My favorite book on the early church is F. F. Bruce’s The Spreading Flame. There were several good suggestions for books on the Reformation, now I seek your suggestions on books covering the early church.
We are a small church, but we are going to try, for the first time, to have two adult Sunday Schools. The one I teach and another on basic theology—a sort of new believer’s class. There have been some complaints that my classes are too difficult.
Speaking of books, I am finally satisfied with my novel. It’s in its (at least) third rewrite. These were the basic incarnations:
- Get the story on paper without much regard to style. Pay attention to word count.
- Try to add some coherency. Make the dialog more believable. Strip out huge chunks of boring exposition
- Under the mantra of (a) show, don’t tell (b) one point of view per scene and (c) resist the urge to explain, try to produce something that will actually be considered for publication.
It is, at the moment, being considered by a small press. I am also engaged in a new round of seeking a literary agent. I actually am fairly optimistic, but who knows?