The Barnabas Ministry
Book Review

Church History in Plain Language
By Bruce Shelley (Word Publishing, Dallas, TX. 1995.)

For an introduction to history that is readable and truly covers the significant points, Church History in Plain Language is a hit. The book is broken up into easily-digested chapters and covers the significant issues and people throughout the history of the early and western Christian church.  On this website, I have included several excerpts on religious criticism and persecution from this book. These quotes illustrate the detail as well as the scope of the work.

Up to date, it includes several chapters addressing modern church trends in the United States, including the trend towards the "mega-churches" and the impact of technology upon the spiritual experiences of Americans.

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