Item description for Christian History Made Easy by Timothy Paul Jones, A. Kenneth Curtis & Mark Galli...
Overview 13 Weeks to A Better Understanding of Church History-Made Easy This fantastic book summarizes the most important events in Christian history-from the time of Jesus to today-in 12 easy chapters. Dozens of photos, quotes and websites to make learning more fun. Includes leaders guide. Chapter 1-The Gospels, the Apostles, Then...What? (AD 64-177) includes Emperor Nero, Paul and Peter martyred, the destruction of the Temple, the martyrdom of Polycarp and Justin Martyr. Chapter 2- Balancing the Past With the Present (AD 90-250) contains information on Gnosticism, Marcion, Origen and Montanism. Chapter 3- The Church Wins... and Loses (AD 247-420) introduces Emperors Diocletian and Constantine, Arlus, Athanasius of Alexandria, and Paula. Chapter 4- Servant-Leaders or Leaders of Servants? (AD 376-664) takes a look at Ambrose of Milan, John Chrysostom, Augustine of Hippo, Cyril of Alexandria, Leo the Great and Patrick. Chapter 5- From Multiplication to Division (AD 496-1291) includes information on Muhammad, Charlemagne, Photius of Constantinople, The Crusades and Pope Leo IX (Bruno). Chapter 6- God Never Stops Working (AD 673-1295) shows us Cluny monasteries, John Damascus, Cyril of Moravia, Hildegard of Bingen, Francis of Assisi, Anselm of Canterbury, Thomas Aquinas, and Thomas Becket. Chapter 7- Everything Falls Apart (1294-1517) gives us a look at the Bubonic Plague, introduces John Wycliffe, Thomas A'Kempis, Joan of Arc, and the Gutenberg Bible. Chapter 8- Wild Pigs in a Dirty Vineyard (1500-1609) introduces us to Martin Luther, John Calvin, the Anabaptists, King Henry VIII, and Ignatius Loyola. Chapter 9- Change Doesn't Always Do You Good (1510-1767) we meet Christopher Colombus, Jacob Arminius, Galilei Galileo, King James I, John Bunyan. Chapter 10- Talkin' Bout Some Revolutions (1620-1814) looks at Anne Hutchinson, Salem Witch Trials, Jonathan Edwards, George Whitefield and the American War for Independence. Chapter 11- Optimism Has Its Limits (1780-1914) we meet William Carey, Hudson Taylor, Barton W. Stone, Charles G. Finney, Charles H. Spurgeon, and Dwight L. Moody. Chapter 12- From Modern to Post-Modern... and Beyond (1906-1999) shows us Karl Barth, C.S. Lewis, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the Second Vatican Council, Mother Teresa, and Billy Graham.
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Studio: Rose Publishing, Inc.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.26" Width: 7.48" Height: 0.41" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Jan 31, 2005
Publisher ROSE PUBLISHING #629
Series Rose Bible Basics
ISBN 1890947105 ISBN13 9781890947101 UPC 646723001544
Availability 0 units.
More About Timothy Paul Jones, A. Kenneth Curtis & Mark Galli
Timothy Paul Jonesis assistant professor of Leadership and Church Ministry at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. His previous books include Misquoting Truth and The Da Vinci Codebreaker. His research has also earned the Baker Book House Award for theological studies.
Timothy Paul Jones currently resides in Tulsa Catoosa.
Reviews - What do customers think about Christian History Made Easy ?
Great for teaching! Jan 24, 2008
It's easy to understand. It summarizes and gives you highlights on the most important stuff, so it's great when you have alot of material (such as christian history)but not much time to give it. But I have to agree with another review I read, it isn't easy finding all the websites it gives, most of them aren't at that webaddress. other than that, it's a great book!
excellent material for sunday school Dec 21, 2007
Jones does an excellent job in organizing the vast church history materials into a 13 weeks sunday school class. I used it for my sunday school class and find it very helpful. He uses page borders to mark out plainly key persons, events, concepts, and extra materials. All these are very helpful for lay persons who have no education of church history whatsoever, and gives teachers freedom in selecting his own focus. Strongly recommend!
Time saver for small group leaders May 12, 2007
I teach a small group Bible study that has been meeting for several years. Since I have a graduate degree in theology, I usually write my own curriculum. However, recently I have been using this book as the basis for our studies. It is very well put together;providing more than enough information for my students, without being pedantic and including interesting discussion topics. My students (most of whom are 65 and older) LOVE the material. They keep asking for more. They are so engaged with it that I have a hard time ending the group discussions when our meeting time is up. My only negative comment is that the web addresses need to be updated as some are no longer valid. Also the accompanying PowerPoint presentation (also a web address) was hard to find. Other that those minor points, I love the book-both for my own enjoyment and as a group curriculum.
Great... Mar 6, 2004
This book was great for learning the basics. Now that I have a better understanding of the origination, and occurances regarding the christian church over the years, I now feel better equipped to read a more thorough account of these happenings from another author. This book sets up a wonderful timeline of events throughout history and has a great way of presenting facts via various visual aids, such as pictures, charts, and subtitles... all in all, very user friendly. :)
from a teacher's standpoint Oct 3, 2002
I have used this book to teach one class of adults and will be using it in a few months to teach another class. They really enjoyed it. It is not overwhelming and yet hits most of the highlights of our "family" history. The conversational style keeps it from being boring and it is on a level that one does not have to have a college degree to understand. As with any study, it is always a good thing to undergird, support, and illustrate with other resources. If this is done, it balances any weaknesses found in the book's material. For instance, if a central character is not covered in depth enough, or even not at all, just add material to round it out. Our church is using it now for both teens and adults. Would recommend it to anyone.