Has life really any meaning? Our time in this world is comparatively short. The earthly stage remains, but different actors are constantly passing across it. Generations come and go, but nothing is ultimately different. This is how many people see life. The message of Ecclesiastes is that life is not worth living unless we live it for God. The Song of Solomon teaches us that living for the Lord means loving him. Stuart Olyott makes these two books clear and is very practical.
The author admits that, at one time, these two books were neglected in his own life. Brief commentaries helped him to examine this part of Scripture and his hope is that this similarly brief volume would do likewise for many others.