Long a doctrinal standard of the Church of God, this book is now available in a condensed edition by Kenneth E. Jones.
Since its original publication this long-popular work has passed through twenty editions in various forms. The original type having been worn out while the author was yet living, he completely reworked the book and it was republished from new type in 1945.
In response to repeated demand for a smaller and less expensive edition for distribution and for use in Sunday schools, this new abridged edition has been prepared. The contents of this edition involve no change in fundamentals. The abridgment has been done with great care by a minister who served as the associate to the author during his last pastorate. The actual work was undertaken with the co-operation of the author's widow, and this edition has her approval.
Much of the space reduction was accomplished through reducing the number of Bible references printed in full, and through the use of footnotes indicating where fuller discussions of some subjects may be found. For the convenience of those familiar with the complete work, the major division headings and chapter titles have been preserved throughout as in previous editions.