The Lost History of Christianity 99c on Kindle

According to Phillip Jenkins, the particular shape of Christianity with which we are familiar is a radical departure from what was for well over a millennium the historical norm: another, earlier global Christianity once existed. 

For most of its history, Christianity was a tricontinental religion, with powerful representation in Europe, Africa, and Asia, and this was true into the fourteenth century.

Christianity became predominantly European not because this continent had any obvious affinity for that faith, but by default: Europe was the continent where it was not destroyed.

"The Lost History of Christianity: The Thousand-Year Golden Age of the Church in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia--and How It Died" (Philip Jenkins)

via Tim Challies

UPDATE

While you’re there, a well recommended study of the questions that Jesus asked is just $1.99.

"All That Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us by Guthrie, Stan (2010) Paperback" (Baker Books)