The author of this book of Biblical interpretation is Professor of Old Testament Literature at Drew Theological Seminary. He is a Scot, as any reader of his books or listener to his sermons and lectures will immediately perceive. Like every true Scot, Paterson is a lover of ""The Book"" and he writes of it not only with real erudition but with deep appreciation and affection. This particular book deals, first of all, with the nature of the Bible as a whole, its unity and its one essential message of redemption. But Dr. Paterson also selects certain parts of his beloved Old Testament for special treatment. The books of Proverbs and too often passed by, are dealt with at considerable length, as are the Psalms and the Prophets which the author has expounded fully in previously published volumes. While based on sound scholarship, this is a book which can be safely placed in the hands of the average reader of the Bible, for it will help to make ""The Book"" come alive.