Essential Church History
And the Doctrinal Significance of the Past
Imprint: Resource Publications
"The history of the church is a long and complex story, and many beginners are stymied by the sheer scope of it. It is not always easy to trace the advance of the gospel through the maze of ecclesiastical movements, individual fanatics, unorthodox ideas, cults, crusades, and human institutions that clutter church history. But here's an immensely helpful summary that will give you a head start and help make sense of it all. Adam Murrell's own deep love for the church and his commitment to faithful, biblical doctrine shine through. This is a superb introduction to church history."
Grace to You
"This introductory work combines a knowledge of church history with an acute insight into the significance of its various plot lines, events, and characters. Adam Murrell has provided a helpful resource for those of us interested in tracing the unfolding story of redemption. I highly recommend this book."
Friendship Baptist Church
"From the Introduction to the final chapter, the theme of this volume is that faithful adherence to the teachings of Scripture determines the overall health and vitality of the church, Christian doctrine, and even the well-being of society. Adam Murrell's sober challenge is traced down through the ages to the present, reminding the church to keep in mind the foundation on which she was built. Along the way, the text is an engaging read, presenting a plethora of historical events and explanations, all recounted and related to this central thesis, which deserves a good hearing."
--Gary R. Habermas
Distinguished Research Professor
Liberty University & Theological Seminary