"He [Joshua] was one of the greatest leaders Israel ever had and led them both as a military leader and as a statesman," Butler writes in the Preface of Joshua: The Conqueror of Canaan, "In both positions, he excelled as few men before or after him." Butler examines Joshua in the following chapters:
John G. Butler, originally from Iowa, has been a Baptist minister for over fifty years and a pastor for over thirty-five years with pastorates in Clinton, Iowa; Williamsburg, Ohio; Detroit, Michigan; and Chicago, Illinois. Having attended Tennessee Temple University and graduated from Cedarville University, he also authored the 27-volume Bible Biography Series, a 10-volume Study of the Savior series about Jesus Christ, and the 4-volume Butler's Daily Bible Reading set, a unique daily devotional focusing on expository Bible study. He is also a veteran of the United States Navy.