Released in the UK February 2018
Released in the US April 2018
Hardback | 80 Pages
Read to me: 6–8
Read Myself: 9–12
9781527100985 • £13.99 $19.99
BISAC – JNF049170
With colour illustrations, pictures, and pull–out timelines, this history book brings the church throughout the ages to life!
Learn about the Early, Medieval and Missionary church, passing through key events such as the Council of Nicea and the Reformation – right through to the present day. Find out about the people God used and the impact they had on those around them – including us today!
This fascinating book is split into five colour–coded sections:
Sixteen colourful illustrated timelines place key events in church history in a broader historical context. Maps show the ways in which the gospel spread; tables clearly and simply lay out differences in beliefs; and illustrated pages explain key events, people and theological debates throughout the church’s 2,000 year history.
Although each period is different from the others, there are common threads that run through all of church history. Symbols highlight a number of important things to look out for:
This absorbing book will be a great aid to anyone looking for an overview of church history. The pull–out poster featuing the whole timeline, plus key herores and villains, make it easy to trace God’s work through his church.
Linda Finlayson is an author who writes biographies and church history books for children. She has also contributed to several other books and magazines, and has spoken in schools. She works part time as the administrative assistant at her church, Cornerstone Orthodox Presbyterian Church. She lives in the Philadelphia area with her husband, Sandy Finlayson, author, librarian and professor at Westminster Theological Seminary. They have one son.
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.
McManis Professor of Christian Thought, Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois
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!
Senior Pastor, Christ Baptist Church, Raleigh, North Carolina
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
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
author and director of Women’s Initiatives for The Gospel Coalition