A simple and direct introduction to the Old Testament, The Old Testament Writingsemphasizes the faith dimension of the Old Testament. The literary, critical, and historical problems of the Old Testament are discussed but only to provide help in understanding the faith of the Bible. This very enjoyable and readable book offers a step-by-step approach to comprehending the Old Testament and is designed for the lay reader, the Bible student, seminary introductory courses, and church schools. This is a complementary text to The New Testament Writings. Both volumes offer a comprehensive understanding of the Bible, making them valuable resources for education, growth, and faith.Efird, James M. is the author of 'Old Testament Writings History, Literature, Interpretation' with ISBN 9780804201452 and ISBN 0804201455.