Book: The Early Church
I’m studying a subject on early church history, and this book was recommended to me as a way to come up to speed with the events. It delivers that, though not quite what I was looking for. As much as it is chronologcal in its presentation, it’s a number of passes through the same history, looking at it from different angles.
If you’re curious about the first few centuries AD, and what happens, and you’d like to read it from a point of view that’s not hostile to Christianity, this is a good start.