Prof. Braden is a recognized authority on world religions and this gives the comprehensive report of the effects of the World Wars and the rise of communism on the leading religions of the world a significance and importance beyond that of most world travelers. He wants to discover just what the impact has been on the life and message of the great religions. His method was that of extensive interviews with religionists of all faiths and sects. His inquiry covers Japan, China, Southeastern Asia, India, the Nelson world, Judai in Israeli he concludes with a summary review of the effect of war and communism on Christianity. In Japan the significant development is the multiplication of new sects. The report on China makes dismal reading for religionists. The chapter on India is disquieting but hopeful. Though the Moslems are reported as stronger than ever before, their future role in world politics is doubtful. Christianity, though aroused to combat, communism, is not always effective in its methods. These are some of the pertinent facts he presents. In closing, he reviews the resources Christianity possesses to oppose the counterclaims of communism. A valuable book for a better understanding of the state of religion in the world.