Should Bishop Welch live to see the November 1962 publication of this book he will be 100 years old. Few century plants have born so much fruit. From an engineering training, he turned to the ministry. From the comfort and security of a major Methodist pulpit, he was sent to the Orient as a Bishop, and there lived to the end of the Chinese Empire and the early emergence of Japan as a major power. He had a hand in guiding Chiang Kai-Shek, and brought the several kinds of Korean Methodists into a single Church, thereby anticipating the ultimate Methodist union in the United States of which he was chief architect. Long after his retirement, his Church used him for a hard task, -- the organization of Overseas Relief during and after World War II. Even in the comparative retirement of the last fifteen years he has been in abundant labors, journeying often and writing from time to time. Anyone interested in what has happened to American Methodism can see the process in capsule form as he reads this biography of a man who never forgets to give God the glory.