“…the book is to deepen devotion, but there is one class of people above all others, for whose help it is most adapted. It is ‘an admirable handbook for the parish priest, because written by one who himself labored through the greater part of his ministerial career as a[n Anglican] parish priest.
‘Gotthold’s Emblems’ is a unique book of wisdom devotions written by Rev. Christian Scriver. From the time of its first publication this beloved volume has gone through more than 28 editions.
“We might get the idea that our Master was always in retreat, passively enduring His hostilities, always on the defense, never driving onward to the attack. Yet all the time He was sweeping on in victory, reaching for His crown, which was a cross.
“This little book aims at the presentation of a connected narrative of the interesting and important events connected with the passion, death, resurrection and ascension of the Lord Jesus Christ, as recorded by the four Evangelists – Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.