One of the most successful radio programs of the past year was ""The Greatest Story Ever Told."" This is a simple re-telling of the story of the Christ in modern language and as if it were being approached afresh as an entirely new story. This is the book on which the broadcasts were based and it reveals why the radio program has had such a wide appeal. Fulton Ousler knows how to write and from his experience on THE READERS! DIGEST he has learned what sort of writing has a popular appeal. The story of the Christ follows the Biblical story. It is the traditional, the orthodox version of the story of the Christ. But it reads like something new. That is an achievement. Furthermore, it is so told that both Protestant and Catholic can accept it. That is also an achievement. Teachers of the Bible and clergymen will find this book illuminating as to how the old, old story can be told as if it were new.