The author's announced intention in to write a book about the Bible that could not be read, to the readers' understanding and profit, without reading the Bible itself, and he has made good his intention. Dr. William Neil, in a one volume Bible commentary, has provided an studying the Bible, not an introduction or substitute. It is no small to accomplish this the limited space of a single, easily handled and easily read book. He gives a running commentary from Genesis to Revelation which shows how the whole Bible hangs together theologically, and that neither the Old nor the New Testament can be really understand apart from one another. His commentary also includes the connecting link between the two, the books of the Apocrypha. The insights of modern scholarship are everywhere apparent. To the average student of the Bible it will bring the whole Bible into clear focus: more specialized students will go from here to more intensive studies without any sense of lost time or effort. Church school libraries everywhere will want more than one copy on their shelves.