Peril and Peace
Chronicles of the Ancient Church
History Lives Volume 1
Watch in amazement as a varied selection of people from different countries, cultures and times merge together to form the Christian church. Learn from their mistakes and errors but more importantly learn from their amazing strengths and gifts. This book shows the young and developing church struggling but growing in a hostile world. From the apostle Paul to Benedict, discover how those in the early church influence the church today.
History Lives! is a fresh, wonderfully readable, overview set of books about early church history, written for adults and children.
Peril and Peace, Volume 1 covers from 3 B.C. to 590 A.D. – the first 600 years of the church. Written with ages 10 to 15 in mind.
All the Volumes in the History Lives Series are:
- Volume 1: Peril and Peace: Chronicles of the Ancient Church
- Vol 2: Monks and Mystics: Chronicles of the Medieval Church
- Volume 3: Courage and Conviction: Chronicles of the Reformation Church
- Vol 4: Hearts and Hands: Chronicles of the Awakening Church
- Volume 5: Rescue and Redeem: Chronicles of the Modern Church
There is nothing new under the sun – that is definitely true with church history. Many of the same issues and problems face us today that faced the medieval church. So not only does this book give a good, fast-paced narrative through early christian history – it also highlights some of the mistakes and problems that have raised their heads again today. – Catherine MacKenzie, Author and Editor at Christian Focus for Kids
This is a great overview of Church history — and a sobering look at the cost of following Christ in the early days of the church. While written for the youth market, I found it very readable as an adult. I’ve given copies to several friends with children and all are enjoying it. – Parent of a young reader
My daughter tore through these books and can’t wait for the next ones to come out. I finally wised up and read the first one this summer. A fine balance of history and personality. It made the ancient church come alive. How grateful I am to be in the same family of faith as these fallible believers. As a pastor I think this should be required reading for seminary students. Thanks Withrows for writing this series! – Parent of a young reader
Even in conveying tales of the martyrdom of believers in the first few centuries of Christianity, such events are introduced sensitively in ways which will not overpower a young person.