Andrew Melville is truly one of the neglected heroes of presbyterianism. It was he who, being used of God, and building on the foundation laid by Knox, forged a true presbyterian church in Scotland. His scholarship, faith, zeal, courage, patience and fortitude stand out as an illustrious example of service to Christ. His ability, by faith and grace, to persevere and prevail against stupendous odds is an encouragement to us to be more valiant in the cause of truth. His contributions to presbyterianism, educational philosophy, and church-state relationships are worthy of our study and careful consideration. And to that end we are thankful to a sovereign and gracious divine providence that has enabled us to present this worthy work to the Lordís people.
(Louis F. DeBoer,
The American Presbyterian Press)