Robert Philips says of his writing: "this work is chiefly from Whitefield's own pen. So far as it is mine, it is in his own spirit." Aiming to keep the tone of the book true to the character of Whitefield, Philips compiled a detailed account of this great preacher's early years, schooling, and travels.
Reading the life of such a great saint—this Christ-loving, gospel-centered minister—has served to rekindle my passion for the gospel and rejuvenate the love of God in my soul more than once.
Robert Philip (1791-1858) wrote numerous resources, including his more well-known work, The Experimental Guides.