Parade of Faith

Parade of Faith[Reading] ➾ Parade of Faith By Ruth A. Tucker – Part storybook part textbook part historical overview Parade of Faith presents the history of Christianity in riveting fashion Ruth Tucker adopts the metaphor of a parade journey or pilgrimage to expl Part storybook part textbook part historical overview Parade of Faith presents the history of Christianity Parade of PDF/EPUB or in riveting fashion Ruth Tucker adopts the metaphor of a parade journey or pilgrimage to explore the history of Christianity which began as the Messiah marched out of the pages of the Old Testament and will end one day when “the saints go marching in” to the New Jerusalem The book is divided into two chronological groupings first the advent of Christianity until the German and Swiss Reformations; second the Anabaptist movement and Catholic Reformation until the present day worldwide expansion of the church Yet ultimately the topic matter is not movements dates or a stream of facts but instead people—people who still have stories to tell other Christians And with a little help from clues to their own contexts they can still speak clearly today This book is laid out systematically to showcase the biographies of such prominent figures within their historical settings The pages are peppered with sidebars historical “what if” uestions explorations of relevant topics for today personal reflections illustrations and lists for further reading Parade of Faith is an excellent introduction for undergraduate students and interested lay readers. What a fun valuable educational book; the very sort of thing I have long been searching for Or at least I think it is Zondervan sent me an electronic review copy and the formatting did not work well on my reader But I am excited enough about this book that I wanted to give it its deserved day in the sun A few uotes from the introduction should illustrate why I'm excited about it On why she has written in narrative form when others have covered this topic in ahem boring styles The History of Christianity is a fascinating narrative roiling with legends and lies facts and figures daring feats and disputations Wild and well nigh impenetrable it snares the unsuspecting reader by its captivating content Indeed having once started down the rabbit trail of church history it turns into an exhilarating hunt That is why studying the subject is not only a serious enterprise but also entertaining and addictive On why we ought to understand those who have gone before Most North Americans have little comprehension of persecution 'Oh yes they do' a student will uickly retort What about the student who failed her dissertation defense at UCLA because of her evangelical beliefs? What about the Christian minister who was not permitted to pray at the Colorado governor's inauguration while a Native American spiritualist was? Such examples do not deserve the label of persecution however For the one struggling to complete a dissertation the opposition may truly feel like persecution but it dare not be ranked with the horror that accompanies a door kicked down in the night and a father hauled away to a dungeon never to be heard from again American Christians expect tax breaks for their Sunday offerings and churches enjoy property tax exemptions They take for granted religious programming on radio and television and freedom of religion on every soapbox and in every stadium Anything that falls short of such freedom is easily labeled persecution Not so I tell my students Before you use the term put yourself in the place of Polycarp or PerpeutaSo you see that she is preparing her reader for a well told story And the hundred or so pages I read were just as I had hoped She wrote this I believe as a college introductory text but says and if lay people and smart home schoolers snatch the book off the shelves I will feel supremely honored And I agree recommending this book as an introductory text for students lay people and home schoolers alike I'll be eager to get a print copy and finish it for myself The best church history book on the market an easy read using great stories to tell the grand story of faith

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  • Hardcover
  • 509 pages
  • Parade of Faith
  • Ruth A. Tucker
  • English
  • 02 July 2016
  • 9780310206385