Born and raised in the Roman Catholic Church and headed for the priesthood, the author was transformed into what he calls...

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RELIGION OF A VAGABOND

Born and raised in the Roman Catholic Church and headed for the priesthood, the author was transformed into what he calls ""a religious vagabond"" by a chance reading of Emerson's essays. Now he gives us his reflections upon life and religion, the result of many years of searching for a satisfying religious experience. In his introduction, Mr. Dreier states: ""This is a vagabond book, a searching book, a leisurely book, a friendly book."" This is an accurate description. The author wanders about over the broad fields of religion, ethics and morals, chatting as he goes in quite an informal and unorganized fashion. He is not trying to prove anything; he is just thinking out loud. It is not great thinking, nor great writing, but the reader may dip into the book here and there and find passages that are refreshing. Mr. Dreier is done with all organized religion and with all religious institutions. He finds them confining, limiting. His religion is ""seeking in serenity to increase the amount of love in action among one's fellow human beings."" Those who are tired of the tradition-trodden ways of conventional religious life and thought and want to strike off by themselves will find in Mr. Dreier and his book a kindred soul and a pleasant companion.

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 1, 1946