History Books By Topic

Learning About Early Christianity

This post is for sharing “living” or favorite books on the following history topics:

The Life of Jesus

New Testament, Early Christianity


(For the list of all history topics addressed by this blog, click here.)


For Elementary Students:
The Bronze Bow, by Elizabeth George Speare, winner of the 1962 Newbery Medal, takes place approx. 30 AD:

Little Miriam of Galilee, by Edith Martin, takes place approx. 30AD:

Sparrow Alone, by Alicia Petersen.  160 pages.  Takes place approx. 30 AD:

Twice Freed, by Patricia St. John.  Takes place roughly 40-60 AD:

Quintus, by R. Weerstand.  Takes place approx. 64 AD:

Hostage Lands, by Douglas Bond. A novel about Christian persecution in 3rd Century Britain (211 AD):

Against the World: The Odyssey of Athanasius, by H. Coray.  Takes place approx. 373 AD:


For High School Students:



What are your favorite history books on this topic? Feel free to share with a comment below.


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