Friday, May 14, 2010

Teach Your Kids Church History

A new book by Stephen Nichols and Ned Bustard looks like it will be a great tool for parents to teach church history to their kids. The Church History ABCs: Augustine and 25 Other Heroes of the Faith is due to be released next month. One great feature is the website that accompanines this book. Check it out HERE.

If you are unfamiliar with Stephen Nichols, he is professor of Christianity and Culture at Lancaster Bible College and Graduate School. Dr. Nichols is one of my favorite people to read. I don't know of anyone else who writes church history as well as Dr. Nichols.

From the Publisher:

With whimsical, full-color illustrations and engaging prose, this book teaches church history in a fun and creative way.

Dramatically converted on the stormy seas, a slave-trader-turned-abolitionist penned the best-loved hymn of the Christian faith. A church father was arrested and martyred for teaching the truth about Christ’s incarnation. Captured by pirates and shipped off to Ireland, a priest baptized thousands of pagans, from paupers to princes. Now who ever said church history was boring?

The Church History ABCs is a fun way for kids to learn about great figures in Christian history. Twenty-six heroes of the faith march through the alphabet, boldly telling their stories in language children can understand. This wide range of characters—men and women from across the centuries, from all over the globe—reflects the breadth of church history and reminds children that these great figures of the past were living, breathing people who lived and died for the glory of God.

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