This lucid and concise presentation of the New Testament church was originally given by Peter Fleming in a series of messages at Northgate Chapel, Seattle, Washington, in August 1954. In response to the request of Christians there, he later wrote this condensation of the messages.
As it happened, this proved to be Peter Fleming's last ministry at Northgate Chapel. Shortly thereafter, he returned to Ecuador with his bride, Olive Ainslie Fleming, and for approximately fifteen months continued to put into practice the principles which are enunciated here.
As is now well known, Peter Fleming was one of five intrepid young missionaries who laid down their lives on January 8, 1956, in an attempt to reach the savage Auca Indians with the good news of salvation. He was 27 years old. -William McDonald