About the Author
Edward McKendree Bounds(August 15, 1835 – August 24, 1913) was a clergyman of theMethodist Episcopal Church South and author of eleven books, nineof which focused on the subject of prayer.Only two of Bounds' books were published before he died. Afterhis death, Rev. Claudius (Claude) Lysias Chilton, Jr., grandson oWilliam Parish Chilton and admirer of Bounds, worked on preservingand preparing Bounds' collection of manuscripts for publication. By1921 more editorial work was being done by Rev. Homer W. Hodge.Chilton said of his books:“ These books are unfailing wells for a lifetime of spiritual water-drawing.They are hidden treasures, wrought in the darkness of dawnand the heat of the noon, on the anvil of experience,and beaten intowondrous form by the mighty stroke of the divine. They are livingvoices whereby he, being dead, yet speaketh!