THE BIBLE AND THE COMMON READER by Mary Ellen Chase
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THE BIBLE AND THE COMMON READER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A ""dark horse"" only in that this is a new departure for Mary Ellon Chase--and it is difficult to predict just how far the combination of her name and a subject that might be grooved for the religious book market will carry the sales of the book. But when a well-known literary personage turns her attention to the interpretation of the Bible as a body of literature the result is bound to be significant, Miss Chase writes out of a great love of the Bible and a keen appreciation of its value as literature dealing with the great themes of life. Her discussion of the nature and composition of the Bible, the significance of the English translations and the historical and cultural background out of which it sprang are helpful to a better understanding of the Book of Books. But it is her exposition of the significance of the various parts of the Bible, her description of the authors and principal characters which are most apt to load folks who have left their Bibles unopened on the table to turn to it again with new understanding and appreciation...Properly handled, due a wide sale.

Pub Date: Nov. 14th, 1944
Publisher: Macmillan