A Nearly Infallible History of Christianity

Nick Page. Hodder & Stoughton, $18.95 trade paper (456p) ISBN 978-1-4447-5013-3
Page (Revelation Road), an author, public speaker, and self-described "unlicensed historian," harnesses his talents of relatability to tell the story of Christianity in this delightful history. While it appears that there is not one pious bone in the author's body, he does hold a gentle fondness for Christianity, which allows him to portray both the triumphant and troublesome aspects of its history with grace and respect. In focusing on major events, Page makes quick work of outlining the numerous councils, popes, heretics, and emperors who shaped Christianity over two millennia. Humorous cartoons are sprinkled throughout the text and offer some comic relief from the more ponderous subject matter. Despite the lighthearted tone, there's a surprising depth of understanding and nuance. Anyone who's curious about how Christianity grew from a small Jewish sect to a powerful world religion—and who can handle a little irreverence—will be delighted by this work. (June)
Reviewed on: 06/22/2015
Release date: 04/01/2015
Genre: Nonfiction
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