I try and read at least one church history book a year. Every time I do it always amazes me how different the perspective of a different historian can be. Ivor Davidson is head of St Andrew's divinty school at the moment although he used to be at Otago in NZ. Davidson's book is part of an 8 part Monarch History of the Church, so this book covers 312-600AD (actually we get well into the 600s by the end of the book) and so is a nice medium between one volume church histories and a more detailed study on one characer or controversy. I picked this up in the bargain bin at my local Christian bookstore and have been glad I did. On the strength of this one I'll be looking out for the others in the series.