Church history is an account of the labours of the Apostles and their successors, by whom the Catholic Faith has been carried into all the world; of the difficulties they have met with; of the wicked men who have opposed the Church ;of others who have fallen away; and of how, in spite of all, the Church has come out victorious from every combat, and ever been the fruitful mother of multitudes of Saints.
Part One from the Leading Events in the History of the Church series deals with Christian Antiquity from the foundation and birthday of the Church on down through the decay of Judaism and Spread of Christianity, the persecutions of the martyrs, the first attacks on Holy Mother Church, the chief heresies and religious life in the early ages, and then ending with Christianity in the British Isles.
Catholic educators will find this book fitting for children in the upper elementary to middle school grades. Part 1 - Christian Antiquity provides an excellent clear layout in chronological order, as each chapter and paragraph is very straight forward and to the point with footnotes to the side covering the main topic of each. This title is full of beautiful black and white artwork that instills the spirit of the Faith within the reader as their learn the history of the Church. This is book one of a five volume series.