The story of Christianity is one of colossal undertakings and spectacular successes as well as ferocious intolerance, greed and bloodshed. Bamber Gascoigne traces a clear path through a complicated history, exploring the motives, the passions, the fears and the achievements of the Christians. His approach is objective and he writes in a conversational style, focusing on moments of significant detail and a vast and varied cast of characters.
A triumphant success... a rich mosaic of prose and picture.
This is a remarkable book... both readable and scholarly, therefore genuinely illuminating.
This book is first a delight, then an education... lavishly and beautifully illustrated... unflawed elegance.