Everyone who uses the Bible and those who aren't familiar with it have wished, on occasion, that there were a condensed, yet not rewritten, version. Here are the parts one needs and uses in easily accessible form, the continuity of thought preserved, even intensified by this simplication. Verses are numbered so the reader may know where the narrative is cut. A book for clergy and laymen, and one that will be in constant demand through the years. Dr. Sockman's foreword gives something of the history of the Bible and supplies a good deal of information rarely given save in seminaries.