I’m reviewing this children book!  Christian parents, though this is a little different than most children’s book this is worth considering!

Updated: Due to an observation from a friend who commented this review has been modified to reflect a theological concern.

Stephen J. Nichols. The Church History ABCs: Augustine and 25 Other Heroes of the Faith.  Wheaton, IL: Crossway, June 30th 2010.  34 pp.

3 out of 5

Purchase: Westminster Amazon

This is a rather fun book for children on church history.  The back of the book says it is for children ages three to six which were the age group of my kids when I read this book to them.  It’s not easy trying to write a church history book for kids that age and the author Stephen Nichols should be commended for his effort as well as his attempt to make it as easy to understand as much as possible!  In what follows in my review I will first discuss about the artistic elements of the book followed by a discussion about the content of the book.  My second to last paragraph also bring up a serious disappointment with a theological concern that I do have with the book which also calls for anyone reading this to beware of one of the individuals that was profiled as a hero.



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This month many Christians online are remembering God’s grace with the Reformation 500 years ago.  Here’s a neat resource to understand more of the Reformation.

Here is a series titled “Reformation Profiles”  It is taught by Stephen Nichols of Ligonier Ministries.

For those of you with Amazon Prime the good news is that it is made available for free!

Here’s the description from Ligonier Ministries:

A careful study of the history of the church prepares and equips its members to face the difficulties of its own day. Popular church historian and author, Stephen Nichols, embarks on this seven-part series to assist the church in understanding the solas of the Reformation and their place for the people of God in all ages.

To access this series on Amazon click HERE.

Don’t let the number of lectures intimidate you: They are all 24 minutes-25 minutes each except for the last one which is 10 minutes long.  I love the “bite size” way Ligonier Ministries presented this and other teaching series.

Here’s the break down of each lecture with a description and links to the individual videos:


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