Colonel Brengle’s books need no recommendation. Dealing as they do with what is and ever must be to the sincere follower of Christ, the most vitally important among spiritual subjects, namely, holiness of heart and life, they constitute a valuable guide to the promises.
Writing from the battlefield of actual warfare, dealing individually with hundreds of souls, mingling daily with the working classes, the writer thoroughly grasps the needs of his readers. His language is that of the people. He is no theorist writing essays on holiness from the sanctuary of his study, nor is he merely the pastor reading humanity through the narrowed needs of a single congregation.
Mingling continually with the officers, soldiers and audiences of The Salvation Army, engaged in a constant succession of revival services, brought in touch continually with men and women who are living beautiful lives of sanctified sacrifice on the world’s hardest battlefields of sin and sorrow, and meeting at the same time many who have been defeated in their efforts after purity, his books are the outcome of a rich experience.
Above all, he lives what he preaches. By our toiling workers he is ever welcomed as one whose deep knowledge of the things of God and ripened spiritual understanding entitle him to the position of a teacher and a leader. Those who know him best love him most. He is himself, through the grace of God, what he invites others to become.
We heartily commend this volume, together with his “Helps to Holiness,” “Heart Talks on Holiness,” “The Soul-Winner’s Secret,” and “When the Holy Ghost is Come,” to all who desire to tread the blessed pathway of peace, of purity and of power for service.
F. Booth Tucker