This is not a book pretending to be an outright life of Christ. The veteran-publisher author-lecturer, Frank Sheed, predicates his entire commentary on the fact that all that is known of Christ was passed on to man through the Gospels. Here, however, he attempts to give a of his life-devotion to the contemplation of the meaning of these sacred words for the benefit of all who will read this book. Mr. Sheed's well known flourishes, so familiar to the lecture circuit the country over, can be detected throughout the book, but it is the better for them. Many who have read his Theology and Sanity, Society and Sanity, and other Frank Sheed books will look eagerly to this latest product of the one layman who has been honored with a doctorate of theology. As one would expect, Mr. Sheed points out the discrepancies and lacunae which the Gospel stories contain. But he indicates clearly that these do not minimize the messages. He leans heavily on the eminent Dominican exegete, Pere Lagrange, as his menton I know Christ Jesus is truly an unusual appreciation of the lessons of the life of Christ. At the same time it is distinctive. To Know Christ Jesus represents the optimum effort of a man whose life has been spent in interpreting the ""good news"" of the Gospel to his fellow men. The title describes the objective all men should have in ordering their own lives. To see Christ through the eyes of Frank Sheed is to get assistance from a qualified to provide it. This is a book which will be read widely.