How can we get the most out of the Bible? Renowned preacher and evangelist R. A. Torrey says that the Bible is like a gold-mine, and in order to benefit most and discover its hidden riches, we need to put some work in. Whereas many are content just to read the Word of God, to those who are willing to put in some time and effort, the rewards are enormous. Torrey outlines the methods he has found most helpful in studying the Bible, giving examples of different types of study, how to start and how each study might proceed. Just as importantly, he sets out the necessary spiritual conditions for the one seeking to study in order for him to derive maximum benefit. Proven for over a hundred years, this classic work serves both to encourage the serious study of the Scriptures and to show how it can best be done.
R. A. Torrey (1856-1928) was a gifted Bible teacher, pastor, evangelist and writer. He worked alongside D. L. Moody in his evangelistic campaigns of the late 1880s before becoming Superintendent of what became the Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, and later Pastor of the Moody Church. He preached all over the English-speaking world and wrote numerous books, many of which have continued in print ever since.