"Studying the past offers meaningful connections with our legacy," writes Dr. Stephen J. Nichols. "We are enriched through our study of the past, simultaneously humbled by testimonies of courage and emboldened by reflections of God's grace and faithfulness. This is the primary reason why I have written this book: to enable readers to get better acquainted with those who have preceded us. It's a way to get in touch with our roots."
Pages from Church History: A Guided Tour of Christian Classics is a readable and clear introduction to major Christian classics through engaging portraits of twelve major figures whose lives and writings still influence the Christian faith today: Polycarp, Augustine, Anselm, Thomas Aquinas, Thomas à Kempis, Martin Luther, John Calvin, John Bunyan, Jonathan Edwards, John and Charles Wesley, William Carey, and Dietrich Bonhoeffer.