The height of hopelessness is to be without Christ. And the despair felt by such a person in this world pales in comparison to what they will feel in the next one. In this scarce Puritan volume, never reprinted since the 17th century, Christopher Love describes the misery of being without Christ and the benefits of being in Christ. He distinguishes true hopes from false hopes, and gives evidences for knowing that one truly is in the covenant of grace. This is painstaking heart surgery from a wise soul-physician, who wounds only to apply the healing balm of the gospel.