Church History October

See below for our list of church history resources!

Next year marks the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s well known act of defiance against the church of his day: the nailing of the 95 Theses on the door in Wittenberg.

But what about what happened before Martin Luther? 


Church History October

Join us this October for an exploration of church history resources for kids and teens: book reviews, author interviews, and lots of reading recommendations (even for grown-ups!). Our focus: surveys of church history plus early, pre-Reformation church history plus some 20th century missions spotlights. 

Tell Me More!

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday will feature church history-related posts; non church history-related content will post on Tuesday and Thursday. Fridays will be especially rich: interviews and extra reading recommendations. You won’t want to miss it! But don’t worry about keeping up–just follow us on Facebook and Twitter for regular updates.

Two Truths 

From the beginning–before the beginning–God has been lovingly, patiently, and sacrificially at work on behalf of his bride, the Church: He continues to protect, guide, and sustain her up until this very day.

As you meet these Christians who have gone before in the pages of books, remember that someday we will be praising the Lord with these very same witnesses! We will meet King David, Polycarp, Augustine, Lilias Trotter, and countless others in person. You might consider singing through “For All the Saints” at some point this month as you learn about the witnesses who have gone before us.

Special Printable for Newsletter Subscribers!

Finally, our newsletter subscribers will be receiving a free church history printable designed by Janie just for kids; if you are not already a subscriber, be sure to sign up so you can enjoy this resource with your family! 

Hebrews 12:1-2: Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,2 looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.



regularly updated list of titles reviewed this month below


Your Turn!

Which resources were new for you? Did you discover any new family favorites or perhaps a new author or series to explore?

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Betsy is the Managing Editor at Redeemed Reader. When she reads ahead for you, she uses sticky notes instead of book darts and willfully dog ears pages even in library books. Betsy is a fan of George MacDonald, robust book discussions, and the Oxford comma. She lives with her husband and their three children in the beautiful Northwest.


  1. Kelli on October 2, 2016 at 10:48 am

    This sounds great! Looking forward to it!

  2. Brian Jonson on November 1, 2016 at 10:27 am

    This is very important because our history is His story. I hope, in the midst of this project, you do not overlook the Eastern Orthodox Church. This church never had a schism or doctrinal division. It still maintains the faith of the earliest Christians.

    • Betsy on November 1, 2016 at 10:41 am

      Great reminder, Brian! We’ve enjoyed discovering so many examples of the Lord’s faithfulness to his church this month and have barely scratched the surface.

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