From before the creation of our world, God intended to have a people to love forever, enjoying their company as they enjoyed His. Jesus told his disciples that he would build this church, and nothing could destroy it (Matthew 16:18). God has kept his promise. For two thousand years, Christ has continued to preserve His church even when destruction looked likely. Simonetta’s book starts after the death of Jesus’s 12 apostles and continues to today: it’s a fascinating story that helps you know the God who planned it and who is keeping His church for an even more exciting future. Simonetta Carr was born in Italy. A former elementary school teacher, she homeschooled her eight children, has written for newspapers and magazines around the world and has translated the works of several Christian authors into Italian. She lives in San Diego and is a member and Sunday school teacher at Christ United Reformed Church, Santee, California.