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In Context

  1. Our hearts are restless, until they can find rest in you.
    Augustine of Hippo (354–430), in Confessions.



  • Torchlighters: the Augustine Story


    Bright young Augustine thinks his mother’s religion is foolishness. With his “superior” intellect to guide him, he sneaks away from home and ventures to a new life in the city of Rome. Soon Augustine finds himself in an important position as “The Voice of The Emperor,” with the life of luxury he’s always wanted. When the empire decides to take over the Christian basilica, Augustine prepares to give the speech of a lifetime, one that will slow the rising tide of Christianity’s influence. With his devout mother and the unwavering Bishop Ambrose on one side and angry, armed soldiers on the other, Augustine must choose whom he will serve.

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Magazine Issues


19 Nov 2015

“Take and read”

by Alex Huggard | Issue 116

IN 430 the Germanic tribe known as the Vandals fled the grip of another tribe, the marauding Huns. Their flight took them to the doorstep of Hippo in modern-day Algeria. There the Vandals laid siege to one of the weakening Roman Empire’s outlying
cities. The Christian bishop of that city, dismayed by the conflict, looked back over his 75 years and pondered
God’s sovereignty.

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Blog Posts


  • Christian History Magazine #116: 25 Writings that Changed the Church and the World $5.00

    Christian History Magazine #116: 25 Writings that Changed the Church and the World

    • Magazine
    • 2015
    • 47 Pages
    • Christian History Institute

    The Bible is the most important Christian book (collection of books actually), but it’s not the only Christian book. This issue of Christian History features the fascinating stories behind the top 25 writings in Church history, selected by more than 70 past writers of the magazine. From Augustine and Aquinas to Bonhoeffer and Barth, this is a veritable primer on what to read, why to read it, and how we got it.

  • Torchlighters 12-Pack: First 12 Episodes $49.99

    Torchlighters 12-Pack: First 12 Episodes

    • DVD
    • Animation
    • All
    • 360 Minutes/ 6 Hours
    • 2005-2014
    • Christian History Institute

    The Torchlighters is a series of animated programs with strong values and educational content for youth ages 8-12. Each episode presents the story of a true-life hero from Christian history. Kids will see what God can do through a "Torchlighter" and will be challenged to carry their own torch while learning about the history of our faith. This set includes the first 12 episodes. For more information, visit and watch this preview. Each episode comes with Spanish and English audio and subtitles, downloadable PDF companion guides and 60-minute documentary.

  • Christian History Magazine #105: Christianity in Early Africa $5.00

    Christian History Magazine #105: Christianity in Early Africa

    • Magazine
    • 2013
    • 43 Pages
    • Christian History Institute

    Discover early African roots of our common faith. Stories of faithful heroes, martyrs, bishops, and monks--like Tertullian, Augustine, Origen, Perpetua, and Anthony--combine with vibrant images of African art, worship sites, and archeological remains to uncover important history Westerners often overlook. Journey to ancient Carthage, Alexandria and Hippo to find the truths these believers held dear and understand how their impact is still felt today.

  • Christian History Magazine #94 - Building the City of God in a Crumbling World $5.00

    Christian History Magazine #94 - Building the City of God in a Crumbling World

    • Magazine
    • 2007
    • Christian History

    *LIMITED QUANTITIES AVAILABLE!* Christian History Magazine featuring Building the City of God in a Crumbling World

  • Torchlighters: The Augustine Story $10.00

    Torchlighters: The Augustine Story

    • DVD
    • 30 Minutes
    • Animation
    • All
    • 2012
    • Christian History Institute

    Introduce children to the story of Augustine, who rejected fame and fortune to become a voice for truth.

  • Malcolm Muggeridge's:  A Third Testament $23.99

    Malcolm Muggeridge's: A Third Testament

    • DVD
    • 350 Minutes/ 5 hours 50 Minutes
    • Documentary
    • All
    • 1974
    • Nielsen-Ferns and Time-Life Films

    A Third Testament is the highly praised television documentary presented by noted author and Christian apologist, Malcolm Muggeridge (1903-1990), originally aired in 1974. This revealing documentary profiles six famous and unique men whose search for God forms a kind of modern testament to the reality of Christ.