"It is gratifying to the author that this "Silent Times" Series of books, which has been running now for twenty years, is still in such favour on both sides of the sea. Fully a million and a half of these and the author's other books and booklets have been scattered over the world. This new volume is sent out in the hope that, like the others, it may carry cheer, comfort, and help to many good people here and there."James Russell Miller was a popular Christian author, Editorial Superintendent of the Presbyterian Board of Publication, and pastor of several churches in Pennsylvania and Illinois. He was the General field Agent for the United States Christian Commission, an organization established by the Young Men's Christian Association after the First Battle of Bull Run. Miller authored nearly 100 books and articles.