FEED MY LAMBS, by Henry T. Vriesen. Reliance Publishing Co., Green Bay, Wis. Price $3.00.
This book is designed to be a help to parents in the biblical instruction of their children. It consists of three hundred and sixty-six brief chapters, one for every day of the year. Narratives of biblical history, both of the Old and of the New Testament, several selections from the Psalms, the prophets, the epistles, and a few from the book of Revelation, comprise the contents of this book. A series of prayers, one for each day of the week, is found in an appendix.
The author uses largely literal quotations from Scripture, even in his narratives of biblical history.
I would suggest that a chapter of this book be read every day in our homes, not instead of, but in connection without daily Bible reading in our family worship. This will, no doubt, serve to increase our knowledge of Scripture.
For this purpose we can heartily recommend this book.
JEREMIAH-LAMENTATIONS, in Lange’s Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids, Mich. Price $3.95.
This volume of Lange’s Commentary on the Holy Scriptures was prepared by Dr. C. W. Edw. Naegelsbach. The commentary on Jeremiah was translated by the Rev. Samuel R. Asbury of Moorestown, N.J. and that on the Lamentations by the Rev. Wm. H. Hornblower of Paterson, N.J.
Although the original author of the commentary on the Lamentations was, at first, convinced that Jeremiah was the author of this book of Scripture, he later changed his mind for various reasons, chiefly of internal evidence. Cf. pp. 6-16. The translator, however, begs to differ with Dr. Naegelsbach and defends the authority of Jeremiah on the basis of what appear to me weighty considerations.
As far as the commentaries themselves are concerned, we find that they are characterized by thorough exegesis, honest dealing with the text, and, especially in the doctrinal and ethical notes, spiritual and practical application.