A great introduction to the history of Christianity. Easy to read and packed with historical details from the past 2000 years. I learned a great deal about the topic and enjoyed reading this book. I had wanted a refresher in church history and feel quite enlightened about what I learned. I thought it was interesting how, in the conclusion, the author turned a corner and wrote in a compelling way about Christian behavior in relation to the poor, arguing (I sensed) for Christians to live in a way faithful to their beliefs and the teachings of Jesus. In this way, the book was not only educationally enlightening, but also convicting.