C.H. Spurgeon said of this volume: "This is a delightful book, upon a glorious subject, by one who is better qualified to write it than any other man. With Mr. Stalker's 'Life of Christ' we were greatly pleased, and therefore we were prepared to welcome anything from his pen upon a kindred subject. Our highest expectations were exceeded: this is an immortal book."
"His previous books on the 'Life of Christ' and the 'Life of St. Paul' have had a great vogue here and abroad. But this is a greater book than either, and fitted to exercise a still wider influence... His thoughts are always arranged and expressed with exquisite order and lucidity, and he throws an occasiuonal plummet marvelously far into the depths of his subject. But the power and beauty and life of the work mainly come from this, that the author has been in living contact with Christ and man."