An interesting #book: EPIC – An Around-The-World Journey Through Christian History by Tim Challies

Posted By on January 10, 2021

Thanks to my daughter Katelyn and her family, I’m in the process of reading the Tim Challies book, “EPIC – An Around-The-World Journey Through Christian History.” It is the new book I mentioned in my 2020 Christmas wrap-up post and it has been challenging to put down. BUT … I’m sort of using it as aChristmas2020Book devotional book and reading one “object” at a time so am purposely not rushing through it.

There are 33 stories in all and I’m on #4, so it should last the month if I’m disciplined … unfortunately I already read ahead about Nate’s Saint’s Piper Aircraft (#31) and YouVersion Bible app (#33)). I couldn’t resist.P52_fragment

So far I found the “Augusta of Prima Porta” (#1) story very interesting although I wish I would have read it before going to Rome and the Vatican. Number #2 was equaling interesting and having just watched a movie about knights and the crusades, it had me thinking about just how old John Rylands Manuscript P52 fragment really is? (see image to the right) 

If you need a great book for yourself or a gift, this is a good one.


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