This book was given to me to read before visiting Greek/Turkish Biblical sites. Whether or not one has such an opportunity, this book is for EVERY Christian who has ever wondered what the early church experienced: the trials (literally), betrayals, and the horrors of Roman control. You will want to share it with someone so that you can discuss some interesting concepts: were the conflicts among these early house churches the beginnings of denominations? Was worshiping Christ in the pagan temples a means of evangelism OR only to avoid persecution? etc and etc...This book is very well written; so interesting, it would be great for a small group study. Each time I picked it up I felt I was joining Luke the Physician as he witnessed through letters to a friend about the living Christ. Yet it was the ones that Antipas associated with daily that had the most influence on his conversion; those that lived as Jesus taught: "do unto others".I am purchasing 3 copies for my adult children, eager for them to experience this incredible journey.