"Noah's life is a great inspiration for all of God's people," Butler writes in the preface to Noah: The Ark Builder. "He lived a holy life in spite of the fact that almost everyone around him was living an unholy life." Butler examines the life of Noah 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.
“Noah came on the scene during a time of great defilement on the earth. Since our day is also one of great defilement, this fact about Noah gives us reason to believe that the coming of Christ is not far off; for Christ said, ‘As the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be’ (Matthew 24:37).” (Page 11)
“The ‘sons of God’ are those descendents of the godly line of Seth. The ‘daughters of men’ are the descendents of the ungodly line of Cain.” (Page 15)
“Who our heroes are says much about our character. The heroes of our day in our land are generally people who have very little character. Immoral Hollywood stars and starlets, the child molesting Michael Jackson, the immoral athletic stars whose off-the-field performances are that of despicable morals and violence—they are the heroes of our young people. Such heroes only corrupt the multitudes. When you dignify evil you destroy society. This was a major problem in Noah’s day which resulted in the awful judgment of the flood. ‘The world certainly did not in those days, even as it does not now, esteem godly men highly. Only the wicked were renowned’ (Leupold).” (Page 18)
“The prominence of the girls in Noah’s day was that of sex objects just as in our day. This problem was a major cause for the great defilement of the world in Noah’s day, which is detailed in our next point.” (Page 14)
“Noah lived this outstanding life of high character during a time of gross unholiness” (Page 36)