Christianity Through the Centuries, Expanded Third Edition
Definitely worth its price
A good, well printed book with a strong binding, it surely gives the impression it will last a few generations.
I've partaken in many denominations and churches, and I have come to understand that even if the Truth is quite simple = the Bible, men seem to have an incredible ability to twist it. I think Mr. Cairns does a remarkable job in presenting a very objective history of what we all share. His picture of Christ is very vivid and clear, I cannot but agree to that. The man was obviously very sound minded - don't get me wrong here.
The only small remark I have is, being a photographer, that some of the pictures could have been printed more carefully. But the graphs are tremendous, the lists of recommended reading should feed anyone's thirst for some extra Living Water, the maps are great... I'm thrilled with this book. If Believers discussed and / or argumented / presented themselves this way, we would surely have one Body of Christ.
April 28, 2012
This review keeps the reader well informed.
The contents of this text is relevant in understanding Church History through the ages. It is well written and maintains the adventure and historicity of its contents. The author's use of maps and diagrams including side headings make it eye-catching to follow the events.
Great for lay student, as well as those apreparing for Theological studies. The author allows the reader to develop a quest to look into the events that helped shaped the Christian thought.
April 27, 2011
An excellent overview of Church History. Very fluid, easy to read and informative. Cairns doesn't bog you down with details but writes in a way that gives you an excellent summary of special events and a good intorduction to key people in the history of God's church.
February 18, 2010
I find the text to be an outstanding source for the history of church history. I am using it as the primary text for a class I am teaching on church history. It is comprehensive, thorough and easy to read. I love the organizational format of the book. I would highly recommend it!
February 12, 2010