The Jesus Story has been told for almost 2000 years, and a good share of the time told differently, depending on who was telling and where and when. This book targets on the earliest telling that occurred from the time of the death of Jesus to the middle of the second century - the twenty-seven books of the New Testament being the primary record we have for the telling of that early story. This book begins with the tellings in the gospels - from Jerusalem to Rome. It then examines the story as the telling shifts from charismatic, free-wheeling preaching to the orderliness of church establishment. Finally there is a report on how the early tellers told of the coming of the end of time.