Excerpt from The Riverton Minister
This book contains a narrative drawn from life. Clothed somewhat in the garb of fiction; it is, so far as relates to the character, life-work and spirit of the Riverton Minister, fact. It is the story of a ministry which now is woven into the fabric of imperishable history; a ministry which was abundant in good that can never be lost or overestimated.
Obviously, any sketch of an individual, be the place he fills large or small as we measure, is at best but a fraction of his personal record and much more is it but a fraction of the record of his own times. But under the great law of compensation, while such a sketch loses of the general and cosmopolitan, it may gain in the local, personal and human. The writer has been compelled to exclude much material which, although highly important and often germane to this narrative, would, if adequately introduced, withdraw the focus from the one life opened to view in these pages and would multiply the pages into volumes.
May this tribute to a consecrated and beautiful life help to make other lives beautiful.
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