From heroes to heretics, Ken Lambert and Abby Matzke’s “Top Ten Most Influential Christians Since the Apostles” lives up to its goal of answering the question: “Which self-professed Christians have had the most influence on today’s Christianity? And what happened in their lives that may have earned them this honor?” In a clear, down-to-earth fashion, Lambert and Matzke attempt to make sense of the messy business that is Church history by sharing the stories of those who have left a lasting impact upon the face of Christianity.
Designed to serve as a basic introduction to Church history, the authors have done a phenomenal job of presenting a fair, balanced picture of Christianity’s legendary figures, leaving individual readers to draw their own conclusions about the theology which they espoused. As such, the book sometimes leaves us with more questions than answers. Readers are encouraged to examine their faith from new angles and ask sometimes difficult questions about their own beliefs.
I found the book to be a delightful read and can easily recommend it to anyone who is interested in Church history, but isn’t entirely certain where to begin. The book is available for $9.95 in print edition at http://www.truthbookpublishersstore.com/product_details.php?productid=85&catid=22 and $4.95 in electronic edition at http://www.truthbookpublishersstore.com/product_details.php?productid=81&catid=37 To view excerpts and further reviews, please visit: http://toptenchristians.wordpress.com/