A Popular History of the Catholic Church

Studying the past to gain insight into the present is exactly why exploring the story of the Church can be so important to our faith. This concise history of the Catholic Church tells the story of the two thousand-year relationship between Jesus and the believers who have followed him. It is a story of people: peasants and popes, saints and heretics, martyrs and apostates. Mostly, the story shows how common people throughout the ages have passed on the faith from generation to generation and tried to live the life of Christ. So the story of the Church is also about the Spirit of God who dwells with us always.

A Popular History of the Catholic Church offers the reader fifteen timelines, six maps, sixteen pages of full-color Christian art, questions for personal reflection or group discussion at the end of each chapter, and a subject index. Published in 1996, A Popular History of the Catholic Church is still a respected text for adult formation, college groups, and private study.

Available from Saint Mary's Press – 800-533-8095 or from on-line booksellers.