Todd, John. Hints and Thoughts for Christians. New York: American Tract Society, 1867. Publisher's maroon cloth, 5 x 7 3/4 inches, binding faded, stamped gilt to spine, boards in blind. 260 clean pp., 2 pp. publisher's catalogue, end papers foxed, tight. Good. Hardcover. 
Thirty-three chapters of advice, with such titles as Cutting Down Expenses, Giving Made Easy, Home Missions at Home, Why We Lose Our Friends, Spiritual Indigestion, How to Make Our Prayer-Meeting Dull, The Model Deacon, Tobacco-Raising Christians, Christians Traveling, &c.
John Todd, D.D. (1800-1873), b. Rutland, VT; d. Pittsfield, MA. Todd graduated at Yale College (1822) and at the Andover Theological Seminary (1825). He was a Congregational minister and a prolific author, writing over thirty books including the popular The Student's Manual (1835). He was for over 30 years the pastor of the First Congregational Church in Pittsfield, MA.