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A very readable overview of Christian history may be found in Church History in Plain Language by Bruce Shelley. A deeper dive into more recent history is Eerdman's Handbook to Christianity in America. For a good overview of the common beliefs shared by a majority of Christian groups, try Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis. For a somewhat polemical take on ...


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Religion raises a lot of emotions and is hard to deal with objectively. As a result, there is very little material that does not 'preach' - either to bring you into the fold or to show you how wrong Christianity really is. You appear to be interested in learning the Bible stories, rather than understanding the theology that ties these stories together, so ...



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