The GOSPEL TRUTH
CHARLES G. FINNEY
To H. R. Thompson & Co., Publishers
[Published in The Lorain County News (Oberlin), 14 November 1872, p. 3.]
In this issue of The Lorain County News, there is an advertisement in column 5 of page 3, for "A Commentary for the People". This was "The Pocket Commentary" compiled by the Revs. Robert Jamieson, A. R. Fausset, and David Brown, and published in Chicago by H. R. Thompson & Co. in 1872 under the title: The Practical Pocket Commentary: Critical and Explanatory. ... With a Bible dictionary compiled mainly from Dr. Wm. Smith's standard work, and a copious index. The cover title was "The Pocket Commentary and Bible Dictionary."
Among several recommendations for the book is one by Finney:
I have the above named commentary and find it instructive. It needs to be read with the full text before the reader and when thus read it is highly interesting, the commentary being truly scholarly and evangelical. To one who wishes to avail himself of all judicious helps to the understanding of his Bible, this commentary will be welcome.
C. G. FINNEY.