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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.

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.
Author(s): Timothy Paul Jones, Rose Publishing

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.
Author(s): E. Michael Rusten, Sharon O. Rusten

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

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.

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.
Author(s): Bradley Nystrom, David Nystrom

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.
Author(s): Justo L. Gonzalez

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.
Author(s): Tony Lane

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

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.
Author(s): Dale T. Irvin, Scott W. Sunquist

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.
Author(s): Diarmaid MacCulloch

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.
Author(s): Robert Morgan

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.
Author(s): William C. Placher, Derek R. Nelson

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.
Author(s): William C. Placher, Derek R. Nelson

Best Christian History Books Worth Your Attention

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

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

Christian Platonism: A History

Author(s): Alexander J.B. Hampton, John Peter Kenney
ID: 2964304, Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Year: 2021, Size: 6 Mb, Format: pdf

Force of Words: A Cultural History of Christianity and Politics in Medieval Iceland 11th-13th Centuries

Author(s): Haraldur Hreinsson
ID: 2977218, Publisher: Brill, Year: 2021, Size: 32 Mb, Format: pdf

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