The author has written this book for the following reasons:
1. Because of the great need of light and the absence of books on this subject.
2. It is believed that Some have gone over the falls of fanaticism, and that others have been greatly perplexed and hindered in their life work on account of lack of such light.
3. Some who read the two sections, which were published, declared themselves to have been greatly helped thereby.
4. God brought the subject-matter to the author's mind, laid it upon his heart, and opened the way for its writing and publication.
He feels that equally with his other books, God has directed and will bless in its circulation and perusal. He also believes that with His blessing upon it, it will prove a light-house by life's sea, which will help to warn of threatening danger, and aid its readers in standing "perfect and complete in all the will of God." To whom be glory forever.
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The Table of Contents follow:
Chapter 1: IMPRESSIONS — THEIR ORIGIN
Chapter 2: IMPRESSIONS FROM BELOW
Chapter 3: IMPRESSIONS FROM BELOW — CONTINUED
Chapter 4: IMPRESSION FROM BELOW — RESULTS OF FOLLOWING THEM
Chapter 5: IMPRESSIONS FROM BELOW — HOW TO TEST THEM
Chapter 6: PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF PRECEDING PRINCIPLES
Chapter 7: IMPRESSIONS FROM ABOVE — DIVINE GUIDANCE GUARANTEED
Chapter 8: IMPRESSIONS FROM ABOVE — CONDITIONS OF BEING LED BY THEM
Chapter 9: CONVICTIONS FROM ABOVE — RESULTS OF BEING LED BY THEM
Chapter 10: MAN'S PERFECT MODEL
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About the author:
Martin W. Knapp was born in 1853 in a log cabin in southern Michigan. With $50 received from selling a calf, Martin enrolled at a Methodist college in Albion, Michigan at the age of 17. He continued his work on the family farm while balancing a rigorous schedule at school. Knapp’s first pastorate was a circuit assigned to him in 1877 by the Methodist Michigan Conference. Eleven years later, in 1888, he founded the magazine God’s Revivalist. In September 1897, the International Holiness Union and Prayer League was organized in Knapp’s home. He also started God’s Bible School (later renamed God’s Bible School and College) in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1900. He lost his fight with typhoid fever and died December 7, 1901, at the age of 48, leaving behind him a legacy that would impact many for generations to come.