We know the stories of the church’s beginnings from the book of Acts, but what was the world like when these stories happened? What did people eat? What businesses could you expect to find in a Roman city? How were letters (including the New Testament epistles) transported to their destinations?
The World of the First Christians: A Curious Kid’s Guide to the Early Church is jam-packed with facts and infographics that will help your children better understand the growth of the early church and the challenges the first Christians faced in the Roman world. Find out the cost of the scrolls on which the New Testament books were written. Learn how Christians treated babies differently than the people around them. Find out where the oldest known church house is located. This is a book to peruse many times.
Don’t miss the companion volumes from the Curious Kid’s Guides series: The World Jesus Knew and The World of the Old Testament. We love these titles because they provide rich contextual information that will enrich and deepen children’s understanding of the stories and teachings of Scripture.
Note: There is some content in this book that we disagree with, most notably the dates and authorship of some New Testament books. These are only briefly mentioned and are not presented as undermining the validity of Scripture, so we feel the benefits of this book outweigh our objections on these points.
61 pages, hardcover.