The Trials & Testimony of the Early Church: One of the most popular series from the Christian history collection. This gripping series of six programs, produced in consultation with an international team of scholars, takes you to the actual locations to show what the early church was like, how it spread, and the persecution it endured. Host for the award-winning series is Steve Bell. Actors Nigel Goodwin, Russell Boulter, and Jane Campion dramatize leading figures and events from the early church.


Foundation: What do we know about Christ? What happened to his twelve apostles?


Spread: A word for all peoples. An impossible task! Yet they blanketed the whole Roman Empire.


Accusation: The Roman Empire had room for all kinds of religions, yet Christianity just didn’t fit. Many charges were leveled against the believers.


Persecution: The mightiest empire in history unleashed repeated waves of persecution against the early believers.


Testimony: Heroic figures emerged. Their effect on the young church was far-reaching. Here are two: Polycarp and Perpetua.


Transition: When the Emperor Constantine came to the throne, the church was granted legal standing.