Here we have two accounts of the remarkable power of God's sovereign grace. The principal part of the book relates the experience of Joseph Olding. This was serialised, over several months, in the 1967 edition of the Friendly Companion. Olding died at the early age of just turned thirty years on the 21st April, 1851, and as a dying man we see his great concern to testify to his brother of "...the solemn reality there is in religion." This one word reality sums up the whole of Joseph Olding's experience, and is also evident in his letters.
His sister Elizabeth Ann died at the every tender age of just sixteen. Her experience, some of which is set forth in her letters, manifests the same blessed reality, and forms an apt conclusion to thie "Record of Divine Grace".