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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: March 2016 ISBN: 9780718080372
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A major narrative history of Christianity’s first thousand years by acclaimed educator and #1 New York Times bestselling author William J. Bennett

As shocking as it sounds, Christian persecution is at an all-time high. From the modern martyrs facing the scourge of the Islamic State to the sanctioned destruction of Christian churches in the aftermath of the Arab Spring, the Church is facing trials it hasn’t seen since the first millennium AD. Tried by Fire tells the stories of those first Christian centuries and reveals that persecution and violence has been the Church’s lot from the outset.

Former secretary of education, syndicated radio host, and New York Times bestselling author Dr. William J. Bennett has written over twenty books on America, virtue, and education. In Tried by Fire, Bennett turns his attention to the development of the early Christian church, with a special focus on how it was shaped and strengthened by centuries of imprisonment, torture, and martyrdom. In the midst of the Church’s harshest persecution in centuries, ignorance is not an option—the time to reengage with the heroes of church history is now.

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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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About the Author
Author William J. Bennett

William J. Bennett, bestselling author, educator, and speaker, is a conservative pundit, politician, and political theorist. He served as Secretary of Education from 1985 to 1988 under President Ronald Reagan. A former senior editor of the National Review, he writes for the National Review Online, National Review, and Commentary.

About the Narrator

Wayne Campbell is a voice talent and audiobook narrator.