Spurgeon himself wrote about this book: »Millions of people live far away from God … But some are not far from the Kingdom of God. They are standing in front of the door of faith, the only way to eternal life … Yet they hesitate and give many reasons for doing so. We need much wisdom and experience to be able to answer their questions. I want to try... I have written this book in the hope that God can use it to lead those who are questioning and searching to simple faith in Jesus Christ.« As a particularly gifted evangelist, Spurgeon encourages the reader to take this step towards God.