The Diversity of Christianity
by Mario D'Andrea
What a bewildering array
of Churches there is in today's Christianity, and such a far cry from the
simple way of life arising from the ministry and teaching of Jesus Christ!
The existence of many thousands of denominations around the world contributes
to the multiplicity of ways of expressing the Christian message.
This book sets out to explore some of the main events of Christianity
and present them in their historical context. Many of us know something
about the main Christian events but are not always sure how these fit together.
This book has been written to help you to do that.
The first section of the book contains a very brief history of the Church
focusing particularly on events that have a relevance to the schisms and
splits within Christianity.
The next section shows the position of the Church today with the major
At the end of these two sections is a timeline that complements the description
of events and provides a context of time for some of the most significant
events in Christian history.
I found Mario's book really helpful.
It clearly paints the picture of 2,000 years of Christianity in a very readable
and concise way without being too “heavy”. All Christians should
read it, especially Catholics, and hopefully we will all catch a prayerful
heart for ecumenism, which surely is in the heart of our Father God.
David Payne, Director of
Catholic Faith Exploration
“Why two churches ?” He was asked; he
replied “that’s the one I go to and that’s the one I don’t”. A mariner’s
story reflects the fractured history of the Church of God, divided by doctrinal
and liturgical differences, which are often hard to follow or understand.
Mario’s book helps us to appreciate and respect how difference denominations
and groups have emerged, so that we can learn from each other, and grow in
our appreciation of the Church of God
Rev Graham Clarke,
Minister of Marshalswick
Baptist Free Church