This study guide was developed for use by high school age home-schooled students, Sunday School classes, as well as for individual study and review. It can be used as a stand alone resource or in conjunction with a Church History textbook. The author suggests using Church History in Plain Language, by Dr. Bruce Shelley, which is available through most Christian bookstores. Each lesson includes a key to On This Day, A Daily Guide to Spiritual Lessons from Christian History, written by the author of this study guide. History is a wonderful teacher. Reading history has several benefits for us . First, it is entertaining. There are few pleasures in life equal to reading a good story. And On This Day, A Daily Guide to Spiritual Lessons from Christian History brings us an amazing number of great stories. Secondly, these stories are inspiring. They help us look upward from our common day to day life to the God who inspired these men and women.