In it, students will study the 2,000 year history of the Catholic Church. The history of the Church begins with struggle and persecution as the invincible Roman Empire tries to stamp out the flame of the Faith. But the flame burns too brightly in the hearts and minds of Catholics. It cannot be extinguished. Our story will follow the Faith down the centuries as the Catholic Church faces the threat of Muslim invasion of Europe, the Protestant Revolt, and the wars of religion. In 1789, one of the Church’s greatest enemies will reveal itself in its full horror. The French Revolution will attack the Church with a satanic fury. However, in the end, the Church will emerge stronger. In this history we will learn what the enemies of the Catholic Church never do. We will learn why the flame of the Faith can never be extinguished. It is the beginning of our story. It is the story to which all Catholics are witnesses. Our story begins more than 2,000 years ago on the shores of the Lake of Galilee. For it was then that Our Lord made a promise to a simple fisherman: Thou are Peter and upon this Rock I will build My Church, and the Gates of Hell shall not prevail against it. Copyright 2011. Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 inches. Color illustrations. Answer key in book. 519 pp.