Everything you need to know about the history of the Christian church - and a fair few bits you didn't want to know thrown in for good measure.
From Abelard to Zwingli, via a multitude of saints and sinners, Nick Page guides us through the creeds, the councils, the buildings and the background of the Christian church in an illuminating, and perhaps ever so slightly irreverent way.
Well-known as a writer, speaker, unlicensed historian and general information-monger, Nick Page combines in-depth research, historical analysis and cutting-edge guesswork to explore how on earth the Christian church has survived all that 2,000 years of heroes, villains and misfits could throw at it (mostly from the inside) to remain one of the most influential forces in the world today.
'I was predestined to read this.' John Calvin.
'I felt my heart strangely warmed. Or it could have been indigestion.' John Wesley.
Essential reading...enlightening and informative...you will be sure to learn something new. - Church of England Newspaper, on THE LONGEST WEEK
This is a book written by a highly experienced, technically brilliant and detailed writer. - Church of England Newspaper, on THE LONGEST WEEK
'Nick Page's books are always thoroughly researched and engagingly written, and this one is no exception.' - The Good Book Stall
'Author of the most eye-catching and provocative titles in the Christian book market, Nick Page's books are always provocative, dangerous and refreshingly well written.' - Eden
Nick Page is the author of over sixty books, including The Bible Book, What Happened to the Ark of the Covenant and Other Bible Mysteries, The HarperCollins Atlas of Bible History (editor) and most recently, THE WRONG MESSIAH. Follow Nick Page on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/NickofEynsham and visit his website at: http://nickpage.co.uk