From the Introduction:
Permit me beloved one, to ask, Are you ready? Have you on the white robe? No longer think of holiness as a doctrine peculiar to a sect, but rather as a doctrine peculiar to the Bible, as the only fitness for admission to the society of the bloodwashed in Heaven.
If you are not a holy Christian, you are not a Bible Christian. I have been much concerned that till this period you should have remained indefinite in your experience on this point. In endeavoring to show the Standard of Bible fitness for Heaven, and the manner of attaining it, I have taken it in my way to answer three questions, which I am sure you will regard as infinitely important.
I hope you will carry this small token of affectionate regard to your closet, and, in solemn, prayerful waiting, decide there on perfecting holiness in the fear of God. May the Sun of righteousness shine upon your mind, and the Spirit of holiness guide you into all truth, so that, as you read this communication, you may, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, enter into the holiest!
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.'