J. R. Miller
"If any 19th century American Christian writer warrants reprinting, it is J. R. Miller! His writing style is delightfully smooth, his insights are spiritual diamonds on every page, and his pastoral applications are delivered with the skill of a well-seasoned physician of souls." (Pastor Bill Shishko)
"His books are restful and soothing, full of quiet but fresh inspiration and cheery optimism. They have comforted and encouraged countless thousands of readers."
One friend paid this tribute to J. R. Miller: "We all loved him. His gentleness made him great. His winsomeness had no weakness in it. Somehow everybody felt drawn to him. He seemed so closely in touch with the best in heart and life. He was as gentle as a child, yet firm as a rock. He was lovable and helpful; always true, always tender."
"I doubt if there is a living minister in all the world who has done a greater work, or who is more internationally known, than Dr. Miller. In the ecclesiastical life, he is the marvel of the age. He has done the work of ten men. While other ministers were attending banquets or sitting by their firesides — his tireless feet have been tramping the streets of the city calling upon the sick, and like Paul carrying the gospel into many homes. Of all the great ministers of the past, not one has wielded greater influence for good. The whole city should be thankful for the noble life of this wonderful man!" Talmage
The secret of Miller's life was summarized in five words that he loved to repeat again and again, "Jesus and I are friends!" This was the deepest passion of his life — to know and love Jesus Christ. All he did and all he wrote, came from his vital relationship with his Friend.