THE author of this volume of sermons scarcely needs an introduction to thousands who have known him for more than a quarter century as an eminently able, faithful and fearless preacher of the gospel.
The life and labors of Fred E. Dennis among the churches of Christ have caused his name to be synonymous with doctrinal soundness, spiritual intrepidity and moral purity.
The author's keen discernment of the will of God, his unwavering loyalty to the doctrine of Christ, his natural piety, unfeigned humility, tireless zeal and Pauline courage, plus a childlike faith in the promises of God, present a rare combination of qualities resulting in his immensely successful career as a gospel preacher.
Fred E. Dennis was born in Monroe County, Ohio, June 20, 1894, and while yet in his teens he removed with his parents to Marietta, Ohio, where he has lived ever since.
In 1915 he was married to Miss Bessie E. Caskin, and they are the parents of six living children. The author preached his first sermon on July 2, 1917, while a teacher in the public schools of Washington County.
Six years later he gave up teaching to devote all of his time to preaching the gospel, and he has been in constant demand as an evangelist ever since. For many years he has been a staff writer of the Gospel Advocate, Nashville, Tennessee; he is the author of Musings, published in 1936, and Volume One of Fifty Short Sermons, published in 1942.
The phenomenal reception accorded the latter, a collection of sermons first appearing in the Gospel Advocate, evidenced the merit of the work as well as the interest of the brotherhood. The present work, Fifty Short Sermons, Volume Two, will certainly be accorded the same eager reception as its predecessor.
The spiritual benefit to be derived from a careful, prayerful perusal of this book of sermons is of incalculable proportions, being profitable both in the 'life which now is, and that which is to come'.