Striving to lay out in simple form what he sees to be the central message of each book of the Bible, Campbell Morgan outlines the primary message in the form of a chart. As he writes the chapter, he follows by expounding on the basic points in the chart. For the Old Testament, he breaks down each book into "the permanent values" and "the living message". His layout for the books of the New Testament contains "the essential message" and "the application". Morgan refers to the Old Testament as the "library of expectation and hope". In seeking the permanent value of each OT book, he declares the foundation of hope; the living message that will apply what is permanent to the life and time of every reader. In discovering the essential message of each NT book, Morgan points toward Christ, "who is the final speech of God to the world". From the essential message of each book, Morgan draws the reader to consider how that message can be applied to their daily life, to make them moment by moment ore like the living Christ.