Alexander Maclaren was famous at the turn of the century as the minister of the Union Chapel in Manchester, England. He was a great preacher and, as he was prolific in the publication of his sermons, he was influential in a very wide circle of his contemporary fellow-ministers. Dr. Atkins has done a careful piece of work in the selection of typical sermons from the many available, and has added an introductory interpretative chapter which greatly enhances the value of the book. Dr. Maclaren was an expository preacher, taking a Biblical passage and delving into its meaning for men today. It is not the sort of preaching that one hears very often now. In fact, the sermons seem to be ""dated"" as belonging to an era before the convulsions of the World Wars completely altered the style and content of the sermons preached from the Protestant pulpits of England and America. Many preachers will want to add this volume to their collection of sermons by the great preachers of the modern era, for the basic values and for the place he made for himself in a specific field.