This is not just another book about the Bible. It is rather a thorough, authentic, narrative history of the development and growth of the Bible in the world, affecting the history and life of man, and affected by it. Not technical in language but always reflecting the best in Biblical scholarship, the reader not only enjoys the narrative, but proceeds with confidence that he is sharing in the best research and writing that has thus far been done in this field; few questions about how we got our Bible, in any tongue or version, remain unanswered and in the telling many human highlights about the men engaged in the process somehow make the Book seem to be a more living document. We learn a lot about the religion of men as we read about their use of the Bible. The various contributors are outstanding British and American scholars. This work will be standard in all public and school libraries; it should find its way into many private collections as well. The first volume will be published later.