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Christian History Made Easy
Saturday, 1 July 2006
Homeschool catalog features Christian History Made Easy
Topic: Publicity and Reviews
Melissa at Rainbow Resource Center has posted this review of Christian History Made Easy:

This book aims to increase Christians’ knowledge of church history. It provides thirteen weeks of study to build your understanding. Most people have little knowledge between the apostles and the twentieth century. This book fills in the gaps and offers a complete study of church history from AD 64 to present day. After an introduction, the book is broken into twelve chapters, each spanning a wide range of years. The chapters highlight key people and events, such as Emperor Nero, the Crusades, Francis of Assisi, John Wycliffe, the Gutenberg Bible, the Anabaptists, King James I, the Salem witch trials, Jonathan Edwards, Charles H. Spurgeon, C.S. Lewis, and many more. The book is full of information, yet still fairly light. Along the way, boxes provide names and terms you should know, web links, thought provoking questions, various facts, and quotes from past people. Each chapter closes with a learning activity, which is built on comprehension questions. Each lesson also has a leader’s guide, if you wish to use the book at an organized study. This book is ideal for churches, schools, small groups, homeschoolers, or individuals who desire to grow in knowledge of Christianity and the history of the church.

Posted by timothypauljones at 9:52 AM CDT
Updated: Saturday, 1 July 2006 9:53 AM CDT
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Why do I need to read this book?
Topic: For Your Information
Ever want to learn a little more about the history of the Christian faith, but all the resources that you located were … well, let’s be honest … boring, dry, and totally irrelevant.

If so, Christian History Made Easy is the book for you. History comes alive as you read stories of past sinners and saints in this fun-filled, fully-illustrated guide to the history of Christianity!

Since its release in 1999, tens of thousands of people have used this book in churches, home-school programs, high schools, colleges, and personal reading. In 2004, the book was fully revised and updated with more pictures, updated websites, and new information.

J.I. Packer described the book in this way: “Here you have a beautifully simple, beginner-friendly retelling of Christian history, a precious heritage.”

Posted by timothypauljones at 9:28 AM CDT
Updated: Saturday, 1 July 2006 9:33 AM CDT
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Wednesday, 1 January 2003
A Top Ten Entry Point into Christian History!
Topic: Publicity and Reviews
Christian History magazine has featured Christian History Made Easy among their "Top Ten Entry Points" into the study of church history. Click here to read the full article.

Posted by timothypauljones at 12:01 AM CST
Updated: Saturday, 1 July 2006 9:41 AM CDT
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Saturday, 1 June 2002
The Christian History magazine review
Topic: Publicity and Reviews
Click here to read the Christian History magazine's review of the first edition of Christian History Made Easy. The two points at which the reviewer had difficulties have been corrected in subsequent editions.

Posted by timothypauljones at 12:01 AM CDT
Updated: Saturday, 1 July 2006 9:46 AM CDT
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Friday, 1 March 2002
What the Book Peddler had to say
Topic: Publicity and Reviews
Read the full BookPeddler review here.

Quite frankly, Church history has always seemed detached, dry, and forgettable - even though I don`t want it to be! Retaining information about key events and people that have impacted the Church has always been laborious for me, to say the least. Mr. Jones` work is a refreshing change in studying Church history. His subtle humor (in no way disrespectful, just pun-filled and funny) and his polished way of transitioning from one era or event to another makes Church history easy to study - as the title promises. Maps, side-bar quotations, web site recommendations, and review learning activities at the close of each chapter help raise the interest level and "recall quotient." Each of the twelve eras studied (A.D. 64 to 1999) begins with key names, events and terms to remember. Then the text within the chapter expounds on those key items. There is also a leader`s guide in the last twenty pages of the book that supplies answers to the learning activities, extra discussion questions, suggestions for class activities and lesson plans (if used in a classroom setting), and resource recommendations. It is a 13-week course for high schoolers and adults that really makes understanding Church history a joy, not a drudgery of unrelated names and dates.

Posted by timothypauljones at 12:01 AM CST
Updated: Saturday, 1 July 2006 9:46 AM CDT
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Tuesday, 1 January 2002
Christian History Made Easy PowerPoint(r) Presentations
Topic: Learning Resources

To download these free resources, simply right-click on the link and choose Save Target As ...

“Introduction: Why Study Church History?”

“Chapter One: The Gospels, the Apostles, Then … What?”

“Chapter Two: Balancing the Past with the Present”

“Chapter Three: The Church Wins … and Loses”

“Chapter Four: Servant-Leaders or Leaders of Servants”

In the transfer from one server to another, the Chapter Four PowerPoint(r) presentation was corrupted. We will replace it as soon as possible. In the meantime, let us know how you like the updated style of PowerPoint(r) presentation modeled in the new "Introduction: Why Study Church History?" presentation!

“Chapter Five: From Multiplication to Division”

“Chapter Six: God Never Stops Working”

“Chapter Seven: Everything Falls Apart”

“Chapter Eight: Wild Pigs in a Dirty Vineyard”

“Chapter Nine: Change Doesn’t Always Do You Good”

“Chapter Ten: Say You Wanna Revolution”

“Chapter Eleven: Optimism Has Its Limits”

“Chapter Twelve: From Modern to Postmodern and Beyond”


Posted by timothypauljones at 12:01 AM CST
Updated: Wednesday, 25 October 2006 8:02 AM CDT
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