Philip Schaff was a master of the history of Christianity, with very few competitors. His command of the material is unsurpassed. If you want a full scope history with detail when it's necessary, if you can handle history that also explains the history of ideas (doctrine), then this set will serve you well. When I pick up Schaff, I can get lost in his compelling narrative for hours. I also appreciate hearing someone who wasn't from the 20th/21st century explain events from the past - he doesn't share our biases, which makes him refreshing.
This is the best book of Church History I ever read. I dreamed to have it when I was student. Now I was very thankful to God to see the discount and the good price. So I decided to buy it. I started to read it and I find it very good and useful. I recommend it to everybody who love Church history.
This is a classic work, a must for the minister and those who wish to know Church History. The bainding is very attractive, will look well in one's library. Other works will add to it, but none can replace it.