The book is excellent. The narrator/reader is unfamiliar with Christian history and consequently mispronounces many words, which is annoying. Otherwise, all good.
I enjoyed this book as a text for Education for Ministry. Many of my course mates struggled at first with the "scattershot" approach, but once they understood the methodology, they too became grudging fans.
Having seen several DVD's based on "History of Christianity" prior to reading this book also contributed to my enjoyment.
Well written at the start, very well preformed but has rather strange editorial asides that do not add anything to the narrative, and they are very USA centered.
the closer one gets to the present the slower the book gets, until it is almost bullet point.
If you are looking for a pretty detailed overview of Christian history, with context, this is a good listen...if very long!
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.