Church History in Plain Language, Third Edition
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Incredibly reader-friendly, Shelley's book edifies, teaches and provides a clear window into the eventful history of the Christian church.
Number of Pages: 544
Vendor: Bruce L. Shelley
Publication Date: 2008
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The concise book provides an easy-to-read guide to church history with intellectual substance. The new edition of Church History in Plain Language promises to be the new standard for readable Church History.
- Includes contemporary developments related to the spread of the gospel
- Discusses how technology has an impact on how the church worships and grows
- Covers the explosion of Christianity in the Southern hemisphere
Dr. Bruce Shelley was Senior Professor of Church History and Historical Theology at Denver Theological Seminary. He held the M.Div. degree from Fuller Theological Seminary and Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. Among his previous publications are The Church: God's People; Evangelicalism in America; and The Cross and the Flame.
CarolinaCrazyTabor City, NCAge: 55-65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Excellent quality and features for price.September 12, 2013CarolinaCrazyTabor City, NCAge: 55-65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I was surprised at the quality and the features of this book considering the price that I paid. It is a very readable book that is written in such a way that it will hold your interest. I was never bored from page 1 until the last page. I learned a lot about church history - especially the early church and how different groups broke away from Roman Catholicism and why. Anyone who is interested in church history would vastly enjoy this book. I have yet to be disappointed by any product I have purchased at Christianbook.com.
SamuelToronto, CanadaAge: 45-54Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5It's a good summary of Church historyJune 2, 2012SamuelToronto, CanadaAge: 45-54Gender: malePlain language, easy to understand. Enjoy reading from beginning to end. Electronic one are not good.
LinseedQueensland AustraliaAge: 55-65Gender: male4 Stars Out Of 5January 17, 2012LinseedQueensland AustraliaAge: 55-65Gender: maleQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4A good introductory text for Church History. One glaring omission is Zwingli.
stlconradSt. Louis, MOAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Excellent reading materialDecember 29, 2011stlconradSt. Louis, MOAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I am thoroughly enjoying this book. It is well written- as if a conversational lecture from a very knowledgeable source. There is a lot of material covered, though, so know that this isn't a "weekend book."
tronusEl Dorado, ARKAge: 55-65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Excellent church history resourceNovember 11, 2011tronusEl Dorado, ARKAge: 55-65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4I found this to be a very well-written book, although it took me longer than expected to finish; it seems to be wriitten more in the style of a textbook than I expected. I would recommend having a good collegiate dictionary on hand. It is a useful addition to my reference library.
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