Thursday, May 28, 2020

43. Epic An Around the World Journey through Christian History

Epic. Tim Challies. 2020. Zondervan. 176 pages. [Source: Review copy]

First sentence: It began with a breakfast.

Epic: An Around the World Journey Through Christian History chronicles the Tim Challies' global travels as he seeks to tell the history of the Christian faith through objects. It is a journey that would see him travel in 24 countries, six continents, and eighty museums. Each object gets its own chapter. Chapters cover his travels, his experiences, his reasons for selection, and why he believes it contributes significantly to the epic story that is Christianity.

He writes, " My focus for this journey was on historical objects, not buildings or locations. I also wanted to avoid statues, markers, and memorials that had been constructed after the fact. I wanted to focus on original, historical artifacts. I also wanted to focus on objects that are available to the public, not locked away in archives and available only to scholars or researchers."

Other objects are included almost as asides that don't quite meet all the above perimeters.

I would recommend this one to those that love to travel, to do research, to study history. 

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