The Book of Life Set of Eight edited by Newton Marshall Hall 1954 John Rudin & Company

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Explore a complete and captivating collection with The Book of Life, an eight-volume set edited by Newton Marshall Hall and Irving Francis. This set was published in 1954 by John Rudin & Company. 

This series offers a rich compilation of Bible teachings, poetry, songs, stories, and lessons, all beautifully illustrated with black & white and some color plates. Bound in green cloth, this set is a treasure for collectors and those interested in biblical literature.


  • Title: The Book of Life (Complete Set: Volumes One through Eight)
  • Editors: Newton Marshall Hall and Irving Francis
  • Publication Date: 1954
  • Publisher: John Rudin & Company
  • Format: Hardcover, Green Cloth Binding, No Dust Jackets
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 1 inches (each volume)
  • Condition: Good vintage condition with some wear as shown in the photos
    • Volume Details:
      • Volume One: 427 pages, stains on back book board
      • Volume Two: 487 pages, Bible Heroes Pioneers
      • Volume Three: 499 pages, Bible Kings Captains
      • Volume Four: 512 pages, Bible Prophets Statesmen
      • Volume Five: 502 pages, Bible Poetry, children's scribbles on last two pages
      • Volume Six: 456 pages, Life of the Master
      • Volume Seven: 477 pages, Paul Life Letters
      • Volume Eight: 488 pages, Bible Educator Index

Three Key Elements:

  1. This set provides a comprehensive look at Bible teachings in various forms, including poetry, songs, and stories.
  2. Edited by notable figures Newton Marshall Hall and Irving Francis, it captures the essence of biblical literature from a mid-20th-century perspective.
  3. Perfect for collectors and anyone interested in the depth and richness of Bible teachings.

Immerse yourself in the detailed lessons and captivating illustrations that bring these volumes to life.

In Summation:

The Book of Life set is a must-have for collectors and anyone passionate about biblical teachings. This eight-volume series offers an engaging and richly illustrated exploration of the Bible. Add this unique collection to your library today.

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