The history of Christianity does not belong to adults alone. The History Lives series offers engaging historical fiction of real Christians. Taken from their diaries, letters, and books, we follow the stories of flawed individuals and explore how they understood their places in the church. Christian history is full of strange, wonderful, and horrible stories. Prince Vladimir spread Christianity throughout Russia, but was a vicious ruler. Bernard of Clairvaux wrote a book on loving God while pushing the bloody Second Crusade. These are also people—from every geographic, ethnic, and economic background—who sacrificed family, wealth, and even their lives for the sake of their beliefs. This is a glimpse into that Christian story.