The new interest being shown by Catholics in the Old Testament certainly will be further stimulated by this book. This will especially if one prefers his Biblical characterizations in digest form , This is a collection of studies of Old Testament characters is simple, . Father portrays the lives of , Daniel, Job, . David, , Joseph, and Joshua in a way faithful to the approach of the modern . Generally these condensed characterizations, interpretations and commentaries satisfying. Perhaps many readers will be prompted to seek out the original books in the Bible in which these men and women appear for further study. Forerunners of Christ does offer, however, a quick view of those key figures and shows their role in the history of salvation.