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man or the real purpose of his message. "The Men Whom Jesus Made" (Doran) is written by W. Mackintosh Mackay of Sherbrooke Church, Glasgow. In Dr. Mackay's Introductory of a few hundred words is one of those delightful pen portraits of author and purpose - delightful because the author lays claim to so little and reveals so much. "What little claim it makes to originality of treatment is indicated by its title", says the author of this study of the Apostles an analysis of the characters of the Twelve as "the men whom Jesus made". He then states, "The aim is to deal with the individual product, and by comparing the raw material the Master had to deal with in each case with the finished result He achieved by His teaching and influence, to set forth Christ as the Maker of Man." It is a simple, but exceedingly human and vivid portrayal of man making.

The various Handbooks and Year Books issued by the denominations are of more than passing interest even to those outside the organizations of the respective churches. They contain historical data, a record of progress and of fields occupied, which illuminate the march of organized Christian effort. "The Methodist Year Book" (Methodist Book Concern) and the "Presbyterian Handbook" (Board of Christian Education) fulfil the informative function so necessary in annual reports of work accomplished and work in process.

Because "The Sense of Immortality" (Harvard University Press) is the Ingersoll Lecture on Immortality for 1924, delivered to an academic audience, the casual reader may be discouraged by apprehension of a rather heavy line of made-to-order material. Dr. Philip Cabot presents, however, an interesting and vivid testimony in behalf of religious faith by a man whose varied experience entitles him to particular attention. That "immortality cannot be considered apart from faith in God" is the theme of the book, and it is aptly emphasized and illustrated.

It would be unfortunate to let this Religious Book column go to press without

mention of the 400th anniversary of the publication of William Tyndale's English New Testament which is being so widely celebrated this year. Quite in keeping with this event is "The Making of the English New Testament" (University of Chicago Press) just published, and written by Edgar J. Goodspeed, author of an "American Translation" of the New Testament which has commanded the admiration of thousands of readers. The merit of Professor Goodspeed's workmanship may be taken for granted. He deals with the historical and evolutionary episodes of English New Testament development in his illuminating and scholarly way, making of it a most fascinating study.

W. J. C.

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With soft music coming out of the night from some symphonic orchestra, a loungy chair, a light, the scene is set for brooding over the pages of a book of short stories. Is it Kipling, Sir Conan Doyle, O. Henry? No, not this time. Charles R. Brown, dean of the Divinity School of Yale University, is talking and the book, which has held through the evening, is "Ten Short Stories From the Bible" (Century). stories in themselves and Dean Brown, "one of the twenty-five greatest preachers in America" according to a recent census, proves himself a master of this type of short story. They carry sermons for the times, to be sure, but much needed sermons and so well and so interestingly told that the vividness of the story is bound up with the challenge and the inspiration of the message.

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"Psychology for Bible Teachers" (Scribner) was written by Edward Aldridge Annett to provide for Sunday School teachers, parents, religious educators, and all who attempt the task of teaching others, a simple, trustworthy introduction to the laws which govern the working of the mind. It is not a technical treatment; it covers the ground admirably for the many who are not trained psychologists and who have real need to be sure that the teaching methods they are using are sound and likely to be efficient. A book of this character will be "dry" except to those whose passion to improve their methods for the sake of those they teach prompts them to "wade through" to the other side. The book is needed by a large number of those entrusted with the part time training of our youth.

Now and then an author comes along who addresses himself not only to his particular task but to his special audience. "The Four Gospels and the Christian Life" (Pilgrim Press) is by no means a primer, but Walter B. Denny, S.T.M., a minister of the Gospel and a teacher of religious education, has written to those who are more or less unfamiliar with the historical origins of the Gospels and the historical attitude toward the person of Christ. The book presents a clear, simple story for individual study and group work. It discusses "The Gospel and the Gospels"; "Mark, the Earliest Gospel"; "Matthew and the 'Sayings of Jesus""; "Luke, and the Lost Gospels"; "The Historical Value of the First Three Gospels"; "John, the Latest Gospel"; "The Historical Jesus"; "The Christ of Experience"; "How to Study the Gospels".

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