The author describes his book simply as containing ""facts about the life and devotion of St. Joseph, and reflections that grow out of them"". St. Joseph, as known from the accounts of Matthew and Luke and the official teaching of the Church, rather than from pious legends and devotional flights of the sentimental imagination, is here proposed as the model of humble, unobtrusive, yet exalted holiness for all, particularly for those in ordinary walks of life who worry about the apparent failure of their spiritual life. The author's reflections roam far and wide. His essential points persuasively made, the author then seems often to use the life and cult of St. Joseph simply as points of departure for expressing his opinions and suggestions on almost every conceivable topic relating to religion. Fortunately, these reflections are generally very interesting, practical and worthy of being given serious attention. Imprimatur.