This book covers the period in church history commonly known as the 'age of the early church fathers'. It describes the lives of, and the events surrounding the lives of, famous men such as Augustine and Jerome and also many other not so well-known men. What I found especially helpful was the fact that the author not only provides insights to movements within the church, but also to the various philosophies and sects in that day. Particularly interesting to British readers is a section in the book which relates the spread of the gospel to Britain and the establishing of a church there.
Readers of this book are assumed to have little or no previous knowledge of church history. The author has set forth the book in straightforward and non-technical language which is not only extremely helpful but also a pleasure to read. I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in the early days of the church.