Peter's formative years were spent in the profession of fishing. Working as a fisherman, it was here that the purpose of his disciple status was unveiled: Peter was to become a 'fisher of men'; helping others to believe in the Lord. These and other events are told in this biography, which investigates the ways in which Peter sought to enlighten and catch souls of men, that they be set on a righteous path to God and the Holy Spirit.
Peter's humble beginnings soon transform through his pursuit of God; he accompanies Jesus as one of his twelve apostles, and is listed foremost among them in all sources. His spiritual guidance and devotion to the mission of Christ has great bearing on the foundation of the Christian church; Peter also witnessed the Resurrection of Jesus first-hand, and delivered some of the first sermons following this revelatory event.
Peter is considered by tradition to be the first Bishop of Rome. It is assumed that he traveled there and began his ministry; although opinions differ, most Christian denominations in the modern day consider his time in Rome to have been of immense importance to the early church, while Catholicism's custom is that Peter is the first pope.
Throughout his account of Saint Peter's many deeds, F. B. Meyer is certain to imbue the text with the emotions and atmosphere of the era. This striving for tone confers depth to his biography, while his quotation of sources is impeccable.