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.
Couldn’t make it through the book! His unsupported partiality makes this book a commentary on his personal predisposition rather than history.
All encompassing, thorough, and balanced. It is a very well done summary of the long history of the Christian Church and ecclesiastical communities.
Walter Dixon did a good job although some of the pronunciations of some technical words were not what I was used to hearing. I'm not sure if they were variants from other English speaking cultures.
It kept me interested, despite the length of the audio book, to hear the full story of Church history.
I spend the day with my hands in Photoshop and which leaves my ears available for good books.
The book provided hours of enjoyable learning of Christianity with great detail and little bias. I would highly recommend if you appreciate a well written history collection
There is no favorite character involved in this other than Christ, but as you listen through the ages you will appreciate each leading king or person of interest for that era.
Walter Dixon was the favorite character. His voice was easy to keep my attention through the 40 plus hours
Bring a comfy pillow, we are going to be here awhile
Every aspect of this audiobook was well done. Sound quality, narrator and the book itself.
As an entreprenuer, it is hard for me to shut off my brain! It is also hard for me to sit still! I love audibles! I can exercise, work on "chores" , travel and be entertained! Always looking for a good story!
I have read a lot of text books on this subject, but this is told in such a way that it keeps your attention while explaining the nuances! Thank you for making avaliable to us in audio form. I also have the book. Hearing it helps me digest the information.