Arthur Pink wrote many outstanding books on prophecy that have become classics of the faith. He spent several years preaching in America and Australia. Pink was a man of great talent, but he never achieved much success in his personal ministry. He wrote the following to a friend shortly before returning to Great Britain: "This is the chief reason why I am leaving the States. God’s blessing has been and now is upon my written ministry in a most unmistakable and gracious way; but my personal ministry through direct contact is almost a complete failure."