We often assume we know all that is needed to know about the Church. But no one person has all the scriptural knowledge as to the Lord's Church, and no one book presents all the various facets of this most-important subject—the pearl of great price for which Christ gave all He had, His life! The Lord's Church and the order which He has prescribed for its functioning are very important to Him—much more important than many believers think! Mr. Ridout lived in a time of considerable exercise as to the Church, with much truth as to the Church being given up (as also true today). He thus takes up the subject of the Church in an easy-to-read, logical way—its nature, unity, local aspect (the local assembly), its organization, worship, ministry and discipline. He ends with looking at a number of miscellaneous features of the true Church.