As you would expect from Robert Murray McCheyne, this book is thoroughly theological and profoundly pastoral. He mines deep and then displays sparkling gospel gems on every page. This is a book that should be kept close and read often.
Susan Hunt, Pastor’s wife, former Director of Women’s Ministry for the PCA
McCheyne weeds out all the false paths to joy, even many Christian ones, and invites you to the Well Himself, Jesus Christ. This book is a must read as we easily become distracted from Jesus and the gospel.
Nathan Kline, Senior Pastor, Friendly Hills Church, Jamestown, North Carolina
Robert Murray M'Cheyne is one of my heroes. He only lived until 29 and was only in the ministry for a little over seven years. But in that short time he taught many (and continues to teach through his books) that our life in Christ is far more important than anything this world has to offer. In this short but powerful book, he reminds us that our joy can only be found in Christ. Much like his other works and those of his contemporaries in 19th century Scotland, this book will pierce your heart and convict your soul that nothing short of pursuing the King of kings in all things will fill you with gladness.
Dave Furman, Senior Pastor, Redeemer Church of Dubai, Dubai and Author of 'Being There' and 'Kiss the Wave'
In the absence of a recording device from the 1830s when McCheyne was minister, these pages provide the next best thing – the text of several sermons McCheyne prepared for the people he loved so dearly. They bear all the hallmarks of all his preaching – simplicity, clarity, directness, earnestness, Christ–centredness, and in addition a certain pathos and poetic beauty. No matter what age or stage of the Christian life you may have reached, you will find yourself spiritually nourished and drawn to Christ by what you read here.
Sinclair B. Ferguson, Associate Preacher, St. Peter's Free Church, Dundee
McCheyne drives home the glory, the blessedness, the sheer joy of truly knowing God in Christ, of delighting in His ways, His Word, His holiness.