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A survey of the various ways--often unrecognized and overlooked--whereby Christianity has impacted the world, making the world a better place and enriching our everyday living.
©2004 Alvin J. Schmidt (P)2009 Zondervan

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Very helpful, as well as engaging.

If you could sum up How Christianity Changed the World in three words, what would they be?

Well defended, well communicated, and important

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

He talked about some ugly historical events, some of which I'd rather not think about -- but worth the trouble for the insights gained.

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89% thumbs up!

doubt the reader was a Christian.. kept mispronouncing regular bible names n places. I Loved Everything about what the author wrote ! I'm going to start it over again tmrw!!

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  • JK Shue
  • IA United States
  • 08-07-18

Like no other religion

This book was required reading for one of my classes and I looked forward to it every day. James Adams does an excellent job of reading Alvin Schmidt's book which systematically covers the benefits Christianity has bestowed on our world.

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Astounding

This book gave such overwhelming examples of exact and specific ways that Christianity has changed our world, I find myself quite blown away. A fabulous book that any history lover (Christian or otherwise) should make sure not to miss.

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Well researched, This is a must read book!!!

I loved it, I enjoyed the organization of content and the manner in which it was presented.

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Mind blowing!

I purchased a copy of the book halfway through listening because it is jam packed with amazing research. A must read/listen for anyone interested on the origins and influences of western civilization and/or the effects Christianity had on the world from the Roman Empire to today. You won't be disappointed.

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A masterpiece that should be read by every person

This book shouldn't be surpassed and it should be share with every human being in this world and I understand how important Christianity is to the world

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Never knew so much!

Getting ready to re listen. Brings the book of Acts alive with the historical narrative of the culture at that time. Enlarges one's view of the Almighty God? Loved this book!

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fascinating wealth of historical information

The teachings of Jesus and the transformed lives of his followers have had such a profound impact on our entire world that it is impossible to imagine how different the world would be if Jesus had not come.