"It is necessary for us as human beings to establish patterns of principles and methods to understand intelligently our social, moral, and spiritual processes for purposes of accurate continuity in all good things. It may have been the divine recognition of this need which provided through Moses 'the pattern of the things in the heavens' (Hebrews 9:23). Providence from time to time, throughout the Christian age, has raised up exemplary men who by their teachings and methods have given to posterity an enlightened process by which a wayward generation may find its way back to God. One of these, and by no means the least, was Charles G. Finney, who embodied in ministry and literature principles and methods which are certain to produce, anywhere, a genuine spiritual revival of Christian zeal and devotion."
--From the Foreword