God’s Story: A Student’s Guide to Church History Blog Tour

Shaun Tabatt —  July 14, 2014
God's Story: A Student's Guide to Church History Book Cover God's Story: A Student's Guide to Church History
Brian Cosby
Christian Focus For Kids
Brian Cosby makes the past come alive for students to explain Christian identity and to help readers avoid past mistakes. The history of the church reveals God's story for the world - despite the sin, corruption, and twisted events in the church's past, God has preserved this remnant, His people. Get a new understanding of His plan for the church and your life.

This week, the Cross Focused Reviewers are participating in a book review blog tour for God’s Story: A Student’s Guide to Church History (CF4K, 2014). Excerpts and links to the reviews will appear below as they are available:

“I highly recommend God’s Story: A Student’s Guide to Church History for all believers, whether they are history buffs or not.”
Reviewer: Mike Boling
Rating: 5 Stars

“I recommend this book to the Christian who is just beginning to delve into church history.”
Reviewer: Beth Saathoff
Rating: 3 Stars

God’s Story is a brief overview of 2000 years of Church history with plenty of survey-level information. Dr. Cosby’s work is enjoyably written for its intended audience.”
Reviewer: Stan Blackburn
Rating: 3 Stars

“This will be the work I recommend to people as they begin study of Church history for some time to come. Excellent book on an-oft neglected topic.”
Reviewer: Josh Skinner
Rating: 5 Stars

“A good primer for those who want a quick, brief, succinct introduction to church history”
Reviewer: Chris Ho
Rating: 4 Stars

“Any history book that can grab and keep the reader’s attention, especially high school aged kids, is worth buying. I look forward to going through this book with my daughter in the near future (no way I’m waiting until she’s 14 as the age range suggests) and also recommending it to anyone who needs a great primer on church history.”
Reviewer: Joey Parker
Rating: 5 Stars

“His prose is engaging, his research is meaningful, and the book reads like a good novel.”
Reviewer: Ryan Rickard
Rating: 4 Stars

“In writing God’s Story, Brian Cosby has done parents, youth pastors, Christian schools, and the church as a whole a great service. He has made church history accessible, interesting, and applicable in a 21st-century teen’s life. I look forward to recommending and using this book with students in the future.”
Reviewer: Brandon Schmidt
Rating: 4 stars

“Cosby gives readers, especially young readers, an accessible introduction to church history. His ability to discuss church history with clarity and brevity is commendable.”
Reviewer: Hoon Lee
Rating: 4 Stars

“The book is a great reminder that God has “saved, preserved, and refined a people for His own glory”. It is also a reminder of the people throughout the history of the church who persevered through some terrible times so that we can hear the good news of Jesus Christ today.”
Reviewer: Kaye Chalwell
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book is short, fun, to the point, and would be a great springboard for deeper study on a particular person or time period.”
Reviewer: Taryn Raulston
Rating: 5 Stars

God’s Story, while a small book, should not be overlooked! Easy to read, and written in layman’s terms, God’s Story condenses more than two thousand years of church history into a manageable 138 pages.”
Reviewer: Amanda Cain
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book would make a great study for a parent and child to read and discuss together, or to use in a group setting, although it will work equally well as an individual study too.”
Reviewer: Kara Haschke
Rating: 4 Stars

This is a very good book, easy to grab hold of. Parents should put this in front of their children, read it with them and discuss the attributes of God and the sinfulness of man that are always on display. This latter ought remind that none but Jesus does helpless sinners good. Flee to Him. This book shows us the way.
Reviewer: Stuart Brogden
Rating: 5 Stars

I highly recommend this book and believe it would be perfect for young adults who want a basic overview of church history.”
Reviewer: Rani Grant
Rating: 5 Stars

“Brian Cosby has given the Church a concise guide on church that will remain useful for a long time.”
Reviewer: Louis Zinc
Rating: 5 Stars

“To sum up, I really enjoyed this book and I learned a lot as well. I would and have been recommending it to my friends. It is a great book for students, but I also think it is a great book in general for any age group.”
Reviewer: Jaime Beyersdorf
Rating: 5 Stars

“I enjoyed the book, and it could be useful for kids in their late teens to give them a quick overview of the road that got us where we are.”
Reviewer: Alan Davey
Rating: 4 Stars

“This little book may give you the desire to go deeper into the history of the world and Christianity.” Reviewer: Jeanie Schwagerman Rating: 4 Stars

“This book will help you to gain a new understanding of God’s plan for the church and your life.Reviewer: Mike Tiede Rating: 5 Stars

“Overall, I really enjoyed this book, and I am recommending it to our pastor who oversees our church’s teens group.” Reviewer: Asa Veek Rating 4 Stars