J. V. Fesko seeks to recover and defend the doctrine of the covenant of works in this second book in his three-part series. He argues that it is biblical and a necessary element for a right understanding of God, the world, Christ and our redemption. Understanding the nature of the triune God's interaction with Adam ultimately sets the stage for the work of the last Adam, Jesus.
The book is split into three sections: history, exegesis and doctrine. The chapter headings are: