This book, sequel to ‘How a spider saved a man's life', began as a series of children's talks based on the life of C.H. Spurgeon, each one endeavouring to teach a particular truth rooted in Scripture. Spurgeon himself had a great love for children. He founded an orphanage, and regularly visited the children there.
They would throng around him and he knew virtually all of them by name.
On one occasion, when Spurgeon was in Menton in France, a boy in the orphanage died. Spurgeon in response wrote to all the boys in the orphanage, "I cannot bear to think of one boy going from the orphanage to hell; that would be terrible indeed! I often think about you all. I want to see you all happy here and hereafter.” This book
is written with the hope and prayer that children may be led by the Lord to find salvation in Christ, and learn truths from the Bible that will help them to live for His glory.