Those looking for a thoughtful and edifying discussion of political philosophy from a Christian perspective will find that in the book. But the book is not entirely that, for there are huge parts of it that are technical discussions about the issues of the day, such as public hygiene. The technical parts of the book may be interesting to historians or people with a historical interest, from an antiquarian perspective. Many readers’ eyes may glaze over those parts, though. There were parts of the book that were rather elliptical: one would have to know the historical background to understand what Kuyper was saying. In many cases, the footnotes were helpful. In some cases, there were not footnotes, or the footnotes talked more about names, dates, and events, which did not shed much light on Kuyper’s discussion.