Here are forty of the best of the sermons of Dr. Harry Emerson Fosdick, retired minister of the Riverside Church in New York, where these sermons were preached. They were judged to be those most likely to have continuing relevance and value, and they are published in honor of Dr. Fosdick's eightieth birthday. No preacher of this generation has been more widely known, deeply respected, and sincerely loved. To the thousands who have listened to him speak from the pulpit must be added the tens of thousands who were his radio audience on Sunday afternoons for so many years. Such as these will find in this sermon collection the sermons which moved them most then and still have that power to speak to their need the ageless message of God's compassion and understanding, His love and forgiveness. Always a master-craftsman, Dr. Fosdick tells us the success of his preaching comes from his knowledge of what is in man that came from his personal counseling. That is why these sermons, even in printed form, speak directly to the need of each reader. There should be a wide-spread eagerness by clergy and laymen alike to possess and read this significant volume.