The book contains far more about God than its size would suggest; it records experiences of joy and sorrow; it tells a story of home life, romance and marriage, of unexpected conversion and radical consecration.
Here is a vital part of the biblical narrative of redemptive history, focusing like a microscope on part of the detailed preparation God made as he sovereignly directed history towards the coming of the Saviour Jesus Christ. This book helps us to understand Christ himself, more fully and clearly, and teaches us much about God's grace and providence.
The book originated as a series of sermons at the Aber Conference in 1996. It contains as an appendix a letter by John Newton on the guidance of God.