In recent years, there has been a new interest in fasting as a personal religious discipline in all parts of the world. It can be shown that this is due, in great measure, to the influence of this book by David R. Smith. In print since the summer of 1954, this lucid title has sold in large numbers and continues to circulate in an astonishing way, despite its insistent call for unselfish devotion to Christ through disciplined living.
'For the Christian who wants an introduction the subject of individual fasting Mr Smith's book is the best'Inter-Varsity Magazine.
Following an education at the Alderman Newton School for Boys and Loughborough University, the author studied four branches of engineering and was then trained for managerial posts by the Hawker Siddeley organisation. However, following a call to full-time Christian work and Bible College, Mr Smith became well-known as a preacher mid minister. He has earned a reputation as a prolific writer and is in demand as a speaker at conferences.