Parade of Faith
Parade of Faith is, hands down, the best general church history book on the market today. I have several volumes of noteworthy histories on my shelves -- but Tucker's surpasses them all.
1) Ruth Tucker is a story-teller. She is a master of biographical history, and that's what makes it powerful and interesting. History is wonderful when it's told as a story, and horriblly boring without skin on. Tucker makes it come alive!
I highly recommend Parade of Faith to anyone who teaches church histoy, or who would like to learn more about it. Purchase Here