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A People's History of Christianity by Diana Butler Bass
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May 17, 2012

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This book is an answer to the question "Why would I ever want to be a Christian when the Christian Religion is responsible for such horrific and tragic events throughout history?". Diana (a history prof) concedes the horrific events, but notes that History is the story of the rich, powerful and successful. Christianity shines among the least, the last and the lost in society, and their stories are rarely ever told. This book brings to light the stories of Christian service, love, and selfless sacrifice by Christians from the first century until now. Some of the people and stories I knew of, but most were unknown to me. What a delight to see history this way - through the eyes of the common folk.
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