I first came across this book at an Evangelical Free Church in Tacoma, WA. The pastors wife was using it in her Sunday school class. I was surprised at how thorough and how Dr. Mears brought out so much in just a few pages. I am glad this very useful book has never gone out of print. Great for new believers who want to know what each book of the Bible is about. I have used it off and on for over 45 years.
This is a time-tested Bible handbook that is now available in a form updated to include use of the NIV translation of the Bible. I think this would be a great Bible handbook for anyone to have in their reference collection. Dr. Mears' book is an excellent, well-organized resource to aid anyone as they seek to study and understand Scripture and how it applies to our lives today.
I bought this book a couple of years ago and I've been using it ever since. I am buying copies for my colleagues now because of Christianbooks' fantastic sale and because I believe every Bible student and especially teachers should have it in their library.