Understanding Grief is an interesting study of mourning and mourners. Its numerous illustrative anecdotes make the treatise readable to many people unfamiliar with basic principles of psychology. It ought to find ready readers among professional religious and social workers as well as from those of the general public who are searching for an answer to their own grief problem. They may not find the direct answer is the book but they will undoubtedly be encouraged to seek aid where it is most likely to be found. The author has attempted to relate the problem to Christianity and the work of the Christian pastor. The writer is a minister who has had additional education and training in psychotherapy.