I wrote this book for the masses. Who are the masses? The most of folks. They are the nine hundred and ninety-nine out of the thousand. I hope the title of the book will be suggestive of its contents. There are so many Lives of Christ that I wished to get a name not yet employed. On the rail train from St. Louis to New York, and while arriving at Alliance, Ohio, it ﬂashed upon me from manger To throne.