This is a helpful and entertaining introduction to the grand sweep of church history. Not only does the text offer a fine narrative of major events and characters but the timeline is especially helpful in allowing children to visualize the interconnection of the events described. A lovely book that will be of help to Sunday school teachers and parents alike.
Carl R. Trueman, Professor of Biblical and Religious Studies, Grove City College, Pennsylvania
This book is a treasure trove of exciting stories and factual information. There is no more important and compelling story in modern history than that of the Church, the people of God saved through the work of Jesus Christ. Linda Finlayson covers 2,000 years of action-packed, global history in a way that is both clear and comprehensive. 'God's Timeline' should be a required text in Christian schools and in homeschooling curriculums.
Timothy Larsen, McManis Professor of Christian Thought, Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois
Linda Finlayson has written an amazing resource for families. Using clear timelines, engaging illustrations, and theological precision, God's Timeline traces church history from its small beginnings to its worldwide impact. The entire family can learn together about the various people, creeds, and disputes that have shaped the church for the past 2000 years.
Melissa B. Kruger, Conference speaker, Women's Ministry Coordinator, Uptown Church, Charlotte, North Carolina
There are shelves full of books on church history, but almost all of them are directed to adults. This book not only addresses this regrettable situation, but does so with excellence. Parents, teachers and pastors who read through this engaging resource with their children will not only open their eyes to God's continuing work throughout history, but likely learn something themselves!
David Hogg, Senior Pastor, Christ Baptist Church, Raleigh, North Carolina
This unique and creative collation of infographic timelines that map out the contours of church history is a welcome tool for both younger and older students of the history of God's people... a tremendous means of understanding the vast work of God in times past and how the Faith has been passed down to us.
Michael A. G. Haykin, Professor of Church History and Biblical Spirituality, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky
Linda Finlayson has done it again! She's given us a book that not only clearly describes the basic contours of Church History, but also one that draws us in with vivid illustrations and timelines. I want this in the hands of my own children and in the hands of the children of our church. I know I'll be buying copies for other friends and relatives as well. It is an excellent introduction to an important and oft-neglected topic - the work of God in the history of Christ's Church.