Since arriving in the USA I have tried to get back into a schedule of reading new books and material. One of the first reading projects has been this book Edited by Mark Sidwell, Faith of Our Fathers: Scenes from Church History.
In the books introduction the editor explains the intention of the book is not to simply give a dry, chronological account of history. Instead he compiles material, scenes, that do move chronologically but at the same time topically. Each section compiles scenes and stories that help give a deeper understanding of Church History other than dates and places. I am enjoying a fresh look at my spiritual heritage and I believe any believer would enjoy seeing how Ephesians 2:7 has already proven true.
That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in [his] kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
You can use the link below to order a copy of your own.
|Faith of Our Fathers: Scenes from Church History
By Mark Sidwell / Journeyforth
The series of sketches gatherd here enlightens Christians about thier heritage and uplifts them by the godly examples of previous generations. The great men of church history are represented here: Augustine, Wycliffe, Luther, Calvin, Knox, Bach, Wesley, Whitefield, Spurgeon, and others. Also found here are the great themes of church history: the persecution of believers, the role of women, the history of religious art, and numerous other topics. The authors write on a level accessible to the layman, but they neither trivialize their subjects nor indulge in slipshod research.