Any good one-volume, fairly easy to read, book on the history of Christianity? Protestant pastor recommended *Church History in Plain Language *by Bruce L. Shelly. I browsed through it at Barnes n Noble but I see he does creep in Protestant theology in parts. Like regarding the canon of the NT he stated in so many words that the books were accepted by the Chrsitian community based off of their “self authentication.” Now we know that that was not the case. So I am inclined to think that the rest of the book has minor distortions as well.
I want to recommend a good book for him and myself. But I can see him saying “well that is written by a Catholic author so he/she would naturally also do the same.” Any titles?