An Epic Timeline - Tim Challies

We are lower than every week away from the March 31 launch of my new guide and documentary Epic: An Round-the-World Journey via Christian Historical past. Between the guide and the 10 episodes, you’ll have the ability to monitor with me as I scour the world for historic objects which collectively inform the story of the Christian religion. We put collectively this timeline to show a few of the highlights and the way via them we are able to hint the historical past of our religion.

(At the moment the most effective worth is at Westminster Books which has the guide for $12 and the DVD for $24.)

What is that this undertaking all about? Im glad you requested. Heres the textual content we use to explain it.

Every era suffers from self-obsession, and we do properly to maintain one eye on the previous, to contemplate not solely the place we want to go, the place now we have been. Christianity has a protracted and storied previous that testifies to Gods enduring grace, and regardless that a lot of Christian historical past has handed away and plenty of of its folks and objects have been misplaced to time, just a few valuable relics and places stay.

As we think about these objects with cautious eyes and have a look at them of their historic context, we discover the beginnings of a narrative. By way of thirty-three fastidiously chosen objects, writer and pastor Tim Challies introduces readers to the historical past of Christianity in a novel and artistic manner. Its a narrative that tells us what God is conducting on this world, whether or not via princes or peasants, triumph or trial. Every of those objects presents us a tangible hyperlink between the current and the previous, between the Christians of the twenty-first century and the Christians who lived and died in centuries previous.

In just a few circumstances these objects are hidden away or in personal collections, however extra generally they’re there for all who want to see them. Starting with the relics of the earliest Christians, we journey via historical past to have a look at the significance of a peculiar scrawl of graffiti and the creedal significance of an in any other case unremarkable carving. We take a leap ahead in time to contemplate the loving labor of monks and the martyrdom of Christians who referred to as for reform lengthy earlier than the times of Luther. We have a look at pulpits and work and posters and items of equipment. And, after all, we have a look at books and the stays of books for nothing has so charted and maintained the course of Christian historical past as its books.

Should you do pre-order, there may be some neat bonus materials out there which you’ll be able to request

Once more, at present, the most effective worth you will get is from Westminster Books, and they’re providingthe guidefor simply $12 and thedocumentary collectionon DVD for simply $24.





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