Books are amazing things. I have collected quite a few that address the history of Christianity. I think my oldest book is one by John S. C. Abbott, with the ambitious title of The history of Christianity: consisting of the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth; the adventures of Paul and the apostles; and the most interesting events in the progress of Christianity, from the earliest period to the present time. It was published in 1883. My copy is pretty fragile, with tape holding the cover together.
Would you like to read it? Well, this is the electronic age so that would be no problem! I was quite surprised to find the full text available on line at http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008924253. Just click on Full View and you can read the entire book, page by page.
I will introduce you to other books in my library in future posts.