Written as a companion to his bestselling This Is Our Faith (over 350,000 copies sold),This Is Our Church, by noted educator Michael Pennock, is a comprehensive, readable, and faith-filled portrait of two thousand years of Catholic history. Highlighting important events, people, trends, and teachings, this book is complete with photos, charts, and chronologies, a rich resource for anyone interested in the history of the Catholic Church. Organized by key eras, marked by chronologies, and written in an easy-to-read style. This Is Our Church is ideal for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the history of the Catholic Church.
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.
Pennock taught theology for more than thirty-five years, mostly at his beloved alma mater, St. Ignatius High School in Cleveland, Ohio. His students, numbering more than fifteen thousand, continue to pour out their remembrances and support for the man they called “Doc Pennock.”