As Queen Victoria’s chaplain, Kingsley was keenly interested in the social problems of his day. This 1859 collection offers thirty-nine theological musings on a wide variety of subjects, including salvation, heroes and heroines, music, Christ’s boyhood, human nature, pain, prudence, and many others.
About the Author
Charles Kingsley (1819–1875) was an English clergyman, university professor, historian, and novelist—most closely associated with the West Country and Hampshire. Among his novels, the best known are Hypatia, Westward Ho!, and Hereward the Wake. He is also the author of the children’s classic The Water-Babies, A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby, a story about a boy chimney sweep.