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Take a journey through the first 400 years of Church History in only 40 days!

Over the course of this reading plan you will read extracts and commentary on ten different early Church texts from a selection of some of the most influential Church Fathers:

Didache, Diognetus, Polycarp, Ignatius, Justin Martyr, Cyprian, Athanasius, Cyril of Jerusalem, Ambrose of Milan, and Leo the Great.

These people who came before us, those great men of faith, many of whom suffered persecution and martyrdom to preserve the Church and Christ's mission, bridge the gap between the Bible and the present day. They fill the void we sometimes wonder about when we get to the end of reading Acts or the Epistles and think, “what happened next?” or “what happened to the Ephesian church after Paul left?” — well now you can read for yourself and see how God continued to grow His Church!

 

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Amazon Sample Chapter Reviews:

Luke Wilson's smooth and easily digestible writing style combined with diligent, objective research into the early Church make for an informative and edifying read, as is displayed in the sample. His careful balance between brevity and important details is achieved quite well, making this an essential book to help lay Christians better understand some of the Fathers of the Church, whose faithful work and blood brought the Gospel of Jesus to us, centuries later.

Five Stars Timothy, December 01, 2017

A concise and thoughtful look into Ignatius' Epistle to the Ephesians. A well written introduction exploring the key points and themes of the epistle, giving an overview and new look with fresh eyes into what is important and why it is important for modern Christians to read and understand the early church fathers. The author makes a connection between the Onesimus mentioned in Paul's epistle to the Colossians and Philemon with the Bishop Onesimus mentioned in Ignatius's epistle which is a nice touch as I myself when reading Ignatius's epistle to the Ephesians for the first time made the same connection. Insightful and captivating. I would love to read the rest of the book!

Five Stars Jarrid Steele, December 08, 2017

Really interesting to read what was going on in the early Church and how important unity is. Timeless truths still for today.

Five Stars Dave, December 10, 2017

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About The Author


Luke has a BA (hons) in Biblical Studies and Theology and has been reading and studying the works of the Early Church Fathers for over five years. After being involved in various short-term missions to South Africa, he currently lives in Devon, England, where he co-founded WebBoss Ltd, a web development software company, with his dad, Kevin.

When not working, Luke writes frequently on his theological blog, That Ancient Faith, or spends time with his wife Lucy and his new daughter, Amelia.

To get in touch, or to read more from Luke, visit:
hello@fortydays.co.uk
or
www.thatancientfaith.uk

About The Book


Take a journey through the first 400 years of Church History in only 40 days!

Over the course of this reading plan you will read extracts and commentary on ten different early Church texts from a selection of some of the most influential Church Fathers:

Didache, Diognetus, Polycarp, Ignatius, Justin Martyr, Cyprian, Athanasius, Cyril of Jerusalem, Ambrose of Milan, and Leo the Great.

These people who came before us, those great men of faith, many of whom suffered persecution and martyrdom to preserve the Church and Christ's mission, bridge the gap between the Bible and the present day. They fill the void we sometimes wonder about when we get to the end of reading Acts or the Epistles and think, “what happened next?” or “what happened to the Ephesian church after Paul left?” — well now you can read for yourself and see how God continued to grow His Church!

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