Around the Home Table - 1911 Author:J.C. Jacoby "Much has been said and written about the subject of the following chapters. But the matter is either in such voluminous form as not to be accessible to the ordinary home, or it is scattered so promiscuously about amid the great mass of literature -"here a little, and there a little"- that only here and there bits of it reach the class of reade... more »rs designed to be reached with this volume.
"Though this is preeminently a literary age -an age in which it may truly be said, "of making many books there is no end (Eccl. 12:12)," -yet not every home can be supposed to own a library. Many can not afford it, others do not care for it. And yet it is commonly presumed that all Christians are, to a certain extent, conversant with the fundamental doctrines and principals of their Christian profession. Whether we presume too much in this or not, is not for us to say. Suffice it to say, however, that Christian intelligence is generally admitted to be the precursor to a wholesome spiritual growth.
"The need of the age, therefore, is a simpler and more specific treatment of the vital points of Christian doctrine and living. Hence it is the author's purpose to place within the reach of every home that which is so vital to their highest interests, and to present it in such simple and practical form as to be easily comprehended by the most ordinary reader. And if in so doing he can contribute anything to the amelioration of God's people in their homes, and to the efficiency of their service there; or perchance lead some from their sins to peace with God, he will be more than satisfied.