Okay, I’m a little biased with this one. Bob Rea was my professor, and is a friend, from when I was in seminary at Lincoln Christian Seminary. I learned a ton from him in class, and had fun chatting with him outside of class (even though he is an Ohio State guy). He published this book a few years after I graduated, and it was satisfying to read much of what he had taught in class. That aside, its a great book. If you’re someone who likes history, especially if you’re a Christian who likes history but doesn’t know much about the Christian tradition, this one is for you.