Released in the UK February 2018
Released in the US April 2018
Hardback | 80 Pages
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!
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.
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 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
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 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.
Professor of Theology and Dean of the School of Divinity, Cairn Univeristy and Editorial Director, Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals