In a prefatory note to this posthumously published volume, Professor Sydney Cave validates the author's intention to write a life of Jesus, so simple and compelling as to attract and hold the attention of the lay reader. This is not a book directed to the student or the cleric, yet it is written out of great scholarship and rip wisdom, colored by a reverent imagination. The late Rev. A. D. Martin has a following of readers in America, as well as in his native England, who have never failed to find in his writings a strong respect for the factual, crossed with the glory of the poetic form used by Jesus (the latter so seldom recognized). The plain man desiring the essential facts about Jesus may come to know him better in these pages.