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The Very First Christians [Hardcover]

By Paul L. Maier & Frank Ordaz (Illustrator)
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Pages   32
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10.34" Width: 11.32" Height: 0.47"
Weight:   1.27 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Aug 1, 2001
Publisher   Concordia Publishing House
Age  5-10
ISBN  0570071755  
EAN  9780570071754  

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"Who were the first Christians?" Chris asked. Grandpa smiled and said, "Oh that's quite a story, Chris. A great story, in fact." Twelve-year-old Christopher has always tried to sort truth from fiction. Ever since The Very First Christmas and The First Easter, he looked for the story behind the story. This time, Christopher's grandfather teaches him about the drama of Pentecost and the powerful change God brought the world through Peter, Paul, and the very first Christians.

Publishers Description
In the follow-up to The Very First Christmas and The Very First Easter, 12-year-old Christopher entreats his grandfather to tell him about the first Christians. Using the book of Acts as a foundation, Christopher's grandfather helps him visualize the significance of that historical time.

Christopher learns about Peter, Paul, and Stephen. He discovers the important contributions each made to the Church. And he finds that these real stories are better than anything a storyteller could imagine.

The award-winning team of Paul L. Maier and Francisco Ordaz work together again to bring children a vivid picture of the first days of Christianity. The Very First Christians makes a wonderful gift for children, families, and friends.

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More About Paul L. Maier & Frank Ordaz

Paul L. Maier Dr. Paul L. Maier is the Russell H. Seibert Professor of Ancient History at Western Michigan University and a much-published author of both scholarly and popular works. His novels include two historical documentaries — Pontius Pilate and The Flames of Rome — as well as A Skeleton in God’s Closet, a theological thriller that became a #1 national bestseller in religious fiction when it first released. Sequels, More than a Skeleton and The Constantine Codex, followed in 2003 and 2011.

His nonfiction works include In the Fullness of Time, a book that correlates sacred with secular evidence from the ancient world impinging on Jesus and early Christianity; Josephus: The Essential Works, a new translation / commentary on writings of the first-century Jewish historian; and Eusebius: The Church History, a similar book on the first Christian historian. More than five million of Maier’s books are now in print in twenty languages, as well as over 250 scholarly articles and reviews in professional journals.

Dr. Maier lectures widely, appears frequently on national radio, television, and newspaper interviews, and has received numerous awards. He has also penned seven children’s books and hosted six video seminars dealing with Jesus, St. Paul, the early church, and current Christianity.

Paul L. Maier lived in the state of Michigan. Paul L. Maier was born in 1662 and died in 1752.

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Review on The Very First Christians by Paul L. Maier  Nov 27, 2006
Hello! You can call me StoryMaker. The Very First Christians by Paul Maier sums up the book of Acts in a picture book full of detailed paintings. Christopher and his grandfather are just fishing when Chris wonders about a certain fish symbol. Chris's grandfather is happy to tell him that its an early symbol of Christianity and ends up telling Chris all about the early Christians. Practically everything in Acts is told in this book in a child-friendly way that you are bound to love. They cover everything from Jesus' ascencion to Stephen getting martyred to how the church got started. This is a must-have for your Christian book collection! Signed, StoryMaker. "Gotta trust the kid's review!"
Ably retells a classic and engaging story  Oct 17, 2001
In The Very First Christians, twelve-year-old Christopher is taught by his grandfather about the drama of Pentecost and the powerful changes God brought to the world through Peter, Paul, and the very first Christians following the death and resurrection of Jesus. Paul Maier (professor of ancient history at Western Michigan University) ably retells a classic and engaging story drawn from Christian history, and one which is superbly enhanced throughout by Francisco Ordaz's "museum quality" paintings. The Very First Christians is an enthusiastically recommended picturebook for family, parochial school, Sunday School, Bible Camp, and community library collections.

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