Gilruth, J. H. God's Guide for Man's Faith and Practice; Being an arrangement of the Holy Scriptures, under the various aspects of Man's Belief, Duty, and Privilege. In Chronological Order. New York: Nelson & Phillips, 1877. First Edition.
Maroon cloth, 5 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches, spine ends frayed, xiii., 284 generally clean pp., a few pencil jottings, tight. Several former owner's signatures on the ffep. Good. Hardcover. 
"The plan and scope of the following work are based on the idea that God's Word, if studied in its natural and proper relations, is its own infallible guide." 475 subjects with the Bible verses that pertain, listed in chronological order. For instance, no. 20, "God knows the Hearts of Men" has 6 verses listed, the first with date B. C. 1817, Gen. 20:6, "Yea, I know that thou didst this in the integrity of thy heart;" and ending with A. D. 29, Luke 16:15, "And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts."
This work was result of the studies of the Rev. James Gilruth (1793-1873), b. Belleville, VA (now WV); d. Davenport, Iowa. Rev. Gilurth was a Methodist minister at Davenport, Iowa. Gilruth was a pioneer preacher in Fairfield County, Ohio, in his youth and renowned for his great strength exhibited when he "fought the rowdies at camp meetings." - Wiseman, Pioneer Period and Pioneer People of Fairfield Co. Ohio (1901). He moved to Davenport, Iowa, in 1842.
His son, James H. Gilruth of Mount Vernon, Iowa, used his father's manuscript as the basis for this book.