There has been a revival of interest of late in classical devotional literature such as Augustine's Confessions, Thomas a Kempis' Imitation of Christ, William law's Serious Call. Henry Scougal's Life of God in the Soul of Man, while not as well known currently, is richly deserving of a place among these religious classics. The editor makes the text of this 17th Century pamphlet much more meaningful by his interesting and informative introduction. This is not so much mystical writing, as a plea for a practical every-day working out of the essence of religion and a protest against sectarianism and formalism. while it is Protestant in its presuppositions, all those interested in finding material to help deepen the life of the spirit should welcome this new edition of an old book.