Think you really know Church History? Think Again.
The Catholic Church is the longest-standing and the most universal of all institutions. The contributions made by Catholic men and women over the past 2000 years are most impressive, from a properly functioning calendar to the inventions of many things that we all take for granted today.
From economic and mercantile developments to scientific and astronomical advances, from the cataloging of zoological and botanical species to the cherishing of beautiful music and fine arts, this book shows you why the Catholic Church stands as the greatest promoter of human culture and knowledge.
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101 Surprising Facts about Church History
As a Jew growing up in a Catholic neighborhood and graduating from a Jesuit University I have always had an interest in the church, had many interesting "conversations" with priests and friends and found this book gave me some answers, some new questions and a little ammunition for future discussions. It is an easy and quick read and I recommend it for the curious.
Easy and fun to read
I found this book very easy to read. Plus, I really enjoyed the many visuals / art work that went along with the facts about the Church.
Very informative and full of interesting facts. It led me to research topics I wasn;t more knowledgable about. My granddaughter loves to look at the pictures.
Brief, pointed text and beautiful artwork
Lovely, magazine-sized book filled with sumptuous art and brief vignettes from Church history. It is not a textbook or a narrative but a series of informative snapshots, so enjoy the book for what it is.
This is a wonderful but for newly converted Catholics but also for cradle Catholics. The facts are easy to read and understand and the pictures are beautiful. A must read to children as well.