The essays in this book were originally written for the The Alliance Witness
, of which Tozer (The Pursuit of God
) was the editor. Each essay is separate unto itself, but they all center around the everyday problems that Christians have to face in the world. Tozer writes: "[These essays] were born in the midst of life; and while they have, as I hope, heaven in full view, they are never too far removed from the rough world where the children of God struggle and work and pray".