In an age of ‘information overload’ it is so easy to lose sight of what is really important. Andrew Bonar was a man who lived to bring people back to the gospel and to focus their attention on what matters most. It is not hard to see why his preaching and writing was so used of God- his sermons are full of Christ. ‘Christ’s actual presence with him was the sunshine of his life, and as the years passed that radiance brightened along his path’. ‘True godliness is just joy in God’, said Bonar, and people saw that reality in the man himself. His life illustrated the great truth so memorably expressed by his friend, Robert Murrary M’Cheyne, ‘It is not great talents God blesses so much as great likeliness to Jesus’.
In sixteen brief chapters, Bonar deals with a wide range of important subjects related to the Christian life, such as, coming to Christ, growing in grace and holiness, and serving the Lord in the work of the gospel.