With more than 315,000 print copies sold, this is the story of the church for today's listeners. Dr. Bruce Shelley makes church history come alive in this classic audiobook that has become not only the first choice of many laypeople and church leaders but the standard text in many college classrooms.
What separates Dr. Shelley's work from others is its clarity of language and organization. It treats history as the story of people, and the result is that history reads like a story, almost as dramatic and moving as a novel. Yet there is no fiction here. Dr. Shelley was a respected scholar whose work was painstakingly researched and carefully crafted for historical accuracy.
The fourth edition of Shelley's classic one-volume history of the church brings the story of Christianity into the 21st century. This latest edition, now an audiobook and revised by R.L. Hatchett, contains information concerning Gnosticism and its ongoing relevance, the theology of the early church and Reformation, and most extensively, the rapid global extension and transformation of Christianity since 1900.
- Great book from an engaging teacher
One of my favorite audiobooks. I listen to it over and over again. There is so much inspiration in how Bruce Shelley outlines Christian history in the lives of the faithful that have gone before us.
- Good book with audio quality issue
Great content. Audio quality is not too good. The bit rate is 64K, but it sounds more like 32K. Sounds like someone took the 32K files and re-encoded them to 64K.
- Great introduction to church history
I am enjoying listening to this, it seems like a very concise, balanced general overview, ideal for an evangelical who is new to church history.
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