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Peril and Peace

Volume 1: Chronicles of the Ancient Church

Brandon Withrow, Mindy Withrow


Pages: 240
Trim: Trade paperback (198 x 130mm)
Isbn 13: 9781845500825
List Price: £6.99
Series: History Lives
Imprint: CF4Kids
Read to me: age 7-9
Read myself: age 9-12
Category: Children > 8-12 Year Olds > Biography

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Featured Reviews

There is nothing new under the sun - that is definitely true with church history. Many of the same issues and problems face us today that faced the medieval church. So not only does this book give a good, fast-paced narrative through early christian history - it also highlights some of the mistakes and problems that have raised their heads again today.

Catherine MacKenzie, Author and CF4K Editor


This is a great overview of Church history -- and a sobering look at the cost of following Christ in the early days of the church. While written for the youth market, I found it very readable as an adult. I've given copies to several friends with children and all are enjoying it.

Parent of a Young Reader


My daughter tore through these books and can't wait for the next ones to come out. I finally wised up and read the first one this summer. A fine balance of history and personality. It made the ancient church come alive. How grateful I am to be in the same family of faith as these fallible believers. As a pastor I think this should be required reading for seminary students. Thanks Withrows for writing this series!

Parent of a Young Reader


Description

Watch in amazement as a varied selection of people from different countries, cultures and times merge together to form the Christian church. Learn from their mistakes and errors but more importantly learn from their amazing strengths and gifts. This book shows the young and developing church struggling but growing in a hostile world. From the apostle Paul to Benedict, discover how those in the early church influence the church today.


About Brandon Withrow

Brandon and Mindy Withrow are both bloggers and writers.

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About Mindy Withrow

Brandon and Mindy Withrow are both bloggers and writers.

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History Lives

Other items from the History Lives series:

History Lives Box Set

History Lives Box Set

Chronicles of the Church

~ Brandon Withrow , Mindy Withrow

Courage and Conviction

Courage and Conviction

Volume 3: Chronicles of the Reformation Church

~ Brandon Withrow , Mindy Withrow

Monks and Mystics

Monks and Mystics

Volume 2: Chronicles of the Medieval Church

~ Brandon Withrow , Mindy Withrow

Hearts and Hands

Hearts and Hands

Volume 4: Chronicles of the Awakening Church

~ Brandon Withrow , Mindy Withrow

> See all 6 items in this series


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Reviews

There is nothing new under the sun - that is definitely true with church history. Many of the same issues and problems face us today that faced the medieval church. So not only does this book give a good, fast-paced narrative through early christian history - it also highlights some of the mistakes and problems that have raised their heads again today.

Catherine MacKenzie, Author and CF4K Editor


Most church history books for kids are either too textbook-ish to enjoy or too brief and sanitized to be accurate. Our desire for the History Lives series is to provide an engaging, accurate introduction to the true story of Christianity. These "fictionalized" accounts are based on extensive historical research and incorporate quotes from the character's actual writings. Volume 1 is not about the "heroes of the faith," but merely some of the flawed human beings that God used to establish his church in the first 600 years after Christ. We hope that, like us, you will be encouraged to more faithful living by their stories.

Mindy Withrow, Blogger, writer


Customer Reviews

OK so my daughter tore through these books and can't wait for the next ones to come out. I finally wised up and read the first one this summer. A fine balance of history and personality. It made the ancient church come alive. How grateful I am to be in the same family of faith as these fallible believers. As a pastor I think this should be required reading for seminary students. Thanks Withrow's for writing this series!

Posted by Gregg MacDougall, Philadelphia, PA at 22:17 on Tuesday 12 September 2006


This is a great overview of Church history -- and a sobering look at the cost of following Christ in the early days of the church. While written for the youth market, I found it very readable as an adult. I've given copies to several friends with children and all are enjoying it.

Posted by Diana Frazier, USA