Ministers and Martyrs

The Ultimate Catholic Guide to the Apostolic Age

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Based on the epic NBC television event, A.D. The Bible Continues: Ministers and Martyrs offers an unflinching look at the lives and sacrifices of those first Christians who were given the task of spreading the Gospel to the ends of the earth.

Relying on the ancient documents, as well as latest archaeological findings and scientific research, acclaimed author Mike Aquilina takes you on a journey through the Apostolic Age, bringing to life the ancient streets and crowded marketplaces through which Mary and the Apostles journeyed as they built a Church that lasts even to our day.

You'll also discover the beliefs of the early Christians, what they taught about the Eucharist and the Divinity of Christ, how their Church services resembles today's Mass, and how Rome became the spiritual center for Christianity.

Read these pages, and you'll come to see that despite the best efforts of their enemies, the blood of the Apostles did not snuff out the Faith but brought forth great saints whose holy deeds and brave examples gave the besieged Church a vigor that lasts even to today.

A.D. The Bible Continues: Ministers and Martyrs will give you confidence that the Church is indeed Christ acting in the world, and that no matter how ruthless her opponents, she will endure to the end of time.

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Editorial Reviews

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"I pray that readers of this book will experience the blessings of the apostolic tradition on every page."

Cardinal Donald Wuerl
Archbishop of Washington
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"When you watch A.D. The Bible Continues you will want to have Sophia Institute Press's two resources at your side. They are beautifully produced and packed with important information, helping to bring to life the Acts of the Apostles in a new and fresh way."

Father Jonathan Morris
New York Times Bestselling Author, The Way of Serenity
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"Ministers and Martyrs will inspire Catholics, and help them to follow after the apostles, joyfully proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world."

Most Rev. James D. Conley, S.T.L.
Bishop of Lincoln

Product Details

  • Pages: 160
  • Format(s): Paperback, eBook, Audio CD
  • ISBN: 978-1-622822-652
  • Product Code: 2652
  • Availability: In Stock

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Building blocks of the early Church
I just finished it last night and I loved! Beautifully written. I‰Ûªve recommended it to several friends who I think will enjoy it, too. Mike has a beautiful gift.
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"Forget everything you know..." SUPERB!
"Forget everything you know..." - the first line from the book Is there anyone more qualified to write this book than Mike Aquilina? He's the standard choice for many Early Church courses in today's seminaries and degree programs, and quite frankly, he's the modern authority on the Church Fathers. No, there is nobody more qualified. Sophia Press made a walk-off home run with this book. The book is closely knit to the television series, but I would say that this book stands alone as a guide to the life of the life of a first century Christian. Using the most up-to-date evidences, recent scholarship, and a writing prose only of which Aquilina is capable, this book was a phenominal read. Highly entertaining, highly informational, I literally stopped all my other reading to enjoy this book. It's not thick - it's not intimidating It's easy to read - anyone can pick it up and learn. It's packed with knowledge - readers will be filled. It's a must have.
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