Why Should I Be Interested in Church History? (Cultivating Biblical Godliness)
Beeke, Joel R.; Haykin, Michael
The Word of God exalts history and calls us to study it, yet the prevailing attitude among many Christians today is that the study of the past is good for only collecting bits of entertaining trivia. Asserting that -meditating upon God's works and servants in history is not optional for the Christian but an important part of covenant faithfulness to the Lord-, church historians Joel R. Beeke and Michael A.G. Haykin present seven benefits for the Christian who studies church history, and they provide practical suggestions for how they get started.