Truly great men, seldom recognize their own worth. Such a great man was Andrew Bonar (1810-1892). His diary is a virtual textbook on the qualities of brokenness and humility. A man intimately acquainted with Jesus Christ, Bonar was used, along with others, during the Kilsyth Revival of 1839-1840. He later wrote a biography of his good friend and co-laborer in the Scottish Revival, Robert Murray M’Cheyne.
Andrew Bonar was a man of prayer. In a letter to a close friend he wrote, 'Oh brother pray; in spite of Satan, pray; spend hours in prayer, rather neglect friends than not pray, rather fast, and lose breakfast, dinner, supper and sleep too - than not pray. And we must not talk about prayer - we must pray in right earnest. The Lord is near. He comes softly while The Virgins Slumber.'
Written by his daughter, this book tells his story as no other biography can.