CHRISTIANITY: THE FIRST THREE THOUSAND YEARS, BY DIARMAID MACCULLOCH
In his typical style, MacCulloch takes the dry figures, dates, and facts from history and makes them come alive. I am always surprised how much humor he able to work into his observations about Christian history. Usually, I would say that Christian history is a well-worn subject, but his bright take on the facts puts some needed meat on the bones. For anyone looking for an enjoyable (yet thorough) approach to Christian history, just go ahead and buy it.