From the relationship of man's daily life to secular sacraments, such as love of country symbolized by the flag, love of man symbolized by kisses,- to the Christian sacraments of the Church, Carroll Simcox's discussion moves easily, clearly and informatively. Written from the Protestant Episcopal point of view, with reference to New Testament teachings, this work nevertheless recommends itself to any laymen who wish a thorough basic knowledge of the reason, practice and meaning of each of the seven sacraments, the two Dominical and five ""lesser."" The chapters discussing each sacrament build an excellent foundation for the inspirational summary, ""The End of It All"", which the author says is ""unity of faith, and knowledge of the Son of God"". Finally, the Reverend Doctor Simcox, Assistant to the Rector, at Saint Thomas Church, New York City, exhorts his readers to ""say our prayers and receive the Sacraments as if this were our last day on earth"". His book will be rewarding Lenten reading for the laity--and a fine quick reference source for the clergy.