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Best Christian History Books Worth Your Attention

Our list of some of the best Christian History books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

1. Church History in Plain Language: Fourth Edition (2013)

Best Christian History Books Worth Your AttentionWith more than 315,000 copies sold, this is the story of the church for today’s readers. The fourth edition of Shelley’s classic one-volume history of the church brings the story of Christianity into the twenty-first century. This latest edition of the book takes a close look at the rapid growth of evangelical and Pentecostal Christianity in the southern hemisphere, addresses the decline in traditional mainline denominations, examines the influence of technology on the spread of the gospel, and discusses how Christianity intersects with other…
Author(s): Bruce Shelley

2. Christian History Made Easy (Rose Bible Basics) (2009)

Best Christian History Books Worth Your AttentionThis fantastic book summarizes the most important events in Christian history from the time of Jesus to today in 12 easy chapters. This full color, bestselling book presents key events and people every Christian should know, time lines, worksheets, websites, photos, maps and illustrations. A leader’s guide makes this book an excellent study for any group, including new believers’ classes. The great theologian J. I. Packer says that Christian History Made Easy is, "…a beautifully simple, beginner-friendly telling of Christian history, a precious heritage." Paperback, 160 pages…
Author(s): Timothy Paul Jones, Rose Publishing

3. The One Year Christian History (One Year Books) (2003)

Best Christian History Books Worth Your AttentionWhat happened on this date in church history? From ancient Rome to the twenty-first century, from peasants to presidents, from missionaries to martyrs, this book shows how God does extraordinary things through ordinary people every day of the year. Each story appears on the day and month that it occurred and includes questions for reflection and a related Scripture verse. #79,373 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #399 in History of Christianity (Books) #402 in Christian Church History (Books) #470 in Devotionals Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product,…
Author(s): E. Michael Rusten, Sharon O. Rusten

4. Christian History: An Introduction (2013)

Best Christian History Books Worth Your AttentionA major new introduction to the global history of Christianity, written by one of the world’s leading theologians and author of numerous bestselling textbooks.  #737,847 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #4531 in History of Christianity (Books) #4847 in Christian Church History (Books) #2376 in Christianity (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Alister E. McGrath

5. The 100 Most Important Events in Christian History (1998)

Best Christian History Books Worth Your AttentionBrush up on the people, places, and events every Christian should know about with this fascinating, accessible guide. Ideal for pastors and speakers. #314,503 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #1873 in History of Christianity (Books) #2001 in Christian Church History (Books) #917 in History of Religions Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): A. Kenneth Curtis , J. Stephen Lang , et al.

6. The History of Christianity: An Introduction (2003)

Best Christian History Books Worth Your AttentionFrom earliest foundations and precepts to challenges of the new millennium, The History of Christianity provides a comprehensive and balanced treatment of the birth, expansion, and continuing influence of Christianity. Exploration of the growth of Christianity in Asia, Africa, and the Americas conveys its global scale. Fascinating biographical details go beyond names and dates to reveal flesh-and-blood realities of key figures….
Author(s): Bradley Nystrom, David Nystrom

7. The Story of Christianity, Vol. 1: The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation (2010)

Best Christian History Books Worth Your AttentionIn The Story of Christianity: Volume 1, Justo L. González, author of the highly praised three-volume History of Christian Thought, presents a narrative history of Christianity, from the Early Church to the Dawn of the Protestant Reformation. From Jesus’ faithful apostles to the early reformist John Wycliffe, González skillfully traces core theological issues and developments within the various traditions of the church, including major events outside of Europe, such as the Spanish and Portuguese conquest of the New World. This updated and expanded edition incorporates recent archaeological…
Author(s): Justo L. Gonzalez

8. A Concise History of Christian Thought (2006)

Best Christian History Books Worth Your AttentionA Concise History of Christian Thought offers a succinct, readable survey of key Christian thinkers and significant theological developments from the church’s inception to the present. In addition to surveying over one hundred important Christian thinkers from Justin Martyr to Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI), the book also covers major creeds, councils, and documents. Representative extracts allow the reader to hear from each of the key thinkers in his or her own words.After having sold more than 50,000 copies in its earlier editions, the current edition has been refined and updated throughout and includes new material on key…
Author(s): Tony Lane

9. Readings in World Christian History (2004)

Best Christian History Books Worth Your AttentionThis companion to History of the World Christian Movement explores how varied and multi-cultural Christian origins and history really are. #63,008 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #302 in History of Christianity (Books) #291 in Christian Church History (Books) #114 in History of Religions Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): John W. Coakley, Andrea Sterk

10. History of the World Christian Movement: Earliest Christianity to 1453 (2001)

Best Christian History Books Worth Your AttentionThis first comprehensive account of Christianity as a world religion is a landmark, offering the work of five years of a team of 43 international scholars and consultants. For the first time, the peoples of Asia, Africa, and the Near East take their rightful place in the account of the unfolding of the Christian story from its beginnings to the 15th century. #189,747 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #1094 in History of Christianity (Books) #1142 in Christian Church History (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Dale T. Irvin, Scott W. Sunquist

11. Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years (2011)

Best Christian History Books Worth Your AttentionA product of electrifying scholarship conveyed with commanding skill, Diarmaid MacCulloch’s Christianity goes back to the origins of the Hebrew Bible and encompasses the globe. It captures the major turning points in Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox history and fills in often neglected accounts of conversion and confrontation in Africa, Latin America, and Asia. MacCulloch introduces us to monks and crusaders, heretics and reformers, popes and abolitionists, and discover Christianity’s essential role in shaping human history and the intimate lives of men…
Author(s): Diarmaid MacCulloch

12. On This Day in Christian History: 365 Amazing and Inspiring Stories about Saints, Martyrs and Heroes (2010)

Best Christian History Books Worth Your AttentionAmazing Stories of Faith from Twenty Centuries of Church HistoryFrom the Roman Empire to the Reformation, St. Valentine to St. Francis, Martin Luther to Billy Graham, best-selling author Robert J. Morgan introduces you to a parade of preachers, popes, martyrs, heroes, and saints. Intriguing and inspiring stories from two thousand years of Christianity offer a glimpse into church history.On This Day in Christian History is an introduction to 365 of the most remarkable men and women of faith you will ever meet. Simple, colorful stories tell…
Author(s): Robert Morgan

13. A History of Christian Theology, Second Edition: An Introduction (2013)

Best Christian History Books Worth Your AttentionA modern classic, A History of Christian Theology offers a concise yet complete chronicle of the whole of Christian theology, from its background in the history of Israel to the liberation and postliberal theologies of recent years. This updated 30th anniversary edition includes expanded treatments of theological developments at the end of the 20th century, and preliminary trajectories for theology in the 21st century. It also includes updated bibliographies and revised chapters on important innovations in biblical studies, and their impact on theology. This updated and…
Author(s): William C. Placher, Derek R. Nelson

14. Readings in the History of Christian Theology, Volume 2, Revised Edition: From the Reformation to the Present (2017)

Best Christian History Books Worth Your AttentionWilliam Placher and Derek Nelson compile significant passages written by the most important Christian thinkers, from the Reformers of the sixteenth century through the major participants in the contemporary theological conversation. Illustrating the major theologians, controversies, and schools of thought, Readings in the History of Christian Theology is an essential companion to the study of church history and historical theology. Excerpts are preceded by the editors� introductions, allowing the book to stand alone as a coherent history. This revised edition expands the work�s scope, drawing throughout on…
Author(s): William C. Placher, Derek R. Nelson

Ever wanted to find out about the origins of Christianity and learn more about Jesus Christ’s holy beginnings? Well, now you can. At My Jerusalem Store, we offer an impressive range of educational books and Atlases designed and written to offer you detailed, precise information that will answer every question you ever had on the Bible. Here, then, are our top ten Christian history starter books. For an anchor against the current media “war blitz,” pick one that matches your interests and begin reading. Such reading is not an Popular Christian History Books Showing 1-50 of 1,881 The Story of Christianity: Volume 1: The Early Church to the Reformation (Story of Christianity) by. Justo L. González (shelved 22 times as christian-history) avg rating 4.14 — 2,840 ratings — published 1978 Want to Read saving… Want to Read This period of Christian history had a significant impact on the unity of doctrine across all Christendom and the spreading of Christianity to a greater area of the world. By the beginning of the Nicene period, the Christian faith had spread throughout Western Europe and the Mediterranean Basin , and to North Africa and the East. Online shopping for Christian Church History Books in the Books Store. Online shopping for Christian Church History Books in the Books Store. Skip to main content. Try Prime Books Go Search EN Hello, Sign in Account & Lists Sign in Account & Lists Orders Try Prime Cart. Best Sellers Gift Ideas New Releases Whole Foods Today’s Deals AmazonBasics Coupons Gift Cards Customer Service Free Shipping

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Forgotten Origins: The Lost Jewish History of Early Christianity: Part 1

Author(s): Juan Marcos Bejarano Gutierrez
Publisher: Yaron Publishing, Year: 24 Dec 2017, Size: 145 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2383190

Christian-Muslim Relations. A Bibliographical History. Volume 12 Asia, Africa and the Americas (1700-1800)

Author(s): David Thomas, John A. Chesworth
Publisher: Brill, Year: 2019, Size: 7 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2302378

Monsters and Monstrosity in Jewish History: From the Middle Ages to Modernity

Author(s): Iris Idelson-Shein, Christian Wiese
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic, Year: 2019, Size: 22 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2336674

A Big History of Globalization: The Emergence of a Global World System

Author(s): Julia Zinkina, David Christian, Leonid Grinin, Ilya Ilyin, Alexey Andreev, Ivan Aleshkovski, Sergey Shulgin, Andrey Korotayev
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 9 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2406899

A History of Russia, Central Asia and Mongolia, Volume II: Inner Eurasia from the Mongol Empire to Today, 1260–2000

Author(s): David Christian
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell, Year: 2018, Size: 13 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2195692

Arab Christians and the Quran from the Origins of Islam to the Medieval Period

Author(s): Beaumont Mark
Publisher: Brill, Year: 2018, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2213380

Origin Story: A Big History of Everything

Author(s): David Christian
Publisher: Penguin Books, Year: 2018, Size: 1007 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2221576

A Companion to Nazi Germany

Author(s): Shelley Baranowski, Armin Nolzen, Claus-Christian W. Szejnmann
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell, Year: 2018, Size: 5 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2226756

The Proton Launcher: History and Developments

Author(s): Christian Lardier, Stefan Barensky
Publisher: Wiley-ISTE, Year: 2018, Size: 85 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2227057

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