John Henry Jowett was one of the most beloved preachers of the early 20th century. His
sermons boasted a fine balance of practicality, expressiveness, and depth of knowledge;
Jowett had a rare ability to relate to almost every congregant from his pulpit. The 1907
issue of British Weekly, after surveying its readership, ranked Jowett as Britain’s “most
appealing preacher,” over and above even F.B. Meyer, G. Campbell Morgan, and others.
Jowett’s The Passion for Souls is a must-read devotional book for any Christian
sharing the Gospel, whether abroad, at work, or in the neighborhood. Christ called his
disciples to be “fishers of men,” and Jowett reaffirms this calling for Christ’s modern
disciples. He reminds Christians of what it means to live as a disciple of Jesus, and offers
relevant wisdom acquired from decades of service.