The Age of Knights, Friars, Popes & Reformers
Unpacks The Age of Knight, Friars, Popes and Reformers in a story-driven approach to history. The long-awaited third volume of Leigh Churchill's popular saga is another page-turning romp through the wild and woolly history of the church. Have you ever wondered why the Crusades were fought? Or why there is a 'Chateau Neuf du Pape' ('the Pope's new house') in France? Have you ever heard of the Children's Crusade? What did the feudal system have to do with the medieval church? Read on to find out the answers to these and many other fascinating questions. Meet brilliant, arrogant Abelard and the scholarly Anselm, the fearsome Hildebrand, the gentle Francis Assisi, the courageous Martin Luther. These and many other vibrant characters leap out of these pages to take you back into their time and their chapter of what we call church history, which is about so much more than the church. Churchill writes in an engaging, lively and read-aloud style. He combines impeccable scholarship with an ear for a good story to bring this history alive.
"'Leigh Churchill... takes us on a roller coaster ride with vivid stories of the best known names in church history, whilst expertly keeping the overall picture in view. This style ensures that the books are an easy read, for adults and teens alike... a most enjoyable read...' (Evangelicals Now, 2001)"
Leigh Churchill lives in Hobart, Australia. Together Leigh and his wife are involved in non-denominational outreach to those young people who struggle intellectually with the truths of Christianity in the face of all popular modern views.