"And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God." ~Romans 12:2 NKJV~
A man’s heart plans his way, But the Lord directs his steps. ~Prov. 16:9~

Saturday, October 9, 2010

The Church History ABC’s

Have you ever wanted to teach your kids about the history of the church? Maybe you have wanted to learn more yourself. Well let me tell you about a book we were given an opportunity to review. The Church History ABC’s is a very interesting way to learn some important things about the history of the church and in a way that’s not boring at all. It was written by Stephen J. Nichols and illustrated by Ned Bustard.

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The Church History ABC’s is a great way for kids across all ages (even adults) to learn about people who contributed to the Christian church history. Now don’t expect to learn everything about the history of the church because all of it is not in this book. It only has enough to cover one person for each of the 26 letters of the alphabet. The big letters on colorful pages are great for helping the little ones learn their alphabet. Each alphabet has words that begins with that letter which is good for sight words to use with kids who are ready for phonics/beginning to read. For the older ones the letters are the beginning of the person’s last name and the person shares with the reader (in a conversational tone) something interesting about him or herself and how they contribute to the church’s history.

Throughout the book you’ll enjoy learning some funny facts about these men and women who have greatly contributed to the church’s history. In the back section there is more detailed information on each person that was covered in the stories. As I mentioned before everything about our church’s history is not covered in this book. There’s so much church history to explore and still more of it happening today. There are also free activity worksheets you can download to go along with each story at the The Church History ABC’s website.

My husband loves learning history. He and my son had a great time reading this book together. They had some interesting conversations as the went along in the book. I was given this book to review by crossway.org. You can purchase the book for $15.99. Be sure to stop by their blog and read more Christian book reviews. You can also find The Church History ABC’s at Amazon and Christianbook.

Disclaimer: Crossway Publishers provided me with a free copy of in exchange for my honest opinion of this book. No other compensation was provided.

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