101 Surprising Facts About Church History

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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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  • 5
    101 Surprising Facts about Church History

    Posted by Doug B. on May 24th 2023

    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.

  • 5
    Easy and fun to read

    Posted by PhilG on May 24th 2023

    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.

  • 5
    Good book

    Posted by BRAD S. on Mar 17th 2023

    Good book

  • 5
    Very interesting

    Posted by MARIE F. on Jan 1st 2023

    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.

  • 5
    Brief, pointed text and beautiful artwork

    Posted by Rich L. on Jul 14th 2022

    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.

  • 5
    Catching title

    Posted by Regina G. on Jul 8th 2022

    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.

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