This collection of studies of people in the Bible is somewhat of a sequel to the author's Great Men Of The Bible. Its subjects, however, are in the main the men and women of the lesser strata who appear in the Bible, and with whom the ordinary reader may find identification more easily. Jacob and Esau, Moses, Saul, Nehemiah, John the Baptist, Mary and Martha, and others are the individuals presented. The author delineates his subjects with sure strokes, and moves out his discussion sermonically to include a wide range of matters relating not only to personal but to social and civic life. The style is easy, characterized by that fluidity of grace which readers have long expected in Dr. Bowie's writings. Whether this kind of presentation of Biblical figures has the attraction it once had may be another question.