Skip the tuition for class in advanced church history and just read this book. Subtitled “How Judaism and Christianity Became Two,” this text will surprise you over and over again. If you’ve ever wondered how Christianity ever became a sworn enemy of Judaism while all the while professing a faith in a Jewish rabbi, this book will answer your questions. Each chapter is written by a different scholar, so some chapters are easier to read than others. Work through this text, and you’ll know things most Christians haven’t even thought about!
Partings (Biblical Archaeology Society, 2013)