Trial and Triumph: Stories from Church History

Trial and Triumph: Stories from Church History

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Item #: 005327
ISBN: 9781885767547
Grades: 5-AD

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The good news is that, as Christians, we know how the story turns out - we win! The bad news is that, as Christians, we often have trials, some very unpleasant, along the way. Trial and Triumph: Stories from Church History presents 46 gripping stories of brothers and sisters in Christ who stood firm in the face of bitter persecution. The brief four to five page biographies of such greats as Polycarp, Tyndale, Luther, Calvin, William Carey and Hudson Taylor show what God can do through ordinary people who trust and obey Him. It is inspiring to read of these men and women who defied ungodly authority, whether in the church or in civil government, and stood on the Word of God.

Polycarp was a leader in the early Christian church at Smyrna during a time of Roman persecution. When he was seized, Polycarp was told to swear an oath to Caesar or he would be fed to the lions; but he refused. He was told to swear an oath to Caesar or he would be burned at the stake; but he refused. As the flames were about to end his earthly life, he shouted out a prayer of praise to the Lord.

Elizabeth was the beautiful daughter of the king of Hungary. She was filled with compassion for her people during a time of great famine. Against the wishes of the royal advisors, she emptied the grain bins and personally gave clothing and meals to the poor. After the death of her husband, Elizabeth was put out on the street. She continued to praise God for allowing her to serve the poor and began spinning wool to earn a living. When her father found out about her circumstances, he begged her to come back and share in his inheritance. But Elizabeth said that she had already received her inheritance from her Father in heaven, the eternal mercy of her Lord Jesus Christ. She served the poor until her death from a fever at age 24.

This book is excellent material for family reading or individual inspiration. - Jerry

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Grade Start
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12 to 16
Richard M. Hannula
Softcover Book
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Canon Press
1.1 (lbs.)
9.0" x 6.0" x 0.75"
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Bought to use with homeschool curriculum "Tapestry of Grace"
Jessica S on Jul 23, 2022
required for school
Phillis D on May 27, 2022
Bought to use with homeschool curriculum "Tapestry of Grace"
Jessica S on Jul 23, 2022
erin d on Jun 4, 2022
required for school
Phillis D on May 27, 2022
Will be using this with My Father's World Rome to the Reformation
Suzanne S on May 4, 2022
It's part of Ambleside Online
Clarissa H on Apr 19, 2022
for school curriculum
Lyndsay F on Jul 19, 2021
Great book full of stories of the history of the people of the faith. I had this as an ebook and finally decided to get a hard copy
Patricia O on Jul 7, 2021
my daughter choose them
Stephanie R on May 31, 2021
I have had my eye on this book for many years, it is on the Ambleside Online booklist, I feel like my children are now at good ages to fully grasp this book.
Jacob B on Jan 23, 2021
Using it for Charlotte Mason home schooling
Amy T on Oct 20, 2020
We use this for all grades with Ambleside Online
Silvia S on Aug 2, 2020
Home school option
CHRISTIANNA W on Jul 21, 2020
We are excited to explore Christian heros.
Elizabeth W on Jun 29, 2020
we will include this in our study for this year
Charmel-Julia A on Jun 10, 2020
AMAZING book, but this one for a gift, we love ours as a family read aloud
User on Mar 31, 2020
Part of AmblesideOnline's bible curriculum
Brandon Y on Mar 27, 2020
recommended by Simply Charlotte Mason
User on Mar 12, 2020
Mission: Faith Forgers Curr
Tami K on Aug 6, 2019
Reader for My Father's World Rome to Reformation.
Angela G on Aug 1, 2019
For use with Ambleside Online Year 4.
Kellie K on Jun 20, 2019
Recommended in Heppner's Legacy Homeschool Resources
Stephanie I on Mar 18, 2019
I chose this based on recommendation of a Charlotte Mason online group I follow. I'm hoping to use it with my 7 and 10 year olds.
Alexia B on Aug 2, 2018
We order this for 8th grade graduation each year. All the 8th graders receive a copy.
NANCY W on May 2, 2018
For homeschooling (Ambleside Online, Charlotte Mason)
Jo W on Sep 26, 2017
Heart of Dakota curriculum
Sue Ann P on May 18, 2017
Claudia l on May 9, 2017
Using this with our living books study of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance and Reformation.
Kristen B on Apr 18, 2017
It is suggested in a curriculum set
Cindy S on Dec 13, 2016
We needed this for our curriculum. We haven't read it yet but are looking forward to diving in.
Eric K on Oct 25, 2016
For homeschool
Elisa J on Sep 10, 2016
on AO reading list
Jeremy E on Aug 19, 2016
So many great stories in this book!
Michael P on Aug 16, 2016
Church History study
Jimmie on Aug 5, 2016
needed reader for homeschool curriculum
Marcy P on Jul 29, 2016
recommended with history curriculum I'm using
Stephanie H on Jul 25, 2016
On my book list for a good price.
Lauren C on Jul 20, 2016
Required for her core program.
Jaimee D on Jun 9, 2016
Part of Tapestry of Grace curriculum, year 2. Better price than amazon.
Julia L on Nov 30, 2015
erin d on Jun 4, 2022
Will be using this with My Father's World Rome to the Reformation
Suzanne S on May 4, 2022
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Incredible survey of church history - a vital read for every Christian!
This book really surprised me in it's excellence! We are reading one short chapter a week and it is a highlight in our home. We read it aloud together and from early elementary to high school, to myself, we are all enjoying it. Such an inspiring book, wonderfully written, captivating!
December 9, 2019

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