumstances into historical perspective. We actually haven't read up to the later volumes yet, but based on the first two, we look forward to it. I think this is one area sorely missing in the study of history in contemporary USA, particularly for those in the public school system, which we thankfully are no longer a part of.

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Wonderful Addition to History June 30, 2011
Reviewer: Jennifer from Irvine, CA United States  
We use The Story of the World as our main history curriculum, and this series is an excellent addition. I have read all five volumes out loud to my 10 year old girl and 14 year old boy. We read them over four years, as they fit in with our history cycle: volume one for ancient times, volumes two and three for medieval/renaissance, volume four for early modern, and volume five for modern times. We all enjoy these books, which are filled with exciting accounts of Christian heroes. Each chapter is about a different person, which makes it easy to read one a day. Sprinkled throughout the books are short (2-3 pg.) explanations of historical topics. These can be skipped if you have covered them in history, but we found several of them helpful.

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