The story of Christianity is arguably history’s most extraordinary. From its humble beginnings, shrouded in myth and mystery, to its rise to imperial status, the All About History Book of Christianity tells a story more than 2,000 years in the making. Covering the myriad crusades, schisms, movements and individuals that have made Christianity what it is today, this is a must-read for curious enthusiasts and history buffs alike. Discover how Christians went from being a minority group persecuted by the Roman state to becoming the official religion of the Roman Empire, gaining followers exponentially. Follow England’s King Richard the Lionheart on his quest to liberate the Holy Land and learn about the founding of the Knights Templar. Understand the roots of the Protestant Reformation and how it spread across Europe, changing Christianity forever. Find out how Christianity navigated the global conflicts of the 20th century, and how the worldwide faith plans to face the challenges of the 21st century.