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Thirty-three fascinating objects. One amazing story. Join author and pastor Tim Challies as he embarks on a three-year journey spanning multiple continents and some of the most unusual places in the world. Tim introduces you to 33 carefully selected objects that help you understand the long and complicated history of Christianity in a unique and creative way.

Beginning with Jesus and the early church, Challies looks at:

  • The importance of graffiti on an ancient jail cell
  • The creedal significance of a carving on a museum statue
  • The enduring importance of ancient manuscripts and books
  • And much more!

Along the way, you'll discover the story you're already a part of.

Epic features:

  • An epic journey: 24 countries, six continents, 75 flights, 80 museums
  • The complete experience: a 10-episode documentary is also available, taking you on location and providing an immersive experience for understanding the history of Christianity

"Together we will listen to these voices of the past tell us the epic story of what God has done and continues to do in our world today." (Tim Challies)

©2020 Tim Challies (P)2020 Zondervan

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Excellent, enjoyable intro to church history

Excellent introduction to church history, very easy to follow and never gets stuck. A very helpful quick overview of some of the most important points of church history, recorded through objects rather than places, and then a quick theological reflection on the people behind those objects, and how God used them in his sovereignty, for his glory. Really easy to listen to, simple language and very enjoyable. I look forward to watching the documentary that goes with it. My only small criticism is I was hoping to learn a bit more about the middle ages. The author skips over around 5-600 years, but this is understandable given the stagnation of the church at the time. Highly recommended.

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