The world of the first Christians: A curious kid’s guide to the early church

Reviewed by:

Ceil Carey, retired public librarian and long time book discussion leader



A curious kid’s guide to the early church


Marc Olson


Jemima Maybank


Beaming Books




Hardcover picture book


61 pages


Many of the questions that kids ask about the early times of Christianity (and maybe some that adults ask, too) are included in this well written and appealing book. Charts, graphics, maps and more add to the display of info. What about the gladiators? What kind of food did the early Christians eat? How about bathrooms? And, of course, questions about Christianity itself – how did this group of followers grow into a religion? What kind of opposition did they have. Truly, everything from A to Z.


Rating (1 to 5):


Suggested Audience:

Early elementary through middle elementary

Christian Impact:

Gives a wonderful overview to readers of the time of early Christianity, about Christianity itself as well as the world Christians were living in.

Other Notes:

The amazing illustrations in this book add so very much to the clarity of the information.

The World of the First Christians: A Curious Kid's Guide to the Early Church

About Ceil Carey

The Evangelical Church Library Association, founded in 1970, is a fellowship of Christian churches, schools, and individuals.

One Response to “The world of the first Christians: A curious kid’s guide to the early church”

  1. This is a book I wish I had either written or read to my kids during our home school years!☺️

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