The Beauty of Self Control is a helpful devotional by J. R. Miller. Miller excels as a writer on of Christian life. "A temper under control, a voice cheerful with hope, and a countenance bright with kindness are Invaluable possessions to any man or woman." Perfect self-control," he says, "is ideal life. A man is kingly when he has complete mastery of his temper, his feelings, his appetites; when he can be quiet under injury and wrong; when he can stand amid temptations and not yield to them. Not only is self-control strong, it is also beautiful. Anger is not beautiful. Ungoverned temper is not lovely. Rage is demonic. But a spirit calm, strong, and unflustered, amid storms of feeling and all manner of disturbing emotions, is sublime in Its beauty." 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.