The stories retold by Dorothy Slusser are largely the creation and patriarchal narratives, but more has happened here than just retelling. Rather, the author has looked at the tale for every possible insight to be applied to life today, and her retelling makes the stories as fresh as spring flowers. Especially impressive is her command of relationship theology, and her sensitivity to the corporate nature of life then and now. We can also commend her exploration of motivation and other psychological factors revealed in these apparently simple stories. Any adult Christian would enjoy the book. It will probably be given and received often as a present. Bible Class teachers will welcome the fresh approach. And preachers may slake some of their homiletic thirst right here.