The Trouble with Christianity
The Trouble with Christianity: A Concise Outline of Christian History: From the Traditional Western Birth of Christ (PBUH) to Contemporary American Evangelical Fundamentalism - Philip Voerding. The Trouble With Christianity is an attempt by a former Christian who became a Muslim to present a concise introduction to Christian history and doctrine. The author admits that his discussion of the beginnings of Christianity and the conclusions that are drawn from Christian history are from his perspective as a former Christian who became a Muslim. However, this treatment of Christian history from the First Ecumenical Church Council to the beginning of the Twenty-First Century CE (Common or Christian Era in Western dating) is written with very little Muslim bias, providing a "mountain chain" of important developments.
The audience of this book will be Muslims and Christians, and anyone who desires to gain a basic knowledge of Christian history and movements. This book can also be given to sectarian evangelical Christians who have not taken the time to learn about Christian history. While not meant to be an exhaustive work on the subject, this book may be a starting-off point for those who wish to learn more about Christianity.