""When I was a young preacher I had a great horror of plagiarism. This led me to fail to use many a good book's contents, for fear that some of my members should have a copy of it. This book and its contents can be freely drawn upon without any such fear. The articles in this book have, most of them, been out of print for half a century. There are only a few of this generation that have ever seen them. Besides, they are not private property, but the legacy of us all."" --From To the Recipient by Z. T. Sweeney Z. T. Sweeney (1849-1926) was a well-respected preacher and scholar. He had his longest period of service at his congregation in Columbus, Indiana from 1876-1889. Aside from his spiritual endeavors, Sweeney was a conservationist who, from 1897-1911, spoke on the protection of game and fish in every part of the state. His other titles include: The Spirit and the Word, New Testament Christianity, Vol. 2, and New Testament Christianity, Vol. 3.