Origin of the work:
Possibly in 1622, place of publication not given
1910 Brno, Veškeré spisy Jana Amosa Komenského, vol. XV.
1973 Prague, Johannis Amos Comenii Opera omnia, vol. 3.
Another of the so-called “comforting works”, dedicated to Dorota Cyrillová. It is inspired by an Old Testament Biblical citation: “The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe” (Book of Proverbs, 18,10). The stronghold of human faith is often sorely tested – the world is full of terrors and dangers, and the only safe and perfect refuge is God Himself. The text is complemented by numerous supporting references from the Old and New Testaments.
For further study, see also:
J. V. Novák & J. Hendrich: Jan Amos Komenský, jeho život a spisy. Prague 1932, pp63-65.
Veškeré spisy J. A. Komenského, vol. XV. Brno 1910, pp71-72
J. A. Comenii Opera omnia, vol. 3. Prague 1973, pp258-260
Jan Kumpera, J. A. Komenský, poutník na rozhraní věků. Prague & Ostrava 1992, p271