Church History for Children (And the Rest of Us!)

During our family reading time, I am currently reading through Peace and Peril: Chronicles of the Ancient Church which is the first of 5 books in the History Lives series. Peril and Peace

I have found this book to be unusual because it combines readability and narrative that children can become engrossed in with a style and historical precision that adults will also gain from and be edified by.

On nights that we do family reading time, I will typically pick books that have short chapters and we will do one chapter per night. Our last book that we finished was a children’s version of Pilgrim’s Progress. I thought that would be hard to top. But I have not been disappointed so far with the biographical narratives in Peace and Peril. Tonight was quite a tear-jerker as we read about Polycarp who remained strong in faith as he entered his eternal rest through the flames of martyrdom. I would be interested to know if anyone else has found the other books in this series to be as good.


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