Dr. J. Sidlow Baxter was born in Sidney, Australia. He was brought to England at an early age and was trained for the ministry at Spurgeon's College, where the foundations were laid for a life of fruitful ministry. Dr. Baxter was not only a preacher of outstanding ability; first and foremost he was a Bible teacher. He was in great demand as a speaker at conferences and conventions. Among Dr. Baxter's best-known books are Awake My Heart, Divine Healing of the Body, The Strategic Grasp of the Bible, and Rethinking Our Priorities.