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The history of the church is filled with stories. Stories of triumph, stories of defeat, stories of joy, and stories of sorrow. In this book, Dr. Stephen J. Nichols provides snapshots of the church through the centuries. You’ll meet fascinating saints, travel to curious places, examine precious artifacts, and watch as surprising turns of events unfold. This lively and informative journey not only captures the richness of Christian history, but also reveals a record of God’s providence and faithfulness to His people. It’s a story to encourage, challenge, and even entertain. This is our story—our family history.
“One of the great dangers the church faces is moving into the future without being firmly anchored in the past. It is essential that as we look forward we also look back, and for this reason I’m especially thankful for Stephen Nichols. He has deep knowledge, a skilled pen, and a contagious enthusiasm. I highly recommend his book and the podcast from which it originated.” —Tim Challies Blogger Challies.com
“The history of the church needs to be taught in various ways, and the form of this book—pithy stories and their lessons, what Stephen Nichols calls ‘postcards’—is ideal for many who find themselves too busy to read larger chunks of text. Dr. Nichols is a master of this method, having honed his skill in composing these pieces for his podcast. Ideal for all who love church history—busy and not so busy.” —Dr. Michael A.G. Haykin Chair and professor of church history The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Ky.