This 19th century book contains a collection of stories about how God has answered
prayer in people’s lives. For the sympathetic reader, the stories can comfort, inspire, and
warm the heart. In times of trial, this book reminds Christians that God never forgets
to care for the abandoned, the old, the sick, the young, and the persecuted. At the same
time, though, Shaw’s accounts show that God may answer prayers in ways people do
not expect, as in one account in which God rescues a little boy from domestic abuse by
sweeping him up into Heaven prematurely. Shaw’s title does indeed capture the ethos of
his book: touching and remarkable.