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The authors make no apology for another book on how to read the Bible, of which there are already a great number. Having great competence as scholars, they are concerned chiefly in commending to others the Book that has meant so much to them and to so many readers. So they tell a very moving and persuasive story of what the Bible can mean to every man, how it came into being, and how poor everyone is who does not realize the great riches to be found there and make the effort to appropriate them for himself. ""The Bible is the glowing record of the gradual growth and increasing elevation of men's perception of God. It is the only book of its kind in the world."" They believe that the contagion of Bible-reading will capture any man who will read it, knowing what to look for and how to go about it. All of the insights of modern scholarship are called upon in writing this invitation to read the Bible, but rather than intrude into the narrative in pedantic fashion they certify to the living presence of God which is to be found there. Those who read this book will find it hard to resist turning to the Book with fresh interest and understanding. Drs. Hall and Beitler conclude that if their book encourages the reader to spend only a few additional hours with the Bible, it will have done its work. They are far too modest in their expectations. Young and old can hardly escape a feeling of gratitude for such an introduction to the Bible as this.

Pub Date: May 15th, 1957
Publisher: Lippincott