D. L. Moody's Men of the Bible isn't about all of the men of the Bible, but of Abraham, Moses, Naaman, Nehemiah, Herod (Antipas)and John the Baptist, the Man Born Blind and Joseph of Arimathea, the Penitent Thief.
The are not biographies, but extended sermons on these men. Herod and John, Blind Man and Joseph are two paired sets that contrast and compare the two. They do not sound preachy, even if they are sermons, instead examining the lives of these men for the lessons we can gain from them. And are well done at that. The Blind man for example actually brought out more than most commentaries covering him and how he was healed and then examined by the Pharisees. Well worth reading.