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The Christian Story: Past, Present and Future: A Short Guide for Young Adults

Dr. Peter J. Thompson

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152 pages. Dimensions: 8.9in. x 5.9in. x 0.6in.The guide is a refreshingly different account of the Christian story and is ideally suited to young adults. It covers the main Christian events succinctly and links them in a way that makes the story come alive. The scope of the guide is comprehensive. It begins with a review of pre-Christian beliefs and what the ordinary people at the time of Jesus knew and understood. It ends with a review of what Christians believe today and some of the issues that are likely to be discussed in the next millennium. An introduction to the orthodox Christian story is given together with some contemporary interpretations of key events in the life of Jesus Christ. The guide endeavors to put the reader in a better position to form and evaluate his or her own beliefs. In the modern world, true and enduring faith can only be found through a sound understanding of the Christian story. Events and happenings that led those in the early Church to believe Jesus Christ was divine and the steps the Apostles took to spread the Gospel far and wide are explained. The formation of the Roman Catholic Church and its development are investigated, together with the ways the Reformation changed the direction of the Christian story. The more recent impact of science and social changes is also considered. An overview of the Church today helps the reader to understand the current structure and practices within the Church. The guide explains how different Christian denominations were taken to all parts of the world at the end of the medieval period. Finally, issues such as the nature of God and his kingdom, gender, and wealth in the context of todays Christian world are introduced so that the reader may be in a better position to take part in contemporary debate. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781449023416

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Publisher: AuthorHouse

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The guide is a refreshingly different account of the Christian story and is ideally suited to young adults. It covers the main Christian events succinctly and links them in a way that makes the story come alive. The scope of the guide is comprehensive. It begins with a review of pre-Christian beliefs and what the ordinary people at the time of Jesus knew and understood. It ends with a review of what Christians believe today and some of the issues that are likely to be discussed in the next millennium. An introduction to the orthodox Christian story is given together with some contemporary interpretations of key events in the life of Jesus Christ. The guide endeavors to put the reader in a better position to form and evaluate his or her own beliefs. In the modern world, true and enduring faith can only be found through a sound understanding of the Christian story. Events and happenings that led those in the early Church to believe Jesus Christ was divine and the steps the Apostles took to spread the Gospel far and wide are explained. The formation of the Roman Catholic Church and its development are investigated, together with the ways the Reformation changed the direction of the Christian story. The more recent impact of science and social changes is also considered. An overview of the Church today helps the reader to understand the current structure and practices within the Church. The guide explains how different Christian denominations were taken to all parts of the world at the end of the medieval period. Finally, issues such as the nature of God and his kingdom, gender, and wealth in the context of today's Christian world are introduced so that the reader may be in a better position to take part in contemporary debate.

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Peter was born and educated in the West Midlands, England. He is a technologist and educator and holds three degrees including a Higher Doctorate in Technology. He has been a Christian all his life and as a teenager was confirmed a member of the Anglican Church. Peter is married to Ann who is a Methodist. After their marriage Peter and Ann moved to Lancashire where they attended a Congregational church. They now attend a joint Anglican and Methodist church in Berkhamsted, their home town. Peter has a strong belief in the need to reunite the Church. The author is an experienced university teacher and technical author. During his career he became the Deputy Rector of the Polytechnic of Central London. In retirement Peter has retained contact with young people through his work as an inspector of schools. He is very aware that many young adults do not understand Christianity and all too many are non-religious. Peter recognizes that there is a lack of spirituality in modern society and a need to engage more young people with the Gospel of Jesus and the life of the Church. These are the main reasons why he has written the Christian Story. The author has attempted to make the guide simple and easy to understand in the hope that it will encourage more young people to engage and evaluate the Christian story for themselves and find faith.

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