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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William J. Bennett Narrator: Wayne Campbell Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Full of larger-than-life characters, stunning acts of bravery, and heart-rending sacrifice, Tried by Fire narrates the rise and expansion of Christianity from an obscure regional sect to the established faith of the world’s greatest empire with influence extending from India to Ireland, Scandinavia to Ethiopia, and all points in between.

William J. Bennett explores the riveting lives of saints and sinners, paupers and kings, merchants and monks who together—and against all odds—changed the world forever. To tell their story, Bennett follows them through the controversies and trials of their time. Challenged by official persecution, heresy, and schism, they held steadfast to the truth of Christ. Strengthened by poets, preachers, and theologians, they advanced in devotion and love.

In this moving and accessible narrative, Tried by Fire speaks across centuries to offer insight into the people and events that shaped the faith that continues to shape our lives today.

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  • “William Bennett’s discussion encompasses the creation of Christian doctrine and the struggles to uphold it during its first thousand years. Narrator Wayne Campbell has his work cut out for him. The culture from which Christianity emerged was embroiled in retribution, fear, and suffering for those who professed their faith. Listeners will need a strong stomach for the gruesome descriptions that saturate this work. Through it all, Campbell maintains a solid delivery, giving first-person quotations inflection and tone that emphasize the ardor and determination of the martyrs who were willing to die for their faith. It’s a sound performance of the challenges to early Christianity that still plague Christian churches even in modern times.”


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