So clearly are the virtues and vices of Old Testament heroes described in the Bible, -- and so universal is their posture toward the problems of human life, that any age may find in them ready prototypes to study for wisdom to meet contemporary tensions and problems. The Rev. Dr. Chas. P. Robshaw, minister of East Liberty Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh, has chosen well among them to fashion 12 sermons of unusual interest, 10 from the prophets, and 2 from the Psalms. So, Isaiah teaches us ""The Difficult Art of Listening"". Jeremiah gives ""Some Logic for the Hard-hearted"". Hosea reflects ""The Betrayal of Love"", and Jonah ""A Brief Anatomy of Stupidity"". These sermons are downright and forceful, and make better reading than sermons usually do. Ministers who must preach regularly will derive much help and inspiration from these good examples of the preacher's art, and there are always a goodly number of lay people who like printed sermons so that those which ""speak to their condition"" may be read again. These are such sermons.