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By Mike Aquilina,Grace Aquilina

ISBN-10: 1594717508

ISBN-13: 9781594717505

In this targeted, wealthy, and crowd pleasing ebook, renowned Catholic writer and EWTN host Mike Aquilina tells the Christian tale in the course of the exam of a hundred items and locations. a few, like Michelangelo's Pietà, are invaluable artistic endeavors. Others, like a union club pen, don’t carry a lot financial price. yet via each one of them, Aquilina deals a memorable and lucrative examine the background of the Church.

while Catholics inform their tale, they don’t simply write it in books. they retain it in memorials, monuments, artifacts, and museums. They construct grand basilicas to deal with tiny relics.

during this attractive publication, Aquilina, along with his writer-daughter Grace, exhibit how the historical past of the Church didn’t occur shrouded within the mists of time. It truly occurred and keeps to take place via issues that we will be able to see and occasionally carry in our hand.

The Christian solution to Neil MacGregor's New York Times bestseller A historical past of the realm in a hundred Objects, Aquilina’s A historical past of the Church in a hundred Objects introduces you to:

  • The Cave of the Nativity (the significance of background, reminiscence, and all issues tangible)
  • Catacomb niches (the significance of Rome, bones, and relics of the faith)
  • Ancient Map of the realm (the undoing of myths approximately medieval science)
  • Stained Glass (representative of Gothic cathedrals)
  • The Holy Grail (Romance literature and the emergence of writing for the laity)
  • Loaves and fish (a hyperlink from Jesus to the sacrament of the Eucharist)
  • The Wittenberg Door (Martin Luther and the onset of the Reformation)

Each of those and the ninety three different goods and locations within the booklet inform a part of the Christian tale. every one is a necessary piece of the tale of our salvation.

God makes himself recognized and available via fabric issues, constantly accommodating himself to our situation. it's, in any case, the situation he created for us—spiritual and material—and the shape he assumed for our salvation.

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