Frances Ridley Havergal spent much time and attention on this calendar book. Her Preface was dated May, 1879, and no one had thought that she would die weeks later, on June 3. This book was another labor of love to her King and to His people. She selected one or two or three Scripture verses or excerpts of verses, and also a verse from her own poetry, for each of the 366 days. She also gave a complete poem by her father, Rev. William Henry Havergal, at the start of each month, and finally a poem by him at the end of the year. Everything in this book is richly edifying. Day by day, looking unto Jesus, with heart and mind stayed on Him.