The great expansion in church building in this country makes the subject of this book timely. On the whole, the author's treatment can prove helpful to building committees as well as church members concerned to understand the meaning and use of traditional church designs. Seven chapters deal with: Two Approaches to Worship--worship as feeling and experience, and as liturgy or ""work""; Principles of Liturgical Architecture--which seems more preoccupied with furniture and its placement than with an exposition of principles; Early and Medieval Patterns; Reformation Experiments; Behind the Current Stalemate; Recent Experiments; and That Which is Seen, with especial attention to art and worship. A great number of church buildings are described, and line floor plans given. The usefulness of the book might have been enhanced had the author dealt more thoroughly with the basic principles of worship, with the possibility of radical reforms in worship itself, and with the growing literature on the psychology of audience interaction as bearing upon the action of the congregation.