Great pre-seminary basic instructive information for the lay pastor deacon or those wanting a fuller understanding of the church growth and its artifaces history both good and not so. Some of its ideology and the thinking of the time. Beautifully rendered with great art and a help for students looking for time period info and the thinking of those eras. Maintains continuity.
The secondary issues this book notes in Christian history is fine, but when it comes to the primary issues (the incarnation [John 1:14; Phil. 2:6-8] and deity of Christ [John 8:24, 58], His virgin birth [Isa. 7:14; Matt. 1:23], His substitutionary death and His PHYSICAL resurrection [Rom. 4:25; 5:8; 10:9-10; 1 Cor. 15]) the author leaves A LOT of room for doubt and speculation. These are essential Christian doctrines. Yet the author writes as if the history of Christianity is open to any various view. The publisher should be ashamed for publishing such a book. I would highly NOT recommend this book for anything but kindling.