Robert McCheyne is mentioned a lot in some church circles and when I received this book I thought I would know all there was to know about him. I was greatly surprised to read of this fantasic insight and well documented book by LJ Van Valen. In these days of instant coffee and instant church it was good to see how a man of God had carved out his vocation steeped in the love of God. As is often the case with biographes we discover that it was not an easy life for him. We knew he died at an early age but the depth of information Van Valen provides only makes it more the marvelous "A God filled" life depicted in these pages. Well done Christian Focus for a good publication. I would have liked to see something about his Hymn writing. Great book for a new pastor or church worker.