Throughout Quaker history, Friends have been moved to write to meetings to instruct, encourage, or challenge. The messages to contemporary Quakers in this collection arose out of a sense of requirement in conjunction with service in gospel ministry. They explore themes such as love and unity, true worship, gospel ministry, spiritual hunger, encouragement of spiritual gifts and callings, and hospitality to the life of the living God.
The author, Brian Drayton, writes: "It is my hope that these letters will be of use for individual reflection or meeting conversations. They were written originally out of a motion of love and with the intent that they might help some readers on their path towards the more abundant life that Christ promises and makes possible. "