★★★★ ☐ The publisher has provided a copy for review.
This text is a worthy addition to the church history library, beginning with the setting for the New Testament and the life of Jesus. It explores the early writings of the Church and categorizes the Church Fathers in simple charts and paragraphs.
This is an excellent reference for beginners, introducing them to church history in the cultural context. The illustrations and maps are useful additions to the text. Resources are provided at the end of most chapters for deeper study.
I'd recommend it.