As the dramatic distinction between layman and clergyman has been breaking down in the emerging modern Church, we no longer think it strange that a layman should know a great deal about the theology, liturgy and practical application of the faith. Since these all demand a knowledge of the Bible, the demand for a book like The Church Faces The World is bound to be great, for this helps every man who will take Bible in hand as he reads it, to understand what he reads in the last fourteen books of the Bible. While this volume is written for laymen, the scholarship is sound, the text readable, and the relevance of Bible teaching to current life is obvious. The book belongs to the series called Westminster Guides to the Bible, which are all reasonably priced. That series followed the success of another, The Layman's Theological Library. Both are based on the assumption that a layman can be a competent theologian and a biblical scholar as well within the scope of this time and training. This work fills a real need among layman, and even seminarians will find it handy for quick review.