Weird that it was abridged without saying so and did not feature biographies of Augustine, Calvin, or Wesley though it then referenced them as though it had. Great primer though experts in Abu given specific field will have bones to pick.
I tried reading this book, but found I kept losing myself and having to reread over and over again. Following along with the book and listening to the audio has helped me stay focused. It is read very well, with enough inflection to hold attention, but not so much as to become sing song cadence.
I read this book for a class and the mere size of the book was intimidating so I did a lot of listening. The author actually crammed a lot of information between those covers and he displays a wonderful sense of humor at times that can make me laugh out loud. This book is fascinating but not beach reading. I loved it.
It would be difficult to choose one because in each age there were so many twists and turns, political intrigue, and power struggles that you wonder how the religion survived, if it did.
How to pronounce names and places that were scary.
i imagine that the authors class must be both interesting and difficult. Everyone in my class enjoyed this book so much!
This book cover a great deal of history. The timeline jumps over and over again backward to cover a different trail and that is very confusing. However the book is very good and I would recommend it.
Excellent read for anyone interested in learning much about such a wide-ranging and diverse institution as the Christian faith. Very well researched and constructed.
Civil War Buff
This is a book worth reading or listening to. It is very broad in the coverage of the various Christian communities. It covered some that I never knew existed. What is particularly nice is the 6 DVD video series that accompanies the book. The DVD set is available through Amazon or Netflix. The material covered is interesting and the writer knows how to present the material. I would highly recommend this book/video/recording to anyone interested in the topic.