Hitting the Holy Road Paperback
A guided tour of Christian history from the early church to the reformation
by Stuart Coulton;
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Hitting the Holy Road
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Stuart Coultons lively and accessible survey covers the first fifteen centuries of Christian history, centred on Europe, and includes numerous photographs, timelines and text boxes.
Each chapter is divided into three sections:
the first gives a short introduction to the historical location, providing a feel for the place today;
the second discusses the story of the church during the relevant period, seeking not only to describe events but also to suggest some reasons for what happened and the consequences;
the final section offers some reflections to stimulate thought and discussion.
Coulton's ultimate aim is to encourage us to look critically at ourselves, our churches and our communities, and to reflect carefully on what it means to follow Christ in a complex and at times confusing world.
Hitting the Holy Road by Stuart Coulton was published by IVP in March 2011 and is our 50474th best seller. The ISBN for Hitting the Holy Road is 9781844745111.
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Hitting the Holy RoadBarry Vendy, via The Good Book Stall
Thank you, Stuart Coulton, for making church history interesting, even entertaining! No, history is not ‘bunk’, despite Henry Ford’s famous claim. We know it’s important, says the author, providing a context that warns and teaches us, and tools with which to critique our own culture and values, attitudes and ideas. Each chapter of this book contains a relevant timeline, description of a key location, some photos, the story of what happened and some significant figures in the period being considered, and – to me, most interesting of all - some profound and challenging ‘reflections’ on the period, raising topics such as caring for creation, the true nature of the church and the centrality of grace. The only exception came in Chapter 16, where the ‘reflections’ were replaced by ‘Why I would like to have a beer with Luther’! That’s fairly typical of the humorous tone of much of the book! I found it all interesting, but especially Chapters 8 (Iona, Lindisfarne and Celtic Christianity), 12 (the Crusades) and 13 (monasticism). In his introduction, the author invites us on a ‘journey’, and in the epilogue he extols the value of travel. Well, his book has ‘opened up the pages of history’ for me, and I almost feel as if I’ve travelled to the places he describes. That’s a good feeling. But the author will achieve his aim if his book helps me to ‘reflect carefully about what it means to follow Christ.’ That’s his prayer. That, he says, is ‘a very good thing.’
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Details for Hitting the Holy Road
|Author / Artist||Stuart Coulton|
|Publisher||IVP (March 2011)|
|Number of Pages||304|
|Page last updated||8th February 2018|