"Engraved on the head of the mallet is Luther's seal or symbol, which consists of a black cross in a red heart in a white rose against a blue sky, all enclosed by a gold circle. All of these have meaning for him. Perhaps you can do some detective work and find out why. He's also hold a lute, an early version of the guitar. Luther loved music and wrote a number of great hymns, such as 'A Mighty Fortress Is Our God.'" (32)There is also a website for the book with some fun activities and some marvelous illustrations by kids including one of R. C. Sproul with the caption "This is R C Sproul. He makes me fall asleep." You gotta love it.
Finally, let me add a personal thank you to Stephen Nichols for signing a copy for me. My manager brought it back from a recent trade show convention in St. Louis along with the happy news that Stephen has actually read my blog. I wish this book the greatest success. Our kids will only benefit from knowing the rich history that has preceded them. It is only right that they get a chance to meet them. I have three grand kids who will be growing up reading about them.
The Church History ABCs is a hardcover from Crossway with 34 pages and sells for $15.99. It is 9 x 12 inches.
Stephen J. Nichols has written twelve books and is a research professor of Christianity and culture at Lancaster Bible College and Graduate School.
Ned Bustard is a graphic artist and has written and illustrated many children's book, including Ella Sings Jazz, The Story of Sir Galahad, and The Sailing Saint.