The Big Book of Church History
Hardcover. 80 Pages
Download a sample chapter of God’s Timeline.
With colour illustrations, pictures, and pull–out timelines, this history book brings the church throughout the ages to life! Learn about the Early, Medieval and Missionary church, passing through key events such as the Council of Nicea and the Reformation – right through to the present day. Find out about the people God used and the impact they had on those around them – including us today!
“History is about people and their stories, which are often filled with action and adventure. Not boring at all! We can learn a lot from how these people lived hundreds of years ago, both the good and the bad. Knowing what happened in the past can help us in the present and even into the future. It’s the same for Church history. Right from the beginning of the Early Church there were heroes, heroines and villains. We can learn from the good examples of people who chose to follow God as he commanded, and we can be warned by bad examples of what not to do. That is true throughout the history of the church, right up to modern times."
"This unique and creative collation of infographic timelines that map out the contours of church history is a welcome tool for both younger and older students of the history of God's people... a tremendous means of understanding the vast work of God in times past and how the Faith has been passed down to us."
- Michael A. G. Haykin, Professor of Church History and Biblical Spirituality, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky
"This book is a treasure trove of exciting stories and factual information. There is no more important and compelling story in modern history than that of the Church, the people of God saved through the work of Jesus Christ. Linda Finlayson covers 2,000 years of action-packed, global history in a way that is both clear and comprehensive. 'God's Timeline' should be a required text in Christian schools and in homeschooling curriculums.”
- Timothy Larsen, McManis Professor of Christian Thought, Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois
"Linda Finlayson has done it again! She's given us a book that not only clearly describes the basic contours of Church History, but also one that draws us in with vivid illustrations and timelines. I want this in the hands of my own children and in the hands of the children of our church. I know I'll be buying copies for other friends and relatives as well. It is an excellent introduction to an important and oft-neglected topic - the work of God in the history of Christ's Church.”
- Jonathan Master, Professor of Theology and Dean of the School of Divinity, Cairn Univeristy and Editorial Director, Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals