From the flyleaf of D. L. Moody's Bible
This book contains the mind of God, the state of man, the way of salvation, the doom of sinners. Its doctrines are holy, its precepts are binding, its histories are true, its prophecies are sure and its decisions are immutable.
Read it to be wise, believe it to be safe, and practice it to be Holy. It contains light to direct you, and comfort to cheer you; it is the traveler's map, the pilgrim's staff, the pilot's compass, the soldier's sword, and the Christian's Character.
Here Paradise is restored, Heaven opened and the gates of Hell disclosed. Christ is the grand subject, our good its design and the glory of God its end. It should fill the heart and guide the feet. Read it slowly, frequently, prayerfully.
It is a mine of wealth, a paradise of glory, a river of pleasure. It is given to you in life; it will open at the judgment, and be remembered forever. It involves the highest responsibility, will reward the greatest labor, and condemn all who trifle with its contents.