- From the American Restoration movement era
This handbook is designed to afford suggestion and assistance to those who desire a fuller and more accurate knowledge of the Bible. It gives a brief summary of facts regarding the making and the purpose of the Bible; its chief divisions; short sketches of the various books, serving as introductions to their study; and various other material of an interesting and helpful sort to the reader and student of the Bible. The book has its purposes and its limitations. The former have been noted. The latter were set by the desire to put all the material into such a brief and convenient form that the little volume could be in reality what its name implies, a handbook, constantly kept at hand for reference and suggestion.
About the Author
John William McGarvey was born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky on March 1, 1829. He is the author of A Commentary on the Acts of the Apostles, Four-Fold Gospel, Lands of the Bible, and the The Authorship of Deuteronomy.