Building The Kingdom
Building The Kingdom
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Building The Kingdom

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The Teacher May be Boring, but History Never Is

Did you know that for 2,000 years the Catholic Church has been the leading pioneer in science, the arts, culture, and epic sword battles?

You may not realize it, but the History of the Catholic Church is a robust and heroic tale of our ancestors – ancestors who have fought courageously to preserve the Catholic faith despite heresy, murderous dictators, and warring regimes while stopping at nothing less than sainthood. It is within these stories that we are reminded of where we came from and encouraged in the direction we are going.

Building the Kingdom serves up the tale of our history in a relevant and profound way. It offers an enjoyable perspective of history focusing on the “why” of the event, as well as the “what.” Building the Kingdom is about learning the heart of the Church rather than simply reciting the facts. And that is what good history teachers are made of.

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    Building the Kingdom strives to inform the reader about the history of the Catholic Church while inspiring the reader to see God’s hand within even the most trying of events.
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    • An abridged, yet thorough, chronological walk through of church history – from Pentecost to St. John Paul II and the modern Church.
    • Easy to understand language and historical interpretation, as well as current cultural references and personal anecdotes to help the reader more successfully relate to Church history.
    • Reflection questions at the end of each chapter to not only comprehend the content but also grow spiritually along with the virtues displayed in each period of history.
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    Robbie Peñate is a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville Ohio, where he majored in History, Theology, and Catechetics. Robbie is currently a High School Theology teacher in Chandler, AZ and resides in the Phoenix Valley with his wife, Rachel, and their sweet daughter, Cecilia.
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Who Needs It

Anyone who would like to learn about the history of the Catholic Church in a concise and relevant way, and be challenged to become a better person in the process should pick up a copy of Building the Kingdom.

Using This Book

This book makes a great gift, small group resource, or reference guide for the youth ministry office. Here are a few creative ideas you can use it:

  • As a small group discipleship book study
  • Confirmation/graduation gift
  • A go-to Church history resource for your youth ministry bookshelf
  • A go-to book loan to a teen who would like to learn more about Church history
  • For your own personal knowledge of Church history