This book is a great collection of short stories that may be considered modern-day parables. The author sought to make the word of God tangible by highlighting it with everyday experiences. This is how Jesus taught, and we would do well to do the same. Concerning this, Palme said: "And if, by so doing, we may make truth more tangible, we will not dread the fastidiousness of the critic, but will commit our reputation and our work to Him who judgeth righteously, and who will keep that which we have committed unto him against that day."
This volume has 157 separate chapters, and will be sure to aid in your devotional life for quite some time.
About the author:
Phoebe Palmer (1807-1874) is often referred to as the mother of the holiness movement. She ministered all over the world. She came from a deep Christian heritage, and her parents received fellowship in the Methodist church from John Wesley himself. No doubt, this had an impact on her spiritual life, despite many sufferings that she had to endure, to include the loss of three children.
She spent the greater majority of her life in the United States and Canada, and was instrumental in the Third Great Awakening in 1857.
She authored many books, including 'Incidental Illustrations of the Economy of Salvation; Its Doctrines and Duties,' 'Entire Devotion to God,' 'The Way of Holiness, with Notes by the Way,' 'Faith and Its Effects,' 'The Promise of the Father,' and 'Four Years in the Old World.'