Though claiming that he is doing no more than calling attention over and over to the obvious, Father Mischke effectively illustrates how the Book of Psalms constitutes the best guidebook to man's way to happiness -- next to the New Testament. It would be unfortunate indeed if the author's modesty were to cut down the number who would profit from reading this book. Every priest and religious --and a growing number of laity -- would benefit from pondering Father Mischke's reflections on the meanings to be drawn from their daily ""recitation"" of the official prayerbook of the Church. In effect these meditations are prayerful observations on careful selections from the psalms. The choice for the English translation of the psalms used -- that of Msgr. Ronald Knox -- was a happy one since it is probably the most lyrical of the versions available. Father Mischke's effort here should make the psalms live for modern Christians by showing how their meanings can be applied to today's living.