The Ministers referred to in the title of this book were some of the most noteworthy figures to serve in Caithness parishes from the time of the Reformation to midway through the Victorian age. They were ministers of particular piety and zeal - furthermore they were helped in their pastoral duties by lay people blessed with the gift of strong faith. These are the 'Men' referred to in the title of this book, but the author makes a point of including in this latter category the women of great faith and fervoir who, with their menfolk, were helpful to the spread of the gospel. The book contains five main memoirs - those of Rev Alexander Gunn of Watten; Rev John Munro of Halkirk; Rev Finlay Cook of Reay; Rev Archibald Cook of Bruan and Daviot; and Rev John Sinclair of Bruan. A further 50 eminent laymen and nine women are described in some detail - these sketches are full of fascinating anecdotes; there is also a section of Sermons and Letters.