A Pilgrimage to Eternity: From Canterbury to Rome in Search of a Faith

06 June 2020 | By Timothy Egan | Filed in: church history.

Moved by his mother s death and his Irish Catholic family s complicated history with the church, Timothy Egan decided to follow in the footsteps of centuries of seekers to force a reckoning with his own beliefs He embarked on a thousand mile pilgrimage through the theological cradle of Christianity

Letter to a Suffering Church: A Bishop Speaks on the Sexual Abuse Crisis

06 June 2020 | By Robert Barron | Filed in: church history.

The sexual abuse scandal has gripped the Catholic Church for the past thirty years, and continues to wreak havoc even today It s been a diabolical masterpiece, one that has compromised the work of the Church in every way and has left countless lives in ruin Many Catholics are understandably aski

Paul: A Biography

06 June 2020 | By N.T. Wright | Filed in: church history.

In this definitive biography, renowned Bible scholar, Anglican bishop, and bestselling author N T Wright offers a radical look at the apostle Paul, illuminating the humanity and remarkable achievements of this intellectual who invented Christian theology transforming a faith and changing the world

Dominion: How the Christian Revolution Remade the World

06 June 2020 | By Tom Holland | Filed in: church history.

A marvelous Economist account of how the Christian Revolution forged the Western imagination Crucifixion, the Romans believed, was the worst fate imaginable, a punishment reserved for slaves How astonishing it was, then, that people should have come to believe that one particular victim of cruc

Martin Luther: The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed the World

06 June 2020 | By Eric Metaxas | Filed in: church history.

From 1 New York Times bestselling author Eric Metaxas comes a brilliant and inspiring biography of the most influential man in modern history, Martin Luther, in time for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation n nOn All Hallow s Eve in 1517, a young monk named Martin Luther posted a document he hop

When Christians Were Jews: The First Generation

06 June 2020 | By Paula Fredriksen | Filed in: church history.

A compelling account of Christianity s Jewish beginnings, from one of the world s leading scholars of ancient religion n nHow did a group of charismatic, apocalyptic Jewish missionaries, working to prepare their world for the impending realization of God s promises to Israel, end up inaugurating a mov

The Fisherman's Tomb: The True Story of the Vatican's Secret Search

06 June 2020 | By John O\'Neill | Filed in: church history.

A Texas oilman A brilliant female archaeologist An unknown world underneath the Vatican.In 1939, a team of workers beneath the Vatican unearthed an early Christian grave This surprising discovery launched a secret quest that would last decades a quest to discover the long lost burial place of t

Crusaders: The Epic History of the Wars for the Holy Lands

06 June 2020 | By Dan Jones | Filed in: church history.

A major new history of the Crusades with an unprecedented wide scope, told in a tableau of portraits of people on all sides of the wars, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Templars n nFor than one thousand years, Christians and Muslims lived side by side, sometimes at peace and so

Pagans: The End of Traditional Religion and the Rise of Christianity

06 June 2020 | By James J. O\'Donnell | Filed in: church history.

A provocative and contrarian religious history that charts the rise of Christianity from the point of view of traditional religion from the religious scholar and critically acclaimed author of Augustine n nPagans explores the rise of Christianity from a surprising and unique viewpoint that of the

Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump

06 June 2020 | By John Fea | Filed in: church history.

Believe me may be the most commonly used phrase in Donald Trump s lexicon Whether about building a wall or protecting the Christian heritage, the refrain is constant And to the surprise of many, about 80% percent of white evangelicals have believed Trump at least enough to help propel him into t

God's Bankers: A History of Money and Power at the Vatican

06 June 2020 | By Gerald Posner | Filed in: church history.

A deeply reported, fast paced expose of the money and the cardinals turned financiers at the heart of the Vatican s biggest, most powerful religious institution from an acclaimed journalist with exhaustive research techniques The New York Times n nFrom a master chronicler of legal and financial mi

Church History 101: The Highlights of Twenty Centuries

06 June 2020 | By Sinclair B. Ferguson | Filed in: church history.

Church history is important because it shows us how God s faithful dealings with His people in the Bible continue in the ongoing life and work of Christ in our world If you have ever wished for a short book highlighting church history s most important events that will enlighten your mind and peak y

Church History in Plain Language

06 June 2020 | By Bruce L. Shelley | Filed in: church history.

It s about time that someone wrote church history that tells about people, not just about eras and ages Church History in Plain Language taps the roots of our Christian family tree It combines authoritative research with a captivating style to bring our heritage home to us.