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The Bible text printed in bold face is taken from the American Standard Edition of the
Revised Bible, copyright, 1901, by Thomas Nelson & Sons, aud used by permission.

TO THE STUDENTS OF PRINCETON THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY MY FRIENDS AND FELLOW WORKERS IN FURTHERANCE OF THE GOSPEL

FOREWORD

In peace or war, in the past or present, no project has been so bold, no adventure so thrilling, as the enterprise of carrying the gospel to the whole world. The Acts tells how this work was begun, and how the good news was brought across the imperial provinces from Jerusalem to Rome, not by a single messenger or by individual effort, but by the rapid extension of the Christian Church. The book is a record of heroic achievement and inspired eloquence, a treasury of truths vital to believers, a manual of methods for evangelists and missionaries, and a witness to the unceasing activity of the living Christ and to the present power of his divine Spirit. Those to whom the story is quite familiar will be the most eager to read it anew, for they know best its value and its charm.

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