An inspiring and comprehensive book, not only packed with information in the field of comparative religion, but an enriching story of man's search for God. After a discussion of the theories of the origin of the religious impulse and overt expressions in ceremonies, in which it is seen that all religions are roads to the same goal -- the divine Unknown -- the author proceeds to investigate the great religious fountainheads of religious traditions -- the Egyptians, Jews, Greeks, Hindus, Buddhists, Chinese, Mohammedans, and Christians. In each case the author clarifies these organizations and institutions in the present day and correlates similar elements in each, tracing the roots to other traditions and great leaders in religion and philosophy. In days when religious understanding is essential to cooperation between groups, a book of this sort which points up similarities rather than differences, is a valuable addition to studies in contemporary civilization. Highly recommended for Sunday schools, youth groups and schools.