Rescue and Redeem
Chronicles of the Modern Church
History Lives, Vol 5
As the modern world exploded with rapid changes in transportation, communication, manufacturing, people around the globe face overwhelming new challenges. As Christians arrived for the first time in other countries, they realized that being a Christian was about living out the gospel in every culture. And they realized that great injustice was everywhere!
So they met the challenges of modern life with new ways of communicating Christ’s ancient gospel. From Niijima Jo and Pandita Ramabai to Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Janani Luwum, they set out to rescue God’s global people and redeem them to new life in Christ.
Extra features throughout Rescue and Redeem look deeper into issues such as modern Bible translation, living the Golden Rule, new developments in missions, and big moments in modern Christianity.
Read the stories of the Japanese samurai who traded his sword for a Bible and the Hawaiian princess whose faith strengthened her to defend her nation. Learn of the courage of German and Ugandan pastors who stood up to murderous dictators. Get to know the teacher in India who rescued child widows.
Rescue and Redeem is the 5th and final book in the History Lives Series.
Other 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
History Lives is also available as a 5-volume boxed set.
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 CF4K Editor
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