LCU congratulates Professor of Church History and Historical Theology Dr. Robert Rea on his recent book, Why Church History Matters: An Invitation to Love and Learn from Our Past ( IVP Academic , June 2014).
In this text, Dr. Rea explains why church history matters for every Christian. He challenges readers to include believers across cultures, continents, and centuries as they practice identity, community, accountability, and expanding horizons. Additionally, he shows how Christian history improves Bible study and various areas of Christian ministry.
The book draws on nearly three decades of teaching experience and several years of research and preparation. Dr. Rea has discussed the book on several nationally syndicated radio programs. You can read an interview with Dr. Reaat the “The Way of Improvement Leads Home” blog spot.
Dr. Rea’s book has been endorsed by a broad range of key people, including Mark Noll, Timothy George, Mary Cunningham, and William R. Baker. You can read their reviews on the InterVarsity Press website. According to IVP Academic, this text is perfect for students preparing for the ministry. It provides practical insights for the contemporary Christian from the early church figures and movements and introduces why it is important to study church history and its impact on Christian life.