I come in God’s name to bring you a free gift which it shall be to your present and eternal joy to receive. Open the door and let my pleadings enter. “Come now, and let us reason together” (Isaiah 1:18). The Lord Himself invites you to a conference concerning your immediate and endless happiness, and He would not have done this if He did not mean well toward you. Do not refuse the Lord Jesus who knocks at your door, for He knocks with a hand which was nailed to the tree for such as you are. Since His only and sole object is your good, incline your ear and come to Him. Hearken diligently, and let the good word sink into your soul. It may be that the hour is come in which you shall enter upon that new life which is the beginning of heaven. “Faith cometh by hearing” (Romans 10:17), and reading is a type of hearing; faith may come to you while you are reading this book. Why not? O blessed Spirit of all grace, make it so!
All of Grace (Chicago, IL; Moody Publishers; 2010) p. 23