The life of Christ is the center-piece of the entire Bible; it is also the focal point of the history of God’s dealing with all His creation. The Old Testament prepares us for the advent of Christ; the life of Christ prepares us for His majestic death; and that death satisfied the justice of God, which means that men need no longer die.
The geographic preparation for the study is one of the key features of this work. Dr. Gingrich is well prepared for this task with a lifetime of study on his subject. He has been a tour guide for many, many trips to Palestine, his latest tour being in 1994. This work puts so much scholarly information in the hands of lay people that it should be in the library of every Sunday School teacher.