Most of us, seeing a respectable lady shopping in London's Bond Street, searching, let us say, for a sensible pair of new shoes, are hardly likely to suspect that we are looking at a God-intoxicated woman, comparable in her inner nature to a St. Francis of Assisi. So it was with the little-known Protestant Lilian Staveley (c. 1878-1928), one of the most remarkable Christian saints of recent times. The present volume is an edited compilation of Staveley's three published books: The Prodigal Returns, The Romance of the Soul, and The Golden Fountain. Lilian speaks to ordinary men and women in the world, teaching us to combine an inner and hidden "blessed intercourse" with Jesus Christ, along with an outward life of everyday duties and correspondence with fellow-beings. She speaks directly from her heart and her wisdom is the wisdom of love.