Taking seriously the time constraints of a pastor's schedule, The Minister's Library not only provides succinct and factual book reviews, but the format also affords the pastor quick retrieval of the information. Because information is only as valuable as the ease of its accessibility, Dr. Barber has diligently arranged each work alphabetically, indexing each author under a topical heading. Says Dr. Barber: "The emphasis of this volume is on expository preaching, which enables the pastor to declare the whole counsel of God to his congregation (cf. Acts 20:27):' And, because a broad base of works is needed by the capable expositor, The Minister's Library is not limited exclusively to a review of biblical works. Noting that the pastor cannot afford to be ignorant of other issues, the author explains that "works regarded as secular may be used profitably to illustrate or apply the teaching of the biblical text." Volume 1 covers the most important Evangelical books published up to 1970.