The chief design of this volume is to exhibit and illustrate the practical character of the Lord's emotional nature, thus linking Him closely and personally with our circumstances. Every endeavor to bring into more proximate communion the personality of Christ, and the individuality of a Christian, cannot fail, however imperfect, to promote the holiest interests of experimental Christianity. There is poetry and beauty in real sympathy; but there is more - there is action and actual help from the Savior.
Octavius Winslow (1808–1878) was born in London, England, and raised in New York. He was ordained as a pastor in 1833 and held pastorates in New York, Leamington Spa, Bath, and Brighton. A prolific author, his devotional writings exhibit his Reformed, experiential convictions and distinctive, warm, ardent style.