• Tried by Fire

  • The Story of Christianity's First Thousand Years
  • By: William J. Bennett
  • Narrated by: Wayne Campbell
  • Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 03-22-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.1 (38 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Full of larger-than-life characters, stunning acts of bravery, and heart-rending sacrifice, Tried by Fire narrates the rise and expansion of Christianity from an obscure regional sect to the established faith of the world's greatest empire, with influence extending from India to Ireland, Scandinavia to Ethiopia, and all points in between.
William J. Bennett explores the riveting lives of saints and sinners, paupers and kings, merchants and monks who together - and against all odds - changed the world forever. To tell their story, Bennett follows them through the controversies and trials of their time. Challenged by official persecution, heresy, and schism, they held steadfast to the truth of Christ. Strengthened by poets, preachers, and theologians, they advanced in devotion and love.
In this moving and accessible narrative, Tried by Fire speaks across centuries to offer insight into the people and events that shaped the faith that continues to shape our lives today.
©2016 William J. Bennett (P)2016 Thomas Nelson Publishers
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5 out of 5 stars
By JOHN F KANARY on 05-05-16

Best history of Christianity I've read

The good, bad and the ugly. How Christianity survived and grew to what it is today, only shows there is more to it than the hierarchy and it's people. Jesus and His Holy Spirit could only be behind its success.
great read.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Gary F. Turner on 08-10-16

Pronunciation Errors

I found it really difficult to listen to the narrator mispronounce "Filioque" and "Augustine" repeatedly.

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0 of 3 people found this review helpful

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