by W. T. P. Wolston, M.D.
Third edition. Sixth thousand.
Chapter 1 Noah's Forty Days Judgment and Salvation; or, The Flood and its Import
Chapter 2 Joseph's Forty Days The Effect of Death; or, Conscience and its Workings
Chapter 3 Moses' Forty Days Law and the Curse; or, Man's Responsibility and Failure
Chapter 4 Moses' Second Forty Days Mercy and Blessing; or, God's Sovereignty and its Ways
Chapter 5 Caleb's Forty Days Canaan and the Wilderness; or, Unbelief and its Results
Chapter 6 Goliath's Forty Days Despair and Deliverance; or, The Challenge Accepted
Chapter 7 Elijah's Forty Days Dejection and Support; or, A Failing Servant and a Faithful Master
Chapter 8 Ezekiel's Forty Days Israel's End; or Guilt, Grace, and Glory
Chapter 9 Jonah's Forty Days Faith and Repentance; or, God's Message and Nineveh's Response
Chapter 10 Satan's Forty Days Temptation and Defeat; or, The Strong Man Bound and His Palace Spoiled
The Lord Jesus' Forty Days:
Chapter 11 Resurrection Scenes: 1 Mary Magdalene and her Message
Chapter 12 Resurrection Scenes: 2 Mary's Friends and their Message
Chapter 13 Resurrection Scenes: 3 The journey to Emmaus
Chapter 14 Resurrection Scenes: 4 The Appearing in the Upper Room
Chapter 15 Resurrection Scenes: 5 The Appearings to Thomas and the Seven
Chapter 16 Resurrection Scenes: 6 Galilee and Bethany
The addresses which form the first half of this volume (save Chapter 8) were given to mixed audiences of unbelievers and believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, the latter half to believers only. This will account to the reader for their different character. They are issued together in the hope that the earlier plain and simple words of warning and entreaty, which suit an unsaved soul, may lead many such an one to become a true-hearted believer in Jesus. Then to the young convert the latter part of my subject will open up fresh ground, which will be trodden with joy and gladness as the moral worth and beauty of the newly-found Lord and Saviour is contemplated.
Forty-three years ago, this day, the writer first tasted His saving grace, and the abiding enjoyment of it makes him keenly desire that many others should participate therein. May the Lord graciously deign to use the book to this end, and likewise to feed His hungry lambs and sheep.
W. T. P. W.
46 Charlotte Square,
Edinburgh, 16th December 1903.
Preface to Second Edition.
Steady demand for this volume having exhausted a large first edition, a second is called for. It differs only from the first in the correction of a few printer's errors.
The Lord has been pleased to cheer some of His dear people through its pages, for which to Him be all the praise. May He continue so to use it for His glory is the author's earnest prayer.
Edinburgh, 1st March 1909