This is a 1969 Fleming H. Revell book. Havner’s books often date back to the 1930s (Revell was his steady publisher). Writing at the end of his life and seeing the postmodern turn in American Christianity beginning, Havner writes with passion and concern.
He says, “There is a trend today that would put a new robe on the prodigal son while he is still feeding hogs. Some would put the ring on his finger while he is still in the pigsty.” What shocked men like Havner in 1969 seems common-place at best if not outright childish to our calloused senses.