Church History Resources

Where can a Christian turn to learn about the history of the church for the first time?

I would start with the series of biographies that John Piper has done in his “Swans Are Not Silent” series. All of the following are fairly brief, and pull out the practical outworking well. He typically covers 3 people in each book and most of them are less than 200 pages long. Kindle deal here.

General Church History – With these, you could read them all the way through, or just chapters you are interested in.

Church Fathers


That should get you started ;)! Here is my attempt to cover all of church history in an hour.