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"SCRIPTURE SELECTIONS FOR DAILY READING," by J. L. Hurl-
but. Who that has family worship has not felt the need of a book
giving a selection of the Holy Scriptures, adapted to such a
service ? There is a lack of order at the family altar where a
chapter is hurriedly found, or the first chapter opened upon is
read. The author of this selection is abundantly prepared, by his
familiarity with the Scriptures, to give such a course as must be
profitable in every way. The orderly arrangement of subjects
with almost uniform length is admirable. Price, $1.50. New
York: Hunt & Eaton. Cincinnati: Cranston & Stowe.
"ELIJAH, THE MAN OF GOD," by Mary Guy Perse, is a charm-
ing delineation of the life, times and character of the " Tishbite,"
who turned Israel from the worship of Baal to that of the true
God. So much is supposed to be known of Elijah by Bible
readers, and especially by those who follow up the International
Bible Lessons, that one almost instinctively asks the question,
"What more can be said upon the subject." Much more indeed;
and the reader does not proceed far in this book until he feels
a consciousness of being led along new paths, and introduced to
new beauties in a life with which he thought himself so familiar.
Price, 50 cents. Publishers as above.
" BOSTON HOMILIES," being short sermons on the International
Lessons for 1891, by members of the Alpha Chapter of the Con-
vocation of Boston University. The introduction is brief and
modest, but a rare treasure is in store for the reader. While
there are abundant helps on the International Lessons, both for
teachers and scholars, most of which are good, and some are very
good, yet we venture the suggestion that no Sunday-school
teacher's library is complete without these Homilies. Those who
are not skillful in exegetical work, or have not the time for exten-
sive research, will find this work invaluable. Price, $1.25. Hunt
STUDIES IN OLD TESTAMENT HISTORY," by Jesse L. Hurl-
but, D.D. We have taken occasion before to call attention to
the fact that so many treat the Old Testament as something obso-
lete, or, at best, read it as the history of things that have long
since passed away. Literally,this is true; but in the language of
the author above named, "To understand the New Testament it
is necessary to study the Old Testament. We cannot appreciate