If a preacher would know how some other preacher of note has dealt with some of the more stimulating texts and passages of the New Testament this collection of 550 such outlines should prove to be interesting and of some limited value. But these ""outlines"" are mostly but a listing of the main 3 or 4 or 5 points made by the great and near great of past and present in briefest statements of a few words. The author, Ian Macpherson, a Scotch preacher of renown, says they are only meant to be blueprints, plans of a work to be done, a preliminary sketch in accordance with which the preacher proposes to plot out his own discourse. These outlines are indeed sketchy, and any preacher looking here for a short cut to next week's pulpit assignment will be greatly disappointed. Using this material as freely as he might, the resulting sermon could be entirely his own. Perhaps it is better that way, but when the news about the nature of the book gets around, the potential market will probably not be large.