The spiritual mission of American women in this critical age forms the subject of discussion in this symposium. Sixteen women, outstanding in their respective fields, write of the contribution which can be made by women in building the spiritual foundation for a new world. In their several ways they all express the conviction that the women of the world and of America in particular have the opportunity and the duty to see to it that moral maturity keeps abreast of material growth, for only thus will a lasting peace be attained. Among the contributors are Congresswoman Frances C. Bolton; Esther Eberstady Brooke, Management Consultant; Lillian Gish, actress; Jane M. Hoey, social worker; Prof. Alice V. Keliter, N.Y.U.; Sister Elizabeth Kenney; Ilona Massey, actress; Anne O'Hare McCormick, journalist; Dean Millicent McIntosh of Barnard; Congresswoman Mary C. Norton; and Prof. Helen C. White of the University of Washington. The editor is a well known author and lecturer. The book is aimed at women whose life pattern is in the formative stage. The general tone is inclined to be a little too preachy, but the presentations are thoughtful and in some cases stimulating.