This series of sermons were based on the key doctrines of the Gospel essential for salvation. In plain and unadorned language, J. C. Ryle endeavors to illuminate some of Christianity’s great truths—the immortality of the soul, the sinfulness of human nature, the work of Christ as our Redeemer, forgiveness, justification, conversion, faith, repentance, and more.
J. C. Ryle (1816–1900) was educated at Christ Church, Oxford, where he was a Craven Scholar. He was ordained in 1841, and became the first bishop of Liverpool in 1880. Ryle was a prolific writer his entire life, publishing dozens of bestsellers that were translated into many languages.