The Story of the Church From Pentecost to Modern Times

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Synopsis

No nation, institution, empire, or dynasty has helped shape the world more than the Catholic Church. Armies have marched upon one another. Kings have risen and fallen. Ideological and political movements have taken hold of entire continents. Diseases and plagues have ravished millions.

And through it all, Holy Mother Church has endured, standing as the one source of light in a world so often covered by shadows.

In this thrilling narrative, Phillip Campbell, author of the best-selling The Story of Civilization series, takes children on a journey through Church history, beginning at Pentecost when Peter and the other apostles were filled with the Holy Spirit and preached in the streets of Jerusalem, all the way through the pontificate of John Paul II and into modern times. Campbell’s storybook style brings the narrative to life for young listeners, taking them back in time and awakening a love and appreciation for history.

Children will discover:

  • The triumphs and struggles of the early Church
  • The heroic stories of the martyrs
  • Popes who helped shape Church teaching through encyclicals and councils, including Leo XIII, Pius IX, and John Paul II
  • Crusaders who fought for Christendom
  • Marian apparitions like Guadalupe, Lourdes, and Fatima
  • How events like the Protestant Reformation, the Avignon Papacy, and the Second Vatican Council affected the Church and the world.
  • An army of saints who witnessed to Christ, including Benedict, Augustine, Francis, Dominic, Elizabeth of Hungary, Catherine of Siena, Thomas More, The Little Flower, Maximilian Kolbe, and more. 

Through it all, young listeners will see how the Church remained in the world but not of it, surviving wars, heresies, and the rule of tyrants, and keeping her arms spread ever open to welcome wounded souls into the Body of Christ.

Chapters

  • Chapter 99 Part 1

    Duration: 07min
  • Chapter 100 Part 1

    Duration: 01min
  • Chapter 101 Part 1

    Duration: 07min
  • Chapter 102 Part 1

    Duration: 07min
  • Chapter 103 Part 1

    Duration: 02min
  • Chapter 104 Part 1

    Duration: 04min
  • Chapter 105 Part 1

    Duration: 02min
  • Chapter 106 Part 1

    Duration: 03min
  • Chapter 107 Part 1

    Duration: 05min
  • Chapter 108 Part 1

    Duration: 03min
  • Chapter 109 Part 1

    Duration: 02min
  • Chapter 110 Part 1

    Duration: 10min
  • Chapter 111 Part 1

    Duration: 01min
  • Chapter 112 Part 1

    Duration: 08min
  • Chapter 113 Part 1

    Duration: 06min
  • Chapter 114 Part 1

    Duration: 10min
  • Chapter 115 Part 1

    Duration: 02min
  • Chapter 116 Part 1

    Duration: 02min
  • Chapter 117 Part 1

    Duration: 03min
  • Chapter 118 Part 1

    Duration: 04min
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