In this volume the parables are grouped according to their subjects, and their lessons are developed and illustrated. The book is full of gems of truth, and to many readers it will give a richer meaning to the common surroundings of everyday life.
The many printings of several editions of Christ's Object Lessons in the English and other leading languages have proved the popularity of the book. While preparing the manuscript the author was led to dedicate the proceeds of its sale to the aid of educational work. Through the co-operative effort of author, publishers, and church members a sizeable sum has been turned to the interests of Christian education.
For a time after the reset and reillustrated edition was published, in 1923, it was impossible to secure the book in its original form, which was used by those who prepared
the Index to the Writings of Mrs. Ellen G. White. The printing of the volume in this form will, therefore, be heartily received by those who make frequent use of the Index, for its paging corresponds to that of the original edition.
Not only in its harmonising of the pages with the Index will this new edition prove its worth, but also in its compact form, for convenience in handling. In reducing the book to a minimum in weight and thickness, full-page illustrations and section title pages have been omitted. The absence of these deleted pages will account for an occasional skipping of page numbers. The text, however, remains intact. It will be observed that modern spelling and current forms of punctuation have been employed in this printing.
That this volume may continue on its mission, drawing the reader to the Saviour through a better understanding of His teachings, is the sincere wish of the publishers and
The Trustees of the Ellen G. White Publications.