From the Preface:
Of many of the Sacred Biographies I have written this has been by far the most interesting. For days and weeks together I have lived in the company of the glorious man; but only to feel that he transcended all one's loftiest conceptions. Like some great mountain ranger, the more his character is traversed, the more it grows on the imagination.
About the Author
One of the greatly loved preachers of his day, Frederick Brotherton Meyer was a pastor, author, Bible teacher and evangelist. He was born in London in 1847.
Dr. Meyer began pastoring in 1870, and in 1872 he went to Priory Street Baptist Chapel. There he met D. L. Moody, who made a lasting impression upon his life and taught him valuable spiritual lessons. These two godly men formed a lifelong friendship.
During his long and fruitful life, he preached more than 16,000 sermons. Said one author: "The phrasing of Meyer's sermons was simple and direct; he polished his discourses as an artist polishes a perfect stone. There was always a glowing imagery in his words; his speech was pastoral, lovely as an English valley washed in sunlight... In his day, great wars raged. Those who went to hear him forgot the battles."
A distinct feature of F. B. Meyer's ministry was his outcry against the social evils of his day. Not only was he effective in the temperance movement, but he was also responsible for the closing of over 500 houses of prostitution. He also formed a prison aid society.
A devoted student of God's Word, he was the author of over 40 books, including Bible biographies (character studies), devotional commentaries, sermon volumes and expository works. He also authored several pamphlets and edited a number of magazines.
F.B. Meyer preaches as a man who has seen God face to face.
Mr. Meyer holds in his hand the key to the readers's heart and conscience. He speaks to the conscience with a kind of authority which is not easy to analyze and yet harder to resist. In this volume he follows Paul's life through a series of topics, every one of which is rich in food for the Christian life.