This book is designed as a handbook for students, to be used with short outline studies of Paul's life. It is called a harmony because Goodwin has endeavored to blend the history of Paul's life as given in the Acts of the Apostles with selections from the Pauline Epistles.
Luke's history of Paul's life is given as a basis and is printed in full. Passages from Paul's letters are treated as parallel or supplementary to the Acts. The harmony intends to treat only the biography of Paul, the dogmatic and ethical portions of his writings are generally omitted.