Charles A. Hulbert
C H Spurgeon found this 'an unusually good book, comprehensive and helpful in many ways.' An insight into the riches of the nineteenth-century pulpit, the author was an evangelical clergyman, a Cambridge MA and one-time Hebrew scholarship prizewinner. His informing hermeneutical rule for these expository lectures is James 5.11: the patience of Job. He expounds the general scope of the book as (1) promoting patience under affliction; (2) encouraging faith in God's providence; (3) teaching hope in perseverance; (4) strengthening humility; (5) also love to God; (6) also love to man; (6) and also growth in knowledge of Truth.
The author has much too kind a view of Job's friends, while being firm against their key errors, but the whole work brims with valuable suggestive reflections for preachers. Charles Hulburt was a man of letters possessing a deeply poetic spirit.