The Spreading Flame: The Rise & Progress Of Christianity From Its First Beginnings To 8th Century England: by- F. F. Bruce (ISBN-9789389069242)
This story of the early Christian church – from its infancy to the conversion of the English in about A.D. 800 – pictures a church that is an unquenchable spiritual force organized for tribulation. Its spiritual resources are never stronger than in times of seeming
disaster. Bruce gives the reader a feel for the evangelistic fervor of the Apostles and the early Christians in a narrative filled with solid, well-reasoned, richly researched facts.
The book is divided into three sections: “The Dawn of Christianity” deals with the Church from its infancy to the fall of Jerusalem in A.D. 70, “The Growing Day,” which continues to the
accession of Constantine in A.D. 313, and “Light in the West,” which covers Christianity in Rome and its spread to the British Isles.