“Christians regard the word of God as the only infallible teacher of those truths which relate to the salvation of men. But are the Scriptures really a revelation from God? If they are, what doctrines do they teach? And what influence should those doctrines exert on our heart and life? The publishing committee of the American Sunday-school Union have long felt the want of a book which should give a plain answer to these questions, and be suitable to place in the hands of intelligent and educated young persons, either to arouse their attention, or to guide their steps in the WAY OF LIFE – From the Preface.”
Hodge answers these questions by addressing the biblical doctrines of Scripture, Sin, Justification, Faith and Repentance, Public Profession of Faith, and Holy Living and how they are relevant in the life of a Christian.