Product DescriptionThe Compact History of the Catholic Church came about as a series of simple lessons on the history of the Catholic Church. The purpose of the book was to provide "a nontechnical, introductory overview of the Catholic understanding of the Church and its history". The Concise History is divided into 8 section with a condensed version of each chapter given in the back of the book so a teacher can use the book for classes. Starting with "The Catholic Understanding of the Church" the author, Alan Schreck, then goes through the history of the Catholic Church from the start of Christianity through the leadership of Pope Benedict XVI. A convenient timeline is included with relevant people, dates and important events listed. If you have questions about the Church's development or contributions to world history, you will find some answers in The Compact History of the Catholic Church. The author also hopes to show "God's faithfulness and mercy are evident as he continually renews the Church and raises it to new heights of faith, charity and peace".
The Concise History of the Catholic Church Alan Schreck Paperback 231PGS