A Children's History of the Church (PDF Only with hyperlinks to primary source texts)
An e-book version of A Children's History of the Church with hyperlinks to all the patristic/historical/Scriptural references in the text (and there are many documenting the events in this history). This will make the text immensely more usable for the older student and is fascinating for the adult, to see how much of our Church history is documented in ancient primary sources.
Free updates will be sent out as more hyperlinks and content to the appendix is added.
Finally! Church History Presented in an Easily
Understandable ‘Living Book’ Form Appropriate For Young People!
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:19-20)
John Mason Neale beautifully captures the struggle of the early Church: from her humble beginnings in Jerusalem, through her rapid spread throughout the ancient world as the apostles scattered far and wide to proclaim the Word of God, to her challenges of preserving the Faith in spite of the many temptations that flooded the Church after its legalization. Included in this volume are stories of some of her greatest saints,—martyrs glorifying God under intense persecution, and defenders of the Faith fighting for Truth against a wide assortment of heretical teachings. Using an immensely engaging style of narration, this work is truly a classic, offering great historical detail in a story form that captures both the mind and heart of a child.
This edition includes many added illustrations, biblical, patristic and historical references, as well as an extensive appendix, increasing its educational value for readers of all ages.
Recommended for ages 12+.
From a Chalcedonian Orthodox Christian point-of-view and recommended specifically for Orthodox Christian use.
For a download pdf sample of contents: Click Here