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The Story of Christianity: A Celebration of 2000 Years of Faith

3.74  ·  Rating Details ·  80 Ratings  ·  15 Reviews
Co-authored by a Roman Catholic priest and a Protestant minister, The Story of Christianity offers a balanced, accessible, and visually appealing overview of the complex and controversial history of the religion worldwide. Full color.
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published September 15th 1999 by DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley) (first published 1999)
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Megan
Jun 19, 2012 Megan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this during the school year as a part of my Sonlight curriculum and thoroughly enjoyed the depth of the overview.
karl and mandy brown
Sep 02, 2009 karl and mandy brown rated it really liked it
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Without looking for it, the Story of Christianity, by Michael Collins and Matthew Price, was pretty much exactly what I was looking for. I am interested in learning more about the foundations of Christianity - who was Jesus, really? where did Christianity come from? what do Christians believe? - and when I saw it on display at the library, it seemed like a good thing to check out. It has been a while since I've read a book with pictures, so I was skeptical at first. But it provided an excellent ...more
Lucy
Jul 24, 2016 Lucy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction, history
Excellent book covering the history of Christianity from the beginning to the modern day. Focusing mainly on Catholics and Protestants, it also covers the various Orthodox churches. While it focuses on the Western world, there's quite a bit on the rest of the world as well. Lots of good pictures. A whole lot I didn't know. Unless you're a scholar of Christianity, there will be stuff you didn't know. Did you know that in the 9th century, deceased Pope Formosus was disinterred and tried by Pope St ...more
Tony Cook
Feb 10, 2015 Tony Cook rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Overall a ton of "I didn't know that" moments which really delved deep into the history of the faith. Content didn't seem to pull any punches when it came to poor decisions by church leaders who veered away from the Bible which was surprising, though a bit presumptuously positive about the current state of affairs and the future perhaps. Seemed to be informative without bias, interesting content and appropriate illustration. A must-read for believers to gather full context of temporal events sin ...more
Sarah (Just One More Chapter)
May 29, 2014 Sarah (Just One More Chapter) rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: 12+
Recommended to Sarah by: Sonlight
This book provides a general overview of all of Christendom, from the time of the early Christians all the way to Billy Graham and other such modern events. It gives a background of where many different denominations came from and shows how missions efforts have grown over the years. Although a very interesting book, it tended to have information dumps with little explanation. Also, it had factual errors in two different places. Otherwise this is a great resource for the study of church history.
Krista
Great book. I would give it 4 1/2 stars because I couldn't always understand everything as this is one of the first books I have read about theology, so I didn't know all the concepts and theology related words yet. It was included as one of the books to read this year in the Sonlight Homeschool Curriculum. I really enjoyed all the photos and quotes throughout the whole book. It is not the most fun books to read, but if you want to learn the history of Christianity, this is a good option.
Isaiah the Ox
Dec 22, 2014 Isaiah the Ox rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Isaiah the Ox by: Sonlight
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A book that went very in depth into the history of Christianity. It was interesting, but, was often boring as well, but that's typical for a history book. A great companion to this book is 100 Most Important Events in Christian History, The
Joanna M.
May 04, 2012 Joanna M. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Written clearly with an unbiased simplicity and full of colorful illustrations, this history of Christianity is a fantastic read for anyone interested in the foundations of the faith. I highly recommend it.
Stephanie
Oct 08, 2010 Stephanie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: justreadnotowned
sebuah buku tentang sejarah kristen dan perkembangan gereja. dengan mini biografi tokoh2 yang berperan di tiap zaman serta gambar2 yang indah.

tapi harus menyiapkan waktu yang lama untuk membacanya. karena font-nya sangat kecil :p
Fibrina  Damayanthi
Dec 09, 2007 Fibrina Damayanthi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
Amazing...bener2 isi buku yang menakjubkan. Nggak cuma isinya yang bikin kita tau sejarah Kristen, tapi dilengkapi juga dengan gambar2 yang bagus ala lukisan Michael Angelo.
Lisa
Oct 17, 2015 Lisa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Lisa by: Sonlight Homeschool Curriculum
Shelves: history
Lively and understandable overview of the history of the Christian church. Includes many illustrations.
Skye
Apr 30, 2013 Skye rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: homeschool
Interesting things I didn't know. Good textbook.
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Author Biography: Father Michael Collins, an Irish Catholic priest, was a protocol adviser to Pope John Paul II. He is currently a consultant to the Vatican Committee for the Millennium and Associate Professor of History at the American University in Rome. (fro
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