The Rev. William MacLean (1907-1985) was a warm-hearted minister of the Gospel, serving congregations of the Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland in New Zealand, Australia and at home in Scotland, over a period of thirty-seven years. After ordination as a minister in 1948, Mr. MacLean's first charge was in Ness on the Isle of Lewis. He accepted a call to Gisborne on the North Island of New Zealand in 1962 and remained there until 1973, before serving a congregation in Australia and then returning to Ness in 1976 for the final part of his ministry.
The twelve sermons and addresses in this book were delivered during Mr. MacLean's ministry in Gisborne. They show his qualities as a faithful preacher who declared all the counsel of God to different groups of hearers, and taught them the need to distinguish truth from error in doctrine and practice.