This Is Our Church: A History of Catholicism is a comprehensive, readable, and faith-filled portrait of two thousand years of Catholic history that highlights important events, people, trends, and teachings. Complete with photos, charts, and chronologies, This Is Our Church is a rich resource for high school students interested in a study of each major period in the life of the Church.
Following a traditional chronological look at Church history, this text explores the Church as a mystery that reveals the hidden presence of God. This Is Our Churchuncovers glimpses of this mystery from the Church’s earliest roots in the original covenants made between God and Israel, through its institution by Christ, and onward in human history from the apostolic age to the present.
Each chapter includes several special features:
- An easy-to-read narrative
- Chronological timelines and charts
- Relevant photography
- Vocabulary pullouts
- Reflection and discussion questions
- Activities for further study including online resources
Michael Francis Pennock (1945–2009) was the author of several bestselling textbooks for Catholic high schools, including, Encountering Jesus in the New Testament, Your Life in Christ, Our Catholic Faith, and three recent texts to support the new US Bishops’ curriculum framework. He remains one of the most respected names in catechetical circles.