The Story of the Church: Revised and Expanded


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"For two thousand years, the Catholic Church has housed an unruly family of saints, sinners and ordinary folks.  Its history is a record of a boisterous lot of people – inspiring, infuriating, sometimes frustratingly dull and often engagingly charming." – From the introduction

With rich storytelling and a reader-friendly style, Father Al McBride spans twenty-one centuries of church history, highlighting peak moments from a human perspective that responds to a question increasingly on the Catholic mind: How did we get here from there – and where are we heading next?

Far from dry facts and figures, Father McBride delves into the human drama of church history, from the stories of the early martyrs to the continuing unfolding of the changes of Vatican II and the church in the new millenium.

Updated and reformatted with new chapters, sidebars, bibliography and index, The story of the Church is ideal for clasroom use, small groups or individual study.