The Heart of the New Testament answers the need for those who want a sound guide to the study of the New Testament. Although it is written primarily for the college student at the freshman/sophomore level, it is filled with great gems for the layperson. The book covers the intertestamental period, the earthly life of Jesus, and the first century of the Christian church. One of its practical features is to arrange its narration of the New Testament in chronological order. This approach allows the reader to get an intelligent view of the origin and development of early Christianity. The charts and maps sprinkled throughout the text are also very helpful.
Hubert Inman Hester was Head of the Department of Religion at William Jewell College, 1926-1961, and the Vice President at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1961-1965. He is the author of The Heart of Hebrew History: A Study of the Old Testament in Hebrew History (3 volumes) and Southern Baptists and Their History.